A home energy audit can save you thousands of dollars in energy costs. Here’s the difference between a home energy audit and a home energy review.
Remodeling, Maintenance & Home Decor
Before you grab your toolbox and start making DIY repairs around the house -- stop. You need to see these home maintenance & remodeling ideas from fellow homeowners first! In addition to time- and money-saving home renovation ideas, this is where we're talking about 'optional items' that you might want to add to the house before or after you move in -- including home decor. See step-by-step instructions for all kinds of DIY home repairs, cool tools that would be nice to have when remodeling a home, reviews of clever new home gadgets, and interior & exterior home decorating ideas.
Want to know how to get the best results when washing windows? I’ve got a solution that will minimize the time you spend and give you the best results ever!
One of the best ways to save money is to look into home energy savings. Here are 4 things you can do to save money month in and month out.
I searched high and low at the 2011 Fall Atlanta Home Show for cool homebuilding products and I found a few that I think you’re going to like. Solar thermal water heaters, attic access insulation covers and tubular sun skylights were among my favorites.
John Gidding, from HGTV’s Curb Appeal and Designed To Sell, spoke at the Atlanta Home Show. See John’s tips for taking a project from conception to reality.
In the market for a new washing machine? There are a few good models out there, but the Samsung WA5451ANW/XAA stood out to us for several reasons. See why.
These days energy efficient washing machines are very popular. You can save some money and be mindful of the environment as well. Here’s what I’ve found out about my energy efficient washer — some have Energy Star-ratings and others have CEE Tier ratings. I’ve provided full explanations of these rating systems and simplified the info for you.
If you have a Kenmore Elite H3 Washer that sounds like rocks rolling around in the spin cycle, you need to read this. It’s a difficult & expensive repair! Mine also consistently had problems with the door lock. I will outline the repairs for these issues and share a lot of reviews of this particular Kenmore washing machine so if you’re making a buying decision, read this first!
My old toilet is like new and it’s smarter, too. See how I installed a dual flush converter kit, a standard flush valve, and a new fill valve.
Now you can easily connect your TV to your broadband connection via power-line networking. The technology to make a solid connection between your computer and television is much easier now thanks to the HomePlug 1.0 Standard that was agreed upon by the worldwide companies that matter.
Update your old appliances with liquid stainless steel paint! It’s an excellent way to stretch your budget while giving your appliances a facelift.
If you need to replace the keyed door locks on your home, you might want to consider upgrading to keyless door locks. Here’s what to look for…
If you have a septic system, there are many important facts that you need to know in order to keep it operating as designed. I’ve got a lot of useful tips that you can use to help you maintain your septic system.
Make your garage floor look like a car dealer’s showroom (or better) by applying a garage floor coating. It’s a fair amount of tedious work that anybody can do but it will be worth it in the long run if you follow a strict set of guidelines. Follow these DIY tips to get the job done right.
Would you like to know how to sell your home fast? Heeding some advice from the experts is a good way to start. You probably already know about de-cluttering, pricing it right and curb appeal. There is more to it than that, of course. Find out more.
Are you in need of a dedicated home office space but don’t have the room for it? If you have a medium-sized closet, you can complete a closet office conversion to gain a neatly organized space.
Looking for a great, classic choice for your kitchen backsplash? Subway tile could be what you’ve been looking for. It’s easy to clean, durable, inexpensive and beautiful. That adds up to a great value in the world of home building materials.
The Prodigy home automation controller is a great way to set up control of all of the functions of your media room, including the tv, sound system, Blu-Ray player, lights, and more.
Give the do-it-yourself homeowner cool tools for Christmas or a birthday. Buying that special something for that special someone that does special DIY work around their home can be fun. It can also be very taxing and confusing with all of the different choices out there. I’ve picked a few of my favorites.
If you are about to embark on a renovation, repair or paint project on your pre-1978 home, stop what you’re doing and read this post. You’ll need to do your homework on federal guidelines for the EPA’s Lead-Safety RRP Rule whether you’re hiring a contractor or doing the work yourself.
Washing machine repair is probably just a telephone call away for most homeowners but if you are the DIY type, like me, you’ll give it a shot to see if you can make the repair on your own. I replaced the door latch on my Kenmore Elite washing machine and pocketed the savings. Here are all of the steps I took and the step by step results… and some tips on how to avoid some common issues that sometimes arise during a washing machine repair.
Adding wainscoting paneling to your home is an excellent way to increase the value of your home. You can buy kits online or at your local home improvement centers that will make this a doable project for the average homeowner.
Can you believe that someone has invented a table saw with a safety system that senses skin and stops the blade in no time flat! It’s called SawStop and if you’re into woodworking, you owe it to yourself to check out this cool invention.
I have found the best granite countertop paint. Your friends won’t believe it isn’t actually stone. If you’ve been looking for an awesome kitchen countertop paint to transform your hum-drum counters, you need to follow these tips. Here’s how to paint countertops with a granite paint kit to update old, ugly counters to look like granite. It’s the next best thing to granite but at a mere fraction of the cost of granite countertops.
Installing a steam shower generator is a job for the pros but as a homeowner you need to know some basics about the subject in order to purchase everything required and also to hire the best contractor for the project .