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Decorating Patterns To Match Spring by ABI Miami Home Inspectors

Posted on: March 25, 2014 by in Home Improvement, home inspection
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Give your home an energy shot this spring with bright colors and bold patterns. "Patterns are hot, hot, hot," says Cathie Pliess, program coordinator of design for The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale and a certified interior designer. "Look for oversized patterns in bold colors on a white background." Spring design is trending to naturals - florals, ethnic patterns, textures. "We are all so tied to the digital world that we crave spaces reminding us of the organic physical world," says Continue Reading ...

Chicken Coops Improving Quality Of Life

Posted on: March 17, 2014 by in Home Improvement, home inspection
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Americans across the country are taking strides to be more self reliant, including growing food, composting and raising animals. While these types of activities are most often associated with people who live in the country, residents in unexpected settings are embracing aspects of this lifestyle at increasingly fast rates. From barn to backyard, raising chickens is the perfect example of how this momentum is building. Just a decade ago you may have only seen chickens while driving through Continue Reading ...

Ways To Turn Your Deck Into A Dream Oasis With Home Inspectors Miami

Posted on: March 9, 2014 by in Home Improvement, home inspection
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It's easy to dream of perfectly pristine outdoor spaces when looking at the decks in magazines and online, but too often what we want and what we have don't align. If your deck suffers from weathered wood, loose railings or dated balusters, you're not alone. The good news is there are surprisingly simple ways to give your deck a facelift and transform it into the outdoor oasis you want in as little as one weekend. Consider these five ways you can update your deck and grow your real estate Continue Reading ...

Your Miami Home Inspectors Showcase Creative Hardwood Flooring

Posted on: February 17, 2014 by in Home Improvement, home inspection
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Home Inspections Miami inspector, Carlos Gonzalez Shows You Some Creative Hardwood Floor Coverings The recovering U.S. housing market has led to increased demand for certain luxury items, including hardwood flooring. Exciting trends are influencing the marketplace and for today's consumers, there are more hardwood flooring options than ever before. "Savvy consumers want variety and flexibility in their flooring choices," says Linda Jovanovich of the American Hardwood Information Center. "With Continue Reading ...

Home Inspectors Miami Tips On Weekend Bathroom Improvement

Posted on: January 30, 2014 by in Home Improvement, home inspection
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How much time do you spend in the bathroom each day? Whether it's where you prep the kids for bed or step away for some alone time, the bathroom is one of the most frequently used rooms in the home. It's also one of the best areas in which to invest; renovating or simply updating this space can lead to a 62 percent return on investment. Luckily, making upgrades doesn't have to require a lot of time or money. Follow these simple DIY steps to improve your space on a pocket-friendly budget in Continue Reading ...

Smart ‘Green’ Options That Save Green With Miami Home Inspectors Help

Posted on: January 16, 2014 by in Home Improvement, home inspection
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With the average American household spending more than $1,000 on heating and cooling expenses each year, more homeowners are seeking smarter, green options to reduce the strain on their wallets. Incentives through the U.S. government's Energy Star program and other state and federal programs have made it easier for homeowners to create an energy efficient and greener home.   While it may be tempting to take advantage of every incentive program available in your local area, experts Continue Reading ...

Hardwood Flooring Trends, A Touch Of Creativity From Miami Home Inspectors

Posted on: January 9, 2014 by in Home Improvement, home inspection
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The recovering U.S. housing market has led to increased demand for certain luxury items, including hardwood flooring. Exciting trends are influencing the marketplace and for today's consumers, there are more hardwood flooring options than ever before. "Savvy consumers want variety and flexibility in their flooring choices," says Linda Jovanovich of the American Hardwood Information Center. "With American hardwood species running the gamut of color and because hardwood is a product that can Continue Reading ...

Faux Wood Tile Leads Hot New Trends According To Home Inspectors Miami

Posted on: December 19, 2013 by in Home Improvement, home inspection
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Fake and faux are far apart. Fake is meant to deceive, but faux is intended as a tribute or a toast to something great or beautiful. Faux wood tile is one of the hottest trends in home remodeling and home decorating. Paying tribute to beautiful hardwood flooring, faux wood tile is a ceramic tile that combines the rich, textured finishes and warmth of real wood with the durability, functionality and design flexibility of tile. And, it costs a fraction of what real hardwood flooring costs. "The Continue Reading ...

Miami Home Inspectors Simple Solutions For Big Renovation Challenges

Posted on: December 12, 2013 by in Home Improvement, home inspection
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Americans are renovating again. In fact, the remodeling market hasn't been this robust since 2004, according to the National Association of Home Builders' Remodeling Market Index. Yet even the most enthusiastic homeowners-turned-renovators may hesitate when faced with certain common challenges - be it adding a bathroom in a problematic location or figuring out how to bring natural light into an interior room. But virtually every renovation challenge is solvable, and sometimes the answers are Continue Reading ...

Garage Space Isn’t Just For Cars According To Miami Home Inspectors

Posted on: December 5, 2013 by in Home Improvement, home inspection
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The word garage, when looked up in the dictionary, has a simple meaning: a building or indoor area for parking or storing motor vehicles. By and large, this definition sums up exactly what comes to mind for most folks when they hear the word. But for some folks, garages are so much more than a space to park the family minivan and store the cumbersome and unattractive trash and recycling bins. Instead, they are functioning spaces of the home that, in the eye of the homeowner, serve just as much Continue Reading ...