2018 Remodeling Trends That Boost Your Home’s Value

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A strong housing market is giving homeowners the confidence to invest in remodeling. In fact, homeowner spending on improvements and repairs will approach $340 billion in 2018, an increase of 7.5 percent from estimated 2017 spending, according to the Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity (LIRA) from the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University. Remodeling can add value to your home while also making it more livable, but not all remodeling projects are created equal. While Continue Reading ...

That ’70s Home: 5 Trends Making A Comeback Today

Posted on: January 24, 2018 by in Blog
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That '70s Home: 5 Trends Making A Comeback Today

Disco may be dead, but the spirit of the 1970s is not. In homes all across the country, people are adding their own splash of ‘70s style in updated, modern ways. Here are five current top decorating trends that have an unmistakable ‘70s flair. More macramé, please: From dip dyed wall hangings to simple plant hangers, macramé is coming back in a big way. Whether you purchase these items already made or you enroll in a class to make them yourself, macramé offers an easy way to add Continue Reading ...

Infuse Life Into The Bath For A Spa-like Oasis

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Infuse Life Into The Bath For A Spa-like Oasis

Today, more than ever, homeowners gravitate toward design elements that transform the bath into a spa-like oasis. Designers look to incorporate pieces inspired by the natural world to bring renewed energy into the room and create a soothing environment. From fixtures inspired by booming waterfalls, to neutral color schemes and natural light, nature infuses life back into luxury bath design for a serene sense of calm. Neutral calm Light colors such as cool grays and muted blues evoke Continue Reading ...

New Year’s Resolution To Keep: A More Eco-Friendly Home

Posted on: January 1, 2018 by in Home Improvement
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  Helpful Information From Atlantic Building Inspections Nearly 42 percent of all New Year’s resolutions are broken by February, according to Statisticbrain. It’s easy to understand why — resolutions are difficult to keep all year long. Instead of risking disappointment in 2018, why not make a resolution that takes short-term effort but yields long-term benefits? This year, resolve to make your home more environmentally friendly and energy efficient. “The upgrades needed to make Continue Reading ...

How To Design A Quiet Home Office

Posted on: December 25, 2017 by in Home Improvement
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  An Article Courtesy of Atlantic Building Inspections In today’s increasingly digital world, it’s no surprise that more employees are opting to work from home. While there may be a shift of physical locations — from the office building to the home — productivity is still paramount, making the need for quiet home workspaces are more important than ever. “As urbanization continues, builders and developers are focused on optimizing available land, which results in more homes, Continue Reading ...

The 5-Point Outdoor Winterization Checklist

Posted on: December 18, 2017 by in Home Maintenance
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  Brought to you by Atlantic Building Inspections As temperatures drop, you're reminded that Old Man Winter will soon rear his ugly head. Before the first flurries fly, it's important to take some winterization steps to ensure your home is ready for whatever the season brings. This five-point checklist will help safeguard your home against winter's woes for another year. Continue Reading ...

7 Projects To Help Your Home Weather The Winter

Posted on: December 11, 2017 by in Home Maintenance
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Helpful Information from Atlantic Building Inspections If chilly temperatures make you want to snuggle under a blanket in front of a roaring fire, just think about your poor water pipes that can’t escape the cold. You can’t wrap your home in a warm, protective blanket when winter arrives, but a few winterization steps can help ensure your home weathers the winter safely and efficiently. “Winterizing is definitely an important way to protect a home from the ravages of snow, ice, and Continue Reading ...

Roof Repair: Mind The Gaps, Banish The Squirrels

Posted on: December 4, 2017 by in Home Maintenance
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An Article Courtesy of Atlantic Building Inspections Cold can aggravate a roof issue and quickly turn minor defects into costly repair bills; in fact, the latest “Cost vs. Value” report from Remodeling Magazine estimates the average roofing replacement costs over $20,000. So, whether you’ve already noticed signs of wear on your roof or just want more “overhead” peace of mind, pay special attention to two seemingly small aspects of the roof that homeowners often overlook: Gaps: Seal Continue Reading ...

4 Things To Consider When Choosing Siding

Posted on: November 27, 2017 by in Home Improvement
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Brought to you by Atlantic Building Inspections Selecting new siding is one of the most important curb appeal decisions homeowners face when building new or remodeling an existing home. With so many options — both classic and modern materials — there’s a lot to consider. Many manufacturers are now combining traditional styles and materials with advanced technologies, delivering a product homeowners can love for years to come. Among all the options on the market, vinyl siding — Continue Reading ...

How To Lower Your Monthly Mortgage Payment

Posted on: November 20, 2017 by in how to
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Helpful Information from Atlantic Building Inspections Owning your own home comes with many advantages, including escaping rising rents and the personal and financial stability associated with homeownership. Fortunately, millions of Americans, with less than 20 percent down, have been able to buy a home sooner thanks to mortgage insurance (MI). If you don’t put down 20 percent of the mortgage cost, you will likely be required to purchase MI, which enables low-down-payment borrowers to Continue Reading ...