Home Improvement Blogs – South Bay

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5 Siding Choices for the HomeReplacing home siding is a great way to improve the look and value of the entire property. Since there is such a wide variety in styles and prices, people should carefully think about siding materials before making a choice. Here are five of the most popular options homeowners could consider.

1. Vinyl Siding

In bang for the buck, there is little that beats vinyl siding. That is why vinyl takes up almost a third of the siding market. Vinyl siding came out in the 1990's as an inexpensive material that is pretty simple to maintain and can keep its color over time. Unlike wood, vinyl does not absorb water. Homeowners do not have to worry about the color flaking off due to weather or wind. The paint color is applied to the siding before

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5 Bathroom Upgrades With a Good ROIChoosing a home improvement that improves both the enjoyment of the home and the market value, is an important decision for homeowners. What home additions or renovations increase the resale value of a home? or should a seller sell and market the home as-is? One of the most popular, other than kitchens, is a bathroom extension or renovation.

Bathroom Renovation or Extensions

When speaking of bathrooms, the decision is often to either add a bathroom or to renovate or make larger an existing bathroom. In an existing home, the decision of either often relates to the benefit and then potential cost of the work. In the case of an unfinished basement, adding a bathroom where there is none could present quite a bit of convenience and advantage for

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Consider basic needs to assemble the right tools for home repairsJust as it's unwise to drive a car without a spare tire and working jack, no home should be without basic tools to make simple repairs—whether it's to do simple maintenance around the house or to DIY larger projects. A home repair kit is easy to assemble. Use a collapsible fabric bucket, a plastic tote or a metal lunchbox as a portable tool kit, and buy only necessary items rather than spending big bucks for a coordinated set.

Here are the items every homeowner should have:

Hammers & Screwdrivers

There are many different types of hammers, but a basic clawfoot hammer is indispensable. Use it to hang artwork or pry off an old piece of trim, build a deck or pound a garden stake into the ground. Look for a hammer with good balance and one that

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What to Know About Spray Foam InsulationHomeowners looking to address drafts and improve the envelope of their home may be looking to add a home insulation product, especially if they live in an older home. While there are many types of home insulation on the market, only a few can improve energy efficiency in a home while being able to be used on irregular or hard to reach areas. Spray foam is one of the products worth considering that may help homeowners address cracks, leaks or gaps in an existing or newly constructed home.

Even those not currently interested in the high return on investment that may be derived from improving insulation in a home may appreciate the additional comfort and lower bills associated with heating or cooling a home with properly installed home insulation.

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How Paint Can Add Value to Your HomeWhen the time comes for a homeowner to prepare their home for sale, a fresh coat of paint is often one of the first improvements on the list, and for good reason. Painting the interior of your home covers many of the signs of wear that make homes feel tired and dated. In addition to making rooms look clean and new, however, painting when staging a home to sell offers even more affordable ways to add value and appeal in home staging.

The Benefits of Painting a Home When Staging to Sell

Should you paint your home before selling? Most homeowners stage homes with the intent of increasing the overall value by presenting it in the best possible light. Since interior painting offers a 107 percent ROI for a home and only costs a few hundred dollars,

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How to Pick a Home Security SystemEveryone is concerned about the safety and well-being of their home, and nowhere is it more apparent than in the number of different types of home security systems available. Here are the four different types of security systems available and what they mean for homeowners.

Local Alarms

For homeowners who just want a little extra security and safety to help ease anxieties about a home break-in, a local alarm is the most basic type. Local alarms are always unmonitored, which means there is no way to check on them like homeowners would a smart security device. Local alarms also aren’t connected to a control panel, making them all individual devices that need to be managed separately from each other. Common types of local alarms include motion

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3 Common Home Dangers To Be Careful AboutThe home may seem like one of the safest possible places to be, but this fallacy can lead homeowners into a dangerous trap. Preventable accidents are not only common, but they can also be incredibly harmful to the residents of the home (or even the neighbors.) Luckily, it doesn't have to be difficult or time-consuming to spot and fix common hazards. Here are a few simple things everyone can do today to identify the hot spots around their Palos Verdes home so that something can be done.

Check the Walkways

From stairs to walking paths to hallways, there are multiple ways a person can slip and fall. Some falls can't be helped, but homeowners do have the power to fix their railings or install better lighting. Homeowners can put rugs down to

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Homeowner Roofing Material InformationChoosing a roofing material can be difficult. Homeowners in search of a new roof must first choose the right material for their needs. Knowing the differences between each roofing material can help homeowners who would like to install a new roof on their home.

Asphalt Shingles

Asphalt shingles are the go-to roofing product for the majority of the homes in the U.S. Home owners love shingles because they're durable, affordable and versatile. Shingles come in a variety of colors to match homes of all types and styles. Asphalt shingles can even be cut into different shapes to resemble other, more expensive materials, such as cedar shakes or slate tiles.

With an expected service life of about 20 years, shingles aren't the longest-lasting

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Buying a Home in a Location Known for EarthquakesThere’s a lot to know about buying a home in an earthquake-prone area. Whether home buyers want to avoid purchasing a home in an earthquake-prone area or instead wish to prepare for living in an earthquake-prone area, it's important for prospective homeowners to know about earthquake zones and how to adapt to them. Knowing which homes and communities are safest can help buyers pick the right property for their needs.

Mapping Out Earthquake Zones Before Buying a Home

When prospective home buyers plan to purchase a home in a state with a high frequency of earthquakes, it's essential for those homeowners to plan ahead and decide the safest and most practical locations for them to buy a home.

To determine if a home is situated in an

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