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    Color 101, Part 1: How to Choose Paint Colors for Your Remodeled Rooms

    Color is an integral part of our lives. It impacts the decisions that we make about the clothes we wear, the cars we drive and, most especially, the way we decorate our homes. Even in today’s modern, open floorplans – where kitchens, living rooms, and dining rooms are often one large space – color is used to help define interio... Read More

    by mdvremodeling on August 06, 2014Comments (0)
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    Color 101, Part 2: Choosing Colors You Can Live With

    Welcome back to our two-part color series! In Part 1, we talked about using color to add focus, depth, and drama to a room by painting to enhance the architecture. For today’s post, we’re going to help you to find the right hues to bring your remodeled rooms to life. In a world where thousands of colors can be yours for just $30 a g... Read More

    by mdvremodeling on August 05, 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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    How the Construction Industry Flirted with Disaster, Survived & Thrives

    Prior to the UK’s house building boom the construction industry, including plant hire services like Lagan Plant, was suffering through a recession-induced lag. This downturn seemed to hit the construction sector harder than it hit the manufacturing or service industries and put the sector into a deep hole in which to dig out. During the re... Read More

    by Constructive on August 04, 2014Comments (0)
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    Universal Home Design

    Universal home design is the design of products and environments to be usable by all people, to the greatest extent possible, without the need for adaptation or specialized design. The concept is all about creating an attractive, stylish space that everyone (regardless of age, size, or ability) can live in or visit. A home that is designed unive... Read More

    by mdvremodeling on August 04, 2014Comments (0)
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    Sustainable Building: 5 Green Materials to Consider for Your Next Project

    Environmentalism, which is commonly known as the Green Movement, has been around for nearly a century and encompasses everything from efficiency to recycling. With the current energy crisis, sustainability is becoming a priority for many home owners. In today’s blog post we wanted to highlight five sustainable building materials that are a... Read More

    by mdvremodeling on July 31, 2014Comments (0)
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    10 Mistakes to Avoid When Building a Green Home

    When building a green home, you are choosing to reduce the harmful impact this home will have on the environment. Careful thought and consideration must be placed on every aspect of this home’s design, from the roof to the foundation and everything in between – electrical work, air quality, materials used and of course your home must... Read More

    by mdvremodeling on July 31, 2014Comments (0)
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    Entertain in Style: Adding a Bar to Your Finished Basement

    Converting an unfinished or finished basement into a basement bar is a great way to entertain guests while adding some real value to your home. Whether it’s a sports-themed man cave or a modern, upscale hangout, your new basement bar will require some advanced planning and some design choices. While we can help you with the planning and bu... Read More

    by mdvremodeling on July 31, 2014Comments (0)
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    7 Tips for Creating the Perfect Finished Basement or Basement Remodel

    Remodeling a finished or unfinished basement is a great way to add value, space and comfort to your home. Basements are ideal for casual social activities for the whole family, just for the kids or just for the guys. It’s the perfect spot for the big screen TV, pool table, and to stash board games and craft supplies. Here are 7 tips to ge... Read More

    by mdvremodeling on July 31, 2014Comments (0)
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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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