If your neighborhood is like mine, then “For Sale” signs are popping up faster than dandelions on front lawns. That’s because spring is real estate season. Even so just because you’re getting ready to move doesn’t mean you have to buy a home. Sometimes it makes more sense to rent versus own a home. There […]
Find out how investing your tax refund in home improvement could qualify you for a tax credit next year. Plus you’ll improve your home’s curb appeal and possibly its value.
Get details on a dehumidifier recall involving units sold at Sears, Sam’s Club, Kmart, HH Gregg and Amazon.com. If you own a unit that is part of this recall, you could get as much a $400 back from the manufacturer.
Then I want to talk to you. I’m writing a story for my NBC Universal blog on Home Goes Strong on the pros and cons of being on a DIY home improvement show. I’d like to interview real-life folks that have done a home improvement project (exterior or interior) with the help of one of […]
When Bill and I started our home renovation, we knew that one of the projects we wanted done was refinishing the fireplace in the dining room. It was painted white with a sky-blue mantle, and it just wasn’t our taste. (That’s probably why we just piled the crap in it that you see in this […]
Today I learned more about insulation that I ever wanted to know. That’s because we determined that the traditional fiberglass insulation that our contractor had installed earlier this week–but hadn’t yet enclosed in drywall–had to come out. This had nothing to do with the contractor or the quality of their work. This had everything to […]
One of the benefits of our new house is that we have three fireplaces–one in the dining room, one in the living room and one in the family room. All three chimneys were swept this fall, and we’ve been using the fireplace in the living room nearly daily (burning those enviro-logs we picked up at […]