Architectural and electrical plans, called drafts, lay the groundwork for major home renovations.  Here's how to tell the difference.


To reduce heat loss from an attic ladder access opening try PINKCap® Attic Stair Insulator from Owens Corning. It is fully assembled and easy to install without any tools.

Attics and Lofts

Attic insulation saves you thousands of dollars per year.  Learn more about insulating and R-values.


Adding insulation to your home is the single most important thing you can do in your home to cut down on energy costs and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Insulation and Ventilation

Cleaning your refrigerator will make it run better, and keep you and your family healthier.

Kitchen Appliances

Learn garage insulation tips to help heat your home. Find out how insulating the garage and garage door can help heat your home and save you money.

Garage Remodeling

Make your home a less welcoming place for mice, rats and other rodents in winter.

Mice and Rats

A dry, well ventilated attic will make sure that insulation is doing its job. To improve your attic insulation and efficiency, make sure the attic is well ventilated. 

Attic Ventilation

How to keep pets safely out of danger when doing home improvement projects.

Building and Remodeling

Find out why you should never put pumpkin guts down the kitchen sink or attempt to flush them down your toilet!


To prevent burns and scalds, microwave ovens should be placed no higher than 48 inches above the floor; countertops are ideal.

Microwave Ovens

Central vacuum systems are recommended by allergists because the main air flow is exhausted outside.

Air Quality

Brides and grooms want practical gifts they can use daily - anything from appliances to office supplies.


High humidity can wreak havoc on doors and windows because it causes the wood to swell and expand and can make the operation of the entries a bit sticky. Here are several tips to help loosen stuck windows and doors.


Replace round door knobs with lever handles for easier door access.

Interior Doors

Built-in cabinets take advantage of every inch of space in a busy room - even when it doesn't seem usable.

Home Office

Tips to prevent burglary and break ins to your home. How to use motion detectors and other simple strategies to keep your home secure.

Exterior Remodeling

Save on energy and keep your home cool in the summer with these tips

Cooling and Air Conditioning

Homes for sale are at increased risk of being broken into.  Here are several home selling tips that can help keep you and your home safe throughout the home selling process.

Buying or Selling a Home