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Home Addition Ideas for Increasing Square Footage of Your Home

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Home Addition Ideas for Increasing Square Footage of Your Home

Every homeowner is looking to increase the square footage of their home.  There are many ways to go about doing this, but most people will agree that one of the most affordable ways to do so is by increasing your home's living space.  Although you may be limited in terms of the number of rooms you can actually have added due to zoning restrictions, small rooms can often be enclosed or built over existing open spaces with little difficulty.  Regardless of which approach you take, there are some helpful tips that can help you decide what works best for your...

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What You Need to Know Before You Start Your Home Renovations

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What You Need to Know Before You Start Your Home Renovations

As you flesh out your home renovation plan, there are some practical matters to consider to ensure it goes according to schedule and budget. Here's a primer on what to expect: Your renovation timeline may be longer than you thought Many homeowners end up spending more time and money on renovations than they anticipated — sometimes double or even triple their original estimates.   (See also: Beware 'devaluation' of your house)      Renovations tend to get complex when permits and approvals from authorities such as the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA), Housing Development Board (HDB), Fire Department, etc., fall behind...

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Signs You Have Bad Wiring In Your Home

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Signs You Have Bad Wiring In Your Home

As a homeowner, it's important to be able to spot warning signs that there may be bad wiring in your home. This is because if you suspect that there are faulty electrical wires or outlets in your home then you should contact an electrician immediately before something serious happens. Here are some common signs you will see when the wiring in your home isn't up to par: 1) Flickering Lights – One of the most irritating problems homeowners have is flickering lights. Wiring issues usually cause this problem and it can be fixed by having any faulty wiring repaired or...

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What Are the Warning Signs to Replace Your Attic Pull-Down Ladder?

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What Are the Warning Signs to Replace Your Attic Pull-Down Ladder?

An attic pull-down ladder is extremely dangerous and should be replaced immediately if any of these signs exist: The string that pulls down the ladder has broken or frayed. The string that pulls down the ladder may break with regular use, especially if it is made out of an abrasive material like nylon cord. If there are signs of wear at the top, this is another example of a sign that requires replacement. Sometimes people will wrap their own replacement strings around the pull down mechanism, but experts recommend that you go to a hardware store for materials before attempting...

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Attic or Loft?

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Attic or Loft?

You are probably wondering, "What is the difference between an attic and a loft?" Well, don't worry. I'm here to tell you that they are not just different words for the same thing!  What's really important about knowing the difference is that it will help you decide which type of space would be best for you. This article will discuss how each one functions differently so you can make your decision. Loft A loft is a building's upper story or elevated area in a room directly under the roof. Most loft’s are converted into a living space, such as an...

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