Home Renovation Articles

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How to prepare your Massachusetts home for the fall and winter seasons

Tommy Mitchell

New England’s winters are legendary. Nor’easters pound the coast and the eastern half of the state with high winds, snow, freezing rain and sleet. Icy winds and heavy snow blow in from the Great Lakes to blanket western ...

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How to Live Through a Home Remodel and Be Happy

Tommy Mitchell

Mention “home renovation” to some people and watch the color drain out of their faces. For many, there is nothing more stressful (and for good reason) than to have some strangers ...

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How to Ensure Good Communication with Your Home Renovation Company

Tommy Mitchell

Frustration. Anxiety. Confusion. These are the words that many homeowners unfortunately associate with home renovation projects because they’ve worked with a home remodeling ...

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How to Prioritize Home Renovations in a Multi-Stage Project

Tommy Mitchell

We all find ourselves frustrated from time to time when faced with the dilemma of reconciling what we want with what we need, or perhaps more accurately, what we can afford. The ...

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Top stories of the trials and tribulations of DIY home maintenance

Tommy Mitchell

Nobody likes to spend more than they absolutely have to on home repairs. It’s bad enough when things break and you have to struggle with the inconvenience and disruption they ...

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3 Reasons Why a Home Maintenance Company Is a Homeowner’s Best Friend

Tommy Mitchell

When many people think about the cost of a home, they’re often thinking about the buying or selling price of it. But there is an ongoing and often less visible cost – that of ...

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Why free home renovation estimates are problematic and a fantasy

Tommy Mitchell

A home renovation project can be a highly dynamic event full of excitement, anxiety, anticipation and, yes, stress. Of course, no homeowner wants to pay any more than absolutely ...

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Main homeowner tips for insurance-related home repairs you’ll want to know

Tommy Mitchell

Dealing with a damaged home is no fun. Fallen trees, burst pipes, flooded basements, lightning strikes – they all can cause the kind of damage that makes a home difficult to live ...

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Home renovation timeline: How long should a remodel take?

Tommy Mitchell

One of the first questions we get as a home renovation contractor is “How long will this project take?” Any reputable, experienced contractor could immediately reply, “As long as ...

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Why home preventative maintenance costs much less than emergency repairs

Tommy Mitchell

If you’re like most homeowners, you take great pride in your home and property. You mow your lawn and trim your shrubs and trees regularly. If you have wood siding or deck, you ...

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How to create a backyard entertainment area for family and friends’ social enjoyment

Tommy Mitchell

If the pandemic has taught us anything, it’s how to relax at home and get outside more. The popularity of outdoor living has grown leaps and bounds over the past year and a half ...

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Great basement renovation ideas for family living and enjoyment

Tommy Mitchell

If your home has an unfinished basement, you’re sitting on a gold mine of additional living space, flexible entertainment and relaxation options, more efficient storage, and added ...

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Top ways to renovate your home floor plan for improved function and uses

Tommy Mitchell

If there was one thing the pandemic was good for, it was helping homeowners discover every poor design element and floor plan weakness in their homes. As people spent more and ...

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Important design steps for remodeling a home for multigenerational living

Tommy Mitchell

A recent study by the Pew Research Center has revealed that growing numbers of buyers are looking for homes that will accommodate more than just a single family. Shifting ...

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The top benefits of turning an awkward floor plan into a functional home

Tommy Mitchell

A homeowner’s relationship with their home – like any relationship – can change over time. Just like marriages, friendships, and partnerships, your relationship with your home can ...

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7 smart steps to making a kitchen organized, functional, and fun

Tommy Mitchell

Remodeling a kitchen is a lot more than just new cabinets and appliances and a different color scheme. Effectively renovating a kitchen for more functional efficiency requires a ...

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5 characteristics of a great home renovation dream team

Tommy Mitchell

Home renovation and remodeling projects come in all shapes and sizes, but except for the very simplest, virtually all of them require structural and aesthetic changes. Some ...

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How home remodel visualization creates excitement for the design

Tommy Mitchell

One of the most frustrating challenges many homeowners face when considering a home renovation project is difficulty visualizing specific changes to improve their home’s ...

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How to avoid the top costly and elusive home renovation mistakes

Tommy Mitchell

Virtually every level of home renovation – from simple room redesigns to kitchen remodeling to home additions – involve an equal level of emotion and stress. Homeowners undertake ...

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How to optimize kitchen storage space to improve your lifestyle

Tommy Mitchell

“What am I going to do with all this kitchen storage space?” said no one, ever. As a design/build construction firm with years of experience designing and building kitchens, one ...

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25 important questions to ask before hiring any home renovation company

Tommy Mitchell

Renovating your home – whether you’re just remodeling a bedroom or renovating your entire house – is a highly personal project. The old saying is true: “Home is where the heart ...

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Which home renovation ideas make the biggest improvement in your quality of life?

Tommy Mitchell

One of the most popular home renovation questions we get asked all the time here at Mitchell Construction Group is “What home improvement will have the greatest impact on us?” The ...

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13 Kitchen Remodeling Elements That Improve Flow, Beauty, and Functionality

Tommy Mitchell

The kitchen is the central hub, the heart, of almost every home. Even people who aren’t especially fond of cooking use their kitchens for a multitude of activities – whether it’s ...

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How great home remodelers guide clients through their renovation

Tommy Mitchell

The simple truth about home remodeling and renovation is that successful projects require proper planning. Period. There are no shortcuts, no miracles, and no depending on good ...

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The Top Factors to Consider When Hiring a Home Renovation Company

Tommy Mitchell

Renovating your home is a big decision involving a lot of elements, some of them emotional and others operational. As a result, sometimes homeowners make decisions for the wrong ...

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How much time should it take to remodel a home?

Tommy Mitchell

One of the first questions we hear from homeowners when discussing a renovation or remodeling project is “How long will this take?” And while it’s certainly understandable that ...

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How a home renovation can significantly boost resale value

Tommy Mitchell

One of the first questions many homeowners ask when considering a renovation project is: “Will this project provide a good return-on-investment and boost the resale value of my ...

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The best method to estimate the cost of a home renovation

Tommy Mitchell

One hard and fast rule in home renovation is, "Don’t start a remodeling or renovation project without a realistic budget." But getting to a realistic budget requires a detailed ...

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