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Bathtub To Shower Conversions

Bathtub To Shower Conversions

If you are one of those people who rarely use the tub and prefer showers, consider having your bath area converted into a shower stall.  Bathroom renovations have been found to generate one of the highest returns on the investment in resale value. ...

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Identifying Foundation Issues

Identifying Foundation Issues

If you think you have a problem with your foundation, don’t delay.  If you don’t act quickly you risk basement damage and additional structural integrity of the entire house.  Damage can come from a number of causes like drainage, climate changes, cracked or...

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IKEA Kitchen Design and Installation

IKEA Kitchen Design and Installation

When you start to consider changing out cabinets in your kitchen, purchasing pre-built models is a good idea.  One great place to start is at IKEA.  If you like what you saw but have trepidation about installing them yourself, just contact us at...

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Creating An Open Concept Floor Plan

Creating An Open Concept Floor Plan

If you really enjoy your current neighborhood and generally like your home, but wish it were a bit less cramped, then you may want to consider a renovation that includes an open concept layout.  The most common method to accomplish this is to remove the wall...

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Bathroom Renovation Flooring Options

Bathroom Renovation Flooring Options

Updating a bathroom is a great way to improve the function of a limited space and still add value to your home.  One way to upgrade is to change the flooring. Ceramic or Porcelain Tile Porcelain is a type of ceramic tile that has been baked in a kiln differently...

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Renovation or Addition Advantages

Renovation or Addition Advantages

If your current home is not suiting your needs you have the choice of relocating to a new residence or remodel your current house.  Additions and renovations can create a whole new atmosphere more conducive to your lifestyle and needs.  You can create a...

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Interior Design Finishings

Interior Design Finishings

Starting a renovation means a lot of decisions.  At HighBridge we have access to design specialists who will work with you to discover your personal tastes and styles.  The designer will work with you to choose the best finishes, colors, window dressings,...

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Modern Ideas For Your Kitchen and Bathroom

Modern Ideas For Your Kitchen and Bathroom

If you have considered changing your kitchen look from something akin to the 20th Century, there are a lot of opportunities to make it a showcase.  You can still be trendy and stylish without going overboard.  With HighBridge you know that your work will be...

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Refreshing Your Outdated Kitchen

Refreshing Your Outdated Kitchen

If you are planning to stay in your current home for the foreseeable future, you should consider long term changes that can improve the safety and convenience as we age.  Bathrooms are probably the first think you think of with safety rails and easy access. ...

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Bathroom Renovation

Bathroom Renovation

After the kitchen, bathroom remodels will give you one of the best returns on your investment.  Everyone needs to use the bathroom and it is something that can be easily updated.  When you are considering this, realize how much water is used in that...

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Kitchen Reno Checklist

Kitchen Reno Checklist

One of the greatest returns on a renovation investment is in the kitchen area.  It is estimated that 80.5% of the initial cost is recouped in improved value.  Following is a list of just some of the improvements that can be gleaned from a kitchen...

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Basement Renovations That Boost Your return

Basement Renovations That Boost Your return

When you spend money, you want to have a good return on your investment.  That comes in increased living area, enjoyment of the space, as well as an advantage at resale time.  Current sources estimate that a basement renovation will return a 70% return of...

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Costing A Kitchen Reno

Costing A Kitchen Reno

What Is the Cost of a Kitchen Renovation? The kitchen, no matter where it is situated in the house, always seems to be the heart of the home and family.  It is the place for chatting and eating, cooking and doing homework.  If your kitchen needs some work,...

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Hiring A Basement Reno Pro

Hiring A Basement Reno Pro

Renovating a basement is one project that gives value on both a personal lifestyle level as well as increasing the value of your home at the time of resale.  It is a complex undertaking that is best left to the professionals.  While a DIY effort might seem...

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Reasons To Hire A General Contractor

Reasons To Hire A General Contractor

A major home renovation should have the expertise of professionals.  A general contractor will handle the design services, scheduling, supervision, materials, and clean up.  With this company or person in place you have a greater chance of a smooth remodel....

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What Do Restoration Contractors Do?

What Do Restoration Contractors Do?

When a small issue develops like a clogged drain, or even something larger like a roof replacement, you probably have someone trusted that you call to make the fix.  However, if something unusual happens, who should you contact? A restoration contractor has...

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Home Renovation Advantages

Home Renovation Advantages

You may be thinking that if your home is not falling apart or doesn’t need any major repairs, there would be no reason for a renovation.  Actually there can be a lot of reasons to start a remodelling project. Increase Property Value A home that seems out of date...

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Upgrades To Your Kitchen

Upgrades To Your Kitchen

The kitchen seems to be the place where everyone congregates.  It is the place for cooking, eating, entertaining, and so much more.  If you feel your kitchen could use a little upgrade, contact us at HighBridge and we will be happy to come over and see what...

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Common Renovations In A New Home

Common Renovations In A New Home

You have finally decided on the house into which you intend to move.  It is not ideal but it is certainly close.  The next step is to make the house into your home.  Depending on your budget and the condition of the house, there are a number of...

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Value of A Basement Renovation

Value of A Basement Renovation

If your basement is just out of date or you are finally ready to turn it from unfinished to usable, a basement remodel will be an asset to your home.  A finished basement can almost double the available living space in your home, and that can only add to an...

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Kitchen Remodeling Mistakes to Avoid

Kitchen Remodeling Mistakes to Avoid

A kitchen remodel will probably be a significant investment for you and your family.  There are some common mistakes to avoid if possible. A larger kitchen does not necessarily translate to a better kitchen.  If you are not overly cramped, work with the...

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Small Kitchen Solutions

Small Kitchen Solutions

With some creativity and imagination, a small kitchen can be make more convenient. Cabinets  Use available space for unusually placed cabinetry like in corners.  There are designs that are specific to those awkward spaces that can go unused.  There are...

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