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Deck Lites is a small blog about local and national news regarding the construction, upkeep and enjoyment of decks, indoor and outdoor structures and home renovation trends. 

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Home Improvement Return on Investment

Posted by decksandeffects on November 28, 2014 at 8:05 PM Comments comments (0)

We found a very interesting article from laundry.reviewed.com:

With the economy recovering and unemployment receding, Americans are stepping up to the plate to remodel their homes. But not all home improvement projects are created equal. Some homeowners will spend a few hundred dollars to spruce up modestly, others will invest thousands in a major remodel.

 

Not all of these projects will result in significant return on investment.

 

You may not be plan...

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Benefits of a Pergola

Posted by decksandeffects on April 4, 2014 at 8:35 PM Comments comments (0)

From an article in: www.homeguides.sfgate.com

A pergola is an outdoor room with cross rafters and no walls that provides a light, airy and inviting space to relax, dine or just admire. Pergolas are much larger than arbors and are generally freestanding, but can be attached to another building. You can also add lattice for more shade and to accommodate climbing vines. Because this structure can be freestanding, you won't need to make any complicated connections between the house or roof ...

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Indoor Remodeling Trends

Posted by decksandeffects on September 30, 2012 at 12:55 AM Comments comments (0)

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Exerpt from USA Today's Renewal Series ran April 17, 2012

"Before it was curb appeal, showiness and keeping up with the Joneses," says Duo Dickinson, author of Staying Put: Remodel Your House to Get the Home You Want (Taunton Press.)

 

Now, he says, Americans are going back to the future as they try to create permanent, family homes that reflect who they are. "The house is the most d...

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People are putting money into improving the homes they have, as the housing market struggles to recover.

Posted by decksandeffects on September 30, 2012 at 12:30 AM Comments comments (0)

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Exerpt from story ran on September 26, 2012 in USA Today

 

"6:11PM EST September 26. 2012 - As the housing market climbs out of the cellar, home improvement sales are through the roof.

 

Online purchases of home-related goods took priority over back-to-school-spending for families this summer, according to a study released Tuesday from IBM Smarter Commerce.

 

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Top Decking Trends: Bringing the "Inside Out"

Posted by decksandeffects on May 6, 2010 at 4:03 PM Comments comments (0)

 

Deck Lites is a small blog about local and national news regarding the construction, upkeep and enjoyment of decks.

 

 

With all of the homebuilding and remodeling shows that occur every year, in addition to the 24 hour influx of information from channels such as "HGTV," homeowners continue to think bigger and strive to enhance their outdoor ...

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2010 Decking Trends

Posted by decksandeffects on April 25, 2010 at 11:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Deck Lites is a small blog about local and national news regarding the construction, upkeep and enjoyment of decks.


From recent article by Home Experts Team


It’s that time of year, an...

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Welcome to Deck Lites

Posted by decksandeffects on April 19, 2010 at 9:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Deck Lites is a small blog about local and national news regarding the construction, upkeep and enjoyment of decks.


A recent excerpt from "The Neighborhood"  by Servicemagic.


According to Remodeling Magazine's 2009 Cost vs. Value Report, d...

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