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Cheap Home Improvements: More Affordable Home Upgrades

In an uncertain housing market, dropping big bucks on complex home improvement projects isn’t always the way to go.  However, with a little DIY know-how and a conservative amount of cash, there is a lot you can do to enhance both the value and enjoyment of your home.

Here are seven cheap...

Heating

With winter around the corner, now is a good time to start thinking about how you'll warm up those cold rooms. If you're looking for a permanent heating solution, an electric heater might be just be what you need. While more expensive to run that conventional gas or oil heating systems, their...

Some Smoke Detectors May NOT Save Lives: Ionization vs. Photoelectric

A disturbing investigative report by NBC News reveals that popular smoke detectors found in millions of homes across the country may not protect your family in a fire.  The report comes on the heels of a Texas A&M University experiment that found some smoke detectors will not sound the alarm...

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...

Decor Planning

The long, dark days of winter tend to give project-loving homeowners the blues. But you don’t have to wait for spring to arrive to start decorating or the stock market to soar to get your DIY groove back. A few dollar-wise home improvement projects can spruce up your home and your spirits, and...

Exterior Remodeling

Protecting your home from power failures has become a necessity today. Utility companies can no longer be counted on for a steady stream of electrical power. Because of an aging infrastructure, confusion over deregulation and other factors, the suppliers of the nation's electricity have been...