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All About Home Improvement
By Bob Janeway
Indeed, there’s no better feeling than being at home. Here, you can enjoy doing the things you love while being comfortable at your own pace and space. But, how can you enjoy ultimate comfort in your own abode when your needs fixing and improvement?
D-I-Y OR PRO?
If you would want to do some improvements in your home, the first thing you should consider is whether you can do the fixing all by yourself or you need the services of a professional fixer.
If you are planning to do it on your own, there are actually many references you can use. Aside from magazines, websites are also available in the Internet that designed for those who prefer to the task by themselves.
But, better make sure that you are indeed prepared to these tasks of improvement because it is hard to keep everything hanging when you no longer have the drive to finish what you have started. Before trying on any big projects like remodeling any part of the house, changing wall papers, buying a new set of appliances, or renovation of windows, rooms, and even gardens, ask yourself first if you can dedicated a lot of time because these changes will require many of it.
For you to know if you are ready in doing drastic improvements, try repairing small things or do modest installations. If you think you and your partner can handle bigger projects than these modest tasks, then you can start doing major renovations. By doing the renovation yourself, you can save more money because you won’t have to pay a pro.
Hiring the services of a professional is needed if you are the type of homeowner who is only interested in planning the project
Naples and Southwest Florida Real Estate Is Hot!
There has never been a better time to Invest in Naples and Southwest Florida Real Estate!
Collier County is ranked number one, and Lee County ranked number two in the entire State of Florida in Existing home (re-sales) sales ending February 2004. Collier County saw a 28% gain and Lee County had an 18% gain in sales of existing homes from February 2003 to February 2004.
New home sales put Lee County number one in the United States for the 4th quarter in a row and Collier County number five. These figures are based on the number of new home permits issued per thousand people.
We are seeing incredible appreciation figures, and rental rates are at an all time high. If you purchase a home in Southwest Florida, you should realize an unparalleled appreciation, and the figures indicate that, if you choose to rent your property out when you are not here, you should easily find a tenant.
The Median sales price for the same period saw Collier County with a 42% increase ($273,100 to $389,000) and Lee County with a 31% gain ($130,500 to $170,000). Once again, these value increases show that real estate in Southwest Florida out paced most other forms of investment.
Collier and Lee County Sales Figures
The Berry Realty Group will update sales figures for Collier and Lee Counties on a weekly basis to make it easy to chart the incredible equity growth figures we are currently experiencing with no end in sight
Hurricane Charley Has Little Effect On Naples Florida Real Estate
Hurricane Charley certainly wreaked havoc on Southwest Florida, however the early warnings, the incredible emergency team response, and the best neighbors in the United States have made it look like we just had a little thunderstorm. Residents were prepared prior to Hurricane Charley, and they are prepared after Hurricane Charley. Neighbors were out bright and early helping each other clean up downed trees, and help each other out, leaving very little evidence that we just saw a category 4 hurricane pass through. Florida Power and Light had most resident?s power in no time, and the emergency response teams are second to none.
and doing the finishing touches afterwards. Usually, professionals charge high rates because they can assure you that the job can be finished faster, more accurate and more reliable. Since these people are experts in improvement, they can guarantee you that the work will be done precisely.
But, before you hire a contractor, make sure that you have set all the records and terms straight. Make sure that the pro knows what you want them to do and when do you want them to finish. Also make sure that you established a clear division between your work and the contractor’s.
If you are planning to do some improvement, familiarize yourself what are the aspects that might need renovation or fixing.
1. Electrical safety. This is one of the basic concerns of any household. Double check if your electrical wirings are all intact and check if there’s a need for a repair. To ensure safety, try developing a simple electrical safety to minimize the possibility of accidents due to faulty wirings and the like.
2. Hardware. Maybe it’s now time to check if all your cabinets in the kitchen, bedroom, garage, and storage are all okay. Who knows, these cabinets need changing of nuts, bolts, nails, screening, etc? If you want to fix these yourself, you can look for the things you might need in hardwares found at centers.
3. Windows and doors. Windows and doors are indeed wonderful decorations to your home. If you want to recreate your windows, try adding flower boxes for a change.
4. Wallpaper and borders. Bored of your old wallpapers and borders? Then, you can now renovate these to turn your room into a unique room. You can find discounted wallpaper and borders almost anywhere but make sure they are high-quality so you can use them for a long period of time.
5. Outdoor projects. Look around your garden if it needs updating or repair. You may also want to change the theme of your garden to make it look more refreshing.
Home improvement may also include storage and garage, metal roofing, house plans, deck designs, patios, fences, appliances, craft projects, and bathroom fixtures and furniture.
Bob is the owner of http://homeimprovement.knowsmart.com/. Explore this home improvement web site
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