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If you’re planning any kind of a project ,from a major renovation to a simple one-room makeover, the best way to ensure a good outcome is planning… and that includes researching the products and materials. By learning a product’s advantages, disadvantages, lifespan, and warranty… you’re better prepared to make the right choices for your home. How do you do the research? Review web sites, read home improvement magazines, listen to radio shows, watch TV programs and review product literature. If possible it’s also a good idea to talk to people who have used the product. Find out if it was easy to work with or install and ask about unexpected additional costs or work that might end up being part of the package. Your research can make the difference between selecting a product based on a good-looking advertisement and choosing one that will give you a good return on your investment.