Jon Porter

Long-time writing and editing professional that specializes in creating educational articles and promotional material for hundreds of moving and home improvement businesses across the country.

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bathroom

Your bath or shower keep you clean, but when the time comes to return the favor, things can go downhill fast. From mildewed grout and discolored tiles to soap scum and stuck-down hairs, you’d best be equipped with plenty of patience—and possibly a hazmat suit—to tackle this unpopular task.

Bathroom Remodeling Trends You Should Avoid

Spring is a time of renewal, so you may see it as a great time to revamp the look and functionality of your bathroom. It’s an understandable impulse, and a potentially fruitful one if you commit to the proper amount of planning and preparation. Part of that planning phrase includes bucking the bath remodeling trends that, while popular, don’t directly enrich the comfort or value of your home.

Selling FSBO vs. Hiring a Realtor

Real estate is a complex industry, so much so that many who venture into it as aspirational agents struggle to build their clientele or close sustainable commissions. Not due to a lack of skill, but rather, the very nature of the home transaction process. 

How to Build an Accessible Bathroom

As we age, many of us will find ourselves in need of improved bathroom accessibility. Accessible bathrooms can dramatically enhance the quality of life of homeowners and their loved ones living with mobility restrictions due to aging, disability, or physical injury.

Top Bathroom Remodeling Trends of 2018

So long as there are people and bathrooms, there will always be those that invest large amounts of money to optimize their personal sanctuary. The impulse remains the same, but the execution and theory changes from year to year.

Touring the Home of the Future:  Five Innovations That Are Changing How We Live

Progress isn’t a straight, upward line, but a generally positive trend marked by many peaks and valleys—in most cases. When it comes to home improvement innovation, though, progress is a near-constant result of booming industries competing to deliver the next must-have residential technology.

Choosing Home Renovations That Improve Resale Value

When you’re ready to embark on a home improvement project, one of the most important considerations to make regards the return on your investment. Whether you’re planning to move, looking to improve your home’s value, or simply updating your abode with the latest and greatest

When you start thinking about remodeling your home, you may be initially inspired by grand ambitions, like creating a luxurious, new bathroom, a spacious kitchen, or installing a gorgeous backyard pool, but these renovations may not yield the most optimal return on investment.

Building a Kid-Friendly Bathroom

When building a kid-friendly bathroom, you want to create a safe space that reduces the chances of accidental injury, but at the same time, you also want a room that comforts your kids and enriches their individual senses of style.

One of the first major decisions you’ll make during any home remodel is whether you’ll go at it alone, or with the help of professional contractors. It seems like an easy call; a novice renovator or weekend warrior should solicit an expert hand

Surefire Strategies for Boosting the Resale Value of Your Home

The Consumer Reports National Research Center estimates that more than five million home will be sold in 2017. If this is the year you’ve decided to sell your property, expect a healthy dose of competition. Sellers navigate competitive markets in a variety of ways

Reinvent Your Garage With These Popular Renovations

The garage is a much more versatile space than most homeowners recognize, especially if they’re more gearhead than interior designer; but even those looking to repurpose their garages restrict their ambitions to just shifting the floor plan.

windows

You may be more inclined to take a good, long look at your windows if you’ve just purchased a fixer-upper or you’ve spent a considerable amount of years in your current abode. These occasions are as good as any, but it’s important to prioritize periodic window inspections

Different Types of Home Inspection

The specific home inspection services you’ll need depends on the property’s age, architecture, location, and maintenance history, but it’s important to have a full understanding of the most prominent inspections so you can decide whether they’re right for you.