Handyman Repairs to Prepare Your Home for Fall

Handyman Repairs to Prepare Your Home for Fall

School is starting up soon and football is on TV, which can only mean one thing…fall is right around the corner.  With fall comes a flurry of cooler weather, more wind, and the possibility of snow at any instant. All of these changes are your signal for starting fall preparation projects around the house. If you aren’t sure where to start, here are a few ideas of places you can get started. Caulking the Windows and Doors Throughout the year your house shifts and settles, which means that your doors and windows shift as well. And, as your doors and

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3 Home Improvements That Don’t Require an Entire Remodel

3 Home Improvements That Don’t Require an Entire Remodel

As soon as something breaks it’s easy to go into handyman overdrive and dig into an entire room remodel. You know what we mean…it’s like when the refrigerator breaks down and all of the sudden you find yourself in the home improvement store picking out a new tile for your backsplash. And, although a remodel can be a lot of fun, many time is it an unnecessary expense. So, before you go digging deep into your pockets, check out these three home improvement fixes Beltway Builders can help you with that don’t require an entire remodel. Cracked Tile It’s not

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Three Kitchen Features You Never Knew You Needed

Three Kitchen Features You Never Knew You Needed

Every good home deserves a great kitchen.  And, every homeowner deserves a kitchen they can entertain in and enjoy.  When it comes to designing a dream kitchen, every homeowner thinks of the basics—tile, sink, countertops, cupboards, flooring. But, what they don’t think of is these three features that EVERY dream kitchen needs. A Breakfast Nook In a dream kitchen, there is nothing better than a cozy corner specifically designed for sipping hot coffee and reading the morning newspaper.  Depending on your style, the breakfast nook can be designed to blend quietly into the surroundings, or stand out and be a

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A Guide for Cleaning Your Home’s Gutters

A Guide for Cleaning Your Home’s Gutters

There comes a time in the life of every home when you need to replace your roof and gutters with a trusted home improvement company. When you do so it is an investment that you want to take care of. For that reason, it is important to regularly clean your gutters so your investment lasts even longer. When to Clean Your Gutters The spring and late fall months are the best time to clean your gutters.  Cleaning them in the spring gets rid of the debris that collects in the gutters over the winter months. And, cleaning them in the

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The Best Flooring for Your Basement

The Best Flooring for Your Basement

One of the biggest trends in home improvement and upgrades is a finished basement.  Full movie theatres, game rooms, and in-law suites are all popular options for the extra space. Unfortunately, in many areas though, finished basements are susceptible to damage caused by an excess of rain and water damage. Due to this challenge, it is important to understand what your options are when it comes to flooring in your finished basement. Laminate Flooring For your finished basement, laminate flooring is one of the easiest options to install.   Depending on the size of your basement, laminate flooring can most often

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How To Create the Ultimate Mudroom for Your Home

Everyone has it.  The place where all the “stuff” goes.  For some families, it’s a kitchen table when you walk in the door, for others it is the front closet. But, if you are one of the lucky ones it is a mudroom.  A mudroom is a room in your home (usually located between the garage and the rest of the home) where you can store your coats, shoes, bags, and everything in between. Recently, mudrooms have evolved to incorporate the style and design of the rest of the home. More than ever homeowners are thoughtfully considering each design element,

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How To Create the Ultimate Farmhouse Kitchen

How To Create the Ultimate Farmhouse Kitchen

Unless you live under a rock you have seen (or at least heard of) the HGTV show, Fixer Upper. This Waco, Texas-based home renovation show took the world by storm and made “shiplap” a household word.  And, thanks to the dynamic duo of Chip & Jo, everyone wants the iconic “farmhouse kitchen” they helped to make so popular. If you are doing a kitchen renovation right now and are wanting to go with the farmhouse style, you truly can’t go wrong.  It’s classic, timeless, and (if you are selling) every buyer is looking for it.  So, before you get to

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Add Value to Your Home By Renovating These Rooms

Add Value to Your Home By Renovating These Rooms

So, it’s time to do a little renovation! Are you ready to find out how to add value to your home by renovating these rooms. You are probably excited, scouring the web for inspiration, tearing out pages of magazines, and taking notes of all the best rooms in your friends’ homes. This is good! But, before you get started, you should take a step back and evaluate your plan. If you are renovating your home, of course, you want to do it for yourself. However, you also want to renovate the best value too.  Sinking a chunk of change into

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3 Popular Home Addition Trends

3 Popular Home Addition Trends

When buying a home every family pictures what their life will be like inside those four walls. They might picture sitting around the dining room table, relaxing in the living room, and the kids running through the hallways.  Usually, when people buy a home, they buy it because they love it and they buy it as a long-term investment.  However, it is not uncommon to want to make some changes.  And, in today’s world of savvy home buyers, creating an addition is one of the most financially responsible ways to get the extra space you crave without jumping into an

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Choosing the Best Countertop Surface for Your Lifestyle

Choosing the Best Countertop Surface for Your Lifestyle

Taking on a kitchen remodel is a big endeavor both in time and finances. For that reason, when making decisions about the design you want to feel confident that you are making the right one. However, there are so many choices to make that the process can become overwhelming and unenjoyable. That’s why we’re giving you some tips in making one of the most important design choices for your new kitchen—the countertop. Here we will break down the four most popular countertop styles and walk you through the pros and cons of each, helping you to decide which will be

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