Value of a Finished Attic

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One important consideration for any remodeling project is how much it will cost. Tied with that is the ROI (return on investment) when it comes time to sell the home. It’s rare to find a remodeling project with a 100% ROI, but finish an attic is pretty far up there on the list. Over and … Read more

Plywood Under Carpet

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Pull up the carpeting in any home and you’re going to find either hardwood flooring, a concrete slab or plywood. A lot of that depends on when the home was built, who it was built by, and how upscale the home was when it was built. Many modern homes use OSB, which is often mistakenly … Read more

How to Remove Carpet Staples from Wood Floor

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Back a half century ago, the predominant flooring style for homes changed to carpeting. While carpeting has existed much longer than that, it was something reserved for the wealthy. Lowering costs, tied together with higher wages, led to more and more middle class Americans installing carpeting in their homes. Many times, they covered up beautiful … Read more

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