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Transforming Your Guest Bathroom: Creating Inviting and Functional Spaces

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Memphis is a city that exudes warmth and hospitality, characteristics that extend into the homes of its residents. When it comes to home improvement, one of the spaces that often goes overlooked is the guest bathroom. Yet, this small space offers a unique opportunity to impress your guests and enhance the functionality and style of your home. By transforming your guest bathroom, you not only create a welcoming space for visitors but also add value to your property.

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Revamping Your Kitchen on a Budget: 10 Tips

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In Fresno, updating your kitchen can significantly enhance your living space and boost your property’s value without breaking the bank. Fresno’s home prices have been steadily rising, making it more important than ever to invest wisely in home upgrades. With some creativity and smart planning, you can transform your kitchen into a modern, functional space while staying within budget. From cost-effective cabinet updates to DIY decor, these tips will help you achieve a stylish and practical kitchen makeover. Let’s explore ten practical strategies to revamp your kitchen affordably, ensuring you get the most out of your investment.

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Late Morning Construction Accident in Ridgewood leaves Several Injured

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Ridgewood NJ, a late morning construction accident at a home under total renovation on Pomander Walk resulted in two (2) non-life threatening injuries. Both victims were transported to The Valley Hospital by a Ridgewood Fire/EMS ambulance. Construction code officials and the Village Engineer were called to the scene to perform an inspection. An interior structural collapse was said to have caused the injuries. Permits for the work being performed were recorded on the Village’s SDL Permit & Inspection Portal. Ridgewood Police patrol officers and a patrol supervisor also responded to the incident.

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Why Timely Home Renovation Is Essential: Warning Signs to Watch For


If you’re like most homeowners, the idea of regular home maintenance and timely renovations is likely at least on your radar – but probably not something that’s top of mind when it comes to how you spend your time and money. Unfortunately, putting off important repairs until there’s a crisis can end up costing you significantly more than had you addressed them in a timely fashion in the first place. Take away all the stress associated with worrying whether small issues might become big problems by learning about these warning signs of impending home renovation projects – so that you can tackle them before they turn into bigger concerns!

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Tips To Ease Your Life After The Apartment Renovation

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Renovations are a good way to give your home space a good new look. As good as that may sound, the whole process can be a real hassle. Now away with the hassle of the renovation itself, getting your house back together after it has been demolished and renovated can be a real pain. Let’s look at a few tips to help ease your life after an apartment remodel.

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Top Renovations For Those Adapting to Their New COVID Working Environment

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If you are considering a renovation to create a more comfortable and spacious at home work space, you aren’t alone.  Home renovations have been on the rise for over six months according to 76% of agents surveyed and are showing little sign of slowing.  Since March of 2020 there has been a drastic rise in home improvement and renovations, totalling $328 billion during the 2nd quarter of this year, a massive $8 billion over the same time period in 2019.  

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Ridgewood Library hoping for renovation


Ridgewood Library hoping for renovation


The tedious and comprehensive process of planning a major renovation of a government building, in this case the Ridgewood Public Library, is making slow and steady progress.

The Library Board of Trustees recently discussed its progress on the plans to completely transform the inside of the 34,000-square-foot facility, which hasn’t been updated since 1995.

The process to update the library, which began more than two years ago, started with interviewing members of the public on areas like the library’s strengths and values, and the use needs of different patrons.

From that, a strategic plan was developed with a focus on creating better community gathering and study spaces, an expanded young adult area, and a more welcoming circulation desk at the entrance of the library.

In addition to the resident surveys, the library also studied the demographics of Ridgewood, which showed that 24 percent of residents don’t speak English at home and highlighted a huge income disparity: 33 percent of households have an income of more than $200,000 while 12 percent of households live on an income of less than $35,000.

“We’re the cultural center, the education center, the career center, the equal opportunity center, the early literacy center,” said Library Director Nancy Greene. “There are all the different roles that we try to serve.”

With those details, the library created a Request for Proposals (RFP) in August and received plans back from three architectural firms earlier this month.

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Wreck-O-vation or Renovation?

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NJ Transit has announced their intention to make Ridgewood’s train station
fully compliant with provisions of the American Disabilities Act (ADA) by
installing high level, wheelchair accessible platforms. Ramps and/or
elevators will be constructed to facilitate platform access from street
level. The platforms will be approximately 700 feet long, and equipped with
canopies to provide shelter in inclement weather. The canopies will also
house lighting, closed circuit television cameras, and loudspeaker paging

At the suggestion of Village Council members, NJ Transit has proposed
constructing the platforms and canopies at a location that would shift train
embarkation and disembarkation to a point beginning at, or beyond, Franklin
Avenue and heading magnetic north. That is, the southernmost end of the
platforms would be located at Franklin Avenue (or north of Franklin Avenue);
their northernmost end would be approximately 700 feet further up the
tracks. Constructing the platforms and canopies at this location would
ensure that the vista between North Broad Street and the Garber/Wilsey
Square areas would not be blocked by the high level platforms and canopies.
In conjunction with completion of the ADA related renovation project, NJ
Transit will shift disembarkation for homeward bound commuters to the train
doors facing Pease Library (instead of those facing North Broad Street).
Commuters will exit onto a high level platform, and then make their way to
staircases or elevators, then through pedestrian underpasses to North Broad
Street. Staircase and underpass access will also be provided to the
existing commuter lot opposite Garber Square.

Is protecting the vista between North Broad Street and Garber/Wilsey Square
important enough that commuters won’t mind such a significant shift in the
point at which they will be getting on and off their trains? Also, will
there be evening delays associated with a trainload of commuters trying to
access a limited number of staircases from the high level platform to
pedestrian underpasses? What do you think?