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Keith Gailey

Kenosha, WI

Don't shirk on details in your home improvement projects. The cost and time, as well as changes, should be planned before starting work to ensure that money and time are saved.

Some areas of your home will have a lower level. This normally happens near the home's foundation. Fill these areas with firmly packed soil to stop water from gathering there and causing erosion. If the water pools near your foundation, it can get into your home or cause rotting.

Consider investing in dormer windows if you want to make better use of the space. This adds charm to your house, along with potentially doubling your square footage. This increases your property value and gives you a lot more living space for a very small investment.

At the beginning of your next home improvement project, start with a plan that includes everything you need to do. Talk to someone who is familiar with renovations to make sure what you want to do is feasible. Remember that home improvement always takes longer than you thought it would, so set aside a good chunk of time.
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