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Painting Trends: Add Accent Color for 2012

You've decided your house needs fresh color. Perhaps you're among the American homeowners who have decided to give up putting their residence on the market. Or, you're aging in place. [...]

Time to get out the paint bucket

Hopefully exterior painting is not on your home improvement to-do list every year. But if this is your year, you either want to hire a paint contractor or mark out [...]

Building a Home Improvement Workshop

Where do work on your home improvement projects and store your tools? Many homeowners just toss all their tools in plastic paint buckets and shove them in the garage. You [...]

Inside the trend toward healthy, natural paint

You may not experience the off-gassing of toxic chemicals into your home at first. But over time, volatile organic compounds (VOC) used in paint, thinners, and stains can render the [...]

Home improvement tools for your DIY projects

In can frustrate you to distraction when you have a job to do but there's no suitable tool in the box. I went to local DIY and home improvement stores [...]

Interior paint trends for 2012

Natural earth hues, subtle shades and occasional splashes of vivid color make up the palate predicted to be the favorite selection of paint for 2012. Wood grain finishes will be [...]

Will America embrace "green staging"?

Eco-staging, or green staging, has captured the hearts and minds of home sellers in Europe and Canada. You've heard it here and elsewhere that, all things being equal, consumers will [...]

Simple, routine vinyl siding maintenance

One of the top selling points for vinyl siding is the ease of maintenance. But that doesn't mean there's "no maintenance" involved in extending the life of your product. Vinyl [...]

In the pink: Home improvement tools for women

Out here in the West, it's not uncommon to see a woman with a work belt going into the hardware store. My friend Sally thinks nothing about scaling a ladder [...]

Preventing home improvement tool injuries

The difference between completing a home improvement project with pride or ending up in an emergency room with a severed hand can be the variance of a single millimeter and [...]