Give Your Kitchen a Facelift — on a Budget

February 23, 2009 by · Comments Off on Give Your Kitchen a Facelift — on a Budget
Filed under: Budget-friendly, Kitchen Remodeling, Simple Home Improvements 

(ARA) – Kitchens are often considered the heart of the home. Not only are they the site of meal preparation, but they’re also a central location for family gatherings and home entertaining. With so much happening in the kitchen, it’s important to keep it organized and updated, whether you’re throwing a party, trying to sell your home, or just having a family dinner. Luckily you don’t need to spend a fortune to refresh your kitchen as there are several easy ways to add value and rejuvenate any kitchen on a budget.

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Achieve Bathroom Elegance without Major Renovation

(ARA) – When your goal is to turn your bathroom into an elegant and luxurious space, you may think you need to gut everything and start from scratch. But you can save the time, money and energy spent on a major renovation. With a few simple upgrades, you’ll have a room that’s fresh and spa-like.

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Going Green and Enhancing Indoor Air Quality

February 23, 2009 by · Comments Off on Going Green and Enhancing Indoor Air Quality
Filed under: Air Quality, Energy Efficiency, Green Living 

(ARA) – More energy-efficient and airtight homes provide lower carbon emissions, significant energy savings and the psychological boost of knowing we’re all doing something to help preserve the planet – so what’s not to love? Despite the cost savings and environmental benefits, however, modern home building and remodeling can have a hidden downside: poor indoor air quality.

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Will Your Kitchen Cabinets Withstand More Than the Test of Time?

February 22, 2009 by · Comments Off on Will Your Kitchen Cabinets Withstand More Than the Test of Time?
Filed under: Kitchen, Kitchen Cabinets, Kitchen Remodeling 

(ARA) – It’s Friday night. You have half an hour before your guests arrive and you’re frantically shuttling back and forth from the kitchen to the dining room, pulling out drawers looking for silverware, flinging cabinets open and slamming them shut with your elbow as you take a handful of plates to the table. Fifteen minutes left and the food is still not ready. Steam from the piping hot pot roast drifts up from the counter. Gravy drips down the cabinet fronts.

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How to Cut Heating and Cooling Costs without Cutting Comfort

February 22, 2009 by · Comments Off on How to Cut Heating and Cooling Costs without Cutting Comfort
Filed under: Air Quality, Budget-friendly, Energy Efficiency, Heating & Cooling 

(ARA) — Heating and cooling systems account for 56 percent of energy used in a typical home, making it the largest energy expense for most households, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. Making smarter decisions about your heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system can help you save money on your monthly utility bills.

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How to Create More Space in Rooms without Moving Walls

February 22, 2009 by · 1 Comment
Filed under: Do-It-Yourself, Simple Home Improvements 

(ARA) – Bulky space-consuming furniture is on its way out. Beautiful space-saving wood cabinetry is in, taking its rightful place throughout the home, from formal dining rooms to mud rooms. In fact, cabinetry is fast becoming the new furniture of choice. From floor-to-ceiling wall spaces to nooks and crannies, cabinetry can fit just about anywhere, such as bathrooms, foyers and hallways, and kids’ smaller bedrooms.

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High-tech Innovations for Your Bath

February 21, 2009 by · 1 Comment
Filed under: Bathroom Remodeling 

(ARA) – Recent advances in technology are coming home to your bathroom. They can add warmth, improve hygiene and enhance your decorating style.

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Do-it-yourself Kitchen Projects Add Equity

February 21, 2009 by · Comments Off on Do-it-yourself Kitchen Projects Add Equity
Filed under: Do-It-Yourself, Kitchen, Kitchen Remodeling 

(ARA) – A kitchen is one of the most used and important areas in a home. Even as home prices across the country decline, a kitchen remodel can still add value to your home.

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Guide to Roof Maintenance

February 13, 2009 by · Comments Off on Guide to Roof Maintenance
Filed under: Metal Roofs, Roof, Roofing 

Inspecting the roof for signs of damage is something homeowners should do every year, but in my experience not enough people do it,” says Connecticut builder John Provenzano. “They think just because their roof is only a few years old, they don’t have to worry about it, but they’re wrong.”

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Inexpensive Bathroom Remodeling Secrets

February 9, 2009 by · 2 Comments
Filed under: Bathroom Cabinets, Bathroom Remodeling, Budget-friendly 

bathroom31Even though most of us have seen great bathroom makeovers, inexpensive remodeling of a bathroom seems to be a mystery for some homeowners.  This document reveals simple steps that any homeowner without any expertise can take to remodel his/her bathroom.   As with any remodeling/renovation project there will be some small task that should be left to the professionals; however, this document points out the majority of work that can be accomplished by any homeowner.

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