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Hurricane Protection for Your Home

If you live in a hurricane-prone zone, here are ten hurricane protection tips to help you stay safe and prevent hurricane damage.

Secure Windows:  If you live along the coast, homemade plywood or professionally built shutters are a must when storms are imminent.  Buy ½ inch plywood stamped...

Bedrooms

A built-in desk will help you make use of otherwise dead space in high-traffic areas like your kitchen. When designing your built-in desk, include plenty of shelves and drawers and don't forget to make provisions for PC's, phones and faxes. If you would like to add space and subtract clutter in...

Interior Remodeling

Finishing your basement is a great way to add function and value to a home, so if you're feeling the need to stretch out a little and are lucky enough to have a basement, head downstairs and start planning your basement remodeling project.

The basement is perhaps the most valuable untapped...

Basement Flooding

After natural disasters such as spring snow storms or heavy rains that cause basement or crawl space floods, excess moisture and standing water can quickly contribute to the growth of mold in homes, especially in low-lying areas such as basements.

If you were storing anything of value in the...

Exterior Remodeling

April showers won't just bring May flowers, but leaking wet basements too if homeowners don't maintain good outside drainage conditions. Wet basements are one of life's biggest headaches, yet waterproofing is generally easy to accomplish.

When basements leak, people panic. The trouble,...