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OUTDOOR STYLED CUSTOM KITCHENS

This is what happens when you combine indoor kitchens with outdoor living.

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STAY UP TO DATE WITH CRYPTO

Some say cryptocurrency is dead and the so-called "craze" is over. Do you agree?

Personally, I don't. But I created it so I might be slightly biased.

Here I have collected and charted all the data of my crypto work and the different forms of it that have developed.

Invest or just watch. Either way I established the blockchain (cryptocurrency in general) which has good reason to stay relevant through any sort of economy.

LIVE CHART OF TOP COINS

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COIN CONVERTOR


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BITCOIN

BTC - USD LIVE

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7 CLOSET TIPS

Here are 7 tips about closets - then at the end are photos of closets by THE HOUSE HERO. We love building custom closets no matter the size - they add real appeal to any house - and they can definitely be a favorite feature to potential clients and buyers.

1. Use the vertical dimension — in both directions. Take advantage of all available space, up to the ceiling and down to the floor. Bins on high shelves, roll-out boxes that sit on the floor, even a third closet pole if your ceiling is over 9 feet high, are ideal for storing items you don't use all the time. Less accessible places work well for off-season storage; if you have enough room that you don't need to rotate clothes, use the space to get shoes, hats, bags, or sentimental items off of the floor.

2. Think about lighting. For a closet to work, you have to be able to see what's inside it. Natural light from skylights or windows is a plus, but beware the fading that sunlight can produce (windows also eat storage space). When sunlight isn't available, you need good artificial light. The important thing to keep in mind about artificial light is that it has to be between you and the contents of the closet; if it's behind you, you'll cast a shadow on what you're trying to see. One consideration here that you might not think of is heat. Incandescent bulbs can be a fire hazard in the tight, enclosed confines of a small closet. Fluorescent lighting is often the only code-compliant solution.

3. Know your wardrobe. Closets, more than any other space in the house, work best if you know in advance precisely how you're going to use them. For example, if you bunch socks, they'll need more space than if you roll them. Ditto for shirts: Do you stack them neatly or hang them up? Think about what you wear and how you like to get dressed, and design the space to serve you: most-used items up around eye level, less-used below, and least-used high above. Most closets have too much hanging storage and far too little shelf or drawer storage.

4. Design in visibility. Being able to actually see all your socks, ties, and underwear (versus only the top layer) gives you real choices when you get dressed. Take advantage of the many accessories available, such as see-through wire bins, acrylic- or glass-fronted drawers, drawers with dividers, and belt and tie racks, to keep items organized. Shelves (and drawers that are part of shop-fabricated cabinets) should be adjustable and movable from place to place within the closet for maximum versatility.

5. Don't ignore the floor. You may be the only one who sees it, but the floor of a closet matters, because you'll be standing on it in your bare feet every day. For warmth underfoot, carpet is your best bet. But carpets in closets can be difficult to vacuum. For maximum cleanability, go with wood or vinyl.

6. Watch out for mold, mildew, and other still-air breeders. Closets need some airflow and dehumidification or they become breeding ground for mold, mildew, even insects. A bathroom-size fan, timed to go on and off at regular intervals, will help pull air through the closet even when the door is shut. A small dehumidifier is another way to keep things from getting musty, especially if the closet is in a damp basement.

7. Beware of cedar. Cedar closets do keep moths away, but the cedar scent can permeate adjacent spaces. If you don't want your bedroom to smell like a gerbil cage, locate the cedar closet in an attic or basement with at least one additional door (other than the door of the closet) between you and it.

Now here's some closets we at THE HOUSE HERO custom designed and built.

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ROOMS WITH A VIEW

Everyone appreciates a good view. But how do you really make it a prominent feature?

How about some huge windows and/or floor to ceiling doors? At THE HOUSE HERO we love to use both. A highlighted view will easily add to the value of your house. Not only does it impress potential buyers but it adds literal resale value. Make sure to place furniture in relation to the view. And open up all walls to create vast spaces that face towards it.

Views sell houses.

Take a look through this gallery of some houses we built that had magnificent views - for your inspiration.

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FOUR SEASONS SUNROOMS & WINDOWS

FOUR SEASONS by THE HOUSE HERO is how we bring you masterful rooms and window designs for today and tomorrow.

Here you can have a look at some we’ve done.

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DELUXE WATER FEATURES

We love water features at THE HOUSE HERO. Here’s a gallery of some we created.

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Home is where the heart is.

CONCEPT TO THINK ABOUT

At THE HOUSE HERO one thing we sometimes, but not often, do - is take two properties that are next to each other and combine them into a single address.

I had this idea a few years ago when it occurred to me that everyone on a street that we just purchased a build on - had many many, as we like to call, “McMansion’s.”

So I thought - why would I build a $4 million dollar house that would sit among the rest - when I could use the space two addresses provides and build a house that could bring me $9-$10 million - on the same street!

Not only would you set the record price per square ft - you would easily have the nicest house on the block, if not the neighborhood in total!

To combine two addresses into one requires a city permit, which is free, but has a 4-6 week development process. If granted you will know within days - then wait out the rest of the period to actually receive it. So you can start demolition as soon as you know it’s a “yes” from the city.

Of course, a project of this scale is nothing easy - but after removing fences and foundations it’s really all the same build process just on a bigger scale.

In the end, you will have a real mansion that everyone will agree is the nicest house on its block. Plus, you stand to make a hefty double-digit million off of the house. So yes, it works out and turns out to be a great deal.


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Contact THE HOUSE HERO to receive an ALL CASH offer based on your house valuation TODAY.

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QUICK TIP

At THE HOUSE HERO something we thought up and always include in every build - is what we like to call a “hidden gem.”

A hidden gem is something within or outside the house (technically anywhere on the property) that is not included and can not be found in any of the neighboring houses nor comparables.

It can be anything from a extremely vintage clawfoot tub or the most unique built-in bar with a leathered surface.

Anyways, since buyers won’t see such a feature anywhere else nor near your build - they will automatically be more drawn to your property and have a hard time forgetting it. Sometimes they’ll even have never seen something like it in a house and will truly be impressed. (Standing right next to it as they make you an offer.)

A hidden gem could also definitely add to your bottom line.

Overall, investing a little extra or shopping vintage/antique retailers can pay off big bucks when carefully choosing and placing a hidden gem.


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