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2 Home Renovation Myths, Busted.

 
Last month, the Science Channel crowned the hosts of the new MythBusters after a grueling competition.
 
We're fans of people who bust myths for a living, so we thought we'd join in on the fun by busting a couple of myths that plague the renovation industry.
 
Definitely share this newsletter with anyone you know who's planning a renovation this spring or summer...it's good info to have.
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Tags: rhode island home builders, home improvement, custom home construction

7 Things All Rhode Island Home Builders Wish You Knew

Building a custom home is a unique kind of construction. Designing and building a home that will be used by a small number of people is not like building a shopping center or an office building to meet the needs of large groups of people.

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Tags: rhode island home builders, custom home construction

3 Questions to Ask Rhode Island Contractors

May is just about over, and June is up on deck, which means it's time to say hello to BBQs, beach days, summer vacation, and, yes, home and yard improvement.

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Tags: rhode island home builders, rhode island home improvement, home renovation tips

Extra, Extra! Hebert Design/Build Awarded "Best of Houzz"

Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design, recently awarded Hebert Design/Build “Best of Houzz” in the design category. More than 25 million monthly unique users comprising the Houzz community chose Hebert Design/Build from among 500,000+ building, remodeling, and design industry professionals. Winners will receive a “Best of Houzz 2015” badge on their profiles, which will help visitors from around the world easily identify the best of the best according to the Houzz community.

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Tags: rhode island home builders, rhode island home improvement, design build

Quality Custom Home Builders Have These 5 Traits in Common

So you've finally decided to do it: turn that home you've been dreaming of into reality. You've been perusing portfolios on Houzz and Pinterest. You've made a list of likes and dislikes. You have a budget in mind. Now, you need to find the perfect firm to build your home.

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Tags: rhode island home builders, rhode island home improvement, custom home construction

5 Questions to Ask When Vetting Construction Companies in RI

If you're looking to renovate your home or build your custom dream home, you will need to hire a construction company, like a design/build firm.

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House Renovation Costs Part 2: Why You Need to Share Your Budget

In "House Renovation Costs Part 1," we talked about the importance of figuring out the money number. Now, we're going to talk about the importance of sharing that number with the firms you talk to.

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Tags: rhode island home builders, rhode island home improvement, home renovation tips

More Inspired Exterior House Designs

In our last post, we talked about the importance of maintaining the exterior of your home, and we shared a deck renovation project we completed. Here's another exterior house design to inspire you.

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Tags: before and after home renovations, design build projects, rhode island home builders

Sunrooms, Porches & Kitchen Design - Before & After Pics

Last week, we did a post featuring bathroom remodeling before and after pictures. This week, we have a smorgasbord of before and after pictures, including a sunroom/conservatory, a screened-in porch, and a kitchen design that's sure to wow.

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Tags: before and after home renovations, rhode island home builders, kitchen design, kitchen remodeling

Innovative Mudroom Design

Ah, the mudroom! More and more homes are opting for this entryway where people can take off their footwear, rain gear, and anything else that might track in dirt and grime into the main living areas.

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Tags: design build projects, rhode island home builders, mudroom design