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Mar'17
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All Decked Out – Choose the Best Deck (and Finish) for Your OBX Home

Having outdoor living spaces is more than a fad or a trend, it is how we live today.   There is nothing better than enjoying an ice cold beverage while lounging on the deck.  Summer season in the Outer Banks is just around the corner.  Check out the deck design ideas to provide more outdoor spaces to enjoy the cool sea breezes of summer.  Make sure you comply with your town building permit requirements before building a new deck or remodeling an existing deck. Refinish Existing Deck If ... Read more
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9
Feb'17
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Easy Ways to Start Saving Money on Your Home Energy Bill

Most American homeowners spend well over $2,000 each year on utilities. While heating and cooling consumes the biggest chunk of this, there are many small steps you can take that will add up to some significant dollars.  Low Flow Shorten showers to less than 10 minutes and install a low-flow shower head to increase energy savings.  Most shower heads typically use 2.5 gallons of water per minute.  A low flow shower head can save over 8,000 gallons per year or $20 per month. Energy Star W... Read more
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Feb'17
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25 Home Maintenance Hacks for Your Outer Banks Home

Do you ever feel like you are continually behind on home maintenance and cleaning tasks?  Does the “honey do” list keep getting longer?  You can quickly catch up by calling in a handyman from Xpert Home Services then stay on top of things using this list of Home Maintenance Hacks! Bathrooms: Use denture cleaner to remove toilet bowl stains. Apply car wax to tiled areas to keep them cleaner longer. Place your shower curtain liner in the washer. Include a towel to have a scrubbing... Read more
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Jan'17
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How to Improve Your Vacation Rental to Book More Weeks

January on the Outer Banks may appear to be slow but that is deceiving.  It is a great time of year to make sure all repairs to your Outer Banks rental property are complete.  It is also the time of year to get home improvements completed before the spring and summer season.  So, what improvements are most in demand for 2017?  Most important, which improvements will make your property stand out and be profitable? Read the list below to find out! Kitchen Update A full kitchen remodel can... Read more
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Jan'17
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Truth Be Told – How to Get Rid of Mold

Hurricane Matthew left a trail of destruction on the Outer Banks, not as bad as it could have been, but for the folks flooded where flooding never occurred before, the results were devastating.  It’s not just hurricanes than can cause water damage.  Hot water heater failure, washing machine or refrigerator water lines commonly fail and lead to water damage.  While quick action after a flooding event is key to minimizing damage, if you have noticed the telltale odor or signs from mold, it... Read more
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Dec'16
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How Much Should You Spend on Pest Control?

I bet the last thing on your mind this time of year is critters.  I’m not talking about fur-babies or the puppy you may have received over the holidays.  I’m talking about the unwelcome guests to your home.  Top on my list is roaches, uhhhm, water bugs, if you prefer.  But, spiders, fleas, bed bugs and termites are also unwelcome.  Roaches are what really bugs me.  Do you know that bed bugs can live up to a year without a meal?  Termites cause over $5 billion in damages each year.... Read more
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Nov'16
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Why Homeowners Can’t Ignore Installing These Safety Features

For many, age can change how they approach their daily home routine. According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, nearly 90% of individuals over 65 want to live in their home as long as possible. Smart homeowners imagine a home that they can live in forever so it’s helpful to have a home that is equally appealing to all users. Universal design is gaining popularity among homeowners. Universal design is the design of products and environments that are usable by most people, reg... Read more
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Nov'16
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Is Your Fireplace Making the Statement You Want it To Make?

Is your fireplace making the statement you want it to make? Fireplaces can vary from brick to stone, or even drywall. Holidays are just around the corner, so why not take a few hours to transform your dull fireplace to the room’s focal point? Whether you’re just looking for a simple upgrade or doing a full-on renovation, there are a variety of budget friendly techniques to spruce up your fire place. Brick Traditionally, brick is the most common fireplace material, but that doesn’t mean... Read more
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Oct'16
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Homeowners: Have You Started Your Fall Maintenance Checklist?

With the feel of fall in the air, it's time to start getting your home ready for the months ahead. Take care of your home's maintenance projects before the days become shorter and cooler. Preparing your home now for the colder weather will prevent costly damage and major repairs. Tackling some of the easiest fall chores now, can end up saving you a ton of money on energy bills in the long run. Below are some of the most important home maintenance tips that homeowners should put on their checkl... Read more
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Oct'16
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How To Fall in Love With Your Home Again By Remodeling

Fall is here! The mild weather and cooler temps have arrived, and so has the opportunity to start your fall home improvement projects! Outer Banks homeowners know that the fall is the best time of year to start those projects we dreamed about all summer, but changed our minds because it was just too hot outside.  Whether you are trying to add value to your home or are just ready to give your home a new look, here are three home improvements projects that will steal the spotlight. Solar Tubes... Read more
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