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iHomewise.com http://ihomewise.com All About Home Wed, 02 Sep 2015 23:02:05 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.0.3 This Simple Home Improvement Tip Could Save You a Bundle of Cash http://ihomewise.com/this-simple-home-improvement-tip-could-save-you-a-bundle-of-cash/ http://ihomewise.com/this-simple-home-improvement-tip-could-save-you-a-bundle-of-cash/#comments Wed, 02 Sep 2015 23:02:05 +0000 administrator http://ihomewise.com/this-simple-home-improvement-tip-could-save-you-a-bundle-of-cash/ This Simple Home Improvement Tip Could Save You a Bundle of Cash
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York County home improvement program needs applicants
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Have you been putting off replacing your home’s roof or completing other repairs because of the high cost?

An interest-free, deferred loan through the York County Planning Commission can lessen or eliminate the immediate impact on the wallets of qualifying homeowners.

The federally funded Home Improvement Program (HIP) allows qualifying homeowners to receive loans of up to $ 25,000 to make needed repairs to their homes, said Kim Walston, financial specialist with the planning commission.

“It’s for needed repairs, not cosmetic ones,” she said.

Repairs: Work covered by the program includes repairs to a roof or heating, electrical and plumbing systems, as well as replacing windows, doors and sidewalks. The money can also be used to complete handicapped modifications, such as adding a wheelchair ramp, Walston said.

The program is one of many homeowner programs offered through the county.

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Mortgage: Home improvement hot spots: Who’s rebuilding? http://ihomewise.com/mortgage-home-improvement-hot-spots-whos-rebuilding/ http://ihomewise.com/mortgage-home-improvement-hot-spots-whos-rebuilding/#comments Sat, 22 Aug 2015 13:54:24 +0000 administrator http://ihomewise.com/mortgage-home-improvement-hot-spots-whos-rebuilding/ Mortgage: Home improvement hot spots: Who’s rebuilding?
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After doing just enough to maintain their homes in the wake of the Great Recession, Americans are starting to ramp up spending on backyard decks, spa-like bathrooms and other vanity improvements.

The amount people spend on home remodeling and repair is anticipated to hit $ 325 billion this year for the first time since 2007, according to the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies. Hanley Wood, a marketing services company that owns real estate design and construction publications, including Remodeling magazine, offers a similar outlook, predicting the industry will fully recover this summer following 12 straight quarters of steady growth.

“The forecast looks very bright for the remodeling market,” said

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9 Ways for Investors to Cash In on Home Improvement http://ihomewise.com/9-ways-for-investors-to-cash-in-on-home-improvement/ http://ihomewise.com/9-ways-for-investors-to-cash-in-on-home-improvement/#comments Wed, 19 Aug 2015 22:55:53 +0000 administrator http://ihomewise.com/9-ways-for-investors-to-cash-in-on-home-improvement/ 9 Ways for Investors to Cash In on Home Improvement
News from U.S. News & World Report:

Home values and the retail giants Lowe’s and Home Depot are the primary beneficiaries of the recent increase in home improvement projects.

Home is where the ROI is. Return on investment, that is.

Though the U.S. homeownership rate is down to 63.4 percent, the lowest since 1967, and millions of properties have finally regained the value lost in the 2008 recession, Americans never stopped replacing broken windows, hammering on new shingles and installing new appliances. Here’s how analysts view the home improvement market and considerations for investing in the castles we call home.

The home improvement market is “cyclical, but not as cyclical as homebuilding itself,” says James Goldstein, a senior analyst with New York-based CreditSights, which covers the U.S. retail market. Home improvement retailers saw sales erode up to 7 percent during the recession, but that was nothing near the decimation suffered by homebuilders. The Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard Univer…………… continues on U.S. News & World Report

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Home improvement stocks, Fed top trades to go
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Trader disclosure: On August 18, 2015 the following stocks and commodities mentioned or intended to be mentioned on CNBC’s “Halftime Report” were owned by the “Halftime Report” traders: Pete Najarian is long AMAT, AAPL, BAC, BMY, BP, CSX, DISCA, DKS, FOXA, GE, KKR, KO, LLY, MRK, PEP, PFE, he is long calls AAPL, ABX, AMKR, BBY, BEE, BHP, CRM, CSX, CY, DAL, DVN, ETFC, EXC, FB, GILD, HIG, LC, LM, LULU, MU, P, PG, PNR, RAD, RF, SYY, UAL, UPS, VLO, VZ, WFC, WYNN, XLF, VLO, ZIOP, he is long puts AUY, CTL, FCX, RIG. Today he bought GILD calls. Stephanie Link is long AAPL, BAC, CHKP, DAL, DLPH, EL, ESRX, EXP, GILD, HIG, JPM, LLY, LOW, LPX, LULU, MA, MAT, MCD, MS, PRU, SWK, TIF, UNH, VFC, WFC. Josh Brown is long AAPL, BABA, DE, DNKN, EBAY, FSLR, JMBA, PYPL, SAM, SHAK, SPWR, TWTR, XLE, XON. Joe Terranova is long VRTS.

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Kitchen design http://ihomewise.com/kitchen-design/ http://ihomewise.com/kitchen-design/#comments Sun, 16 Aug 2015 07:55:57 +0000 administrator http://ihomewise.com/kitchen-design/ Kitchen design
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For contrast, charcoal granite was used on the countertops under the cabinets, and arabescato marble tops the kitchen island. PHOTO BY CORI KLECKNER PHOTOGRAPHY

With great risk comes great reward, so to achieve a dream design, homeowners often have to do something that scares them.

What was once a narrow, galley-style kitchen is now open and functional, thanks to Lindsay Espinoza’s clients daring to go the route of risk: tearing down walls. “Many people say that they want to rip down walls, but many never really do it,” Espinoza, of Lulu Designs, says. “It was the largest expense, but worth every cent.”

And so down came the wall between the living room and kitchen, and up went the ceilings – vaulting them to the roofline – to make this one airy, open space.

The family tried its hand at the renovation before calling on Espinoza for help, which required some faith as they’d never worked with a designer before, Espinoza says.

What soon followed was instant chemistry between client and designer.

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Three entrepreneurs join hands to help you visualise your home décor in 3D http://ihomewise.com/three-entrepreneurs-join-hands-to-help-you-visualise-your-home-decor-in-3d/ http://ihomewise.com/three-entrepreneurs-join-hands-to-help-you-visualise-your-home-decor-in-3d/#comments Fri, 14 Aug 2015 15:58:50 +0000 administrator http://ihomewise.com/three-entrepreneurs-join-hands-to-help-you-visualise-your-home-decor-in-3d/ Three entrepreneurs join hands to help you visualise your home décor in 3D
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“The three of us, after slogging away on our own different startup ideas for over five years felt that it was time we got together. We had failed many times and in many ways, and felt that collectively we had exhausted all available methods of failure,” says Ishwar Sundararaman, CEO of Furdo. Founded by Kiran Singh, Arvind Prakash Singh and Ishwar, Furdo is an online home décor platform that helps you visualise your home and its furniture in 3D.

Building the idea

The idea that furniture could be sold with 3D visualisation first came to Kiran. He had worked hard for two years to build a product for furniture selling. Earlier this year, he raised an angel round of funding of USD 4,00,000 from Bhavadeep Reddy at the start of the year. Arvind joined Kiran as Co-founder in February, and began focusing on both tech and building a supply chain for selling the furniture.

Pivoting and change

Ishwar joined the team in March as a marketing consultant. Around this time, Bhavadeep was heading to China for a week to help identify furniture vendors. When he came back from that trip, Ishwar had other plans.

He said that the team shouldn’t manufacture or source furniture, and definitely not from China, and, instead of selling furniture, should focus on design. “I told them that we will launch this solution in two…………… continues on YourStory.com

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Target is making a big bet that shoppers this Fall will be mad for plaid. It’s introducing a clothing collaboration with designer Adam Lippes full of buffalo plaids for guys and gals, and its home decor collections are similarly themed. Beginning later this month in stores and online, Target will be ready to outfit the kitchens, dining rooms, and living rooms of America in all manner of tartan and tattersall. Since nothing says Fall or back to school like a hint of plaid, Target’s definitely on to something here — especially with these items shoppers will surely be lining up to buy.

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Here’s What Happens When Starchitects Hack Together A Kitchen From Ikea http://ihomewise.com/heres-what-happens-when-starchitects-hack-together-a-kitchen-from-ikea/ http://ihomewise.com/heres-what-happens-when-starchitects-hack-together-a-kitchen-from-ikea/#comments Thu, 13 Aug 2015 19:55:21 +0000 administrator http://ihomewise.com/heres-what-happens-when-starchitects-hack-together-a-kitchen-from-ikea/ Here’s What Happens When Starchitects Hack Together A Kitchen From Ikea
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Reform is a new Danish furniture company with an intriguing business model: By taking Ikea flat-pack kitchen components and modding them into custom units, it aims to give everyone the opportunity for high-end design at a reasonable price. For its current endeavor, the company is outfitting Ikea’s Metod line of kitchen cabinets with customized fronts and table tops designed by three of Denmark’s leading architecture firms—BIG, Henning Larson Architects, and Norm.

To construct one of Reform’s customized kitchens, you order kitchen cabinets from Ikea and then browse the Reform website to choose the type and color of fronts and tabletops you’d like. In three to four weeks, Reform delivers the fronts ready for mounting. The tabletops are cut to fit and just need to be screwed into the cabinets.

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Call it what you will—accessible design, aging in place, design for all—creating a kitchen that works for all ages and abilities is a good idea that adds value to your home. Kitchen designers say requests for kitchen improvements that aid independent living are increasing as the remodeling market bounces back. “You may not think you need it now, but if you’re already remodeling, do it now while you have the money,” says Paula Kennedy, a certified kitchen planner from Seattle. Here are some tips from Kennedy and other pros.

Storage

Start with storage that’s within easy reach. “The  sweet spot for everything is between 15 and 48 inches,” says Kennedy. Add slide-out units and turntables to lower cabinets and glass doors to upper cabinets so you can see what’s inside. Open shelving and easy-glide drawers are other good choices and D-shaped pulls are easier to handle than knobs.

Work spaces

Counters of different heights work for adults chopping veggies as well as for children baking cookies and cooks who prefer sitting while prepping. Consider an island with different levels—one at the typical 36 inches and another at 30. A built-in desk can double as a work surface.

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6 Best Kitchen Design Tips To Follow http://ihomewise.com/6-best-kitchen-design-tips-to-follow/ http://ihomewise.com/6-best-kitchen-design-tips-to-follow/#comments Thu, 13 Aug 2015 19:55:14 +0000 administrator http://ihomewise.com/6-best-kitchen-design-tips-to-follow/ 6 Best Kitchen Design Tips To Follow
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The kitchen is one of the busiest areas of your house, and when planning for this space, there are several kitchen design ideas that you can apply to push your cookery haven to its fullest potentials.

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HOLLYWOOD, CA – JUNE 14: Atmosphere at Dwell Magazine And Klein Financial Preview Award-Winning ASID Interior Designs Of Two Buildings Honored By LA City Council For Impelling Return Of Metropolitan Apartment Lifestyle at 1600 Vine on June 14, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo : Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Klein Financial)

Interior design is not for everybody – those interior design ideas just come rushing in for some while others just don’t have the slightest clue. Thanks to reputable designers in the interior design industry who offer their years of expertise to teach us different tips and tricks for our home design dilemmas – like how to decorate a living room and kitchen when there is no distinction between the two spaces. continues on Realty Today

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Ikea And Ideo Tease A Kitchen For The End Of The World http://ihomewise.com/ikea-and-ideo-tease-a-kitchen-for-the-end-of-the-world/ http://ihomewise.com/ikea-and-ideo-tease-a-kitchen-for-the-end-of-the-world/#comments Sat, 25 Apr 2015 19:53:55 +0000 administrator http://ihomewise.com/ikea-and-ideo-tease-a-kitchen-for-the-end-of-the-world/ Ikea And Ideo Tease A Kitchen For The End Of The World
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There always seem to be two potential futures: In one, we have Marty McFly flying around on hoverboards like everything’s wonderful. In the other, we have Katniss Everdeen slitting throats for the world’s last Manwich. Which one will it be?

Ikea imagines that in the year 2025, our kitchen will live somewhere between dystopia and utopia. In a collaboration with Ideo and students at Lund University, and the Eindhoven University of Technology, Ikea presented a kitchen of the future.

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Its pièce de résistance is a glowing communal table, called the Table of Living, that uses a smart projector to apply glowing graphics in real time to interact with anything from children’s toys to farmer’s market produce. It’s a similar concept to what we’ve seen from Berg, Frog,

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Ageless Design: A Kitchen for Seniors
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April 22, 2015 | Story by: Nancy Caggia | Categories: Community, Featured, Health

Cary, NC — Don’t assume that redesigning your kitchen to be “ageless” is all about grab bars, neutral colors and awkward cabinets. Universal design is beautiful and enjoyable for all.

What’s an Ageless Kitchen?

As this concept is becoming more popular, manufacturers are coming out with more adaptable and attractive products. Getting an “ageless” kitchen does, often, not require remodeling.

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Cast Feuds, Momager Fights & An Illicit Love Affair –– The 10 Most Shocking … http://ihomewise.com/cast-feuds-momager-fights-an-illicit-love-affair-%e2%80%93%e2%80%93-the-10-most-shocking/ http://ihomewise.com/cast-feuds-momager-fights-an-illicit-love-affair-%e2%80%93%e2%80%93-the-10-most-shocking/#comments Fri, 24 Apr 2015 16:53:55 +0000 administrator http://ihomewise.com/cast-feuds-momager-fights-an-illicit-love-affair-%e2%80%93%e2%80%93-the-10-most-shocking/ Cast Feuds, Momager Fights & An Illicit Love Affair –– The 10 Most Shocking …
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Meet Porch.com: The Startup Disrupting The Home Improvement Space
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The conventional wisdom, “if you can’t run with the big dogs, you’d better stay on the porch,” has recently been turned on its head by Matt Ehrlichman CEO of Seattle-based Porch.

Homeowners, contractors and real estate agents are all part of a real estate eco-system being co-created on Porch.com’s technology platform — and yes, there is a big dog in this mix as well.

In a short 19 months, Porch has grown exponentially from 25 to 350 employees, and Ehrlichman shared with Benzinga that, “this was in no small part due to a decision over a year ago, by home improvement retailer Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) to become an early investor in Porch.”

“In January 2014, Porch announced a strategic partnership with Lowe’s that would see the home improvement retailer use Porch as their in-store resource (see image above) to help homeowners find the right home improvement professionals for nearly any proj…………… continues on Benzinga

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Home Improvement in U.S. Slowing or Still Intact - http://ihomewise.com/home-improvement-in-u-s-slowing-or-still-intact/ http://ihomewise.com/home-improvement-in-u-s-slowing-or-still-intact/#comments Thu, 23 Apr 2015 19:51:47 +0000 administrator http://ihomewise.com/home-improvement-in-u-s-slowing-or-still-intact/ Home Improvement in U.S. Slowing or Still Intact -
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Two indexes that gauge U.S. home-remodeling activity suggest a slower pace ahead. Wall Street seems to disagree.

Future market conditions measured by the National Association of Home Builders’ Remodeling Market Index fell to 55.4 in the three months ended March 31 from a record-high of 59.5 in the fourth quarter, data from the group showed Thursday. Similarly, a leading indicator of remodeling work created by Harvard University projects annual growth in home-improvement spending will slow to 2.9 percent by year end from a projected 6.5 percent in the first quarter.

While these measures suggest sluggishness, investors don’t seem to mind. Following a “relatively weak year” for renovations in 2014, “people are warming up to housing again,” said Mike Wood, an analyst in New York at Macquarie Group Ltd.

“Investor sentiment has clearly improved since the end of last year and we’ve seen that partially in stock-price appreciation,” Wood said. Mohawk Industries Inc., a “top player” in the North American residential remodeling industry and one of Wood’s outperform recommendations, has led the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index by 24 percentage points since Sept. 30.

More broadly, S&P’s Homebuilding Select Industry Index — made up of 35 housing-related companies including Home Depot Inc., Owens Corning Inc. and several home…………… continues on Which Is It? – Bloomberg

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MILFORD >> A Shelton man is facing charges after police say he took thousands of dollars from a local homeowner as partial payment for a kitchen renovation —and then didn’t do any of the agreed upon work.

The victim, who lives on Hauser Street, hired Timothy Kovalsky, 35, under the name of his company, Exquisite Remodeling, and paid him $ 2,887 for the project in December, police spokesman Sgt. Jeffrey Nielsen said in a press release Thursday.

Kovalsky and the victim signed a contract, but Kovalsky allegedly never performed any of the work. The victim was unable to contact him and get the money back.

Milford police checked with the state Department of Consumer Protection and found that Kovalsky had a home improvement contractor’s certificate but it had expired in 2012. There was no record of a certificate for Exquisite Remodeling.

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Kovalsky was arrested Wednesday and charged with performing home improvement without a valid certificate, failure to refund home improvement payment and third-degree larceny.

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