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5 Ways to Ready Your Home (and your enjoyment of it) for Winter

11-22-2010 11:20 PM by Mike Blank, CGR CAPS | 2 comments »

As the famous Christmas carol goes, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year.” Unfortunately, coupled with the magic of the season, can be harsh winter weather. Freezing temperatures, ice, wind and snow can pose a direct threat to your home. Is your home ready to be your winter retreat? Now is the time to find out! Here are five popular and sensible ways to get your home ready for the winter: 1. Exterior Home Inspection – Stop issues before they start! Harsh weather can happen all y...

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Our new old apartment #2: Let's start refurbishing

11-12-2010 06:45 PM by mbulla | 8 comments »

Ok, I get a break with refurbishing so finally I have some free time. Since we spent most of our money on buying the apartment, we decided to refurbish only one room and make create entry way through a wall from kitchen to living room. We decided to refurbish one bedroom. It’s always good to have at least one room nicely refurbished so you can live in new place. First we removed old paintings from all walls. Since the walls were really crooked, it was necessary to put new polishe...

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Painting Tips from DoItYourself.com

07-17-2010 10:07 PM by Mike Blank, CGR CAPS | 0 comments »

We get a lot of questions about painting during our Do-It-Yourself Tutoring Sessions, so I figured I’d share some useful painting tips from DoItYourself.com. If you’re a Do-It-Yourselfer in Lancaster County, PA, feel free to give us a call if you’d like to set up a Tutoring Session. Enjoy! Mike Blank, CGR CAPSMBC Building & Remodeling, LLC(717) 371-5136 — According to the Paint & Decorating Retailers Association, there are a few tips to keep in mind when considering a new ...

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First home refurbishing #1: First foreclosure house for refurbishing

06-24-2008 06:02 PM by Bill | 8 comments »

I have not been on the site much lately, but I do have a good excuse. I finally found a house to purchase a refurbish. While not a lot of work to do, there will be a few things needing done, primarily patching a few holes and painting. In April I looked through a number of houses. Many of these houses, while inexpensive, were not in good areas and/or needed a lot of work. By the time the house was fixed up, there would be no money to be made. With a declining housing market, that woul...

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Cape Cod in Portland #4: Kitchen Makeover

04-24-2008 06:41 AM by freitag | 6 comments »

This was the second project I tackled shortly after moving in to the new place. The kitchen had nice quality oak custom oak cabinets all around, yellow formica countertops, florescent lighting. It was well maintained but certainly did not conform to the ‘look’ my wife was going for. Basically we wanted a kitchen makeover, but didn’t want to spend a fortune. Things we really wanted were:-recessed halogen lighting-granite countertops-new flooring-hanging pot rack-whi...

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