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Top Five Home Improvement Mistakes

Over the years, I've been asked hundreds of home improvement questions, and I’ve noticed that many are the result of the same mistakes. That’s understandable.  While home improvements can be both exciting and exhilarating, they’re not something you do every day.  Most projects travel down a...

Getting Building Permits for Remodeling Projects

Getting building permits for your remodeling project can be the trickiest and most overlooked part of the remodeling process.  But beware: if a contractor asks you to get building permits yourself, consider it a red flag, according to the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI)....

Building and Remodeling
Homeowners taking on a home improvement or home renovation project receive a lot of promises. The home improvement contracts, change orders, project guarantees and product warranties which consumers must deal with all seem to have one thing in common: the goal of customer satisfaction.  But...
Exterior Remodeling

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...

Chimney Repair and Cleaning

When temperatures drop, it's time to think about getting your house ready for winter. A good place to start is by reviewing your chimney for any repair or cleaning it may need.

Often neglected, chimneys are a vital part of a home's structure and mechanical functioning. If a chimney is not...

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.

Don't wait to insulate: Most homes in America, even those that are just a few...