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Outdoor Living Spaces Are Sizzling Hot!

by Jeremy Michaels

Posted on Aug 29, 2018 11:20:06 AM

Outdoor living spaces are in high demand. According to Houzz research, 56% of respondents are updating their outdoor spaces, creating customized retreats that expand the living space and are perfect for relaxing and entertaining. Using innovative technologies such as radiant outdoor flooring and all-weather fabric awnings, curtains and walls, today’s patios and decks are being transformed into high-comfort, multi-season living areas that feature fireplaces, outdoor heaters, sound systems, water features, fire features, kitchens, and more.

If you’re looking to create a custom outdoor retreat that extends your living space and offers a good return on investment, there’s still time to make it happen!

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5 Best Exterior Projects for Summer!

by Jeremy Michaels

Posted on Jul 21, 2016 3:45:15 PM

The real estate industry is not what it used to be.  More and more people are deciding to stay in their current house and make improvements rather than sell and upgrade. Others tend to perform renovations and remodel some parts of their home so it will immediately attract the attention of home buyers once they are ready to sell.  If you see yourself in one of these two categories, here are some exterior projects for your home this summer. You will see that simple improvements of roofing, siding, decks, patios, and windows can not only add elegance and sustainability to your house, but it can also increase its market value.

5 Best Exterior Projects


In terms of exterior remodeling, roofing is one of the most challenging tasks.  We all know that a solid roof is vital, as it protects your home and family from the elements.  Also, a perfectly installed roof can help regulate the temperate inside the house and lower your energy consumption.  On the other hand, if it is done poorly, it can lead to a long list of repairs.

Normally the cost of roofing is determined by its durability.  Slate and tile would be the most expensive while asphalt is the cheapest.  Another popular choice for homeowners is metal due to its affordable price and reasonable longevity.


A simple replacement your home's siding can create a dramatic facelift!  It can also increase the insulation and market value of your house once properly installed.  Highly consider the climate in your location when choosing the material for siding.

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