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Filed under: Home, Technology When I was a kid, the phone sat at the end of a wire and it did two things: It made calls and received them. Today? Well, as the iPhone commercials say, "There's an app for that." But even with more than 200,000 available apps at last count, there's one thing that...

Filed under: Home, Technology When I was a kid, the phone sat at the end of a wire and it did two things: It made calls and received them. Today? Well, as the iPhone commercials say, "There's an app for that." But even with more than 200,000 available apps at last count, there's one thing that...

Filed under: Small Spaces, Living Spaces Photo credit: Brandon Dyles of Picture Perfect Inspections in Bartlett, TN (via The Money Pit). Used with permission of the ASHI Reporter. When you can't fit into your attic hatch, you know it's either time to start that diet or to rethink the size of the...

Filed under: Exteriors & Facades, Essential Skills, Know-How, Outdoors Photo: David Grudzinski of Advantage Home Inspections in Cranston, RI (via The Money Pit). Used with permission of the ASHI Reporter. Here's a drainage design that stopped short of an actual downspout. Sure, water is being...

Filed under: Home, Family Money, Saving Money Along with summer temperatures, your utility bills are bound to start heating up unless you take steps to help your home create a more efficient cool. According to the EPA's Energy Star program, almost 20% of a typical household's utility bill goes...

Filed under: Home, Family Money, Saving Money Along with summer temperatures, your utility bills are bound to start heating up unless you take steps to help your home create a more efficient cool. According to the EPA's Energy Star program, almost 20% of a typical household's utility bill goes...

Filed under: Home, Family Money, Saving Money Along with summer temperatures, your utility bills are bound to start heating up unless you take steps to help your home create a more efficient cool. According to the EPA's Energy Star program, almost 20% of a typical household's utility bill goes...

Filed under: Small Spaces, Essential Skills, Know-How, Living Spaces

Kevin Hawes of Assured Home Inspections in Calgary, Alberta (via The Money Pit). Used with permission of the ASHI Reporter.

This rudimentary labeling pretty much sums up the homeowner's knowledge of which circuit breaker...

Filed under: Kitchen & Bath, Small Projects, Essential Skills, Know-How

Chris W. McDougall of Apex Home Inspection in Santa Cruz, CA (via The Money Pit. Used with permission of the ASHI Reporter You've heard of the term "everything but the kitchen sink"? Well someone seems to have used...

Filed under: Small Spaces, Exteriors & Facades, Living Spaces, Outdoors

Step right up! Photo: Max Curtis of MaxInspect in Livermore, CA (via The Money Pit). Used with permission of the ASHI Reporter.

This driveway is ideal for the four-wheeling enthusiast who wants to bring his hobby home -- and...

Filed under: Home, Real Estate, Insurance - Home Insurance Home safety and security is a top concern for most consumers, so it's no surprise the home security system industry is booming in this time of economic uncertainty and rising crime statistics. But while new technologies have made home...

Filed under: Home, Real Estate, Insurance - Home Insurance Home safety and security is a top concern for most consumers, so it's no surprise the home security system industry is booming in this time of economic uncertainty and rising crime statistics. But while new technologies have made home...

Filed under: Home, Real Estate, Insurance - Home Insurance Home safety and security is a top concern for most consumers, so it's no surprise the home security industry is booming in this time of economic uncertainty and rising crime statistics. But while new technologies have made home security...

Filed under: Home, Real Estate, Green Mention wind power and you immediately think of giant wind farms, both on shore and off. But thanks to a new wind turbine design released at this month's National Hardware Show, getting wind power at home may become just as common as rooftop solar panels,...

Filed under: Home, Real Estate, Green Mention wind power and you immediately think of giant wind farms, both on shore and off. But thanks to a new wind turbine design released at this month's National Hardware Show, getting wind power at home may become just as common as rooftop solar panels,...

Filed under: Home, Real Estate, Green Mention wind power and you immediately think of giant wind farms, both on shore and off. But thanks to a new wind turbine design released at this month's National Hardware Show, getting wind power at home may become just as common as rooftop solar panels,...

Filed under: Small Spaces, Living Spaces

Charlie Rice of Pillar To Post Professional Home Inspectors in Sykesville, Maryland (via The Money Pit). Courtesy of the ASHI Reporter

To the untrained eye, this is a typical tangle of HVAC system hardware. But in actuality, this setup is anything but....

Filed under: Kitchen & Bath, Big Projects, Products & Materials

Brodie Brown of Browntree Inspections in Marietta, Georgia (via The Money Pit). Courtesy of the ASHI Reporter

This photo might represent the ultimate in bathroom convenience for the multitasker -- or an attempt at European styling...

Filed under: Kitchen & Bath, Big Projects

Howard Maxfield of Plus One Inspection Services, Inc. in Mill Creek, Washington (via The Money Pit). Courtesy of the ASHI Reporter

Someone has taken a whack at fixing this wobbly toilet using a tapered axe head and scrap of wood as shims. Not exactly my...

Filed under: Small Spaces, Living Spaces

Rick A. Harrington, Patch Independent Home Inspections, LLC, Pickerington, Ohio (via The Money Pit). Used with permission of the ASHI Reporter

This fold-down attic ladder is going nowhere except into a pretty important support column. If this column is...