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Remodeling Your Home? Start From the Outside In


Remodeling Your Home? Start From the Outside In

Remodeling Your Home? Start From the Outside In
News from Virtual-Strategy Magazine:

Not So Big House author Sarah Susanka offers tips to make the most of your remodeling budget

Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN (PRWEB) June 01, 2012

The kitchen and bathroom are at the top of most home remodeling project lists. But homeowners intent on remodeling should also consider investing in the exterior of their homes – maybe even start there.

That’s the advice of Sarah Susanka, one of the nation’s leading voices for redefining the American home, and author of the Not So Big House series, a collection of nine books focusing on home design, architecture and remodeling.

The reason for investing in the exterior is simple. The exterior should set the tone for your home’s interior look and feel. Also, first impressions really do count to the long-term value of a house, especially when it comes time to sell it.

“I firmly believe that the experience we have in living in our homes can have a profound impact on the way we look at life,” Susanka says. “That experience begins the moment we walk, bike or drive up to it, and extends through the transitions we make as we move between the landscape, the exterior and the interior of the home.”

The feeling of satisfaction that comes from making your house look good on the outside is experienced at many levels – from the colors and textures of your…………… continues on Virtual-Strategy Magazine

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MB Remodeling Repairs, Renovates and Renews Residences
News from Patch.com:

For as long as he can remember, Mark Bomba has been the handyman of his family. The youngest of six siblings, he was the only one to show any interest in tools.

Bomba’s talent with tools became his livelihood as the owner of MB Remodeling in Darien.

Bomba’s family moved from Burbank to Darien in 1985. He soon began doing work for his neighbors.

“When I was 12, 13 years old, I was cutting 10 lawns in the neighborhood,” he said. “I was always doing something in the neighborhood, constantly doing stuff for people, even to this day. There’s constantly someone who wants something done.”

Bomba’s willingness to help his neighbors opened opportunities for him.

“Some neighbors saw some stuff I was doing for my parents when I was living with them,” he said. “And it started with that.”

Bomba also found other ways to apply his technical abilities, working on cars.

“A friend’s father owned several body shops,” he said. “I did mechanical work there, and body work. Before you knew it, I was the frame technician there for 12 years. I was building decks on the side and finishing basements.”

Eight years ago, Bomba was seriously injured while working on a car. His recovery made him pause and reconsider his path.

“When you spend five weeks in the hospital, you have time to think about the next phase of your life,” Bomba explai…………… continues on Patch.com

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