Filed under: Curb Appeal, Energy Efficiency, Exterior, Exterior Finishes, 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.
Filed under: Bathroom Remodeling, Energy Efficiency, Home Decorating Ideas, Home Remodeling, Home Renovation, Kitchen
(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.
Filed under: Energy Efficiency, Green Home Remodeling, Green Living, Green Remodeling, HVAC system, Lighting, Skylights, Solar Energy, Water Heater, Windows
(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.
Filed under: Eco-Friendly, Energy Efficiency, Green Living, Home Improvement, Insulation, Windows
(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.
Filed under: Energy Efficiency, Heating & Cooling, Home Improvement, HVAC system, Skylights, Windows
(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?
Filed under: Bathroom Remodeling, Energy Efficiency, Green Home Remodeling, Home Remodeling
(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:
Filed under: Energy Efficiency, Home Improvement, 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.
Filed under: Curb Appeal, Energy Efficiency, Home Improvement, Roof, Windows
(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.
Filed under: Doors, Energy Efficiency, Roof, Windows
(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.
Filed under: Energy Efficiency, Home Improvement, Lighting, Skylights, Solar Energy, Ventilation, Water Heater
(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.