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Design inspiration at your fingertips: Homeowners go digital to jumpstart home …



 

Design inspiration at your fingertips: Homeowners go digital to jumpstart home …

Design inspiration at your fingertips: Homeowners go digital to jumpstart home …
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(BPT) – More than 40 percent of homeowners plan to update their homes in the next two years, according to the latest Houzz & Home Study. Of those who plan to remodel, 78 percent cite their motivation as improving the look and feel of the space.

“With an increasing amount of home remodeling projects in the works, we’ve also seen more homeowners turning to online resources for design guidance,” says Vicki Frye, marketing communications manager of leading exterior home product manufacturer, Ply Gem. “Social media and digital design tools are changing the way homeowners approach home improvement projects. People are looking to personalize their homes, but are not always sure what they want until they can visualize it. Online resources give them the information they need to turn inspiration into reality.”

From quick fixes to complete remodels, the Internet makes it easier than ever to share design ideas, find home improvement inspiration and access customer reviews about local contractors.

Ply Gem recommends several digital design resources to help get your home improvement project started:

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Bill to fight home improvement fraud OK’d by House
News from Washington Observer Reporter:

Legislation proposed by state Rep. Pete Daley, D-California, to fight home improvement fraud and to protect legitimate contractors has been passed by the state House.

House Bill 1543 would allow the state attorney general’s office to “bolster needed enforcement and oversight of fraud involving shady home-improvement contractors,” according to a news release from Daley.

“The measure guarantees that the fees paid by the contractors registering with the state, as well as any fines and any interest, go toward protecting consumers and contractors,” said Daley, the Democratic chairman of the House Consumer Affairs Committee.

Under the Home Improvement Consumer Protection Act, contractors performing any home improvement work in excess of $ 5,000 annually must register with the attorney general’s office and pay a $ 50 fee. That fee must be paid every two years.

The legislation also would streamline time and material agreements between homeowners and contractors. It now goes to the Senate for consideration.

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