Home Ideas and Inspiration Articles

Most home improvement projects, including solar panel installation, are started and completed during the spring or fall seasons—when the weather is more comfortable and predictable. As homeowners watch their utility bills steadily rise when the winter months give way to spring, solar paneling for homes becomes especially enticing. In California, for example, electricity usage is about 50 percent higher in… Read more
Comparing contractor quotes is an important step in the journey to increase the value of your home with solar panels. A recent Modernize survey revealed 63 percent of homeowners compare three to four contractor estimates ahead of a home improvement project. Evaluating multiple solar panel quotes helps homeowners scope their budget and encourages contractors to be competitive with their pricing,… Read more
When your heating and air conditioner breaks, it becomes an emergency that disrupts your entire household. The goal is to repair or replace the unit as quickly as possible, but care should still be taken to find the most reliable and trustworthy HVAC contractor for your project. This helps ensure that your home is restored to its original condition as quickly… Read more
Whether your goal is to save money on utility bills or increase your property value, solar panels are a worthy investment for your home. Finding a reliable and trustworthy solar installer is your first step in powering your home with solar energy. A knowledgeable contractor will help guide you through the process and ensure that you maximize both the immediate benefits… Read more
Powering your home with solar energy is a worthwhile, but significant, investment. As you vet and select the best solar energy contractor for your project, it is important to understand and discuss all the factors that affect the overall cost of your solar paneling and the return you should expect on your investment. To make sure your project is as… Read more
Comparing contractor quotes is an important step to your roofing repair and replacement process. A recent Modernize survey revealed 63 percent of homeowners compare three to four contractor estimates ahead of a home improvement project. Evaluating multiple roof replacement quotes helps homeowners scope their budget and encourages contractors to be competitive with their pricing. It’s important to understand your project… Read more
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, reducing the amount of air leakage in your home is a cost-effective way to decrease heating and cooling costs, improve durability, increase comfort, and create a healthier indoor environment. To prevent air leakage, homeowners can use caulk to seal, or reseal, their windows from the outside elements. Caulk is an affordable, flexible substance… Read more
Comparing contractor quotes is an essential step of the window replacement process. A recent Modernize survey revealed 63 percent of homeowners compare three to four contractor estimates ahead of a home improvement project. Evaluating multiple quotes helps homeowners scope their budget and encourages contractors to be competitive with their pricing. It’s important to understand your window estimates and why quotes… Read more
If your home has multiple high egress or small windows, it can be difficult to leverage natural sunlight and distract from your interior design. Many homeowners have this struggle. Small windows are a frequent feature of homes built in the ’60s and ’70s. But like shag carpet, this trend is no longer stylish. There are multiple options to disguise, reframe,… Read more
Most home improvement projects, including window replacements, are started and completed during the spring or fall seasons— when the weather is more comfortable and predictable. However, a home improvement project during high season will likely impact your estimate and project timeline. During these warmer months, contractors and supplies are in high demand. Contractors are less likely to offer discounts when… Read more