Entry Doors Options and Choices

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Entry Door Options and Choices (13)-Design Build ProsOptions, options, options. When you think of home remodeling design options, you typically think of things like kitchen and bathroom tile, countertop materials, wallpaper, room colors, etc. One of the areas where you have a plethora of options and the ability to make a a strong impression? Your front entry door! Continue reading

Don’t Put Off Home Repairs

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Don’t Put Off Home Repairs

Don't Ignore Home Repairs (1)This is a guest blog done by Kathi Fleck of LoneStar Property Solutions. You can read an interview she had previously done with Design Build Pros here.

“It is most important to take care of repair items as they occur, whether inside your home or on the exterior. I regularly see homes needing repair in addition to the desired updates the homeowner requests.” – Kathi Fleck

There is nothing that holds up a project like unexpected repairs. Even if the repairs were known about, it’s completely possible for homeowners to put off maintenance tasks until a major project is being done. When going into a remodeling project, it’s usually fairly obvious if maintenance has been deferred or not. If it’s been put off for too long, the overall cost of the project the homeowner wants to do becomes greatly increased by the necessary repairs that will need to be done along with it.

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A $3,000 Bathroom Remodel

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DISCLAIMER: This article, nor I, have the answer to what A $3,000 Bathroom Remodel is or exactly would include. Read my rant below to understand the basis for this article’s title.

Award winning NJ bathroom remodel - Design Build ProsA homeowner can choose to have almost any budget, high or low for a project. The question is then, “What do you get for that particular budget?” The factors are many, such as DIY (do it yourself) or hire a professional. Check out our informative article about Who Will Build Your Remodeling Project. The extent of the work scope is also a major factor. For instance, in a bathroom remodel the project may call for a complete demolition and gut of the walls and floor. Doing this allows for checking the in-wall plumbing connections and electrical wiring then updating as needed. Plus, any rotted wood or mold can be addressed. New insulation and fresh, moisture resistant drywall and cement board can be installed. Some may opt to forgo these steps and tasks and simply do a bathroom makeover where the fixtures and tile are replaced and the wall components listed prior remain. Continue reading

Virginia Home Addition Project by Leo Lantz Construction

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Virginia Home Addition Project by Leo Lantz Construction (15)Virginia Home Addition Project by Leo Lantz Construction

Leo Lantz Construction, located in Glen Allen, Virginia is a Design Build Pros Preferred Remodeler. This was a home addition project that added 2,700 sq. ft of living space and included an indoor pool.

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Difference between a Smoothie and a Juice

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Hi There, Fellow Gardeners!

This is AnnahMarie and Becca.

Kale and blueberry smoothie recipe from Organic Gurlz Gardens in Fort Wayne Indiana (3)Today, Organic Gurlz Gardens of Fort Wayne, Indiana will be sharing information on the Difference between a Smoothie and a Juice.

We at Organic Gurlz Gardens are often posed the question of ‘What is The Big Difference between a Smoothie and a Juice?’

Both drinks are quite delectable, commonly served chilled, and complement each other greatly. (At least, depending on the ingredients, they do.)

We have observed a few primary differences between the beverages down below…

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History of the Refrigerator

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dutch door refrigerator with bottom freezer (2)History of the Refrigerator

When you think kitchens and kitchen appliances, you think refrigerators. While there were working “fridge” models prior to 1913, this is the year when the domestic refrigerator was invented. The inventor was Fred Wolfe.

However, the prototype was improved upon the very next year by an engineer named Nathaniel B. Wales. Refrigerators really jumped in popularity in the 1920s after the invention of freon; from there, the General Electric “Monitor Top” refrigerator became the first fridge to see widespread use.

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January 27th is Thomas Crapper Day

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January 27th is Thomas Crapper Day

Thomas Crapper Day Toilet (1)January 27th marks a “holiday” you may not be not be familiar with…the day is unofficially known as Thomas Crapper Day. You maybe have heard to a toilet crudely referred to as a “crapper” and the origin is with Thomas Crapper. While Crapper did not invent the toilet, he was a proficient plumber and a skilled salesman who is responsible for the toilet’s initial surge in popularity.

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Unclogging Your Sink

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Hi There, Fellow Gardeners!

This is Becca.

unclogging your sink - Organic Gurlz Gardens Fort Wayne Indiana (1)Today, Organic Gurlz Gardens of Fort Wayne, Indiana will be sharing information on Unclogging Your Sink.

Cleaning out a congested drain can be an unwanted hassle – and costly. We at Organic Gurlz Gardens have a few tips for unclogging the sink pipes.

One of the most obvious ways to prevent clogging is to avoid placing hair or large items down the drain. Washing down the sink with hot water also aids in keeping the drain from obstacles.

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5 Steps To a Functional Laundry Room + Mud Room

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Mud Room Laundry Room Design Ideas from Design Build ProsYou know the economy is coming around when homeowners are putting as much thought and planning into their mud rooms as they once put into their kitchens. Here at Design Build Pros, we have been designing an increasing number of multi-purpose laundry and mud rooms for homeowners throughout the United States.

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