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5 Steps to Planning Your Remodel Project – Grands Living Grand

The most important first step in a remodel is a good plan. Planning is necessary to maintain control – control of your design, time and budget.  A plan will help you to organize resources and activities efficiency and effectively to achieve your remodel goals. The planning process (1) establishes your remodel goals, (2) identify activities to achieve the goals, (3) …

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Fall Home Decor – Fall Wine Vine Wreath – Grands Living Grand

Let’s get starting on our fall decor.  When the weather changes, my decorating bug hits.  I love decorating for the fall knowing that the joy of decorating for Christmas is just around the corner.  Start your fall decor by pulling out all of your fall decorations and start placing them throughout the house.  Every year, I like to add at …

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Set the Stage with a Residential Dumpster – Grands Living Grand

Arrange for a residential dumpster for be delivered for day one of your do it yourself home remodel.  Our hopes were for Republic Dumpster Services (https://www.republicservices.com/dumpster) to place a residential dumpster on site before we arrived.  Based on the fact that this a 2,000 sq ft do it yourself home remodel, they recommended a 30-yard dumpster.  Unfortunately, the residential dumpster …

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Plastic Eggs for Easter Decor – Grands Living Grand

I wanted to share three ways to decorate your plastic Easter eggs for Spring.  If you have been following me, we recently remodeled our fireplace wall with cabinets and shelves.  I wanted to bring Spring into this space without spending a fortune.  I have six surface areas including the mantel and hearth to decorate.  Several existing decor pieces will remain …

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Plan a Do It Yourself Home Remodel – Grands Living Grand

We just recently finished a do it yourself home remodel of our house in Fredericksburg, Virginia.  Like crazy people, we are taking on another full-time job with this do it yourself home remodel. Our Fixer Upper in Charleston, South Carolina My husband, Steve and I decided to do it again – a do it yourself home remodel.  Why Charleston you …

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Replacing Windows – Replacement vs New Construction – Grands Living Grand

Replacing windows can provide a huge bang for your buck.  Since the house was built in 1968 and basically everything is original, the upgrades are extensive.  We will be replacing all the windows and interior and exterior doors.  Why replace the windows?  Several reasons:  1) economic reasons, we will replace with energy efficient windows to help reduce the electric bill …

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