Blogs from August 2014

How to Finance Home Improvements

Posted by Admin | Thursday, August 28th



Planning a home renovation or improvement project is exciting; developing a vision, discussing options with the contractor – the possibilities can seem endless. However, depending on the scope of the project, figuring out how to finance the venture may present more of a challenge. Just...
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New Bathroom, No Budget Needed

Posted by Admin | Wednesday, August 20th



While it sure would be nice to have a bathroom large enough for a whirlpool tub, shower, double sinks and a sitting area, the reality is bathrooms are often smaller. Just because the square footage might not be there doesn’t mean you have to feel dated or boxed in. 

There are several...
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Most Valuable Home Projects for 2014

Posted by Admin | Monday, August 11th

Many homeowners contemplate home improvement projects but are a bit at a loss when it comes to  calculating how much of what they spend will be returned. Remodeling Magazine's 2014 Cost vs. Value Report is a wealth of information. The report easily breaks down data relating to the most popular home improvements into national, regional and even metropolitan areas.

For our purposes, we will look at the best choices for the New England region. These projects are estimated to recoup at least 85 percent of the cost.

 

Bang for your Buck


Attic Bedroom

Make use of unused attic space by adding a bedroom and shower. Adding windows and carpet will let light flow in and give the room a true home feel. Proper insulation is key to protecting the area from heat in the summer and the winter cold. With an estimated price tag of $51,621 and resale value of $44,732, you can plan on recouping 87 percent of your initial investment.


Wood Deck Replacement

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What Have We Been Up To?

Posted by Admin | Wednesday, August 6th

What Have We Been Up To?

It’s been said that kitchens are the heart of the home. This is one of the reasons we love bringing new life to them through remodeling. Kruse Home Improvement has been working on a kitchen in East Hartford that is in the final phases of construction.

 We were tasked with updating the...
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