Posts Tagged: home improvement

Organizational Ideas for the New Year

With the New Year fast approaching, folks are more than likely sitting down with a pen and some paper ready to hash out some resolutions next year. Most of the resolutions will be familiar; eat healthier, exercise more, pick up a new hobby (you know, the things you wanted to do this but just didn’t get around to doing). Instead of rolling out the same old resolutions as last year, why not start with something that will have an immediate impact on ... Read more

Your Renovation Debris Can Be Hazardous

All of those do-it-yourself home remodeling shows make renovations look at easy as tearing out the old and installing the new. Homeowners decide that they want a total remodel so they go for it--knocking out walls with sledgehammers, ripping up floors, and stirring up a flurry of dust. When they are finished, the result may be a sparkling new kitchen, a luxurious bath or an expanded living space big enough for the entire family to watch the game while snacking on ... Read more

What You Need to Know About Replacing Your Windows

If your windows are old and allow cold, damp air to seep inside your home, the sooner you replace them, the more comfortable your home will feel. Moreover, your furnace or heating system will have to work less hard to heat your home, which can lead to big savings on your energy bill. Since new windows can also add value to your home, they are an excellent investment that you can enjoy each time you look through them. Today we are ... Read more

7 things your home can stand without

Look around your home and tell us what you see. Yes, it isn’t spring but you’ve got to dedicate a day to do some general cleaning and decluttering. Come to think of it, do you really need that many framed photos and knickknacks on display? And let’s not ignore how many artworks are pinned against your walls. Yes, they’re worth-displaying individually but as a whole, with everything going on, it might only come off as clutter. Photo by Annie Spratt Look around. If you ... Read more

How Climate Change Enhances Pest Problems

Gardening is one of the hobbies people have which is being affected by climate change. According to the University of Oxford, climate change poses a lot of problems that affect the environment. The problem with termite control is only one of them. The rising temperature is helping termites fester and eventually cause problems in your own homes. Prevention should be the first step in controlling this pest from entering your house; ancient Chinese believe that the best medicine is prevention, after all. The ... Read more

6 Home Furnishings Worth Splurging On

If money weren't an issue, we'd all have beautifully furnished homes with high-end appliances. But money is an issue for *almost* all of us. To enjoy comfort and fiscal responsibility in a new home, one must be budget conscious when picking new furnishings and equipment. Being budget conscious isn’t a problem. It only becomes one if you’re opting for cheap items that only last a week. Often times than not, loosening your pocket means saving more in the long run. Albeit true ... Read more

4 Simple Ways to Reduce Your Home’s Energy Bill

Are you tired of watching the total on your energy bill slowly creep up month after month? Are you frustrated with the rising costs of keeping your home comfortable and warm for your family? If you've decided it is time to reduce your energy expenditures, but you don't want to freeze in the process, there are simple changes you can make that can lower your electricity bill. Try integrating the following thrifty tips into your daily living routine to see if ... Read more

Aluminum vs. Fiberglass Windows

When you've decided that it's time to replace your home's old windows, you'll have to consider material selection when you look for new windows. Many of today's homeowners are opting for aluminum or fiberglass windows. By understanding the pros and cons of both types, you'll be able to decide which is best for your home. Aluminum Windows Aluminum windows are a popular low-maintenance solution. They require far less upkeep than wood windows, for instance, and tend to be easy than other options to ... Read more
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