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Bathroom Remodeling

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Energy Saving Ideas and Tips for Under $50

Saving energy is always in season, and there are many energy saving home improvements you can make that amp up efficiency without costing a bundle. Here are five easy energy saving tips for your home to-do list.

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Drainage

When buying or selling a home, make sure a professional home inspector is part of the transaction. Nosy people can be really annoying if they are always sticking their nose in other people's business! But if you are buying a house, a home inspector is one super nosy person you definitely want...

Basements

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,...

Doors

A new front door is a great means of adding value to your home without spending a lot of money. The curb appeal resulting from a new front door can add as much as $24,000 to a home's perceived value, according to research commissioned by Therma-Tru Doors.  

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Home Energy Audits: Save Money and Conserve Energy

Want to save some money on your heating and cooling bills? If so, it might be time to consider an energy audit for your home.  Available for free from many utility companies and for a fee from trained, licensed technicians, home energy audits identify the locations and severity of a home’s...