Category: Home Improvements

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May'17
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How Home Automation Will Increase Your Outer Banks Vacation Home Rentals

Vacation rentals are an ideal application for home automation.  Precisely due to the distance most owners are from their property, the Internet of Things (IOT) provides peace of mind that the property is safe and secure by being able to monitor the property remotely.  Now, more than ever, technology can help remote owners’ manager their vacation rental as a VRBO without the use of a dedicated Property Manager.  As a home owner, there are many systems and platforms available to use to man... Read more
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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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Categories: Blog

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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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Categories: Blog

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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
Posted: Xpert Team
Categories: Blog

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Nov'16
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How to Avoid the 5 Most Costly Home Improvement Disasters

The joy of home improvements and the pride in doing it yourself are great when the job goes as planned and turns out just as you imagined.  Many times, through poor planning, lack of skill or tools, or inferior materials the job doesn't turn out exactly as we imagined.  Stay clear of these obstacles or call the Xperts for your next home improvement project and get the job done right the first time.  Getting hurt or causing a flood or fire is a sure way to experience a home improvement disas... Read more
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Categories: Blog

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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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Categories: Blog

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Nov'16
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Are You Ready To Paint Your Home? 2017’s Paint Colors Have Arrived!

  If you’re ready for a quick and affordable way to spruce up your home, it might be time to try out some new paint colors. Painting a room, an accent wall, or even your furniture can make your home feel brand new again. When trying to decide on a paint color, it can be hard to narrow down the options and select the right hue. If you are considering a room makeover, Behr has released the 2017 Paint colors of the year. According to Behr there are three different palettes that we should ... Read more
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Categories: Blog

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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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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
Posted: Xpert Team
Categories: Blog

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Oct'16
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Hurricane Matthew Came Into the Outer Banks With a Bang!

Let Xpert Home Services Restore, Repair or Clean Up Your Storm Damage Today! Hurricane Matthew tracked closer to the Outer Banks than experts predicted and caught many home owners by surprise.  The wind damage and flooding effects are much greater than anyone imagined.  Some residents are still without power or internet.  We at Xpert Home Services are grateful that lives were not lost locally.  We are at work and ready to help our friends and neighbors from Corolla to Nags Head to put you... Read more
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Categories: Blog