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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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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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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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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Save money with an ‘enlightened’ roof – and decorate too

January 3, 2012 by · Comments Off on Save money with an ‘enlightened’ roof – and decorate too
Filed under: Energy Efficiency, Roof, Skylights, Solar Energy, Ventilation, Water Heater 

skylight(ARA) – Enlightenment isn’t just a state of mind – it can also be an important energy-saving state of being for your home’s roof. By “enlightening” your roof, you can use less energy, save money, and dress up the interior of your home at the same time.

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Simple home improvement projects that lower utility costs

September 22, 2011 by · Comments Off on Simple home improvement projects that lower utility costs
Filed under: Budget-friendly, Do-It-Yourself, Eco-Friendly, Energy Efficiency, Green Home Remodeling, Green Living, Green Remodeling, Home Improvement, Simple Home Improvements, Skylights 

energy savingsWho doesn’t want to save up on utility charges this year? However, did you ever think about various popular energy saving home improvements such as substituting regular bulbs with energy efficient bulbs or insulating the old hot water heater?
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Go for the gold: Master suite remodeling tips

Master Suite Remodeling(ARA) – If kitchen and bathroom remodels are the gold and silver medalists in the Olympics of  home renovation , then a master suite remodel is a very respectable bronze. But while the superstars of the renovation world may reap more in terms of resale value, a master suite remodel can be more rewarding for your soul.

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‘Green’ your indoor environment with these sunny-day upgrades

Green Home Remodeling(ARA) – Bright sun and abundant green – is that what comes to mind when you think of summer? The season of sunny skies and green outdoors has arrived. Why not take advantage of warm weather sun to “green” your home with improvements that deliver environmental, economic, emotional and physical health benefits?

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Five ‘luxury’ bathroom upgrades that don’t cost a bundle

(ARA) – It’s probably safe to say that no potential buyer ever passed on a house because the bathroom was just too lovely and luxurious. And few of us would prefer to come home at the end of the day to decompress in an outdated bathroom with a shabby shower and cabinets that have seen better days.

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Green roof improvements that can save money – and the environment

(ARA) – In this economy, you may feel grateful to have a roof over your head. But how much do you really think about your roof? It’s one of the most important elements of your home, one that helps protect all the other parts – not to mention the people – under it. And “greening” your roof is a great way to ensure it not only protects your family, but saves you some money and helps the environment at the same time.

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