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Bathroom Remodeling

A top-to-bottom bathroom renovation provides a chance to implement universal design principles to make sure your bathroom remains safe, comfortable and accessible for you to use at all ages and abilities.

If you’re doing a major bathroom remodel, take the opportunity to widen the door to at...

Great Spring Home Improvement Products from the 2010 National Hardware Show

Spring means a new home improvement to-do list for most homeowners, and a variety of great products for those projects are making their debut at this month’s National Hardware Show. Shop the following solutions as you make plans to refresh your home for a new season and greater long-term...

Greasy Garage Rags Are Dangerous

Almost everyone who works in their garage has a pile of greasy, grimy, oily old rags in the corner.  But bad news: it’s a major fire hazard.  Piles of oily rags can spontaneously combust, turning your home into a fireball.

The good news is, there are easy ways to safely dispose of greasy...

Air Quality

Living through a major home remodel can turn anyone's life topsy-turvy, but when you suffer from asthma, it can become a hazard to your health. That's why it's important to hire a contractor who knows how to control indoor air pollutants like dust during a home remodel, according to the...

Bathroom Lighting

Keeping seniors safe at home has become a top priority for millions of Americans and their elderly loved ones.  According to a recent survey by the American Association of Retired People (AARP), most seniors want to remain in their own homes as long as possible as they grow older.  But this...

Disaster Proofing

Although significant progress has been made in the United States in reducing the number of deaths caused by accidental fires in the home, these incidents still kill more than 3,000 individuals each year.  Better education about the dangers of fire and wider use of smoke alarms are generally...