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Heating and Cooling

Things to Keep in Mind When Installing Air Conditioning in a Remodeled Home

Adding air conditioning to your home can increase the livability of it during the summer months. If your home is remodeled, though, installing AC can present a series of challenges.

Exterior Decor

5 Reasons House Shutters Are Still Relevant to Home Improvement

In the varying designs that have come out on the housing market, shutters tend to be a common component. However, if you’re looking for ways to cut costs during your home renovation, you may be tempted to skimp out on not installing house shutters.

Weekly Sunday Tips

Sunday Morning Tip for March 17: Kitchen Caution: What to Avoid When Overhauling Cooking Space

Do-it-yourself home improvement projects are common, but not all projects should be entirely completed on your own.

Fences and Gates

3 Large-Property Additions that Improve Your Privacy

It may be easy to assume that living on a large property or in an estate home would yield privacy from your neighbors and passersby. After all, your home may be set off from the property line at all sides.

Doors and Windows

Knock Knock: 3 Benefits of Replacing Old Doors in Your Home

It’s likely that you don’t give the doors in your home much thought. After all, it’s what’s on either side of the door, not the door itself, that’s truly important.

Home Renovation

Buying for Value: 3 Tips for Getting the Most from Your Renovation Budget

Most home renovations are completed on a tight budget. If you are renovating your home soon, you may have grand ideas for the finished result. However, you likely are also focused on containing costs.


3 Ways to Tell Your Next Renovation Shouldn’t Be DIY

The DIY movement is great for those who like to get their hands dirty and save a bit of money. Not every job, though, can be done on your own.

Doors and Windows

Open and Shut: 3 Reasons Your Home’s Windows Deserve More Attention

Tweet Your home may currently have outdated windows. It may even lack additional window features, such as shutters or other window dressings. Such features can affect the interior and exterior

Home Improvements

Subtle Styling: 3 Small Renovations with A Large Aesthetic Impact

Tweet You understandably want to get the maximum results possible for the funds that you have available. If you are interested in making affordable improvements that will give you a

Home Furniture

Updated Decor: 3 Reasons Your Renovation Plans Should Include Furniture

Tweet After all, paint starts to fade. Wallpaper starts to peel. Flooring, or at least the finish, starts to wear. Something many people overlook in their renovation plans is furniture.

Green Home

Power Grid: 3 Do’s And Don’ts Of Installing Solar Panels

Tweet Nonetheless, the truth is that purchasing and installing a solar system can still be cost prohibitive. For this reason, many homeowners choose to save on the costs by installing

Exterior Home

Unseen Issues: 3 Reasons To Give Your Crawlspace Some Attention ASAP

Tweet Crawlspaces are greener options, but they also have their own list of concerns that you need to be aware of. Here are three reasons you should take some effort

Tools and Materials

3 Super Useful Tools You’ll Still Love After A Renovation

Tweet For example, every project you take on has a tool list, and homeowners who are new to DIY will often rush out and buy everything listed at a premium

Renovation Designs

3 Ways To Turn Home Damage Into A Renovation Opportunity

Tweet These types of events can be devastating and expensive, but there actually may be a way to get a positive result from this horrible experience. Rather than restore your

Home Values

4 Tough Truths About Home Value After Renovations

Tweet If you’re planning home renovations to increase the value of your home, however, there are some hard truths that you’ll want to consider before you get started. All Renovations

Tools and Materials

3 Reasons To Check Building Materials Before You Use Them

Tweet One of the most important things that you can do to avoid any pitfalls is to have your building materials checked for quality. The Dangers of Poor Materials Whether

Home Repairs

Water Damage: How to Handle Mold, Mildew, and More

Tweet How to Detect Water damage Water damage isn’t always as apparent as pools of water at your feet. For instance, if you have a sudden spike in your water

Renovation Designs

Awesome Additions: 4 Prep Plans For New Home Features

Tweet However, in order to be sure of just the right outcome, it certainly helps a lot to get involved with some important prep steps to your project beforehand. Here

Exterior Decor

Functional Decor: Repairs And Maintenance That Make Your Home Look Spectacular

Tweet There are a few repair projects that you can tackle in the near future that may benefit your home’s condition and boost curb appeal at the same time. As

Decks-Patios-Porches Weekly Sunday Tips

Weekly Tip for Dec 04: Not Just for Dads: Why You Should Build a Deck

Tweet If you are thinking about the best way to improve your property, adding a deck makes a lot of sense. After all, in addition to improving the functionality of