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John F. O'Hara

John F. O'Hara
731 W Skippack Pike  Blue Bell  PA 19422
Phone:  610-277-4060
Office:  215-643-3200
Cell:  267-481-1786
Fax:  267-354-6973

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Kitchen, Bath Remodels Top Homeowner Wish Lists

May 5, 2015 12:24 am

Kitchen and bathroom remodels remain the most popular projects for homeowners, according to a recently released National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) survey. Why remodel? Survey respondents reported homeowners are motivated to remodel in order to upgrade to newer, better features at home.

“As the country’s financial footing improves, clients are better able to realize their home design dreams,” says NAHB Remodelers Chairman Robert Criner. “While remodels prompted by repairs remain common, homeowners have more discretionary funds available for upgrades, so better style, comfort and safety motivate more home improvement projects.”

Both kitchen and bath remodels have increased since 2013, rebounding strongly from historic lows in 2010. Projects during this period ran the gamut of home improvements, ranging from simple upgrades like window and door replacements to complex plans for whole home remodels and basement transformations.

After kitchens and baths, the most popular remodeling projects were window and door replacements, whole house remodels, room additions, property damage repairs and handyman services.

Source: NAHB

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4 Ways to Reduce Your Eco-Footprint

May 4, 2015 2:21 am

Poor air quality affects everyone, but some people are particularly sensitive to air pollutants, including adults and children who are active outdoors and people with respiratory diseases such as asthma, according to the EPA. Poor air quality can be further compounded by smog, which forms from a variety of pollutant sources, including cars, trucks, motorcycles and buses, coal burning at electric generating stations, gasoline stations and print shops, and household products like paints and cleaners.

If you area is experiencing poor air quality, there are ways you can help reduce airborne pollution, including:
  • Using public transportation or walking whenever possible
  • Combining errands and car-pooling to reduce driving time and mileage
  • Using less electricity by turning air conditioning to a higher temperature setting and turning off lights, televisions and computers when they are not being used
  • Avoiding use of small gasoline-powered engines, such as lawn mowers, string trimmers, chain saws, power washers, air compressors and leaf blowers on unhealthy air days

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