Weekend home upgrades: fast, affordable fix-ups

May 31, 2009 by · Comments Off on Weekend home upgrades: fast, affordable fix-ups
Filed under: Budget-friendly, Curb Appeal, Eco-Friendly, Energy Efficiency, Exterior, Green Living, Home Decorating, Lighting 

(ARA) – With today’s falling home prices, one family’s well-worn dwelling can quickly become another’s dream “starter” home. Interest rates are at historic lows, meaning buyers can get more house than they could a year ago for the same monthly mortgage payment, according to the National Association of Home Builders.

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Dressing your home with designed exteriors

May 31, 2009 by · Comments Off on Dressing your home with designed exteriors
Filed under: Curb Appeal, Exterior, Exterior Finishes, Home Decorating, Landscaping 

(ARA) – Whether you’re building a new home or remodeling for a different look, one of the first things you need to consider is your home’s curb appeal. Common curb appeal updates include landscaping, walkway and patio renovations. Another remodeling practice that can lead to major curb appeal is updating the surfaces of a home’s exterior walls.

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A bright idea for green remodeling: venting skylights

May 26, 2009 by · Comments Off on A bright idea for green remodeling: venting skylights
Filed under: Eco-Friendly, Energy Efficiency, Green Living, Skylights 

(ARA) – As green building and remodeling practices become standard procedure, the use of more natural light and passive ventilation is here to stay.

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What You Should Know When Shopping for a Water Heater

May 5, 2009 by · Comments Off on What You Should Know When Shopping for a Water Heater
Filed under: Budget-friendly, Energy Efficiency, Heating & Cooling 

(ARA) – How’s your relationship with your household appliances? You open your refrigerator every day and run the dishwasher, clothes washer and dryer several times each week.

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