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Five Money-Saving Fix-Ups for Spring - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

Five Money-Saving Fix-Ups for Spring

Don’t slack on this DIY spring upkeep designed to prep your pad for warmer weather, cut down on rising energy bills and curtail potentially high repair or replacement costs in the future.

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Turn Your Bathroom into a Spa No Matter What Your Budget - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

Turn Your Bathroom into a Spa No Matter What Your Budget

Relaxation. It’s not something that comes easily, and with such busy schedules, who has time to go to the spa to take a breather and get pampered? With just a few renovations, you can bring the peaceful, refreshing feeling of the spa to your bathroom.

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Top Home Improvement Projects for Spring

Spring is here, and that means it’s time to spruce up your home. If you’ve been putting off that remodeling project for longer than you care to remember, now is the perfect time to get it done to get ready for the fun months ahead. Here are five top home improvement projects to get done during the spring.

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Don't DIY - These Five Remodeling Projects Need a Pro's Touch - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

Don’t DIY – These Five Remodeling Projects Need a Pro’s Touch

DIY may seem like the most obvious choice for a moderately skilled weekend warrior, but we disagree. Some projects should only be tackled by a pro. Think twice before tackling any of these five home improvement projects yourself.

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Four Ideas to Repurpose Your Furniture

Spring is here and so is spring cleaning. It’s time to toss out what you don’t use and make room for things you need. Although it may be tempting to simply toss out that old chest or that outdated dresser, don’t be hasty – you can repurpose them! Check out these four ideas to repurpose you’re furniture.

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Concrete Counters - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

Choosing the Best Countertop for Your Home: Concrete

Are you trying to pick the best kind of countertop for your kitchen remodel? Here’s everything you ever wanted to know about concrete countertops.

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Five Home Improvements that May Not Add Value to Your Home Resale

Before you start gold-plating your sinks and creating an over the top man-cave in your basement, remember that not everything you do to your property adds value to the home, and that the law of diminishing returns is always at work. So whether your clearing out a garden, or putting in a retaining wall, remember that curb appeal does not convert one-to-one with home value. Read on for a short list of things that may not convert dollar for dollar to the overall value of your home.

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Built-In or Freestanding Fireplace: Which Is the Best Option for Your Home?

Fireplaces have a way of elevating the interior design of any home, giving rooms a clear anchor and gathering place. But if your home has already been built, the job of installing that fireplace may be left to you – and your pocketbook. That means making choices based on what will work best for you, your family and your home. By weighing the options between a freestanding and a built-in fireplace, you can choose a heat source that makes your home look and function better.

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What to Consider When Choosing a New Driveway - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

What to Consider When Choosing a New Driveway

When’s the last time you thought about your driveway? You know, that little road that leads up to your house? Should it be concrete, asphalt, or gravel? Unless all you want is a dirt two-track with a grassy middle? These are all things to consider when installing or replacing a driveway.

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Protecting Yourself and Your Clothes This Winter - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

Protecting Yourself and Your Clothes This Winter

This winter has been especially wet and cold so far, and it’s important to buy quality clothing that’s sturdy and warm enough to keep you safe from the elements for years to come. Unfortunately, your apparel is far more susceptible to being damaged outside during the winter because of the sidewalk salt and stubborn ice that linger on the ground until springtime.

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