home renovation

I'll be Home (of Distinction) for Christmas: Our merry makeover that made the magazine by Jenny Yarborough

If walls could talk, this 1941 home would have more than a tale or two to tell. That's why we're grateful for Wrightsville Beach Magazine naming our historic beach renovation project December's Home of Distinction. What a wonderful way to end the year!

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Preparing your home for a hurricane: What to do before, during & after Irma by Jenny Yarborough

Whether Irma hits North Carolina's coast or not, hurricane season is here to stay through November 30, so it's better late than never to be prepared. Take a quick look at our hurricane preparedness list to see what you should do to prepare your home before, during & after Hurricane Irma makes landfall. 

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To build or to buy: That is the question by Mark Schmidt

A whole lot of time, money and energy go into both building and buying a home no matter the route you take. Considering that buying a property is usually the biggest expense a person will make during their lives, it makes sense to put a great deal of thought into your two options: to build or to buy. If you’re looking to move to a new place, consider these four things...

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Prepping for winter: Energy and money saving home updates by Mark Schmidt

Fall has arrived and the draft of cooler winter air could be just a couple months from creeping into your home if you're not prepared. No one wants to wear their triple-fat down coat indoors to save money on winter electric bills and no one wants to receive a bill from Duke-Progress Energy that's triple what it was during the Fall either. So what can you do now to reduce your energy bill while keeping the winter draft outdoors? Take a look around your home to see what energy saving home updates might just benefit you and your family this season. 

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Upgrade your view: A builder's guide to energy efficient window replacement by Mark Schmidt

Windows are no longer a one-stop-shop. There are hundreds of styles, functionalities and efficiencies to choose from nowadays. With such a mass selection available for home efficiency upgrades, window shopping isn’t always so crystal clear. Read our tips below to bring the outside in while saving big on your energy bill.

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Make space: 4 ways to open up your space for spring by Mark Schmidt

We all want that new granite countertop and the latest stainless steel appliances, but what can we do to give ourselves more space? Read all about our four renovation tips that will help open up your space for spring and all year long...

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Three steps to pick the perfect paint by Mark Schmidt

Each year, Pantone names one single color of the year. Just one. (Well, with the exception of this year when they named two–Rose Quartz and Serenity.) And whether you’re remodeling or building a new home, you feel this pressure–on a personal level–too. 

Just one color per room (maybe two, if you choose to paint an accent wall). There are more than 50 shades of gray in your local home improvement's collection. And that’s just gray! So how is it that you’re going to you decide on the perfect paint color when looking at that illuminated rainbow mirage of samples in Home Depot or Sherwin Williams? It's easier than you think! Try these three easy steps to pick the perfect paint for your room:

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