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Posts Tagged 'home-improvement'

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 [...]

New apps for home improvement DIYers and contractors

Smartphone applications for contractors or home remodeling buffs have one incredible advantage over other tools: they don't require room in your tool bag! I scoured the blogosphere for some apps [...]

Is this the end of the home office?

More and more Americans are enjoying the benefits of telecommuting. The Telework Research Network estimates that as many as 30 million people work from home at least part of the [...]

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 [...]

Natural pools for swimming and landscaping

It may be time before Americans accept natural swimming pools like they have in Europe. For those who can't tolerate chlorine or other pool chemicals, the natural swimming pool (NSP) [...]

How to mount your new TV

Come on, now. Everyone thinks they can hang a new LCD or plasma television. I'm reminded about what Mike Tyson said about boxing, "Everyone has a plan 'till they get [...]

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 [...]