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Why Your Home Renovation Won’t Look Like TV Shows

ALPA PROD / Shutterstock.com Editor’s Note: This story originally appeared on Living on the Cheap. We’ve all seen the home improvement shows where the sweet young couple buy a decrepit house with a kitchen so ugly that even 1960 wouldn’t take it back. In 30 or 60 minutes, that ugly house becomes a true dream […]

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Planning your home renovation: how to take care of everything

Planning a home improvement project can be a daunting task, especially for people who have never attempted such a project before. Trying to balance being on budget and meeting deadlines can feel like a full-time job, which can be overwhelming for most people. And whatever your home improvement project, whether it’s a simple bathroom or […]

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Charlotte-based home improvement company sees boom in inquiries

CHARLOTTE, NC (QUEEN CITY NEWS) — In addition to an already buoyant housing market, a record number of homeowners across the United States are remodeling their living space. “We’ve done many renovation projects in the past, but this is bigger than anything we’ve ever done,” said owner Amanda Kupchella. Kupchella and her husband bought a […]

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Growth-hungry banks see opportunity in home improvement boom

As Americans continue to spend heavily on home improvement projects, banks are seizing the opportunity – both by embracing organic loan growth and acquiring lenders focused on the renovation niche. In recent earnings calls, bankers expressed optimism that consumers will continue to borrow to upgrade their homes, which could give the lackluster consumer loan books […]

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TL Remodeling in Richardson guides clients through custom home improvement projects

Father-son duo Peter (left) and Pedro Garcia run TL Remodeling. (Olivia Lueckemeyer/Community Impact Journal) When Peter Garcia opened his business almost 20 years ago, it only offered the sale and installation of tiles. But as the company’s reputation and customer base grew, so did its services. “Little by little, we started to evolve into what […]

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Starting a Home Improvement Business During Covid Has Risks, Reaps Rewards

Matt Larson was a chef, nurse and event planner for a large pharmaceutical company. But from an early age he knew how to fix things, and when the pandemic writing was on the wall a year ago, he decided to make a change. Life is made of pivots. He started Finlanded MKE, a home repair […]

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Home renovation boom: here are the most popular projects and how to pay

With so many people working from home — and opportunities to leave limited by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic — many homeowners have found their abodes lacking more space or amenities. The result is a home renovation boom that shows no signs of slowing down. If you’re thinking about nesting and taking on a home improvement […]

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6 Ways to Avoid Costly Home Renovation Mistakes

Many of us are spending more time at home in 2020, which could mean having more time to tackle home improvement projects. But home renovations aren’t just a way to fill time; you want the results to be worth the hard work. The key to any successful project is careful planning, including a financial strategy, […]

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Which home improvement projects could add the most value to your home – and which to avoid

Thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, Americans have a lot more free time — and they’re spending that time at home. Earlier in the health crisis, economists predicted that spending on renovation projects would actually decline across much of the country. But recent data shows that there has been a marked increase in interest in some […]

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What you can do now to plan a home renovation later

Like everyone else, you’ve been spending a lot of time at home over the past few weeks. And you probably know all the flaws in your home best: the outdated kitchen cabinets, the frayed carpet in the family room that needs to be replaced with hardwood, the guest bedroom that needs to be converted into […]