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Make Home Inspections an Annual Event

Filed in Construction by on September 24, 2014
Make Home Inspections an Annual Event

Even if you’re not buying or selling your home, fall is a good time to inspect your property. By evaluating your home annually, you will know what’s needed to maintain or increase its value. It always amazes me how many projects can be overlooked by the people who live in a home. We just get used to seeing them – until it’s time to sell or prepare for a big entertaining event.

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What’s Hot In Remodeling?

Filed in Construction by on September 7, 2014
What’s Hot In Remodeling?

We know that remodeling is “hot” when it comes to improving your home, but we wanted to know: “What are the biggest styling trends in remodeling?”

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Today’s Outbuildings

Filed in Construction by on August 9, 2014
Today’s Outbuildings

Outbuildings on lake or residential property are no longer big squares of metal walls with flat roofs or small windowless sheds.

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Insulation

Filed in Construction by on July 21, 2014
Insulation

After a hot summer day on the lake or a chilly snowmobile ride across it, coming back to your lakeside home should a comfortable, welcoming experience…

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Cork

Filed in Construction, Design and Decor by on July 16, 2014
Cork

Flooring is one of those striking features in a well-designed home that can change your mood when you walk through the door.

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Home Heating with Smarts

Filed in Construction by on July 7, 2014
Home Heating with Smarts

You already know simple steps you can take to make your home more energy efficient during the winter months: Buy an Energy Start furnace. Install a programmable thermostat…

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No Sweat

Filed in Construction by on June 22, 2014
No Sweat

Lakeside living means relaxation, not sweating the weekend away painting the cabin or replacing deck boards. The maintenance-free building material market is abundant with ideas…

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Living in the Past

Filed in Construction by on June 15, 2014
Living in the Past

There are precious few things in this life that grow character as they age – a beloved grandfather’s face, an expensive wine, a broken down old hay barn.

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Thinking about building or remodeling? Think of Using an Architect

Filed in Construction by on May 27, 2014
Thinking about building or remodeling? Think of Using an Architect

Architects can help in the task of building your dream lake home, no matter what the size or scope. From researching lakeshore ordinances to sketching various architectural styles…

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20 Cost-Effective Home Improvements

Filed in Construction by on May 14, 2014
20 Cost-Effective Home Improvements

As a real estate appraiser, the question I am asked most often is “What will my home be worth if I do a specific home improvement?” This is an interesting questions since most home improvements are really maintenance issues…

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