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4 Basement Family Room Upgrades

If you finish your basement, you can add up to double the amount of space you had to begin with. You might already have a finished basement, but perhaps it doesn’t fit your current needs. Either way, a basement is a good space for a family room. You can relax in a cozy space that doesn’t necessarily need to be picked up when company comes over.

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Remodeling? 3 Ways to Increase Natural Light

If you want to create a more efficient home in your upcoming remodel, you have all sorts of options, from choosing more energy-efficient appliances to adding new siding that prevents energy transfer. But don’t overlook one of the best ways to improve your home’s efficiency and boost your overall mood: natural light.

When you increase your home’s natural light, you both decrease the amount of money you spend on artificial light and on heating — though you do need to invest in good window treatments to keep the home from heating too much in the summer.

Not sure how to go about adding natural light to your space? Learn about three ways you can add natural light to your home when you remodel.

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Building an In-Law Apartment? 4 Problems to Avoid

Do you take care of a senior relative who has trouble living on their own? Do you wish that you could combine households to make caretaking easier? If so, you’re not alone. The number of multi-generational households has been on the rise for years, and now many homeowners live with their senior relatives.

 

The process of building an in-law apartment and combining households with a senior relative can come with problems if the apartment is not planned properly. If you’re a homeowner who would like to have a senior relative live in your home, here’s what you need to do to avoid issues that can arise when constructing an in-law apartment.

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