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Heating and Cooling

How to Lower Your Electrical Bill

Tweet As you plan your home renovation project, you may be concerned that any expansion of your home’s square footage will present a corresponding increase in electrical costs. These concerns

Green Home

Simple Ways to Make Your Home More Sustainable

Tweet By Alex Levin Green housing has become a hot topic recently. As gas prices continue to increase, the efficiency of electric cars have quickly morphed from simple want to

Home Lighting

Lighting: Planning Ahead

Tweet A lighting plan is best designed when the fixtures are selected well so they not recognized as being out of place, but allow the light to do the work

Walls and Painting

Unique Uses of Wallpaper

Tweet Once great wallpaper has been selected, there is often a large amount leftover after applying it. This extra wallpaper may seem destined for the trash, but there are actually

Doors and Windows Home Structure

Energy Star Tax Credits Expire at Year End

Tweet Are you aware that certain Energy Star tax credits are still in effect? This may come as a surprise to you given the big publicity in 2009 and 2010

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

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

Green Home

5 Green Home Renovation Tips

Tweet You can make your home more energy efficient. Defining Green Technology To be sure, “green” terminology has been overused, so much so that some companies take advantage of consumer

Home Storage

Should You Expand Your Home or Rent a Storage Unit?

Tweet Finding places to put everything you own. American homeowners, looking for more room, can expand their houses to provide what they need including more storage space. For some people,

Home Structure

By the Seasons: The Best Time to Remodel

Tweet Remodeling your home can be done at any time of the year, but as you can imagine there are certain times, such as December, when you might prefer to

Flooring

Great Looking, Durable, Affordable and Easy-to-Install

Selecting a floor….you know how it’s done. First, you choose the look you like – stones, woods, perhaps something avant-garde?

Heating and Cooling

Home Weatherproofing is Not Just for Winter

Tweet Springtime invites thoughts of gardening, lawn renewal and garage sales, but it doesn’t necessarily bring “weatherproofing” to the mind of most homeowners. After all, sealing windows and doors is

Walls and Painting

Architectural Touches and Room Redesign

Tweet Let’s take a look at several room design enhancements you can add on your own or with the help of renovation contractor. Moldings — Wall trim can bring any

Flooring

Flooring Materials: Making the Right Choice

Tweet You have many choices available when considering flooring materials along with variations based on color, size, styles and cost. Quality of materials is important too which means you must

Home Storage

Cost Effective Renovation: Cold Storage Room

Tweet Self Reliance Americans have always had a spirit of self-reliance, something we tend to forget when we look to the federal government for help. There is a reason why

Flooring

Factors to Consider with Quick-Step Flooring

When investing in home improvement, there are numerous details to take care of, and it’s often hard to figure out the best areas in which to save, and where to splurge. A good place to start is with the floor, as this will often influence the entire feel of the room and its décor.

Home Lighting

Bring in Natural Light With Skylights

While many homeowners may be comfortable with doing the work themselves, not many people may feel that way about installing skylights, another project that the federal government deems worthy of a tax credit.

Doors and Windows

Smart Doors for Attractive Homes

Replacing a door may not seem to be a significant home improvement project, but a new door can prove more energy efficient and in many cases add value to your home.

Doors and Windows

How to Choose Energy Efficient Windows

Tweet If you’re in the market to replace your home’s windows, you may be pleasantly surprised to learn that new windows are affordable and they can also be highly energy

Heating and Cooling

Tips on How to Keep Your Heating Bill Low

With the cooler weather setting in, most of us are beginning to turn on our heating systems. There are many ways to make sure that warm air stays in our house and ways to make sure that the cold air stays out.