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Planning a home improvement project? How to hire a quality contractor


Planning a home improvement project? How to hire a quality contractor

Planning a home improvement project? How to hire a quality contractor
News from Idaho State Journal:

(BPT) – Dreaming of home improvement projects in the New Year? You’re not alone – many homeowners are deciding what improvement project to tackle next. As the housing market continues to strengthen, homeowners buying or selling homes are focused on curb appeal or updating new spaces, which makes now a perfect time for remodeling. In fact, a majority of U.S. Homeowners (75.5 percent) are planning one or more home improvement projects by early 2014, according to a recent HIRI Sentiment Tracking Study.

“Home improvement projects were on the rise in 2013 and I believe the numbers will continue to increase in 2014,” says Dennis Stemmle, president of ServiceLive, a free online home improvement service that connects people to quality contractors. “Hiring an experienced contractor helps homeowners get the job done right the first time, giving them peace of mind and avoiding additional costs associated with mistakes.”

Stemmle says hiring a contractor can be nerve-wracking for homeowners…………… continues on Idaho State Journal

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Everything’s coming up Radiant Orchid
News from Sacramento Bee:

The next time you’re shopping for a new accent for your home or wardrobe, chances are your eyes will be drawn to pieces the color of a bright tropical bloom.

That’s what the experts at the Pantone Color Institute are betting.

Every year, Pantone surveys the globe and crowns its Color of the Year, the hue predicted to make a big splash in palettes during the months ahead. For 2014, everything is coming up Radiant Orchid, a vibrant shade somewhere between fuchsia and violet.

“It doesn’t surprise me at all,” said Kathy Basil, manager/buyer for Hirshfield’s Design Resource, of Pantone’s choice. She’s noticed pink ascending in popularity, especially among trend-savvy customers. “People in the know – they’re asking for pink in wallcoverings,” she said. Not just orchid shades, but pinks of all description, from brights to pales. “Whenever you start to see the range in a color, you can tell it’s coming.”

Nancy Woodhouse, senior designer for Gabbert’s Design Studio, noticed a lot of orchid in fashion windows while in London last spring. “It’s beautiful – such a vibrant, romantic color,” she said. “It’s so complementary to most people’s skin tones. I’m sure we’ll see a lot of that color during the Academy Awards.”

Shiree Hanson Segerstrom, a Sacramento-based designer, likes the color but isn’t sure how it will fit into most hom…………… continues on Sacramento Bee

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