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Steps to Take to Prepare for a Home Remodel

Steps to Take to Prepare for a Home Remodel

If you never see your old bathroom tile again, it would still be too soon. If someone broke into your home tonight and stole your kitchen cabinets, you wouldn't bother calling the police. And if you have to look at the garish wallpaper in your bedroom one more time,...

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Financing Tips for Remodels

Financing Tips for Remodels

Buying a tiger. Following David Hasselhoff around on his European tour. Visiting every Applebee's in the United States. Just knowing what $10,000 in cash smells like. People have applied for loans for very strange reasons.   We don't know whether those particular...

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How to Deal With Rising Remodeling Costs

How to Deal With Rising Remodeling Costs

Owning your own home is one of life's great pleasures. But transforming your home until it meets your vision of perfection? Well, very few feelings beat that. Unfortunately, reality is getting in the way of many Americans' remodeling goals. The supply chain shortages...

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Best Ways to Increase Your Home’s Value

Best Ways to Increase Your Home’s Value

You didn't buy a house so you could get rich. You bought one because it's a very useful thing to have. In addition to keeping your family and pets warm, it prevents your stuff from getting wet in the rain. Your home may not be the kind of investment that helps you...

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How to Determine the Budget for Your Remodel

How to Determine the Budget for Your Remodel

The best part of home remodeling? Enjoying a fresh and visually distinctive space that reflects your own aesthetic preferences and personal touches. The worst part of home remodeling? Paying for it. Calculating the budget for your upcoming remodel is important. You...

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Things to Look for in a Construction Contract

Things to Look for in a Construction Contract

"Contract law is essentially a defensive scorched-earth battleground where the constant question is, 'if my business partner was possessed by a brain-eating monster from beyond spacetime tomorrow, what is the worst thing they could do to me?'" – Charles Stross  ...

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Choosing a Storm Damage Contractor

Choosing a Storm Damage Contractor

Violent winds. Massive snowfalls. Driving rain. Central Minnesota may be a gorgeous place to call home, but its stormy weather is anything but friendly to our houses. Hail alone causes almost $1 billion in property damage each year! If your home has sustained storm...

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What Features Do Lake Home Owners Want From Their Remodels?

What Features Do Lake Home Owners Want From Their Remodels?

As a general contractor serving Central Minnesota and the greater St. Cloud area, Wensmann Contractors has remodeled our fair share of lake homes. A lakehouse remodel isn't dramatically different from an inland one. Owning a piece of primo lakeside real estate doesn't...

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What Value Does a General Contractor Provide?

What Value Does a General Contractor Provide?

If you're a passionate DIYer – or simply budget conscious – then you may feel motivated to manage your upcoming construction or remodeling project on your own. And you know what? If you can take care of such a large, multifaceted project by yourself, more power to...

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