4 Ways Remodeling Your Bathroom Adds Value to Your Home
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4 Ways Remodeling Your Bathroom Adds Value to Your Home
Home improvement projects can be a big undertaking. They often include challenges such as making design decisions, figuring out the financial resources you have available, gathering materials and figuring out project timeline. This can be overwhelming for people who have families, full-time jobs and social lives. The question is, is it worth it? In this article, we'll discuss four ways bathroom remodeling projects can add value to your home, making all that effort worth it. Increasing the Monetary Value of Your Home Whether you're looking to sell your home or increase its future value, remodeling your bathroom is an excellent choice. For prospective homebuyers, the bathroom is one of the most important rooms of your home outside of the kitchen and master bedroom. Buyers look for a bathroom that meets their design, size and functional requirements. Looking at the numbers, bathroom remodeling has been statistically shown to increase home value. According to Opendoor.com, a full bathroom remodel increases a home's resale value by an average of 3.7%. Aside from value, potential homebuyers see a bathroom remodel as a sign you took diligent care of your home, not just trying to flip it. Giving Your Home a New Design & Vibe The bathroom is one of the most visited, important rooms in the house. We all spend a significant amount of time there every morning, afternoon and night. Often, these can be times when we are at our vulnerable or sensitive, since we've more than likely just woken up or are about to wind down and to go to sleep. For this reason, the bathroom should be as comfortable and soothing as possible. Bathroom remodeling gives the opportunity to add value in the form of comfort and a sense of security. You can convert your current bathroom into a space that effectively sets you on track for an enjoyable day or a great night of sleep. The Bottom Line: Functionality Monetary value and overall design are important, but at the core of every bathroom is functionality. If your toilet doesn't flush or your shower doesn't turn on, something is not right. Remodeling your bathroom gives you the opportunity to add value in the form of high end appliances such as your shower, bath, sink or toilet. These not only can boost the monetary value of your bathroom but contribute to personal enjoyment. As an added bonus, newer bathroom appliances are typically more efficient, potentially lowering your water bill. Guest Room? More Like Guest Bathroom While the bathroom is important for your comfort, it is even more impactful for any guests you have over. When friends or family visit your home, the bathroom is a place they can go to escape for a bit, have a moment alone or de-stress. It is especially important for more introverted guests or ones with social anxiety. A bathroom that isn't clean or doesn't work properly can be a sour experience for them. Remodeling your bathroom gives you the opportunity to provide a more welcoming experience for guests. It adds value to your home by ensuring friends, family or newcomers will feel comfortable coming back. A More Valuable Bathroom & Home Awaits As we've discussed in this post, a bathroom remodel can help boost your home's value in a variety of ways: Higher Monetary Home ValueBetter Bathroom DesignUp-to-Date Bathroom FunctionalityA More Comfortable Guest Experience At Mt. Pleasant Window & Remodeling, we specialize in bath and shower remodeling to help our customers gain the benefits listed above. Give us a call today at 724-200-8555 or contact us online to get started!
A Guide to the Best Pet Groomers and Kennels in Pittsburgh
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A Guide to the Best Pet Groomers and Kennels in Pittsburgh
National Pet Day shines a light on the special bond between pets and their owners, emphasizing the love and joy these furry friends bring into our lives. In celebration of this day, pet owners often seek the best care for their beloved animals. and the Pittsburgh area boasts an array of top-rated services. TribLIVE's Best of the Best Community Choice Awards have highlighted the crème de la crème of pet groomers and kennels in the Pittsburgh area, making the choice easier for pet parents. Best Pet Groomers in Pittsburgh East: The Swag Studio LLC in New Kensington is celebrated for its stylish grooming services, ensuring every pet leaves looking their best. Learn more on their Facebook page. Groomer's Touch in Oakmont stands out for its gentle and professional grooming services. Details can be found on their website. Muddy Paws Pet Grooming LLC in Lower Burrell offers a cozy and caring environment for pets, with more information on Facebook. North: Kait's Grooming Gallery in Pittsburgh is known for personalized attention and detailed grooming services. Visit their website for more. Groomer's Touch is also recognized in the North region for its outstanding service. More information can be found on their website. Parlor of the Pooch LLC. in Beaver provides a luxury grooming experience for every pet. Discover more at their website. Southwest: Candelore's Barking Beauties in Bethel Park offers a full range of grooming services with a personal touch. Details at their website. Royal Dutch Grooming in Irwin is recognized for its exceptional grooming standards. Learn more at their website. The Dog Stop in Carnegie has a relaxing, spa-like atmosphere for your furry friends. Find out more here. Westmoreland County: Doolitte's Pet Service brings the groomer to you! For a complete list of services and pricing find them on Facebook. Dapper Dogs Mobile Pet Grooming services within 15 miles of New Stanton, delivering the royal treatment for your pet and convenience for you. Learn more about their services online. Doggie Paws & Kitty Claws Grooming Spa in Greensburg provides a spa-like grooming experience for pets. More information on Facebook. Top Kennels in the Pittsburgh Area East: Ringer's Pet Dog Training in Natrona Heights not only offers top-notch training but also boarding services. Find out more on Facebook. Pittsburgh Paws Pet Resort in Natrona Heights is known for its resort-like facilities, offering pets a luxurious stay. Details at their website. The Dog Stop's Monroeville location is an all-inclusive STAYcation with all-day play, individualized care and more. Check them out online. North: The Dog Stop's Glenshaw location also gets a nod for their exceptional service in the kennel/doggie day care category. See all they have to offer online. Misty Pines Dog Park Co in Sewickley offers a unique combination of boarding and recreation in a park setting. Learn more at their website. Brickyard Kennels in Mars cares for your pets as if they were their own in a clean, comfortable environment. Find them online. Southwest: Candelore's Barking Beauties of Bethel Park makes another appearance in the kennel/doggie day care category, for their welcoming space, love, and attention. Details at their website. Brizes Kennel in Elizabeth is praised for its attentive care and spacious accommodations for pets. More information at their website. The Dog Stop's Carnegie location provides a home away from home for your furry friends. Learn more online. Westmoreland County: Meow Manor Cattery in New Stanton offers a peaceful and comforting stay for felines. Discover more at their website. Dogtopia of Greensburg provides a fun and safe environment for dogs to play and stay. Details at their website. Cozy Inn Pet Resort & Orchid Spa, located in a unique country setting, aims to provide a worry-free, loving, natural, safe environment. Find out more on their website. Pets play a significant role in our lives, providing companionship, love, and joy. Thanks to TribLIVE's Best of the Best Community Choice Awards, Pittsburgh pet owners have a handy guide to the best pet care services in the area, ensuring their furry friends receive the care and attention they deserve.
$2M raised for second Pittsburgh Fisher House
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$2M raised for second Pittsburgh Fisher House
The non-profit Friends of the Pittsburgh Fisher House has raised $2 million, an important milestone in the capital campaign to support construction of a second Pittsburgh Fisher House. The new Fisher House, to be located at the H.J. Heinz III VA Medical Center in O'Hara Township, will complement the current Pittsburgh Fisher House on VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System's University Drive campus. This progress in the capital campaign was made possible by gifts from foundations, businesses, and individual community members. Groundbreaking for the new 16-suite Pittsburgh Fisher House is scheduled for 2025. "We are honored to work on behalf of families who seek the stress relief and financial assistance that the Pittsburgh Fisher House provides," said Mary Ellen Austin, vice president of the Friends of Pittsburgh Fisher House Board of Directors. Austin also announced Navy veteran and former state senator Pam Iovino has joined the board. "Pam is a dynamic leader with incredible experience," said Austin. "She has a wealth of knowledge and networks – from her service as a Navy captain, to working for the VA as assistant secretary for Congressional Affairs – that will benefit the veterans and families we serve." The local capital campaign goal is $3 million and the collaboration with the national Fisher House Foundation will ensure the balance is raised. This effort is fueled largely by dedicated volunteers in Pittsburgh. Fisher Houses provide homelike, free lodging in a stress-free setting where military and veteran families can stay free of charge while a loved one is in the hospital. Building a second Fisher House in Pittsburgh will increase lodging capacity by 160% for families and caregivers who travel with veterans receiving medical treatment at VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System. Since opening in 2012, the current Pittsburgh Fisher House has provided 33,500 days of free lodging to more than 9,240 guests, saving veterans and their families $3.9 million. "Very few cities support two Fisher Houses, and we're proud to be among them," said Austin. "We wouldn't be here without the generosity of our community, so we celebrate this important milestone and all the supporters who have helped along the way." To learn more, go to https://www.pittsburghfisherhouse.org.
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Spend an evening on the water with the Gateway Clipper Crew
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Spend an evening on the water with the Gateway Clipper Crew
On April 13, the Gateway Clipper Fleet will host their Captain's Dinner Cruise & Tour, allowing for friends and family of all ages to embark on a unique dining experience. Participants will be provided with a buffet style dinner, dancing and musical entertainment, a cash bar and fabulous views of the city skyline! The cruise will board at 5:45 p.m and sail off at 6:30 p.m. The dinner and tour cruise will last for approximately two hours. For more information, check out their website here! Photo Credit: Caitlyn Scott
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Lawsuit accuses SWAT team of fatally shooting mentally ill Upper St. Clair man in back
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An Upper St. Clair man who was killed by police officers responding to his mental health crisis in January was shot eight times in the back, a federal lawsuit alleges. Filed on Monday, the lawsuit claims that Christopher Shepherd, who was armed with a kitchen knife, was running away from
Raise a Glass to Pittsburgh’s Best Beer Distributors & Craft Breweries
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Raise a Glass to Pittsburgh’s Best Beer Distributors & Craft Breweries
April 7 was National Beer Day so we're toasting the establishments that have made Pittsburgh a true beer lover's paradise. TribLIVE's Best of the Best Community Choice Awards shine a spotlight on the top beer distributors and craft breweries that embody the city's vibrant beer scene. East of Pittsburgh, beer aficionados flock to Allegheny Beverage and Natty Heights Beer Distributor in Natrona Heights, as well as Myrna's Brew'ry Outlet in New Kensington, for their extensive selections. Heading north, Hampton Beer Outlet in Allison Park, Babcock Beer on Babcock Road, and JR's Beer Warehouse in Rochester are the go-to destinations for beer enthusiasts. In the southwest region, Beer D Spencer in Elizabeth, Cappelli's Beer & Pop Warehouse in Washington, and Duffy's Beer & Much More on Curry Hollow Road are celebrated for their exceptional offerings. Westmoreland County boasts its own beer meccas, including Jeannette Distributing in Jeannette, Beer Arena of Greensburg, and Beer Bets & Butts in Irwin, renowned for their unique blends of variety and community spirit. For those seeking a more immersive experience, Pittsburgh's craft breweries are a must-visit. Allusion Brewing Company, Leaning Cask Brewing Company, and Voodoo Brewery in the east captivate with their imaginative brews and vibrant atmospheres. Northward, Grist House Craft Brewery, Altered Genius Brewing Co., and Mastic Trail Brewing serve up innovative concoctions and welcoming communities. The southwest region's Firewhistle Brewing, Rusty Gold Brewing, and TRUSS Brewing Company offer lively environments that are almost as intoxicating as their beers. In Westmoreland, Sobel's Obscure Brewery, All Saints Brewing Company, and Quinn Brewing Company exemplify the passion and craftsmanship that define Pittsburgh's beer culture. Whether you're a seasoned connoisseur or a curious newcomer, Pittsburgh's beer distributors and craft breweries are sure to quench your thirst for the ultimate beer experience.
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PILLars of Excellence: Celebrating the Best Pharmacies in Pittsburgh
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PILLars of Excellence: Celebrating the Best Pharmacies in Pittsburgh
Navigating the healthcare landscape can often be a daunting task, especially when seeking a reliable pharmacy that offers not just medications but personalized care and services. Fortunately, TribLIVE's Best of the Best Community Choice Awards shine a light on the top pharmacies across Pittsburgh, recognizing those who go above and beyond in serving their communities. Here's a closer look at the celebrated establishments that have made health and wellness their mission. East Bloomfield Drug Store Located at 4727 Liberty Ave, the Bloomfield Drug Store stands out for its commitment to personal service and community well-being. Offering a wide range of pharmacy services, they are a cornerstone of health in the heart of Pittsburgh. Blackburn's Physicians Pharmacy With a location at 301 Corbet St, Tarentum, Blackburn's is renowned for its specialized services catering to the needs of physicians and patients alike. The Vandergrift Pharmacy Situated at 224 Longfellow St in Vandergrift, this HealthMart Pharmacy is praised for its friendly staff and the personalized attention they provide to each customer. North Palmer Drug This gem, located at 738 Little Deer Creek Valley Rd in Russellton, is celebrated for its community-focused approach, offering a warm and welcoming environment for all its patrons. Adzema Pharmacy A fixture at 8105 Perry Hwy, Adzema Pharmacy prides itself on its deep-rooted history of providing exceptional care and a comprehensive range of pharmacy services. Blackburn's Physicians Pharmacy, a pillar in the Eastern communities also has a strong showing in the North. Located at 301 Corbet St, Tarentum, their dedication to healthcare excellence is evident across the region. Southwest Jeffrey's Drug Store at 1 N Central Ave in Canonsburg, is not just a pharmacy but a community center for health and wellness, known for its innovative services and friendly staff. Spartan Pharmacy, located at 3526 Brownsville Rd in Brentwood, stands out for its commitment to health, offering a variety of services from vaccinations to health screenings. Westmoreland County Hayden's Pharmacy With its doors open at 535 W Main St in Mt Pleasant, Hayden's Pharmacy exemplifies the role of a community pharmacist with a personal touch in every service. Mainline Pharmacy Located at 3907 Old William Penn Hwy in Murrysville, Mainline Pharmacy has carved a niche for itself with its wide array of health services and a commitment to the community's well-being. The Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy This pharmacy at 725 W Ingomar Rd in Ingomar is known for its personalized approach to healthcare, ensuring each patient receives the utmost care and attention. These pharmacies are more than just places to fill prescriptions; they are vital parts of their communities, offering support, care, and a wide range of health services. Whether you're seeking specialized healthcare products, vaccination services, or just friendly advice on your health regimen, these awarded pharmacies stand ready to serve Pittsburgh with excellence and dedication.
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Celebrate National Burrito Day at one of the region's Best Mexican Spots
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Celebrate National Burrito Day at one of the region's Best Mexican Spots
If you're craving delicious Mexican cuisine to celebrate National Burrito Day on April 4th, look no further than the top spots around Pittsburgh according to TribLIVE's Best of the Best Community Choice Awards. East of Pittsburgh, Rey Azteca New Kensington, El Campesino, and Mad Mex are standout choices for excellent Mexican fare. Head north and you'll find favorites like Patron Mexican Grill, Emiliano's Mexican Restaurant & Bar, and Franklin Inn. For those in the Southwest, don't miss Plaza Azteca Mexican Restaurant, Boga Taco, and Totopo Cocina & Cantina - all highly rated by local diners. And in Westmoreland County, Don Patron Mexican Grill, Acapulco Mexican Restaurant & Bar, and Margarita's Mexican Restaurant are delicious options. Whether you prefer crispy tacos, sizzling fajitas, cheesy enchiladas or a big burrito smothered in salsa and guacamole, these reader-approved spots have you covered. Celebrate National Burrito Day by supporting one of Pittsburgh's many authentic and delicious Mexican eateries!

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