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Home Addition Ideas for Increasing Square Footage

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Home Addition Ideas for Increasing Square Footage

Every homeowner is looking to increase the square footage of their home.  There are many ways to go about doing this, but most people will agree that one of the most affordable ways to do so is by increasing your home's living space.  Although you may be limited in terms of the number of rooms you can actually have added due to zoning restrictions, small rooms can often be enclosed or built over existing open spaces with little difficulty.  Regardless of which approach you take, there are some helpful tips that can help you decide what works best for your...

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You Need to Know These Before You Start Your Home Renovations

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You Need to Know These Before You Start Your Home Renovations

As you flesh out your home renovation plan, there are some practical matters to consider to ensure it goes according to schedule and budget. Here's a primer on what to expect: Your renovation timeline may be longer than you thought Many homeowners end up spending more time and money on renovations than they anticipated — sometimes double or even triple their original estimates.   (See also: Beware 'devaluation' of your house)      Renovations tend to get complex when permits and approvals from authorities such as the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA), Housing Development Board (HDB), Fire Department, etc., fall behind...

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What's the Difference Between an Attic and a Loft?

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What's the Difference Between an Attic and a Loft?

You are probably wondering, "What is the difference between an attic and a loft?" Well, don't worry. I'm here to tell you that they are not just different words for the same thing!  What's really important about knowing the difference is that it will help you decide which type of space would be best for you. This article will discuss how each one functions differently so you can make your decision. Loft A loft is a building's upper story or elevated area in a room directly under the roof. Most loft’s are converted into a living space, such as an...

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Preventions and Hazards

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Preventions and Hazards

When you are considering buying your first house, there are so many things to think about. You have to think about the cost of the mortgage, if you want a yard or not, and how old is too old for appliances? It's easy to forget that there are other hazards around the house that could come back and bite you at any time.  I know I'm guilty of this myself; it took me almost burning my entire kitchen down before I realized that having an oven that was older than me wasn't safe anymore! Listen up though because I don't...

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Ideas For That Empty Spare Room!

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Ideas For That Empty Spare Room!

Now that you have a spare room, it's time to figure out what to do with the space. There are so many things you can do! You can turn it into an office, a guest bedroom or even just storage for all your holiday decorations. The possibilities are endless and you don't have to spend a lot of money either. I'm going to outline some ideas below about how you can use this extra space in your home! Guest Bedroom  When you're looking to make your spare room into a guest bedroom, there are many things that should be considered....

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