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Heating and Cooling

Simple Fix: 4 Normal Heating Issues That Are Easily Remedied

If your furnace isn’t working, it can be a bit scary. Heating system repairs aren’t cheap, and if you wind up needing a new furnace, it will cost you thousands of dollars. But many furnace issues are actually caused by problems that are easy to fix.

Sunday Tips

Weekly Tip for Jan 31: Let’s Have a Room Painting Party

While it is cold outside, paint inside. Now is a good time to get some painting done on the inside before the Spring weather sets in.

Garage

4 Questions to Ask Potential Garage Builders

Whether you’re adding a new garage to provide more storage space or building your dream workshop, choosing the right garage builder is essential to the success of your project.

Basement

6 Ideas for Your Basement

If you are looking to add extra space to your home, then consider remodeling your basement. The basement is no longer just the laundry room or storage area. There may be many reasons you may want to add additional space to your home.

Plumbing and Wiring

5 Home Plumbing Jobs You Can’t Ignore

No matter how new your home is, there will be times when you find that you have issues with your plumbing. The key is in knowing which of those seemingly minor things can turn into major disasters unless seen to immediately.

Nursery Room

How to Baby Proof Your House in Five Easy Steps

With a new baby in your life, you want to keep this little one safe. Some people spend weeks considering every possible scenario, and ensuring that the home is as perfectly safe as possible, but the fact is, it doesn’t have to be a difficult process.

Home Inspections

Home Inspections will Save A Lot of Money for Home Buyers

When you are buying a home (or constructing a home addition), whether it’s new or it has been lived in, it is always important to consider home inspections before finalizing the deal.

Home Interior Design

5 Features That Give Your Home a Rustic Look

Homeowners today want a unique look in their home. Furniture and sofa sets that match too well are out, and decor has become more personalized to individual tastes.

Home Security

Two Types of Home Security Systems: Wireless and Wired

Not all homes are safe as they lack all the essential security devices that make a home secure. Also, the crime rate is on the rise and many people worry about their family members, kids, and pets when they are out of the home.

Roofing and Gutters

Your Roof: To Repair or Replace? That is the Question

A home’s roof is a critical part of the structure. It regulates temperatures in the home, keeps moisture out, and fights off storm damage. Unfortunately, many homeowners neglect the roof because it is so difficult to see.

Contractors

5 Steps to Choosing a Home Renovation Contractor

When it comes time to venture out into the contractor market, it can be a downright scary thought, but it doesn’t have to be. I will take you through everything you will need to know to navigate the waters of the home improvement world and come out with a good contractor that will save you most of the headaches of remodeling your house.

Home Safety

Weekly Tip for Jan 24: Do You Have A Fire Escape Plan?

How secure is your home or apartment? How safe are your fire – smoke and carbon monoxide detectors? Get the latest on home security technology and how best to protect your home from danger.

Quick Checklist

Quick Checklist:     Refinishing Your Bathroom Can Make It Look Like New

There are many good reasons to get your bathroom refinished. You might have just purchased a home with a bathroom that looks like it’s stuck in the 19th century.

Flooring

Flooring 101: Everything You Need to Know About Hardwood Floors

Ripping up old carpet or laminate flooring is a common part of most home renovations. It’s rare to find a modern home today that doesn’t have hardwood floors. That’s because there’s no flooring quite like hardwood. A room is instantly brought to life with the warm look of wood, making the space more elegant and inviting.

Home Renovation

Frugal Home Renovation Guide

Home improvement can really run you into a serious amount of debt if you’re not careful about your expenses and finances. If you tend to spend money on the project then you will need to be really ready for what comes ahead and well ahead of time at that.

Just Bath

Guidelines for Finding the Right Bath for Your Bathroom

Finding the right bathtub is a very personal decision that should involve careful thought and planning before you buy.

Garage

Garage Screens: Another Room With a View

If you are like a lot of people, it would be debatable as to whether you consider your garage a good use of space. After all, garages are usually built to house and protect your cars, but when it comes right down to it, garages do anything but.

Home Safety

Gas Leaks: 4 Ways to Avoid a Deadly Situation

Any household that has access to gas is at risk of suffering from leaks. Gas leaks are not only harmful to the health of residents, but can lead to death in some cases.

Den/Library

Creating the Perfect Den: 3 Different Purposes for Your Private Getaway

A well-designed den can work as a home office, family room, spare bedroom, library or – ideally – a combination of all the above. No matter who wants to relax or why, the home den should be the place to do it.

Pest Control

4 Green Pest Control Tips for Your Home

According to The Guardian, treatments for pest infestation can run a home owner over $500 per visit and isn’t covered by homeowners insurance.