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Kitchen Remodeling

New styles from European fixture and cabinet companies emphasize modernity and functionality.

Trends in color, style and functionality are driving product choices in kitchen and bath fixtures. And the desire for a more contemporary look — even if it’s transitional — is making European...

Exterior Remodeling

According to the National Aging in Place Council, an overwhelming majority of Americans want to age in place, the term used to describe homeowners who want to remain in their current homes for as long as possible. In fact, by 2030, Americans 65 and older will make up 20 percent of the...

Empty Nest/Baby Boomers

Putting a grandparent or other elderly relative into a nursing care facility is never an easy decision.  Most of us would prefer not to do it, and our older loved ones would almost always rather stay in their own homes, too.  It’s an issue that looms for many of us, as 78 million baby boomers...

Electric

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...