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Increasing Home Prices, Encourage People To Do Some Remodeling

clock May 8, 2014 04:32 by author Chris Vigna

Home Remodeling Increase This Year

Recent nation and worldwide economic crisis have caused many homeowners to stop their remodeling and to stop thinking about any other changes to their homes.  Renovation is not a cheap task to get involved in most of the time and this is the main reason most homeowners have stopped doing any remodeling in their homes for the past few months. 

According to some recent surveys, homeowners have also stopped remodeling their homes, because the price of their properties have dropped and they do not see the benefit of investing in remodeling, if their home is still not going to be valued at a very fair price.  The same surveys have also found that homeowners are more willing to invest in some remodeling for their homes, if the value of their houses would increase again, which is what is happening this year. 

At least 53% of the people who answered the survey stated that they are more likely to renovate their homes if the value of their property increases over the next 12 months or so.  Of that 53%, at least 48% said that they would be more comfortable getting involved in a home remodeling project that costs more than $500, if their property’s value increases over the next year. 

Experts from stores like The Home Depot have stated that they have a very positive feeling about these next 12 months, as they think that people are going to feel more confident about investing in their home remodeling and thus have more sales.

Other housing experts, have stated that there could be a 5% annual grow rate for the next four years or so in house prices and this means that we could reach peek prices in that period of time.  This would certainly return confidence in most homeowners and would allow many to get involved in more home remodeling projects over the next few years. 

So, if you have been thinking about remodeling your home, but have not done so because of the house prices that the market has right now, you can start thinking about this again, as property values might start going up during the next 12 months. 

The economy, has certainly shown signs of getting back to normal and hopefully, home pricing and values, will continue to increase, so that more of us can gain enough confidence to get involved in a new home remodeling project. 

If you really want to start remodeling your home, but are still a little scared about the economy out there, you can always start with some of your remodeling plans and just take it a step at a time.  This will prevent you from overspending and will also help you achieve your dreams.      

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When Should You Replace Your Aging Water Heater?

clock December 15, 2013 03:46 by author Chris Vigna

Replacing Aging Water Heaters

There is a very old saying that goes, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!” but sometimes it is a smart decision to replace some things before it causes serious problems or even damages to your home. One good example of this is your home’s water heater, as they can explode or stop heating water, if you do not replace it in time.

Although, some water heaters have been known to last for up to 15 years, it is a good idea to change them before they start to fail and you are required to spend even more money.  There is another saying that goes, “it is better to prevent, than to lament” and this is why you should be aware of the replacement signs that your aging water heater will show over time.

You may also want to replace your old water heater for one that is more energy-efficient and this means that you may want to change it before your old one begins to fail.  This can help you to save money on energy bills over time and you can even find some federal tax credit options, which will help you to save even more money. 

If you are not sure about replacing your old water heater, you should consider this:

 

  • ·         How well maintained is your aging water heater?  Water heaters can last a lot longer if you flush them every year and keep them clean.  If you have not given your old water heater its routine maintenance services, you should really consider replacing it for a new one. 
  • ·         Where is your old water heater located? The time to replace your old water heater may also depend on where you have placed it in your home, as the location will cause different types of damages to its exterior and interior as well. 
  • ·         How much do you really use your water heater? The amount of use that you give to your water heater will be a very important factor as to when it is a good time to replace it.  If you use a lot of hot water every day your water heater will be used for longer periods of time and it is likely to fail sooner than those water heaters that are not used on a regular basis.
  • ·          What quality of water do you have in your home?  If your home gets hard or poor quality water, your water heater will tend to rot in a shorter period of time, which is why you should replace it before it starts to leak or causes other damages to your plumbing system. 

 

Once you have decided to replace your aging water heater, you should consider giving your local professional plumber a call. They will immediately help you with your new water heater’s installation and will make hot water available in your home right away. 

 

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How To Remodel Your Kitchen Without Spending Too Much

clock November 19, 2013 08:49 by author Chris Vigna

Save Some Money On Your Kitchen Remodeling

If your home’s kitchen is new and looking good, it can really increase the value of your entire household, which is why, remodeling your kitchen is not such a bad idea at all.  In this article, you will learn some tips for remodeling your kitchen without spending too much money and that will add value to your household. Keep on reading and learn exactly what you can do to have a beautiful kitchen at a very low cost. 

Tips For Remodeling Your Kitchen

 

  • ·       Fixing your countertops – One part that gets the most activity in any kitchen are its countertops. This is why fixing them can really make your kitchen look different and increase its value. 
  • ·         Refinishing your cabinets – There are many ways to make your old cabinets look great again by simply refinishing them. You can make your entire kitchen look attractive and save tons of money as well. Buying new cabinets for your kitchen is not always necessary, as the ones you have installed now might still be in good shape and can provide years of functionality. 
  • ·         Change the lighting – By simply changing the lighting in your kitchen you can make it look more luxurious and make it feel more spacious as well.  Track lighting is now one of the best choices for kitchens and it is available in a wide variety of options.  Adding some dimmers is also a good idea. They will help to reduce your energy bills, while still making your kitchen look very elegant. 
  • ·         Upgrade your appliances – Even if you only upgrade one or two of your kitchen’s appliances, you can really improve the overall look of your kitchen and add a lot of value to your home.  It is always a good idea to upgrade the largest kitchen appliances first, like your refrigerator, stove or oven, as this will leave you with fewer expenses in the end and really make your kitchen look great.
  • ·         Restyling your floor – Changing the style of your kitchen floor will always make it look nice and a lot more modern too.  Today, there are many ways to layout a floor on a budget. This means that you can save money when restyling your kitchen’s floor.     

 

These tips should help you to save money on your kitchen remodeling and will also help you to feel more comfortable every time you walk into your kitchen.  For more information about remodeling and renewing your home, feel free to give All About the Pipes a call, as we have some of the best plumbers and specialists who will always be ready to help you out.  

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