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Benefits of an Open Floor Plan

Benefits of an Open Floor Plan

Prior to the mid 1980’s, the design of single-family homes usually had several separate rooms dedicated to gathering or entertaining. We had a living room, which, when I was growing up, was rarely used unless ‘company’ was coming over. Then we had a formal dining...

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Tip of the Month: Saving on Energy Bills

Tip of the Month: Saving on Energy Bills

ENERGY - 5 things you can do now to save energy on your bills. Assuming we all like to save a buck when we can, here are some easy things to do that can add up over the course of a year. Light Bulbs. Yup, easy peasey. Replace the incandescent bulbs in your home with...

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What is the Energy Code?

What is the Energy Code?

In 2018, buildings utilized approximately 40% of all energy produced in the United States. That’s a lot. Way back in 1991 the Department of Energy (DOE) began developing building codes that addressed energy usage. The Feds left it up to local governments to adopt the...

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Tip of the Month: Assisted Living

Tip of the Month: Assisted Living

It’s important to be prepared when calling and touring assisted living centers. Each community is unique, if you’ve seen one assisted living facility, you’ve seen one assisted living facility. Download the checklist below to stay organized, compare communities and ask...

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Do I Stay or Do I Go? Aging in Place.

Do I Stay or Do I Go? Aging in Place.

All of us, if lucky enough, face the inevitable changes that occur as we age. Some less than others are generally due to condition and overall health. Because of these changes, we often think that we need to find a place to live that is designed to accommodate these...

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Remodeling Mistakes

Remodeling Mistakes

At Renovations we are often asked, “What are the most common remodeling mistakes people make?” So I thought it best to write a little bit about that this month. There really are some common faux pas that folks make. A common gaffe is choosing products that are...

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