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Add Beauty, Charm and Energy Efficiency with New Windows from Andersen

Windows can make or break the appearance of a home, and they make all the difference in its energy efficiency, too. Old, drafty windows let heating and cooling dollars escape on a daily basis, and no amount of cosmetic touch-ups will change the look of your monthly utility bill.

Instead,...

Garage Doors

Fall is here, bringing seasonal weather like heavy winds, hail and electrical storms. Once a home power outage hits, your automatic garage door opener will also be impacted. Is your home ready?

Prepare for fall and winter storms with the new line of smarter, extremely quiet garage door...

Choosing Colors and Patterns

Is there a room in your home that's ready for a face lift? Adding a splash of color with a new coat of paint can easily and inexpensively transform a room. Many paints on the market today offer the ease of one coat coverage at an economical price. Many manufacturers now package paint in plastic...

Bathroom Cleaning

Choosing green cleaning products makes for healthier home-keeping and greater peace of mind as you go about your cleaning chores. But finding the ingredients, formulas and applications that actually make a product people- and earth-friendly can be tricky if you don’t know what to look...

Interior

It's the first challenge of his and hers decorating: a moving van deposits stacks of his and her boxes and furnishings at the newlyweds' new residence, as they stare and wonder how to pull it all together.

"Couples receive lots of marriage advice, but little on creating a new home,” says C....

Buying or Selling a Home

Buying a home in the current market can be done easily and safely with proper planning and strategic thinking. Here are several home buying tips to help:

  1. Know what you can afford, and stick to it. This may seem like a no-brainer in the wake of recent sub-prime loan disasters and...