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Home Lighting

Factors to Consider in Lighting Design

Tweet If you’re making changes to your interior or exterior lighting, especially as part of a larger renovation project, you may be looking for ways to conserve energy and save

General Home Decor

Florida Sun Will Put Our Solar Screens to the Test

Tweet By Doug Richards It’s been said that the more you can shade the glass before the sun hits it, the less amount of heat that seeps into the house.

Bed and Bath

Bathroom Remodeling to Universal Design

Tweet Simple tasks become more difficult. And it is not just aging that creates these problems: chronic illnesses such as diabetes, heart disease and Multiple Sclerosis can leave us with

Home Financing

5 Options to Avoiding Foreclosure

Tweet If you’re faced with foreclosure, you may still have some options available to help delay or avoid that fate. Your chances of keeping the home may still be good

Contractors

How to Avoid Summer Home Improvement Scams

Tweet Be watchful or get ripped off! By John Smith During the warm summer months, many homeowners will take the time to work on various home improvement projects. This is

Kitchen and Dining

Install a Kitchen Island and Increase Home Resale Value

Remodeling your kitchen can be an expensive and time-consuming endeavor, however there are some shortcuts to increase home value and minimize labor. Kitchen islands are becoming the norm for spec homes and renovated kitchens, so you don’t want to be left behind when it comes time to put your own house on the market.

General Home Decor

Top Tips For Increasing Your Home’s Value

Tweet By Amy Fowler Selling your home can be a stressful experience: not only do you have to worry about dealing with estate agents and brokers, but you also have to

Garden Maintenance

All About Grubs

Tweet A few years ago while I was watering our new sod in the front yard, I kept noticing certain areas of our lawn turning brown. At first I was

Home Storage

5 Things You Need To Know Before Selecting A Shed Plan

Tweet By Magnus Dahlquist Have you grown out of your present residence and really need a stand-alone unit in which to store all of your stuff? Sheds are a great

Roofing and Gutters

How to Choose Shingle Colors

Tweet Give your roof a truly unique look. By Doug Richards If you’re building a home and your builder wants you to select a roof “color” that’s one thing. If

Contractors

Making Informed Choices for Home Improvement Purchases

Tweet In today’s economy, it has become more important than ever to be a smart consumer and make informed choices when buying any goods and/or services. For homeowners considering large

Bed and Bath

Top 5 DIY Bathroom Tips

Tweet By Alex Levin But have no fear; we have solid do-it-yourself design tips to make your latest bathroom renovation go smoothly, while remaining on budget. (1) Research, Sketch, Design,

Decks-Patios-Porches

How to Enjoy Your Outdoor Living Space

Tweet Extend your home outdoors – your outdoor living space should just feel as if it were an extension of your home. Be sure to furnish it as if it

Home Renovation

Creating a Blueprint – Step by Step Guide for DIY Homeowners

Tweet By Magnus Dahlquist That is perfectly fine as the majority of people, desiring to side step the contractor blueprint-homebuilding costs and rates, as well as the aggravation, at times,

Home Renovation

Should You Renovate or Relocate?

Tweet Should you stay in your current home and move forward with a renovation or should you table those plans, put your home on the market and look for a

Bed and Bath

Don’t Waste On The Flush – New Toilet Technologies

Tweet   By Randy Baldwin, Licensed Master Plumber in Northern Virginia The invention of the flushing toilet proved to be a sanitary, all-weather solution to the universal problem of personal

Home Financing

Why Lease to Own May Get You Into a Home Faster

Tweet Buying a lease to own home takes time. From 2007 through 2011, home prices have dropped dramatically and are at levels not seen since the turn of the millennium.

Garden Maintenance

The Art and Science of Composting

Tweet A simple way to improve your lawn and gardens. The visual appeal of your home is greatly enhanced when the yard portion of your property looks sharp, which also

Garden Plants

Why Native Plants are Best for Your Garden

Tweet Introducing Native Plants One trend in gardening worth considering is introducing native plants by gradually replacing foreign plants or supplementing those plants with new plants indigenous to your area.

Garden Maintenance

4 Summer Yard Care Tips

Tweet Get your rest, but not at the expense of your lawn. Enjoy your vacation and your slower pace of life, but keep an eye on your property or have