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Remodeling Cost-Value Analysis: Something Every Homeowner Should Consider

If you’re thinking about remodeling your home, you’ve got a big decision to make. Home renovations require a fair amount of planning and financial preparation. Here at RemodelWerks we understand that and encourage our clients to take a focused look at the types of home renovations that will work best for their families and for their financial portfolio. For starters, think: What’s the likely return on investment during resale? Read more

5 Relatively Small Changes for Big Impact to Your Home’s Exterior

Ahead of winter is a great time to give your home’s exterior a much-needed facelift. And, the good news is that giving your home a fresh face is completely doable if you make several smaller changes that can have a big impact!

First up, if you have a wood home, most are made of cedar clapboard, chances are you’ve had to or will need to paint your home’s exterior at some point. Why not ditch the paint in favor of virtually no-maintenance siding? Siding is a great way to update your home’s exterior with a clean, tastefully colorful façade that’s got great curb appeal. Want some more reasons? Check out our blog post on 4 immediate benefits of siding your home.

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Fall’s Coming Quickly—Get a Jump on Booking Your Remodeling Projects Now!

With the summer heat and humidity blazing down on us lately, it’s tough to think that in a few short weeks (boy—does summer go fast!) we’ll be heading into the fall. The autumn is a perfect time to embark on home remodeling and custom home building construction projections.

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Now’s the Best Time to Remodel Your Existing Home or Build That Custom Dream Home!

Are you thinking about selling your home and buying a bigger, better home that’s currently on the market? Recent evidence suggests you may be in for a rough ride in finding a listed home that meets the needs of you and your family.

That’s because right now there’s a decreased inventory of homes on the market here in Massachusetts, the Worcester Telegram & Gazette (T&G) reported recently. According to Zillow.com, there were 27 percent fewer homes on the market in June 2013 than there were just one year earlier, the T&G noted. The article pointed out that in today’s market would-be buyers—that would mean you!—can’t be as picky as you could be in a more robust buyer’s market.

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Why It’s Cool to Be a Cellar Dweller!

This time of year a cool, dry basement can provide much needed respite from the hot, muggy summer air! Plus, dwelling, at least part of the time, in the cellar can be a way to enjoy ample, usable living space.

RemodelWerks knows what you may be thinking: “My basement isn’t a livable space!” Au contraire potential cellar dwellar! Many of RemodelWerks prior clients didn’t think their basements were either—at least not until we turned them into believers using our cutting-edge 3D design technology that showed them how we could take their cellars from drab to fab given our award-winning team’s experience and know-how!

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Learn What You Can Do to Protect Your Roof from the Hot Summer Heat

Is it hot enough for ya today?! With this, the third heat wave of summer 2013, we New Englanders have the tall task of keeping ourselves and our pets cool in the sweltering humidity. But, it’s important, too, to be cognizant of the fact that the summer sun can do a number on our homes.

The heat from the sun can cause a roof to heat up to around scorching 160 degrees Fahrenheit! As nighttime falls, the roof’s surface may get down to a “cool” 90 degrees. Big-time changes like this cause roofing materials to contract and expand. This can result in loose flashing or fasteners that are working double-duty to handle all that pushing and pulling that’s taxing your roof.

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Reflections on What Homeowners Wish They’d Known Before Starting a Remodel

Here at RemodelWerks, we’ve walked countless homeowners through the remodeling process—from bringing their initial vision to life using cutting-edge 3D design technology to plot out their new space, firming up their budget and obtaining the necessary permits from their towns to demolishing walls, cabinets, flooring and other features that must come out so the new design can come in! Finally, we continue to deliver high-quality construction services and finish work to give our clients’ phenomenal new spaces they can enjoy for years to come.The fact is, though, sometimes we’re not the first contractor on the job. That means sometimes we must correct things that may not have been done properly in the first place. Fortunately, we’ve got years of custom design/build experience so we are not intimidated by this. But, we’d like to share with you some of the top things homeowners often tell us they wish they’d done right in the first place.

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Need More Space? How to Use What You’ve Got Rather than Moving

When you need more space to accommodate a growing family, your first thought might be to move! But, consider adding an addition to your home to get the space and design you crave!

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5 Reasons to Love the 01545 Shrewsbury, Mass., Zip Code!

What makes 01545 such a special zip code? It represents Shrewsbury, Mass., that’s what!

Early on what set Shrewsbury apart was the fact that it wasn’t a traditional farming village or mill town. In fact, Shrewsbury—known as a “streetcar suburb”—grew in large part due to its proximity to Worcester, the bustling city to its west! This all dates back to 1727 when Shrewsbury first incorporated, and nowadays, Shrewsbury has got plenty of more reasons that make it a very special place to live and work.

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Top Remodeling Updates to Score Big Bucks When Selling Your Home

Not everyone embarks on a home renovation will the idea that they will stay and enjoy their  residence for years to come. Sometimes, clients embark on kitchen remodels, bathroom renovations and whole-home overhauls ahead of selling their homes to reap top dollar on their investment!

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