Solar Heating Systems Can Save Money and Pay Off Big

March 30, 2009 by · Comments Off on Solar Heating Systems Can Save Money and Pay Off Big
Filed under: Budget-friendly, Eco-Friendly, Energy Efficiency, Green Living, Heating & Cooling, Solar Energy 

(ARA) – Green-minded homeowners can continue to turn to the sky for help in coping with rising energy costs for years to come thanks to an extension of the solar tax credit program by Congress.

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Spring’s Top Home Decor Trends Draw Inspiration from Nature

March 28, 2009 by · Comments Off on Spring’s Top Home Decor Trends Draw Inspiration from Nature
Filed under: Budget-friendly, Do-It-Yourself, Simple Home Improvements 

(ARA) – It is time to pay tribute to the joy and jubilance of nature as the welcoming signs of spring arrive. The familiar will appear refreshingly new as we take in its splendor. This spring, the hottest trends in home decor reflect this breathtaking beauty as Mother Nature awakes from her slumber.
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‘Green’ Equals Green with Ceramic Tile

March 25, 2009 by · Comments Off on ‘Green’ Equals Green with Ceramic Tile
Filed under: Budget-friendly, Ceramic tiles, Eco-Friendly, Energy Efficiency, Flooring Maintenance, Green Living 

(ARA) – For homeowners, good news has been hard to come by in this bleak economy. So it may come as a happy surprise to many to learn that the two most compelling trends in home remodeling and maintenance — pinching pennies and going “green” — are quite compatible with each other.

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Take Your Bath from Bland to Grand with 30-Minute Makeovers

(ARA) – Many of us dream of updating the most-used room in our homes, the bath, to create a beautiful and inviting space. But in today’s tough economy, you might worry about not getting a return on your investment. In fact, according to Consumer Reports, in today’s market, you may only recover about 78 percent.
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Five Kitchen Fix-ups for $500 or Less

March 19, 2009 by · Comments Off on Five Kitchen Fix-ups for $500 or Less
Filed under: Budget-friendly, Cabinets, Do-It-Yourself, Fixtures, Kitchen, Kitchen Cabinets, kitchen countertop, Kitchen Remodeling 

(ARA) – After years of telling yourself you can live with the outdated hardware, the ugly orange laminate countertops and the daffodil-yellow wall paint, you’ve finally admitted to yourself that your love affair with your kitchen decor is over.

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Asphalt Shingles — Are They The Best Investment For Your Home?

March 19, 2009 by · Comments Off on Asphalt Shingles — Are They The Best Investment For Your Home?
Filed under: Home Renovation, Roof, Shingles 

(ARA) – During this time of economic uncertainty, you may be hesitant to invest money in your home. It is important to remember, though, that your home is a valuable asset. In order to maintain your investment, home maintenance or repair projects are essential. An important area of your home to maintain is the roof, which may provide up to 50 percent of your home’s exterior protection.

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Budget-friendly Bathroom Updates

March 13, 2009 by · Comments Off on Budget-friendly Bathroom Updates
Filed under: Bathroom Remodeling, Budget-friendly, Do-It-Yourself, Home Renovation, Lighting 

(ARA) – Does your bathroom resemble the bathroom of your childhood? Does it have the same unappealing colors, cold tile floors and dated decor as the day you bought the house?

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Four Ways to Add ‘Wow!’ to Your Kitchen

March 13, 2009 by · Comments Off on Four Ways to Add ‘Wow!’ to Your Kitchen
Filed under: Cabinets, Kitchen, Kitchen Cabinets, Kitchen Remodeling, Lighting 

(ARA) – As you start to build your new home, or remodel an older house into the comfortable and elegant retreat you’ve been dreaming about, one of the main rooms to consider will be the look, feel and use of your kitchen.

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Easy Tips for an Eco-kind, Budget-friendly Home

March 3, 2009 by · Comments Off on Easy Tips for an Eco-kind, Budget-friendly Home
Filed under: Budget-friendly, Eco-Friendly, Energy Efficiency, Green Living 

(ARA) – Going green is one trend that continues to grow, helping to keep our environment healthy. And in a tough economy, taking eco-friendly steps at home can also be a way to save some money. If you are interested in being more energy efficient and want to reduce waste at your house, you’ll be happy to know it’s easier than you think.

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