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Designing For Dementia

The aging in place movement continues to be a largely discussed topic within the remodeling industry, especially as more and more members of the Baby Boomer generation retire.  Initially the conversation revolved around physical home improvements, such as grab bars and widened doorways.  However, it is now evolving and interior design elements are being paid…
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The Cardinal Sins Of Carpeting

If you Google the lifespan of carpeting you’ll be met with a wide variety of answers. That’s because there are a number of contributing factors that weigh into the longevity of carpet. These include the quality of the carpet, the number of residents of a home and if there are any pets. Without proper care,…
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Considering A Garden Window? Here’s What You Need To Know!

It should come as little surprise that studies have shown that spending time outdoors can alleviate stress.  While the climate of the Midwest is not always conducive to outdoor activities, garden windows can be a great way to bring the outdoors to the indoors.  Here’s what you need to know about installing one in your…
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Five Questions To Ask Before Hiring A Mold Remediation Company

Ponder this…mold wipes out more wood on an annual basis than termites, floods & fires put together!  It’s been linked to a number of health issues including: asthma, watery eyes, runny nose, persistent coughing & sneezing, sore throat and tightness in the chest.  The longer mold grows in a home without being removed, the more…
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Keeping Allergies At Bay During A Home Improvement Project

A home remodeling project can cause stress on several fronts, especially when it comes to concerns about budgets and timelines.  However, there’s one stress that doesn’t get a lot of attention, but still can create havoc and that’s allergies.  Regardless, if you consistently suffer from allergies or not, there are steps every homeowner can take…
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