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Founders Juan Roldan & Jonathan Espinosa are highly talented when it comes to custom outdoor design. They both previously worked for one of the leading companies for patio design on the east coast of Florida and they both had a passion for expanding and bringing that knowledge and expertise to the west coast of Florida. With the burning desire and determination, they launched KasaBarBQ in 2017 wit…
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Popcorn ceilings are a thing of the past. They were popular in homes built during the 1960's and slowly decreased in demand in the 1990's. Having a popcorn ceiling can make your home look outdated. They can be removed or covered to make your home feel more modern.  Here are five options for replacing your popcorn ceiling.

Remove It

Scrape the popcorn from your ceiling and repaint it once all the popcorn is removed.

Dry Wall

Skip the removal process and cover your popcorn ceiling with dry wall. Once it is covered you can paint it with any color to make your ceiling stand out.

Wood Planks

Wood plank ceilings give a farmhouse feel to a home. You can lay the wood pieces in different shapes or designs.

Ceiling Tile

There are a plethora of ceiling tiles to choose from. From solid colors to funky designs, ceiling tiles allow you to create the space you have always dreamed of with a hint of detail from your ceiling.

Ceiling Fabric

An easy way to cover your popcorn ceiling is adding fabric over it. You can lay it down smooth or create beautiful drapery.

 

Whichever option you choose to cover your popcorn ceiling, the possibilities are endless with the different styles and patterns on the market.

 

Note: Removing popcorn ceilings yourself can be hazardous to your health. The material used to create these ceilings can contain asbestos that can release TOXIC dust if it is broken down.  If you are not sure, it is best to HIRE A PROFESSIONAL . 


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Created 03/19/2020

Whether you are looking to sell your home or trying to update it, there are home improvement projects that can increase the value of your home. From the kitchen to the floors and everything in between, this list will point you in the right direction on what you should focus on when renovating.


1. Kitchen-The kitchen is known as the heart of the home. It is one of the most important rooms. Adding new kitchen cabinets, stainless steel appliances, and new counter-tops can increase the value of your home.


2. Bathroom - The bathroom is another important room of your house. Updating the tile, sink and tub fixtures, toilet, counters, and lighting can increase the value of your home.


3. Paint the Walls- A fresh coat of paint can transform a room. Painting the walls of your home in natural colors can give the illusion of a larger space. Also, if you are selling your home natural colors on the walls allow your potential buyer to envision how they would decorate the home if they decide to purchase it. Go for white, light beige, light gray, or light blue.


4. Remove Popcorn Ceilings- Popcorn ceilings are a thing of the past. Popcorn ceilings were popular in 1960 and slowly died down in homes built during the 1990's. Having a popcorn ceiling can make your home feel outdated. Getting it removed can increase the value of your home.


5. Remove Carpet - Carpeted homes are another outdated home feature. Change carpets to hardwood flooring. Wood floors are more visually appealing and last longer than carpets. Adding wood floor to your home can increase your home's value.


6. Add Closet Storage- A custom closet can be a great benefit to your home. It allows your closet to be organized while reducing clutter and the stress to find something to wear each day. There are various options when it comes to adding closet storage. Many of the options can increase the value of your home.


7. Increase Square Footage - Knock down those unnecessary walls in your home to increase the square footage of your home. Make your kitchen larger or increase the room in a bathroom. Depending on the layout of your home, the possibilities of increasing the square footage of your home can be endless. Increasing the footage can increase the value of your home.

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Created 03/13/2020

Advertising is far from dead, both physically and digitally. Your future customer comes across magazines and catalogs full of deals while their online devices receive plenty of emails with the same thing. If they find something they like, they’ll instantly know where to go to find it.

Using your advertising space to its fullest potential is important for your business. Your ad will only have a few seconds to catch a person’s eye. Convert your audience to customers by having a great, top-quality ad!

Our Home Pro advice applies to both print ads that you can feature in magazines and inserts and digital ads that you can post anywhere on the Internet. Read these top tips to making the perfect advertisement!

 

Business Information

How can a customer find information on your business? Your ad should contain all of the important information of your business. Make sure you have your company’s name, number, website, and physical address for your showroom or business. In the home improvement industry, it’s also important to say you’re licensed and insured, so include your license number as well. Most of all, make sure all of these details are easy to read and find, so when they try to contact you, they won’t be lost on your ad.

All Your Services and Options

What can you offer customers? List all of your services on your ad, from the variety of cabinetry and carpentry you can do, to the different selections of marble or concrete that you use for flooring or counter-top surfaces. Don’t leave people guessing. If a customer wants a certain material and sees that you offer it, they’ll consider you immediately instead of flipping the page to another business.

High Quality Photos

How do you best represent your company? Through high quality, exemplary work! Use the best pictures of your finished projects, from verdant landscaping jobs to beautifully remodeled bathrooms and kitchens. Homeowners want their homes to look like a million bucks, so show them million dollar photos to win them as future clients.

Before and After Pictures

How do you show off your company’s strong points? You can show how you can add value to your customers’ homes with before and after pictures. Side by side photos of dramatic transformations show credibility and skill instantly, letting readers know their home is in good hands. Gain the public’s trust with fantastic photos before and after a quality job by your business!

Deals and Coupon Codes 

How can customers find the best deals and promotions? They should look straight to your ad for the best reasons to buy your services now rather than later. If you offer free estimates (and you should!), say it in big, bold caps on your ad! Display your coupons and discount deals with the values in clear, bold numbers as well: seeing “$500 OFF” will draw any customer’s attention. Offering deals will help your ad stand out from the rest, giving readers an instant call to action, and a reason why to act.


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Created 03/12/2020

In this digital age, the world of tech and social media can feel like the times are moving faster than the speed of light. As a home pro, you’re probably asking yourself: How do I stay on top of the latest trends?

Here at Home Pros Guide, we make it our job to know of the best advertising trends that can bump your business up in front of the eyes of new homeowners. 

Get in touch with new leads with 4 trendy, promotional ideas you can put into action!

 

Create Personalized Marketing

Everyone gets so much spam mail, both in their mailboxes and their email inboxes. You can stand out from the crowd with personalized marketing. You want to talk to people, both current and potential clients, as if they were a prospective business partner or a close and trusted individual. Doing this will make them more likely to open your mail and hear what you have to say!

Make it a priority to use your clients’ names when messaging them. If you can, reach out to new leads by first name. If you’re creating ads about deals, write them in a way that best appeals to your customers. But don’t forget to tap into the demand of those who are looking for exclusive deals -- write emails promising a special exclusive deal, just for being a loyal follower or subscriber to your newsletter or services!

Upload Social Media Stories

Almost every popular social media site, such as Facebook and Instagram, have a section for Stories. These sections are limited-time windows into a person’s life or a company’s day-to-day events. Social media-savvy viewers can tell when a brand is active by seeing their stories posted every so often. This activity is quite different from a regular post on your Facebook page or Instagram feed!

Don’t be afraid to make a social media story for your business! It can be anything from posting a coupon code for a service, to a home improvement job you want to show off to the world. Give your followers something to be engaged with your brand.

Update Your Sites

It's good practice for you to keep your company’s website updated, not just for your viewers but for search engines such as Google. When you update your site with new, relevant content, Google will recognize it and tell everyone, ‘Hey, this brand is active, you should check them out!’

Whenever you have a new gallery of a recent project you did, or are changing the hours or mission statement of your company, make sure you update it on your site! Update your site often to stay on top of the Internet and its algorithms!

Shoot Original Videos

Videos are popular in this day and age, delivering content that words and images can’t. They can give a company a sense of authority and reputation, for being at the forefront of recording their process and sharing it with the world.

If you really want to be popular, think about doing before/after videos of dramatic home transformations, educational videos on the different types of services you offer in home improvement, and advice in video form demonstrating things you’d do as a Home Pro. People who are looking for specific advice will find your videos and see you as a real professional in the industry!


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Created 03/06/2020

We are only a few days away from Spring. Spring is known as the season of new beginnings. Spring cleaning and maintenance goes beyond the interior of your home. There is more than dusting, de-cluttering, and deep cleaning to make it feel fresh. Breathe new energy and life into your home with our spring maintenance check list.

Interior

  1. Clean and replace air condition filter 
  2. Service your AC unit 
  3. Open your windows and doors to check for any holes or leaks 
  4. Look for termites 
  5. Inspect toilets and faucets for leaks 
  6. Change the batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors 
  7. Clean refrigerator coils 
  8. Examine and clean your ceiling fans 

Exterior

  1. Check your roof for needed repairs 
  2. Test sprinkler system 
  3. Update landscaping 
  4. Pressure clean your home 
  5. Treat your pool and change filter 
  6. Prevent mosquitoes 
  7. Replace any lights that are dull 
  8. Paint the exterior 
  9. Inspect the driveway 


Created 03/04/2020

Do you want new ideas for home improvement ads or projects? Want to do something popular and fun for future customers and your business?

Welcome to the Home Pros Guide Monthly Corner!

Every month, we’ll update you with upcoming special events and holidays for you to put on your calendar. Keep your business relevant year-round with the Home Pros!

As winter draws to a close to welcome the beginning of spring, let’s look at the lineup for March.

 

Daylight Saving Time - March 8

Don’t forget to spring forward and set your clocks ahead by one hour on Sunday, March 8th! You can be helpful to your customers by sending an email out a week in advance. Not only is it a friendly reminder, but having your brand in their inbox will refresh their memory of you and your services.

First Day of Spring - March 20

The official start of Spring is on March 20th. Brainstorm seasonal ideas now so you’ll be able to spring (haha, get it!) on original, natural opportunities later! Spring-themed ideas of flowers, sun, and blooming are great topics for emails, promotions, limited time deals, coupons, and much more.

March Madness - March 15 - April 6

Get in the spirit of March Madness this year with your friends and family who love basketball! Ask your customers or social media followers who they’ll be cheering for in the tournament, or make up your own bracket!

If your business is popular with sporty families or individuals, take advantage and appeal to them in the weeks of March Madness!

Spring Cleaning Season

Are you ready to clean out the old and bring in the new? There’s plenty of ways to incorporate “spring cleaning” into your business!

If you do landscaping, have deals to help clean up lawns and hedges! If you’re a handyman, offer promotions specifically for moving out old home elements and helping bringing in new ones! If you offer pressure cleaning, roof cleaning, vent cleaning, and other types of cleaning services, remind your customers that now’s the best time to clean up their homes for the coming year!

 

Keep all these ideas in mind this March, and stay tuned for our Monthly Corner in April!


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Created 02/28/2020

Every business needs to stand out from the rest, from their service to their storefront. In this decade where being online is key, your digital presence can help you look like a legitimate, quality company with a great service or product.

Here at Home Pros Guide, we have the formula that you can apply to your Pro account and on the rest of your websites to put your company’s best face forward. Having a strong profile will help homeowners identify you easily and helps steer them in the direction of hiring you for their next home project!

Follow these tips to making your best-selling profile today!

Have a clear logo

Most companies have a logo to help put a picture on their business. Whether it’s made up of only text or has a picture, make sure you follow these do’s and don’ts of a great logo!

DO have a square logo

Most websites prefer square-shaped pictures to represent people and their companies. Any other shapes like long rectangles can lead to parts of your logo being cut off. When preparing your logo for your profile, make sure it’s in the middle of the square image and is big enough to read.

DO have a high resolution logo

Resolution is important for having crisp, high-definition images that others can see. Low resolution pictures that are 500 pixels or less can lead to pixelated, grainy edges or muddied colors on your logo. Try to have a logo with a resolution higher than 500 x 500 pixels!

DON’T use a selfie photo as a logo

Pictures of yourself and your loved ones should stay on your personal social media, such as Facebook or Instagram. Keep your business professional by only using company logos to represent yourself.


Describe yourself in the best way

Have a sentence or two that best describes your business! You can use a catchy slogan or get straight to the point with a list of all the services or products you sell. Think of a company description as an elevator pitch: try not to be too wordy and summarize your company’s best features and selling points! 


Showcase high quality pictures

If you want your business to catch a future client’s eye, make Galleries using the best pictures that you have! Use a good camera during the day to take a picture of your finished jobs. Take pictures from different angles for multiple views, and have many pictures for each category of the services your company provides. Customers that see a company’s work might be compelled to hire them after seeing something they like.


Write reputable advice

Real professionals know what they’re talking about. Stand out as a reputable source of information by writing articles of Advice for homeowners to read. You can write about anything, from what kinds of colors are best for their home projects, to what materials you’d suggest for specific renovations. Write quality Advises and homeowners will look to you and your brand as the authority of your field.


Promote your deals

Seeing sales can convert a homeowner into a customer. Create short and catchy coupon codes and use our Promotions feature to advertise them! Set them for limited time periods and expiration dates so your leads feel inclined to cash in on your deals sooner. Think of different discounts and promotions you can do throughout the year so you can increase your business year-round!

 


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Created 02/27/2020

Top Reasons to Renovate Your Home

You have been thinking about renovating your home, but you are not sure if you should go through with it or not. Renovations can be time consuming, expensive, and challenging, but at some point you may need to get them done. Here are the top five reasons you should renovate your home.

1. Update Outdated Home - Home trends are constantly changing. After years of living in a home or if you have purchased an older home, an outdated home may be unappealing to you, your family, and visitors
2. Increase Your Comfort and Enjoyment - Your home is where you should feel the most comfortable. If you feel uncomfortable or do not enjoy your home, then it might be time to renovate.
3. Increase The Value Of Your Home- New appliances, energy efficient fixtures, and new flooring are just a few home renovations that can increase the value of your home. If you are looking to sell your home, renovating can make it more appealing to the buyers and it can make your selling price higher.
4. Prevent Having To Move- Renovating your home does not mean you have to sell it. Sometimes renovating your home can fix any issues with your home which prevent you from having to purchase another one.
5. Fix A Problem- Sometimes a home renovation is needed to fix a something in your home causing a safety issue. A leaking roof, cracked window, or mold in the walls are just a few things that need renovations urgently.

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Created 02/26/2020

Home renovation projects can be exciting! You are updating your homes style while making it more efficient and increasing its comfort for you and your family. You have all of your dream plans ready to set way for the project, but then you realize you have to find a contractor to do the job. It can be a daunting task to find the best contractor, but if you prepare yourself and know what you are looking for, you can ensure a successful experience from start to finish. 
When choosing a contractor these simple steps can make your decision a breeze:


1. Know What You Want Before Searching For Contractors 
It is up to you to tell the contractor exactly what you want. The more details you can give them the better. It will be easier for them to execute your vision when they know the ideas and plans you have for your home. Also, having a set plan of what you want will give you more accurate estimates when you begin contacting contractors.

2. Ask For Referrals 
Friends and family can be a great resource when choosing a contractor. Ask them for their experience with contractors they have used in the past and how their home renovations ended.

3. Do Your Research 
Search the internet for contractors in your area, projects that are similar to yours, the general price of what the job will cost you, and if the contractor is specialized in what you are asking for.

4. Read Reviews 
Reviews on a company can generally give you good idea of what to expect from that contractor. Some people leave such detailed reviews that you will be able to tell what your experience may be from the start of the project to the end.

5. Contact Your List Of Contractors For An Estimate 
Take out a pen and paper and start to call the contractors you feel might be a good fit for you after completing steps one through four. Ask them for a price quote, payment options, if they have samples of their work, what is their work schedule like, etc. 

6. Look At Work Samples 
Once you have contacted your potential contractors, take a look at their work samples. You want to see how that company works and if their projects turn out like what you are envisioning for your space.

7. Compare Contractor Bids 
Review everything you have collected for each contractor and make your final decision on who you would like to complete the task.

8. Have A Detailed Contract Before Any Work Begins

A contract is your best resource to keep track of exactly how everything will go. It should tell you what is included in your service, timeline, payment expectation, termination clause, and more. Make sure to read over every detail so that you are informed and so that if in the event something goes unplanned you are able to protect yourself with the details that are listed in the contract.

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Created 02/19/2020
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