• Home Improvement News

    Big demand, high price tags for home improvement projects

    If you’re in the market for a new deck or a bathroom remodel, don’t expect to get it done any time soon. Prices are up, and contractors are booked solid. COLUMBIA COUNTY, Pa. — Christopher Ackerman is a contractor in the Bloomsburg area, and right now, he doesn’t have a spot open in his schedule until the fall. “Definitely busier. I’ve always been busy, but I’m backed up now because of materials and labor issues.” That demand is now driving up the price of materials like lumber and wood to record highs. RELATED: Lumber prices through the roof “Half-inch sheet of Osb plywood was 11, 12 bucks six months ago.…

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  • Home Design

    Cumby Group, Led By Bryan Cumby, Wins Austin Home & Design Award for “Exterior Use of Color” on Condo Project

    AUSTIN, TX, USA, April 23, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Cumby Group, a leading real estate developer and builder, recently earned a highly coveted Austin Home & Design Award for “Exterior Use of Color” on one of its major design projects 1010 W 10—a luxury condo project in downtown Austin. Cumby Group, led by Bryan Cumby, received the award in the spring of 2021 for its iconic 1010 W. 10 project. The building features 14 luxury homes, award-winning architecture, open modern interior designs and stands out in the city for its one-of-a-kind hardwood wrapped exterior creating luxurious and lively exterior. The “Exterior Use of Color” Home & Design Award recognizes a project…

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    Stimulus checks are fueling home improvement, new data finds

    Sally Bahner was livid when her washer and her dryer, both less than four years old, broke and required hundreds of dollars in repairs, so she knew exactly what she was going to do with her third stimulus check: Buy new ones. Her Branford, Connecticut, home now boasts a new set by Speed Queen that comes with a five-year warranty and costs a little over $2,000—about 85{28ab41d673507bfe0daf970418d2e81f9476b3e139564442359ad7402c370b16} of the $2,400 her household received. The 71-year-old freelance writer is hardly the only stimmy recipient to spend the money on improvements instead of indulgences (or, put another way, to at-tweet Bob Vila instead of Balenciaga). A new Harris Poll conducted exclusively for…

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  • Kitchen Decoration

    Historic ‘at-risk’ church in Wrexham could be turned in kitchen and interior furnishings showroom

    Wrexham.com > News Posted: Thu 22nd Apr 2021 A historic village church in Wrexham which is on the “at-risk” register could soon be transformed into a showroom for kitchens and interior furnishings. The former Presbyterian church in Holt was included on Wrexham Council’s list of properties which are at risk from neglect or decay after closing its doors to worshippers. Plans have now been submitted which could see the Grade-II listed building on Castle Street, which first opened in 1865, converted into a salesroom. One of the main changes proposed would see the church’s timber pews removed and turned into…

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  • Home Design

    Memorial midcentury gem gets a new lease on life after Hurricane Harvey

    Hidden in a small cul-de-sac in Memorial Glen, the older home with a plain brick courtyard wall and heavy gate didn’t seem like much at first glance. Heather Willard knew, though, from her days delivering a neighborhood newsletter, that the 1960s home that lay beyond the ivy-covered privacy wall was special, a midcentury gem with a little history of its own. Hurricane Harvey had flooded much of Memorial Glen — and nearby Memorial Bend — and badly damaged this home, too. Owner Dr. Hugh “Chip” McAllister Jr. had cleaned up and gutted it but gave up the effort and put it on the market. Willard and her husband, Eric, had…

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