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Posts Under Remodeling

Remodeling projects in 2011 remained on a small scale

Consumers are still skittish about spending on home remodeling in the economy, according to statistics from Remodeling Magazine. The magazine's highly respected Cost vs Value Report comes out annually, ranking [...]

Does your home meet miminum energy codes?

Does your new or remodeled home meet the minimum energy codes for construction and design? If you're like most consumers, Alliance to Save Energy (ASE) believes that you have no [...]

How secure is your home?

It's my nature to surf the world of online home improvement blogs. There's great information out there, including home improvement ideas if you're rebuilding or going green. But I've yet [...]

What does "green remodeling" really mean?

You've heard a lot about green remodeling. Many new homes are constructed with green building materials, appliances, windows and doors. Green, in short, means that the initial builder or homeowner [...]

Wise budgeting for home remodeling

If you've ever had to live in a home a while with only half of your remodeling project completed, I feel your pain. Planning ahead for overages when you're budgeting [...]

Nail gun safety for homeowner-remodelers

The most-famous motto for all contractors and DIY handymen/women is "measure twice, cut once". I'd prefer to move the phrase, "work safe, work smart" to the top of the slogan [...]

Green insulation for new homes and additions

Structural insulated panels (SIPs) are among the latest green design building systems used for residential construction. SIPs are panels manufactured with a foam insulating core packaged between oriented-strand board skins. [...]

Try green insulation for health and energy efficiency

If you're committed to going green, you'll be curious about the new generation of efficient, low-impact insulation products on the market. Traditional insulation products can off-gas (at worst) or give [...]

Record utility costs may drive us to energy efficiecy

A new study shows that the price of electricity provided to American homeowners has skyrocketed over the last five years. Energy price research conducted by the USA TODAY shows that [...]

Smart green building devices that promote energy efficiency

Have you heard about smart meters? A smart meter connects homes with the electric grid. It's a two-way communicator that helps homeowners truly examine their energy use and make decisions [...]