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    5 Home Improvement Mistakes To Avoid While the Market is Hot

    Across the nation, home values are rising, and inventory is decreasing leaving many homeowners deciding whether to sell their homes while the market is hot or use their equity to complete desired renovations. Either scenario may cause homeowners to engage in home improvement projects which may be unnecessary and/or costly. Here are five common mistakes to avoid when considering a home improvement project. Don’t Over-Improve Homeowners often run down the list of all the excessive upgrades they’ve just completed in preparation to sell during the seller’s presentation. By going above and beyond with expensive and unnecessary improvements, you may have out-priced the value of your home and will not obtain…

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    At 4.6% CAGR, Global Home Improvement Market Size is Projected to USD 1093.40 Billion by 2028 Says Brandessence Market Research

    LONDON, Jan. 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — According to Brandessence Market Research, the Home Improvement Market size reached USD 798.10 Billion in 2021. The Home Improvement market is likely to grow at robust CAGR of 4.6%, and reach size of USD 1093.40 Billion by 2028 end. Rapid Urbanization Accompanied by Increasing Disposable Income in Developing Economies is one of the Major Factors Driving the Growth of the Global Home Improvement Industry. Rapid urbanization accompanied by increasing disposable income in developing economies is propelling the growth of the global home improvement market. An increase in socialization including house parties and family gatherings are also supports the demand for home improvement services. The…

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    Rising Designer Sophie Ashby Transforms a Georgian-Era Home in London for her Young Family

    Just a few strides from the bustle of Brick Lane in London’s East End—where the sweet, spicy scent of the street’s famous Bangladeshi curry houses fills the air—hides a gorgeous Georgian-era gem of a house that British interior designer Sophie Ashby and her husband, fashion designer Charlie Casely-Hayford, currently share with their daughter, Gaia, born last May, and Casely-Hayford’s seven-year-old daughter Rainbow when she comes to stay on weekends. Having outgrown their one-bedroom apartment in West London, the family rented this place in February 2020, just weeks before the world went into lockdown. “We could have bought a house, but I knew it wouldn’t have been one I was happy…

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    Sponsor spotlight: Winter home improvement projects that pay off

    Refinishing hardwood floors can improve their condition. (Photos courtesy Irons Brothers Construction) After a busy holiday season, you may be ready to relax at home during the remaining winter months. If you’ve been thinking about making home updates, you don’t have to wait until the spring. Housing industry professionals are always ready to tackle new projects and work with suppliers year around. Typically, during the “off-season,” home improvement experts offer discounts or lower prices to attract customers. While remodelers have been busy during the pandemic, you may find it easier to schedule a project during the winter months or get a break on the price. Here are a few projects…

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    ‘Trans Handy Ma’am’ goes viral on TikTok after sharing home improvement tips

    Wisconsin resident Mercury Stardust began posting videos on TikTok to promote her weekly burlesque show, but it wasn’t until she began sharing home improvement and maintenance tips that her account really took off.  It all started in April, when Stardust created a video in response to a fellow TikTok user who did not know how to use a ratchet strap, which is used to tie down and transport cargo. “That took me from like 100 followers to 25,000 followers in less than 24 hours,” Stardust told NBC affiliate WTMJ of Milwaukee. Stardust, a transgender woman, has since been dubbed the “Trans Handy Ma’am” and has seen her TikTok account skyrocket…

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    9 sustainable design tips from an old Connecticut home

    When an environmentally conscious couple and their two young children relocated from NYC to a 100-year-old house in West Hartford, CT, they wanted to preserve as many of its original features as possible. The house is historically protected, but the family needed the property to work for them as a comfortable and practical living space. They wanted to update the interiors to fit their modern family lifestyle while still retaining its historic charm. They called in an interior designer to help them achieve the right look.  The resulting redesigned home offers exactly the balance the family were looking for. A stylish combination of new and original features, alongside upcycled and…

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    7 ROI Home Improvements to Undertake If You Want to Boost Your House’s Value in 2022

    Whether you’re thinking of selling your house this year—or just like the idea of a return on your investment (who doesn’t?)—certain ROI home improvements can not only make your house look better, but also increase its market value. “The value of making a home improvement varies significantly by two dimensions: your current home value and your location,” says Beatrice de Jong, broker and consumer trends expert at Opendoor, whose home improvement calculator can help you determine which renovation and remodeling projects might have the biggest impact on your house’s value. “Understanding how much a project could potentially add to resale value is the first step in determining whether or not…

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