How to green your outdoor living space

March 23, 2012 by · Comments Off on How to green your outdoor living space
Filed under: Deck and Patios, Green Remodeling, Home Remodeling, Landscapeing Ideas, Landscaping 

Deck(ARA) – With the housing market still in recovery, many American homeowners are choosing to stay put and renovate. Whether you’re updating the home you love or preparing your house for resale when the market finally turns around, your outdoor living space is a great place to start.

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A blanket for your house: energy-efficient, insulated siding

October 6, 2011 by · Comments Off on A blanket for your house: energy-efficient, insulated siding
Filed under: Eco-Friendly, Energy Efficiency, Green Remodeling 

Energy Efficient(ARA) – With a growing emphasis on eco-conscious living, homeowners recognize the importance and value of having an energy-efficient home. One essential factor for saving energy and maintaining indoor air comfort is sealing the exterior of the home. Insulation and energy-efficient windows play important roles in preventing air leaks where obvious holes are present, however, one hidden area susceptible to energy leaks is the home’s framing.

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How home automation can help cut costs and save energy

June 6, 2011 by · Comments Off on How home automation can help cut costs and save energy
Filed under: Energy Efficiency, Green Home Remodeling, Heating & Cooling, Home Automation, Lighting 

Energy Efficient(ARA) – Who wouldn’t like an extra set of hands around the house? Or some help with basic everyday activities such as keeping your home comfortable? And if that extra help could also make your home more energy efficient – reducing your utility bills – wouldn’t that be an added bonus?

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Turn your stay-cation into a home makeover

June 6, 2011 by · Comments Off on Turn your stay-cation into a home makeover
Filed under: Additions & Extensions, Budget-friendly, Energy Efficiency, Green Remodeling, Home Remodeling 

Home Remodeling(ARA) – Nearly 49 percent of us are planning a summer vacation, while one-third are preparing for “stay-cations,” according to Burst Media’s Summer Travel and Vacations 2011 survey. If you’re skipping airports and resorts and opting to stay home, treat yourself to a home or room makeover.

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Remodeling tips for multigenerational households

Home Remodeling(ARA) – Make room for family: Whether finishing basements or updating bathrooms, homeowners are making home improvements to accommodate more family members moving into their homes.

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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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Bathroom remodeling: 5 steps to make your bathroom a perfect match for your family

Bathroom-Remodeling(ARA) – Bathroom remodeling includes a dizzying array of decisions. Choosing from among so many beautiful styles, shapes, materials and innovative technologies is at once exhilarating and exhausting. Here are five steps to help you narrow the field to make the best choices:

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Home ‘eco’-nomics

Consumers re-evaluate what ‘green’ really means in the economic downturn (ARA) – Of the 13 recessions since the Great Depression, none has presented a combination of length, breadth and depth more significant than that of the current economic downturn. However, there is a bit of a bright spot among all of the doom and gloom. But perhaps it should be called a “green” spot.

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Seeing green through new energy efficient windows

(ARA) – Now that spring is here, many homeowners are thinking about remodeling projects that will improve the home this season and year-round. Whether you’re planning a few do-it-yourself improvements or a major renovation, it’s important to think “green.” One way to enhance the beauty and comfort of your home while saving on energy is by installing highly energy efficient windows.

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Greening your home: What does it really take?

November 7, 2010 by · Comments Off on Greening your home: What does it really take?
Filed under: Eco-Friendly, Energy Efficiency, Green Home Remodeling, Green Living, Green Remodeling 

(ARA) – In today’s environmentally conscious times, it seems we’re surrounded by the need to shop, act and live “green.” Some of our choices are easy and small, while others can be big and costly. But one thing is for sure – each choice can make a significant difference. But as many of us know from experiences of trying to diet, the most successful long-term changes we make can’t make us feel as if we are “giving up” the small pleasures that we enjoy.

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