Made Home Improvements Last Year? You Could Get a Tax Break

If you made any home improvements in 2016, you may be eligible for a tax break or two. Certain home improvements — or certain lines of credit that can be used for home improvements — qualify for a deduction or tax credit from good old Uncle Sam. As you prepare your taxes this year, here are few of credit and deductions to keep in mind. Continue reading “Made Home Improvements Last Year? You Could Get a Tax Break”

7 Top Home Improvement Trends for 2017

Though it’s not quite a return to boom times, the 1,226,000 new homes built last year was the most since 2007. Add in the fact that Americans are projected to spend a near-record $317 billion on home improvement this year, and the housing industry is clearly on its most solid footing in years.

That translated into plenty of energy and excitement at this year’s Design & Construction Week, in Orlando, Fla. The event combines the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show and the International Builders’ Show.

A team of Consumer Reports home editors and market analysts joined more than 80,000 design and construction professionals at the Orange County Convention Center, where about 1,500 manufacturers and suppliers unveiled their latest appliances, kitchen and bath fixtures, building materials, and more. A trade show of this size and scale almost defies trendspotting, but patterns did emerge as we traversed the 569,000 square feet of floor space. Here are seven developments we expect to see more of in 2017. We included pricing and availability information, where we could. Continue reading “7 Top Home Improvement Trends for 2017”

6 Tips on How to Get Your House Ready for Fall

The cooler temperatures being experienced currently should serve as a reminder that fall is soon catching up which means that how we do things at home should also change. Despite the fact that summer is not over, it’s not too early to start doing some interior and exterior repairs. For people living in cold climates, the weather can change abruptly making it hard for residents to keep their homes running smoothly. If you live in a cold climate, a little maintenance is necessary for you to avoid costly repairs in the future. Below are some of the best time to prepare for the fall season. Continue reading “6 Tips on How to Get Your House Ready for Fall”

Top Kitchen Remodeling Trends This Year

Your kitchen is probably the one place that you have to keep trendy. In doing this, you need to ensure that you select trends based on the value they bring to your home as opposed to simply following a certain trend. Remember, the trend choices you make will ultimately determine the appearance of your kitchen a few years down the line. Below are some of the best kitchen trends that address dynamic lifestyle needs. Continue reading “Top Kitchen Remodeling Trends This Year”

7 Factors to Consider Before You Renovate

Plan ahead to avoid potential renovation mistakes

Renovations can be a challenging undertaking depending on how well you plan for the activity. There is the potential risk of things going contrary to your expectations. Before you start considering any renovations to your home, it is important to ask yourself why you are renovating and how you want your home to look like. So just what do you need to know before you renovate? Continue reading “7 Factors to Consider Before You Renovate”

Why is it so cold in here?

As a contractor for many years I have heard this more times than I can say. It is also usually the first cold days of the season. There are many reason you may feel cold.

The first I would check would be the maintenance of your HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) system. Weather you have a boiler, forced air or a heat pump they should all be inspected for peak performance and efficiency by a licensed professional regularly. Many HVAC companies also offer annual and semi annual service contracts. Continue reading “Why is it so cold in here?”

Top 5 reasons to use Homenovator for your next home project

Finding a trusted home improvement contractor to complete a home project can be difficult. This is why we developed Homenovator! We do all of the legwork for you. We utilize our extensive network to match you with a trusted and vetted Home Improvement Professional based on your project description. Here are our top 5 reasons to use Homenovator to get your next home project done. Continue reading “Top 5 reasons to use Homenovator for your next home project”