Learn more about the nation’s most popular siding material

November 26, 2013 by · Comments Off on Learn more about the nation’s most popular siding material
Filed under: Curb Appeal, Energy Efficiency, Exterior, Exterior Finishes, Vinyl Siding 

vinyl siding(BPT) – While vinyl siding has historically been the most-used siding material in the U.S., its continuing advancements are allowing even more choice when it comes to two critical qualities desired by homeowners: outstanding curb appeal and low maintenance.
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Four hot, new-home trends that can work for your remodel

May 14, 2013 by · Comments Off on Four hot, new-home trends that can work for your remodel
Filed under: Bathroom Remodeling, Energy Efficiency, Home Decorating Ideas, Home Remodeling, Home Renovation, Kitchen 

Bathroom Renoavation Tips(BPT) – Builders are back in business, and new-home construction is up in areas across the country. So is remodeling, as plenty of Americans choose to stay put and upgrade their current homes rather than tackle the challenge of buying and moving into something new.

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Greenest of the green: Top efficiency-boosting home improvements

April 8, 2013 by · Comments Off on Greenest of the green: Top efficiency-boosting home improvements
Filed under: Energy Efficiency, Green Home Remodeling, Green Living, Green Remodeling, HVAC system, Lighting, Skylights, Solar Energy, Water Heater, Windows 

Green Remodeling(BPT) – Forget wondering who’s the fairest; when it comes to choosing home improvements that make your home look good – from the curb and to potential buyers – it may make more sense to ask “Who’s the greenest of them all.” Sustainable home improvements not only help reduce utility costs and boost owner satisfaction with their homes, they also make a house more appealing to potential buyers.

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Spring window checklist: 5 questions to ask your contractor before replacing windows

March 15, 2013 by · Comments Off on Spring window checklist: 5 questions to ask your contractor before replacing windows
Filed under: Eco-Friendly, Energy Efficiency, Green Living, Home Improvement, Insulation, Windows 

Window checklist(BPT) – With spring quickly approaching, it’s a good time to begin thinking of home improvement projects that will look great, but also save energy. Window replacement is one project that will help increase the energy efficiency of your home and improve curb appeal.

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Replace or repair? That’s the home improvement question

home improvement(ARA) – Maintenance and improvement are both essential realities of home ownership. From windows and skylights to gas ranges and front doors, everything in your home will eventually need some work. But how do you know when something simply needs repair, or merits being replaced?

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Steamy and water smart: New ideas for your bathroom remodel

March 27, 2012 by · Comments Off on Steamy and water smart: New ideas for your bathroom remodel
Filed under: Bathroom Remodeling, Energy Efficiency, Green Home Remodeling, Home Remodeling 

bathroom renovation ideas(ARA) – Creating a feeling of luxury in your bathroom doesn’t have to come with a high price tag or a shockingly high water bill. You can create an indulgent spa sanctuary with water-sipping faucets and toilets, as well as other water smart choices, following these simple tips:

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The home improvement that will put your room redesign over the top

March 16, 2012 by · Comments Off on The home improvement that will put your room redesign over the top
Filed under: Energy Efficiency, Home Improvement, Skylights 

skylights(ARA) – You repainted last year, replaced all the furniture in the fall and just finished recarpeting in that room that needed a little design TLC. But you still haven’t found that final touch to put your room transformation over the top. There’s one more thing you can do, and it’s an improvement that not only makes a big visual impact, but can save energy in your home too: install skylights.
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Spring home improvements that pay off big

March 14, 2012 by · Comments Off on Spring home improvements that pay off big
Filed under: Curb Appeal, Energy Efficiency, Home Improvement, Roof, Windows 

home improvement(ARA) – It’s beautiful outside and the last thing you want to do is spend all of your spare time working on your home when you could be playing or spending time with loved ones.

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Three tips for extreme home energy savings

March 13, 2012 by · Comments Off on Three tips for extreme home energy savings
Filed under: Doors, Energy Efficiency, Roof, Windows 

energy saving(ARA) – Homeowners expect to get a bill from their utility company each month, but opening one for a particularly expensive month can be a real shocker. If your bills seem consistently higher than what they should be, it’s time to look for hidden energy drains and consider some changes that can make a huge difference.

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How to turn must-do home improvements into things of beauty

February 29, 2012 by · Comments Off on How to turn must-do home improvements into things of beauty
Filed under: Energy Efficiency, Home Improvement, Lighting, Skylights, Solar Energy, Ventilation, Water Heater 

home improvement(ARA) – When it comes to home improvement, you can spend money in two basic ways: on things that make your home look better and things that make it function better. Under the first category, you’ll find all the things you want to do, like replacing narrow casement windows with a lovely bay window. Under the second, falls all the things you must do, like replacing those drafty windows with something more energy-efficient.
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