New Innovations in DuPont™ Tyvek® Weatherization Portfolio to Showcase at 2017 International Builder’s Show

In addition to presentations and live demos of DuPont™ Tyvek® Building Envelope Solutions, DuPont Protection Solutions will feature the newly released DuPont™ Tyvek® Protec™ roofing underlayments, DuPont™ Flashing Systems in smaller rolls, and DuPont™ Tyvek® Material Calculator App for smartphones at the 2017 NAHB International Builder’s Show to take place Jan. 10-12 in Orlando, Fla. Showcased in the DuPont™ Tyvek® Building Envelope Solutions booth (W4071) will be their newest product, Tyvek® Protec™, which is suitable for use by professional roofing and exteriors contractors in new construction or re-roofing projects as…

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Heart of the Home: A look at emerging trends in home renovations

Spacious additions, creative mudrooms, hedonistic master suites — these are just a few of the amenities you can expect to see home-wise in 2017, according to the west suburban-based design build firm Normandy Remodeling. Each New Year, Normandy Remodeling surveys its team of designers to determine current demands and popular trends among Chicagoland homeowners. While needs and type of project obviously will vary for each family and home, Normandy’s design team has noticed five consistent trends emerging when it comes to home renovations for 2017. This also includes a movement…

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7 home improvements to tackle as soon as you move in

Phew! It’s taken months of planning and mountains of paperwork, but you’re finally moving into a home of your very own. Home improvement experts often advise that you save major remodels till after you’ve lived in your new house for a while, so you’ll have time to notice all the things you’d like to change — for instance, awkward traffic patterns or scanty cupboard space. However, the following seven improvements should be tackled as soon as you move in. Hang curtains or blinds. Installing window treatments is an inexpensive quick…

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Don’t be afraid to buy a fixer-upper in 2017

A house in need of renovations isn’t always appealing to home buyers, but it might be a smart choice as home prices rise and fewer homes are on the market. The majority of home buyers (80%) did home improvement projects within the first year of their purchase and spent a median of $4,000, according to the Home Improvement Research Institute (HIRI), an Indianapolis-based nonprofit members association of manufacturers, retailers and wholesalers. Especially for first-time home buyers, who are expected to drive 2017 existing-home sales and may not have enough money…

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How To Increase Your Home’s Resale Value With A Fireplace Makeover

The fireplace is often the most commanding element in any room it’s in. Size and abundance of material are often factors, but as renovation specialist Ron Parko points out, our eyes are naturally drawn to the darkest object in a room anyway. Oftentimes, that’s the firebox when it’s unlit. Naturally you want this element, and everything that surrounds it, to complement the rest of your home. In many older homes where large brick fireplaces prevail, this can pose a challenge. What do you do? Cover it, paint it, rip it…

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Home Help: 4 statement pieces to elevate your bathroom

Investing in a bathroom upgrade is in the cards for nearly a quarter of homeowners planning to renovate within the next 12 months, according to a new survey by Bankrate.com. Improving a bathroom is rewarding on multiple levels; if you’re selling, buyers love great bathrooms. If you’re staying, a luxurious bathroom can be a relaxing oasis where you’ll be happy to begin or end a busy day. Choose a showpiece sink. Few design elements afford such a perfect opportunity for utility and artistry to blend as does the bathroom sink….

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Signature Kitchen and Bath Adds New Line of Karman Cabinets to its Growing Selection

The founders of Signature Kitchen and Bath, a company that offers home remodeling Arizona residents can rely on, are pleased to announce that they have just added a new line of cabinets by Karman. Thanks to the addition of the Karman cabinets to their growing inventory of products, Signature Kitchen and Bath can now offer their customers an even greater selection and choices that help transform their houses into their dream homes. READ MORE

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A La Jolla Renovation

It’s not always easy to renovate a 1970s home but this La Jolla home proves that a renovation can be done with grand style. This home looks out past the Country Club out to the Pacific Ocean. The five-bedroom home is an ideal blend of East Coast design integrity with laidback Western style. Dewhurst & Associates completed the massive renovation project in May of 2007 at a cost of $4.5 million and no element was over looked. The home makes the most of the ideal Pacific views with a layout…

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HGTV Dream Home Giveaway 2017 Now Open For Entries

Starting today and continuing through 5 p.m. ET Friday, February 17, 2017, viewers can dream about moving into the HGTV® Dream Home on St. Simons Island, Georgia. Fans can enter twice a day by visiting HGTV.com/HGTVDreamHome for a chance to win the grand prize package valued at more than $1.7 million. Eligible U.S. residents can log on to HGTV.com for full details and official rules. In addition to the approximately 3,200-square-foot residence and all its furnishings, the grand prize winner will receive the keys to a new Honda Pilot, plus…

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The rise of the basement: Top tips for better space

With fewer homes for sale and good returns on the remodeling investment, more homeowners are reclaiming their lower levels and remodeling their basements. Basements are coming out of hiding these days. And they’re doing it in style, with before-and-after transformations featured everywhere from HGTV to Pinterest and YouTube. What’s driving this trend? A tight housing market, for one thing. With houses at a premium—and a proliferation of DIY how-to’s—more homeowners are inspired to reclaim their unused space and expand their living area. Smart, affordable upgrade. Updating your lower level is…

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