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couple-home-remodel Budgeting for Your Home Improvement Project
Whether it’s a backyard pool or a set of new windows you’re saving up for, planning a remodel is exciting. But that anticipation can fade pretty quickly when you start adding up expenses. Home remodeling costs can rack up fast, especially if you haven’t adequately budgeted your project beforehand. Unexpected costs can catch you off-guard, too. Your contractor pulls up Continue Reading
earth day Energy-efficient Upgrades for Your Home this Earth Day
Did you know that the typical American family spends close to a whopping $2,000 on home energy bills every year? Even worse, much of that is wasted through leaky windows and doors, poorly insulated attics and crawl spaces, and inefficient appliances. But there are plenty of ways you can reduce the amount of energy your home uses. These 12 tips will save Continue Reading
How to Avoid Going Over Budget for Your Home Remodel
Whether it’s a backyard pool or a set of new windows you’re saving up for, planning a remodel is exciting. But that anticipation can fade pretty quickly when you start adding up expenses. Home remodeling costs can rack up fast, especially if you haven’t adequately budgeted your project beforehand. Below we outline some of the most common hidden costs—and how Continue Reading
smart-home-security 10 Easy Ways to Make Your Home Smart
Thanks to home automation, you can now have complete and personalized control of your appliances, lighting, temperature, and even entertainment—all through internet-enabled applications. By automating your home and being able to control it from anywhere in the world, home automation will help you save time, money, and energy. Here are ten easy ways to make your home a smart home. Secure Your Home As Continue Reading
attic Easy DIY Basement and Attic Projects That Will Keep Your Stuff Secure
Whether it’s boxes of family memories, or just out-of-season clothing and holiday decor, one thing is certain. You need a safe, secure place to stash your cherished belongings. There’s always the option to store your valuables in a self-storage unit, although you might want the convenience of starting with storage space in your own home. However, basements and attics aren’t Continue Reading
smart-kitchen Top 2018 Home Improvements Seniors Should Invest In
The beginning of a new year is always an inspiring time to spark positive change. This fresh start makes a great opportunity to improve not just your personal life, but your home as well. If you’re a senior looking for some energy efficient upgrades for your home, you’ve come to the right place. Here are the most innovative ways to increase your carbon Continue Reading
solar-panel-cost With Federal Rebate Extensions, Solar Is Still a Great Investment
Good news, green-thinking homeowners! Solar is here to stay. Even with manufacturers facing new tariffs on imported goods, it’s still a great year to invest in renewable energy. Thanks to the 2015 extension of the solar investment tax credit (ITC), you can save a great deal of money on your panels, especially if you buy before the end of 2019. Continue Reading
An urban flood 9 Things Your Homeowners’ Insurance Probably Doesn’t Cover
No offense to all you insurance agents out there, but home insurance policies don’t exactly make for the most thrilling read. They’re long-winded, dull and force you to contemplate the unthinkable: a disaster at home. Not exactly the best bedtime story. That may be why so many homeowners actually neglect to read them. Over half say they don’t know “much Continue Reading
baseboard radiator Electric Heating Showdown: Baseboard Versus Underfloor Heaters
If you’re looking for an alternative to conventional forced air heating, a floor heater—such as an electric baseboard radiator or electric underfloor heater—is a great choice for your hvac system. Both have their pros and cons, of course. Baseboard heaters are wall-mounted, ductless units that sit just above floors, which makes them easy to install and operate. Electric underfloor heaters, meanwhile, consist Continue Reading
Feet warming by fireplace Chimney Cleaning: How Often and How Much Does It Cost?
If you’re anything like most homeowners, the words “chimney sweep” mostly conjures up images of Dick Van Dyke dancing across the London skyline. But chimney sweeping is actually a vital part of homeownership. Chimneys require regular cleaning to keep them safe to use. So what does cleaning entail? And how much will it cost you, after all is said and Continue Reading



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