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Green Home Solutions: Adding Energy Efficiency

Image Source: Flickr Efficiency and conservation are key factors home maintenance today. Homeowners looking to encourage sustainable practices are also looking for contractors who share these values. The following four green solutions to home energy efficiency can achieve these goals. Daylighting One simple way to improve the energy efficiency of the home is to make […]

The Nuts and Bolts of Becoming a Handyman

  Small home repairs are always going to be occurring and fixing them is not a job that can be outsourced to another company. In today’s precarious economy, constant demand and an inability to be outsourced are two factors that make becoming a handyman a great way to earn money, either on the side or […]

Window Pain: Replacing Your Old Windows and Make Them Efficient

Most people don’t realize that outdated windows can be a significant cash drain when it comes to energy efficiency. In the summer, hot air can seep in through unsealed windows, cranking up the air conditioning bill. In the winter, cold air causes the heater to work double time. As well, for those who are passionate […]

Plumbing Problems? 6 Quick Fixes To Common Household Issues

The bad news is that if a person lives in a place long enough she’s going to be confronted with plumbing problems. The good news is that most of these problems can be easily fixed. If, however, you find yourself up a literal creek of water without any idea of how to fix your problem, […]

A Few Simple Ways To Save Money On Air Conditioning Come Spring

Spring is right around the corner and so is warm weather. Unfortunately, as the temperature starts to rise outside, home cooling costs can also begin to soar. However, there are some ways to make your air conditioning system run more efficiently and less often, which can save energy and more importantly, money. Check out these […]

How Climate Can Threaten Your Home

Image Source: Flickr As a homeowner, the last thing you want to hear is that some costly damage has occurred to your house. In this sense, prevention is the best investment you can make, and understanding the climate in which you live can significantly help you when it comes to making decisions on how to […]

Time To Weatherproof – How To Make Sure Your Home Is Ready For Spring

The cold winter is finally receding and warmer weather is on the way. Now is the time to ensure that you’re ready for the April showers that will bring May flowers. If you’re ready to get out of the house and enjoy the great weather, then add these chores to your to-do list to ensure […]

Time To Clear Out: Five Outlets for Clearing Out Your Home

As warm breezes and longer days have many people experiencing spring fever. If you have caught the bug, why not get ready for warmer weather by doing some spring cleaning? Here are five great ideas for clearing out your home in preparation for the coming season:   1. Make Money with Consignment If your kids […]

5 Tips For Upgrading Your Home Security

Upgrading your home security probably isn’t at the top of your DIY “to-do” list, but given that upgrading and updating go hand in hand, maybe it should be. Here are 5 easy things you can do to gain peace of mind that come with a little cosmetic bonus. Add a Motion Sensor Light With modern […]

Sprucing Up Your Home – 5 Simple Ideas For Redocorating

When you look around your home, do you heave a sigh of frustration? The truth of the matter is that your home should be a place where you feel happy and energized, and in some cases, a little bit of redecoration is all that is necessary. What are some basic ways to redecorate your home, […]

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Buying Your First Home: 7 Home Owner Tips Even Your Parents Would Recommend

Buying your first home is an exciting adventure. It is also an endeavor that requires planning, evaluating and discipline. The following tips can help assure that buying your first home is a positive experience. Determine your Budget Before you begin looking for a home, establish the price range you can comfortably afford. Make a detailed […]

Updating Your Home: 5 Modern Technologies You Should Include

Your home is likely your largest financial investment, and it is important that you protect it and furnish it with conveniences. Thanks to new technological innovations being discovered, today there are more ways than ever to make your home one that provides modern comforts while saving you money. 1. Key less Entry The best time […]

Accidents Happen: How to Restore Your Home and Your Life After a Disaster

Natural calamities are inevitable and unforeseeable at the same time. Every year, billions of dollars worth of property damage and sustained injury are reported because of disasters sparked by nature, from forest fires to floods. Victims of such cataclysmic events already have enough emotional and financial problems to worry about. This guide aims to lessen […]

Issues That Seriously Decrease Your Home’s Curb Appeal

It’s easy to spot an unsightly home in a neighborhood. Property neglect can significantly reduce the curb appeal of any home that’s located in a nice location. Here are some of the top issues that can hurt your home’s curb appeal. Neglected Landscaping The front lawn of the house should be well maintained with regular […]

6 Unique Design Ideas For Your New Home

Moving into a new house can be liberating, and it signals a new life. Once you live by yourself, you’ll be free from others‘ suggestions about furnishings, decorations and style. It’s time to come up with some new ideas, and it’s time to pull off some new styles. Clean The first step is critical: Clean […]

How to Protect Your Home from the Coming Insects

There’s a place for everything, and everything in its place. And insects belong outdoors. Follow these tips to keep it that way. Carpenter Ants They’re not the little brown ones that gather around a sugar spill. Carpenter ants are big, black ants that can measure as much as one half inch. They nest in homes […]

Summer Supplies: Helpful Tips To Prepare Your Garage For The Warm Weather

Summertime and garages go hand in hand for homeowners. The weather is warmer and all those nagging issues that were ignored over the winter can finally be addressed. Organization is a key in making household maintenance both cost effective and as short as possible. Five tried and true strategies are listed to aid in this […]

Taking Advantage Of The Summer: 5 Maintenance Items To Check Off

Summer is a great time for home maintenance. The warm, pleasant weather will make the work less of a chore and make you feel good about getting things done. Keeping up with your home maintenance will help keep your space looking and running in top shape and can even prevent more costly repairs down the […]

5 Great Ideas To Increase The Value Of Your Home

No matter what your plans are for the future, investing in your home will always be a smart move for any homeowner. Here are some tips to make your special abode better in nearly every way. 1. Open your home up If you’ve ever thought about tearing down a wall or a kitchen island, now’s […]

Classy Kitchen: Serious Ways to Customize Your Kitchen

With as much traffic and attention your kitchen likely gets, it only makes sense that the room would be stacked to the max with great features. After all, there are so many customizations and advancements that go into a kitchen, all of which you can add to make a room that is for more than […]