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Are you ready for residential solar power?

Home solar power systems have been around long enough that the technology has earned kudos for reliability. Some homeowners have actually zeroed out their energy costs and, in some states, [...]

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 [...]

Bump in housing recovery may spark home improvements

The housing market is showing signs of a recovery this spring and contractors are listening. Prices are up from a year ago and residential building is responding to a call [...]

Demolishing your old kitchen countertops

You'll find thousands of home improvement tips on the Web for kitchen remodeling. A contractor friend always jokes that there are articles on installing new cabinets, tiles and backsplashes, but [...]

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 [...]

Going green with greywater

Another major drought is predicted for parts of California and the American Southwest this summer. Local edicts will go into effect regarding watering the lawn and landscaping or washing your [...]

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 [...]

How to install countertop tiles

Setting countertop tiles with mortar is an age-tested method that works for most DIY-ers. You may spend a lot of time picking out and arranging a pattern of tiles ahead [...]

Say farewell to your luxury bathroom

It may be hard saying goodbye to home features that are no longer sensible, change is upon us. Last year, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) predicted that homes [...]

Bathroom water efficiency and new-generation toilets

The math is simple. An old-style toilet can use up to six gallons of water to complete the flush cycle. Today's low-flow toilets use one and a half gallons. Multiply [...]