Home Renovation/Decors

Sept. 1, 2015

Checking for Water Leaks

An unexpected, larger-than-normal water bill could lead a person to think that they might have a leak. Before incurring the cost of a plumber, it is fairly easy to run your own test.

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Locate your water meter. They’re usually in the front of the house, near the street. In some ...

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May 19, 2015

How to Squeeze More Home Improvements into a Tight Budget

With all the attention we tend to want to lavish around the outside of our homes, it's hard to withhold any funds to freshen up the inside this spring. But Doug Chapman at homedaddys.com recently posted a handy punch list of decorating ideas you can accomplish while keeping ...

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April 16, 2015

Spring into the Homebuying Season with These Home Improvement Projects

No matter where you live, the spring season is associated with cleaning and change. From saying goodbye to the old and hello to the new, the season also offers the perfect opportunity for sellers to take care of projects they’ve been putting off all winter. Whether it’s painting, replacing bathroom ...

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Dec. 26, 2014

Why Your Garage Door Color Does Matter

I have provided loads of information about your home's front door in our previous two reports, and today, we'll touch on one final and related subject - your garage doors. We recently became familiar with color designer, forecaster and renowned color consultant Kate Smith.

Smith's recent blog at ...

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Dec. 22, 2014

Spruce Up Your Home this Year

(BPT) - Making a New Year's resolution is common, and many people set goals for ways to improve themselves. If you have set a goal to lose weight, learn a new skill or get promoted, congratulations. But while you are striving to attain your personal goal, have you ever thought ...

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Dec. 19, 2014

Six Ways to Start Fresh in an Old Home

Buying an older home can net you lots of charm and character, often at a more affordable price than you’d pay for a newer model. But, say home improvement gurus, a few strategic renovations can go a long way toward making it more comfortable and efficient.

Renovation expert Bob Vila ...

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Dec. 8, 2014

Five Must-Haves for a Smarter Home

Consumer excitement about the smart home has reached epic heights, with hundreds of new devices on the market that monitor, notify, control and secure the home. According to Parks Associates, mobile ubiquity, technology innovation and industry standards and partnerships have contributed to more than 13 million U.S. households now ...

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Dec. 6, 2014

Your Home: Furnace Maintenance Tips

Furnaces are often uncomplicated and relatively easy to keep up. The purpose of systematic maintenance is effective operation. Whatever kind of furnace that is heating the house, there are several steps to take to preserve the heating in prime operating condition.

Three Components of Heating System

When a heating system ...

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Nov. 20, 2014

Landscape Projects, Supplies Come Cheap as Winter Nears

In much of the country, winter is quickly approaching, or already here. I was just clued in by my colleagues at AARP about fantastic opportunities in late fall that could give you a real jump on beautifying your lawns and landscapes next spring.

According to a new AARP report by ...

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Nov. 18, 2014

How to Select the Ideal Exterior Color for Your Home

Whether designing new construction or renovating, choosing the right exterior color and complementary accent shades is critical to creating curb appeal. With color and architecture trends varying from city to city, it’s important to consider local design trends when selecting colors for the exterior of your home.

Determine the best ...

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