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Home improvements can increase the value of your home, but some improvements can have a better return on investment than others. If you’re thinking about installing an air conditioner, but might want to sell soon, will you recoup any of the cost at resale?

They could help your home feel complete.

Edmonton Air conditioning companies can install an energy efficient air conditioner that will be attractive to potential buyers. In most homes, a cooling system is considered a standard mechanical system so not having one could harm your chances of a quick sale. A new air conditioner in Edmonton will also help you home stand out compared to homes with dated, inefficient cooling systems.

Air conditioners have higher ROI in warmer climates.

An air

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If you are constantly scraping and re-caulking your old drafty windows to keep out that chilly draft, it’s probably time you gave in and had them replaced. New windows will improve energy efficiency, reduce your monthly heating costs and boost your home’s curb appeal.

Whether you’re having your windows installed by Edmonton window companies or are going to attempt to DIY, there are some common mistakes homeowners make when replacing windows.

Choosing the cheapest option.

Just like any home improvement product, the cheapest option is not the best option and you always get what you pay for. Purchasing the least expensive windows on the market will cost you a lot more money in the long run. For example, cheap vinyl windows have a proven

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An attractive landscape will increase your own personal enjoyment of your home. It will boost curb appeal, create a functional and enjoyable outdoor living space and add resale value to your home. If you are planning on selling your property, an attractive front and back yard will help set your home apart from others on the market and make for a quicker sale. Here are some landscape projects that have a good return on investment:

Plant a few trees.

Believe it or not, but having a mature tree in your yard can actually increase your property value from $1,100 to $10,000 according to the Council of Tree and Landscape Appraisers. You can’t exactly plant a mature tree, but if the idea of selling your home in the future has crossed your mind,

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Home automation allows you to use smart technology to control and monitor your home’s systems including lighting, thermostat, blinds, home security, audio and video. Controlling your lights and blinds with a touch of a button might seem like something out of science fiction, but with some smart programming, it can help you save substantially on energy and your utility bills. 

Control your home’s systems from anywhere in the world.

Did you leave for work and forget to turn off a light? No problem! You can check and switch off your lights from your smart phone or computer. You can also control systems like heating, cooling and plumbing from any remote location.

You might already have a programmable thermostat that turns the heat down during the

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Your kitchen cabinets have been good to you over the years. They provided storage, helped you hide a bit of clutter and maybe they have kept up aesthetics pretty good. How can you tell if it’s time to replace your custom cabinetry in Edmonton?

The finish is shot.

If the finish on your cabinetry in Edmonton is faded, scratched or peeling, it’s time for a cabinet replacement. Over the years, steam and grease from cooking and general wear and tear can age your cabinets and cause damage. Though this damage is mostly aesthetic, a damaged finish could start allowing moisture in the cabinet cases, causing mold or rot. You can refinish your cabinets, which is the cost-effective option, but either way, you’ll have to do something about it.


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Getting ready to sell your home, but don’t want to spend a fortune on a major home remodel? Edmonton painting contractors can give your home a makeover with a new paint job and that’s one of the best investments you could make preparing your home for the real estate market.

Paint your cabinets.

Painting contractors often offer cabinet refinishing in Edmonton. This is when you keep your cabinet boxes but paint or stain the wooden doors, drawer fronts and exposed panels. Painting the cabinets can give your kitchen or bathroom a whole new look at a mere fraction of the cost compared to a cabinet replacement. So, whether you want to modernize those mid-90s honey oak cabinets with dark stain or lighten up a dark and dated kitchen by painting the

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