4 Rules for Blending the Old and the New in Your Home Renovation

There are two ways to go about renovating an older home: you could take a preservationist’s approach and go for a purely historical renovation, or, you can go for a blending of the old with the new, which is what we usually find to be more desirable.

Layers of old paint, uneven floors, bad lighting, layouts that don’t work for modern families — older homes can have a lot of issues. But, there are usually some charming elements worth preserving, like custom crown moulding, fireplace surrounds, pocket doors, and other remnants of a bygone era when carpentry gems like these were more common.

Here are four rules for renovating an old house so you keep the best of the charming bits while updating your home for 21st-century living.

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Easy-To-Make Mistakes When Doing Kitchen Renovations

en doing home renovations, the kitchen is usually the first room to be renovated. Although an upgraded kitchen often improves the value in the home significantly, it also contributes to the flow, look and feel of the home. However, this type of project can become hindered, difficult, and even a bit complicated when the following simple mistakes are made:

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Benefits of Home Additions

With a growing family, you may find yourself needing more space or additional rooms to keep everyone happy and peaceful. While moving may be the first thought that comes to mind, there are certainly other options to consider. Home additions, such as adding an additional room or floor, can provide a solution to your special crises. Below are some of the benefits of creating a home addition:

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3 Things NOT To Do Before Hiring a Contractor

Your new home renovation or construction project is a huge investment, and requires significant planning and preparation. At Jedan Brothers, we have given advice on our blog about what to look for in a contractor, however we have learned that giving advice on what NOT to do can be equally valuable. If you are considering hiring a general contractor, here are 3 things not to do before you choose your company.

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5 Signs You Need To Replace Your Doors

Most people don’t think about replacing their home’s doors or windows; however, not replacing them can have a serious effect on the functionality as well as your enjoyment of the home. Here are our top 7 signs that you need to replace your interior and exterior doors:

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