Category Archives: cost of home improvements

Trending Now – Change of Season Upgrades

A recent analytics report shows both laptop and mobile visitors are interested in the same home improvements – upgrades to the exterior of their homes. Whether viewed from a laptop, tablet or mobile phone, here are links to projects that … Continue reading

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Living in a Fixer-Upper Advice

You’re tempted by the chance to take an ugly duckling of a house and transform it into Cinderella, but before you do, here’s what we learned after buying 14 “handyman special” houses with exactly that in mind. We lived in … Continue reading

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The Internet of Things aka IoT

For a homeowner the Internet of Things (IoT) refers to a variety of devices or things embedded with technology – sensors, electronics, and software – that can interact with themselves and other devices usually through a WiFi connection. Think of … Continue reading

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Build a Dog Run

What we humans won’t do for our dogs! We’ve all heard of the extremes, but a basic dog kennel is a sensible way to create a safe outdoor area for pets to roam and rest. We’re talking about a chain-link … Continue reading

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Lighten Up Dark Woodwork

Many older homes have the details that make a difference, handsome wood molding surrounding windows, doors and other elements of a room. The downside is that the wood is often darkened by varnish that makes it look old. When we … Continue reading

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Save Money on DIY Bathroom Upgrades

All the home improvement trends and industry numbers say remodeling is on the upswing and the worst of the housing crisis is behind us. Our bet is that a lot of money will be spent on bathroom replacement products like … Continue reading

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Bonus Storage Space – The Attic

Listen to anyone who has moved from one house to another and they sound like born again zealots preaching that they will never again accumulate stuff they don’t need or want.  We’re guilty of being in that crowd despite our … Continue reading

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