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Posts Tagged 'Remodeling'

Turning Deadwood into Furniture

What would you say if you knew Americans tossed aside nearly 30 percent of the hardwood timber grown in the country each year? It sounds infuriating! But according to the [...]

Protecting Your Home with Security Systems

Home security may not be a popular topic on the home improvement blogs across the Internet, but it should be. According to the FBI's Semiannual Uniform Crime Report, burglaries in [...]

Spring Remodeling Projects for Immediate Value

You never know where you're going to find great ideas. This week, I saw a newspaper article in a Pennsylvania newspaper that suggests some solid home remodeling ideas for people [...]

Staging Your Home to Sell After Remodeling

You'd be surprised at how many people decide whether to buy your home based on their visceral reaction some 15 seconds after walking in the door. And that's if they've [...]

Home Value and Remodeling Now

When economic times are topsy-turvy, more people choose to remodel their homes than put them up for sale. But you'd be surprised how many keep their eyes on the time [...]

It's a Boom in Home Improvements

M.P. McQueen of the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) weighed in this week on the do-it-yourself boom. It seems as the housing market continues to circle the drain, the home improvement [...]

Watch that Nail Gun!

Between 1991 and 2005, hospitalizations for do-it-yourselfers for nail gun injuries rose by 300 percent. Obviously, part of the reason is that more people are undertaking DIY projects at home. [...]

Getting Organized: Cool Accessories for Your Closet

Apart from losing my car keys, there's little that frustrates me as much as looking for the right shirt or tie in a jumbled closet. Every time I move or [...]

Can We Save Old American Homes?

Preservationists, ecologists, and homeowners of architectural era homes trying to meet their utility bills wonder if the costs of retrofitting a tired lady outstrip the value of completing the project. [...]

Sustainability Begins at Home

Want to reduce your carbon footprint? If you're remodeling, adding rooms, or improving your home for a future sale, remember that many green homes are drawing higher prices. The National [...]