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3 Reasons for Not Renovating Your Basement

We have heard the reasons for renovating a basement, to provide a livable space and to enhance the value of the home. While these reasons are certainly valid, they tend to overlook a few things about basements that can have an adverse effect on the room, what you own, and on your wallet.

Contractors

How To Hire A Contractor

Renovating your home can be messy, expensive and time-consuming. There are many jobs that you can do, and many that you absolutely should not or cannot do.

Bed and Bath

From Clutter-Free to Neat-Freak: Redesign Your Kid’s Room With These Tips

We understand you want your children to be tidy and organized, as all parents do, but while that is a noble wish, it is also a tad impractical. Kids are just not known for being what you want them to be.

Kitchen and Dining

Beyond Function: 5 Surprising and Beautiful Tap Designs

Twist, push or pull for flowing water – the function is simple, but here’s how the humble tap can go beyond that and become a surprising design feature. Some designers consider taps to be a boring necessity to any kitchen or bathroom – more of an afterthought than an item essential to the design.

Kitchen and Dining

5 Design Ideas for Your Pantry

A pantry was originally the place in a home where food, dishes and linens were stored, typically a small room located immediately off of the kitchen. Well before refrigeration, a pantry was often used to store bread and may have been used for food preparation.

Sun Room

Taming Mother Nature: Common Sense Tips for Choosing a Conservatory

A conservatory offers homeowners the option to extend their enjoyment of hazy summer evenings and make the most of their garden view throughout the year.

Home Utility

5 Simple Home Improvements to Prevent Major Renovations

Sometimes it seems easier to just let sleeping dogs lie when it comes to home improvement. However, there are some repairs that you shouldn’t ignore. Without proper maintenance and repair, these small issues can devolve into major problems for you and your wallet.

Bed and Bath

Simply Decorated: Your Home’s Bathroom

A zen or “meditative” look to your home can give it the serenity you seek as you escape to your sanctuary. A home that is cluttered can cause much stress while one that is simple, yet ordered can bring forth a much more relaxed mood.

Doors and Windows

Jalousie Replacement Windows: Where to Buy Them

Louvered windows, often referred as jalousies, provide a beautiful design touch for many homes. They are used in windows as well as in doors, and are common in older homes constructed in the middle of the 20th century.

Home Utility

Upcycling Is Easy, So Get Creative

If you like to be environmentally friendly, you might already be doing a few things to cut your carbon footprint. From taking out boiler cover to ensure your central heating system wastes as little energy as possible, to walking instead of taking the car, there are plenty of obvious and easy ways to do your bit.

Home Structure

After The Storm: How to Safely and Quickly Repair Your Storm Damaged Home

In many parts of the world, the fall is the season for hurricanes, tornadoes, hail and rain damage, and even early blizzards. If you live in a high-risk area, the chances of you seeing a storm of some kind damage your house are high.

Energy Savings

Cost Effective Solutions for Remodeling Your Home

The process of home remodeling is an expensive one especially if it involves reconstruction or renovation. Some essential ideas can help you to make it cost effective.

Home Decor

6 Quick Makeover Ideas to Add Spark to Any Room

In between your various home renovation projects, you can make updates that refresh your home, what can be accomplished quickly and without much effort. Even subtle changes can have a profound effect, adding spark and much visual interest to any room.

Kitchen and Dining

Top Kitchen Design Trends You Must Know Before Remodeling

Description: Remodeling your kitchen is an exciting prospect. There are so many great ideas out there, so take a look at the kitchen design trends for inspiration.

Home Structure

Quick Weekend Home Fix-it Projects

Not every home improvement project must take weeks or months to complete. Likely, you are aware of several jobs around the home that need to be handled, but are not sure if you have the time to start and complete them quickly.

General News

On the Mend: Foreclosures Reach 8-Year Low

Here is some very good news: foreclosure rates have fallen to the lowest we’ve seen in eight years.

Heating and Cooling

Reduce the Need for Boiler Repairs in Your London Home

If you decide to renovate an old property anywhere in London, you need to do your homework about the costs involved and the potential market value of the finished home. The property market in London sometimes does suffer from a downturn but it rarely lasts long.

Home Lighting

How to Use Lighting to Modernize your Home

Tweet Having high-quality lighting is a massively important factor that can transform your home from looking dingy to spacious and fabulous. Although you may not enjoy the decorating process, the

Garden Plants

Storing Your Bulbs

Tweet So to preserve them I am here with information on storing your spring and summer bulbs. Spring Bulbs: The foliage which dies during the late spring or early summer,

Home Renovation

How To Renovate Your Home, Victorian Style

Tweet Although they didn’t bring back the traditional deerstalker-wearing and pipe-smoking Sherlock Holmes, he is nevertheless back in all his glory. He just uses his Smartphone to get relevant data