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Comparing the Types of Home Insulation

If your home doesn’t feel as warm as you would like this month, you might be thinking about adding some extra insulation. Increasing the insulation in your home is a good idea. Not only will it keep you warmer, it will save you money and reduce your energy consumption. So, it’s good for the environment. But what are the different types of insulation? How are they installed? What’s the

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20Jan2011
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Home Improvement Projects for the Cold Winter Months—Bathrooms and Kitchens

You can take advantage of the cold outdoor temperatures to get some work done on the inside of your house. Here we are focusing on kitchens and bathrooms, but you could choose any room of the house to work on. It’s just that the work you do in your kitchen or bathroom is more likely to pay off. Surveys conducted by consumer reporting agencies have shown that certain investments are better

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11Jan2011
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Homeowners Warned about Home Improvement Con-artists

Authorities are currently warning homeowners about a man who has conned people out of thousands of dollars in the St Louis area. A similar scam was going on in Maine during the summer. Regardless of where you live, you should always be careful about who you give your money to. The Better Business Bureaus of the US and Canada can help consumers who need information about a home improvement

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11Jan2011
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Why You Might Want to Upgrade Your Home Security System This Winter

Your home security system is valuable in many ways. While you might think that you have less to worry about in the winter, burglaries are up this season according to police reports. Police say that one of the reasons that burglars choose to act in the winter months is due to the presence of more useful “tools”. We have a tendency to leave our snow shovels out in front of the house.

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New Websites Help Customers Get Better Prices on Home Improvements

At long last, the internet and the home improvement industry have banned together to help consumers find contractors and get better prices on their projects. For years now, we have been able to use the internet to get review on items and do comparative shopping. But, when it came to getting a home improvement project done, the internet had little to offer. You still had to call around, get

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27Dec2010
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Costs and Benefits to Think about Before Doing Home Improvements

So, you have decided to do some home improvements. Whether the job is a large or a small one, there are some costs and benefits that you might want to think about before proceeding. First, let’s look at the costs. For smaller projects that you can do on your own, the main costs to consider are the materials. Then, there is your time. Depending on what you do for a living, your time may

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27Dec2010
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Give Your Home a New Look for the New Year with Paint

One of the easiest ways to give your home a new look is to paint. While this is not the right time of year to paint the exterior, it could be the perfect time to paint the inside of your home. A fresh coat of paint makes everything look cleaner. Even if you decide not to change the color, you can make a big difference in the appearance of your home’s walls and ceilings. Look around

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22Dec2010
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Shocked by the Costs of Heating Your Home? Get a Home Energy Audit!

The cost of heating our homes keeps going up and up. Whether you use electric, oil or natural gas for heat, your bill may be shocking. Wintertime is the right time to get an energy audit. A home energy audit is an assessment of how much energy your home uses and an evaluation of the measures that can be taken to reduce usage. Contractors can give you a cost/benefit analysis of the energy

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20Dec2010
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The Risks of DIY Projects

A lot of homeowners are interested in projects they can complete themselves. Those homeowners are often referred to as do-it-yourselfers. While doing it yourself can be a fun and rewarding hobby, there are some risks you should be aware of. There are many projects in your home that you can and should complete on your own. Basic maintenance is one of your most important jobs. Even cleaning

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19Dec2010
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Cost of Home Renovations Down Overall and Even Lower in the Winter

Homeowners have seen a lot of bad news in recent years. They have watched the value of their homes fall, sometimes to the point where they owe more on the property than it is worth. If you are a depressed homeowner this season, here is some good news. The cost of home renovations is down. If you priced a specific home improvement five years ago and decided the cost was just too high, try

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