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    Green Building Tips for Home or Office

    It’s been a while since we’ve talked about it here on our blog, so for today’s blog post we wanted to offer up some tips on Green Building. Read on for our Top 5 Green Building Tips for Home or Office: 1. Although they are a great substitution for the interior lighting in your home, compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) are unfort... Read More

    by mdvremodeling on July 31, 2014Comments (0)
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    You Have Fewer Website Visits Than You Think You Do

    It's tough to make good decisions with bad data.Most business owners use Google Analytics to track their website activity, but they don't set things up correctly. As a result, they have WAY less website traffic than they think they do. This leads to bad decisions.If you're going to use Google Analytics to see what's happening on your website, do... Read More

    by BenLanders on August 03, 2014Comments (0)
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    How to Maximize Your ROI with a Finished Basement

    Home improvements are usually done to increase your home satisfaction, but unless you plan on living in the same house forever, you should also consider how they affect your home’s overall value. Finishing your basement can yield up to a 70% return on your investment (ROI) at resale according to Remodeling Magazine’s 2013 Cost vs. Va... Read More

    by mdvremodeling on July 31, 2014Comments (0)
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    Basement Options, Part 2: Ceilings

    Welcome back for the second part of our three-part series on basement options! Like we said in Part 1 of the series, we know that there are many decisions that go into refinishing or remodeling a basement. Some of those decisions will be based solely on the needs and wants of the homeowner having the work done. Others are decisions tha... Read More

    by mdvremodeling on August 13, 2014Comments (0)
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    How to Find a Reliable Sub Contractor When You're Stuck On a Construction Job

    If you know you won't finish a project by the deadline, or if something's happened on-site to slow your progress, it may be time to bring in a subcontractor. Another pair of hands will help you wrap things up in a punctual fashion. But how can you find a reliable subcontractor in a sea of the unlicensed and untrained? Here are just a few tips fo... Read More

    by Constructive on August 04, 2014Comments (0)
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    Selecting a Painting Contractor in Nj

    It can be a bit annoying when selecting a Painting contractor to paint your home. There are many fly by nights and lowballers out there or "hacks" as us professional painting contractors refer to them as. If you follow a few simple rules it can go along way.First, whoever you decide to get an  estimate from should possess a NJ contractors l... Read More

    by libbycop on April 28, 2014Comments (0)
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    Galley Kitchen Remodeling

    In general, galley kitchens are found in smaller spaces, which can be a great benefit to anyone involved in cooking or food preparation when space is an issue. In galley kitchen design, the “workflow triangle,” which co-locates the refrigerator, stove and sink, offers maximum efficiency with minimal steps between the various componen... Read More

    by mdvremodeling on August 18, 2014Comments (0)
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    5 Services to Improve the Productivity of a Renovation Project

    Renovation projects are notorious for going above the estimated time of completion. Not only is this frustrating, but it can cause you to lose money. Why not dedicate a portion of your renovation budget to outsource some job to local companies for assistance in certain areas? Investing in these five services is a great way to help a renovation p... Read More

    by Constructive on September 04, 2014Comments (0)
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    Best Flooring Options for Pet Owners

    According to a study conducted by the American Pet Products Associations, a little more than 60% of American homeowners are also pet owners. Pets are great companions, but can sometimes wreak havoc on your home’s flooring. Their nails can scratch and dent your floors. Pets also track dirt into your home and shedding can be a real burden to... Read More

    by mdvremodeling on September 03, 2014Comments (0)
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    8 Tips to Living Through a Renovation

    Renovating your home in a major way has a lot of advantages, but it can also carry with it a load of stress. Simple things like your daily routine can be interrupted in way which can make it hard to handle without a solid plan in place. For today’s post, we’re going to give you some helpful tips based on our experience working wit... Read More

    by mdvremodeling on September 08, 2014Comments (0)
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