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Three bad-mouthed building materials you won't believe are really eco-friendly Homeowners don't have to compromise on quality building materials in order to achieve greener construction and renovation. Some of the most durable and cost-effective materials are also among the greenest....
5 simple tips to prepare your home for flood season The No. 1 natural disaster in the U.S. is floods: Is your home ready? Consider these insider tips for getting your property ready for flood season....
Outdoor kitchen? Second-floor laundry? How to easily achieve summer's hottest home improvements From adding a bathroom to creating an outdoor kitchen, above-floor plumbing quickly and easily solves a host of plumbing challenges....
Master suite upgrades: the secret to a speedier home sale If you're planning to sell your home and have already renovated the kitchen and bathrooms, what's your next move? Three words: master suite upgrades....
How freeze-thaw cycles, water, impact, sun and pests can damage siding Learn why spring is a great time to reside your house and what options you have....
Lead with style: How to create clean, crisp curb appeal for your home's entry Whether you are building a new home, or want to refresh your existing home, choosing a contemporary style creates high-class curb appeal. But, what goes into contemporary home styling?...
Fun in the sun. Warm weather destinations are tops with movers [Infographic] Warm weather locations are the top moving destinations, with Atlanta leading the list for the fourth year in a row....
Why a wood deck is one of the best investments a homeowner can make A residential wood deck addition has a recouped cost of 87.4 percent, according to Remodeling Magazine’s 2014 Cost vs. Value Report - here's what you need to know about this smart home improvement project....
Check the big move off the moving to-do list with ease When you’re planning the big move, you’ve probably created a lengthy to-do list of everything that needs to be packed, planned and previewed. While you’re likely excited about your move, stress can create a bit...
Renovating? Laying a good foundation for home improvement success You’ve probably heard the saying: “Your home is your castle.” But if your current home - or the home you’re thinking of buying - feels more like the servant’s quarters than the royal palace, you...
The best home improvement for less than $5,000 Curious which home improvement costs less than $5,000, delivers the highest return on investment and has the maximum impact on curb appeal? According to the latest studies, the answer is a new garage door....
Increasing your resale value is easy when you save smartly Investing in home improvements is a smart idea when you’re thinking of putting your home on the market. So where is the best place to spend your money?...
Reaching new heights: 4 tips for finding a skilled roofing contractor Purchasing a new roof is one of the most important – and biggest – investments you can make in your home. That’s why it’s crucial to have a knowledgeable professional on hand to guide you...
Nix the neutrals: Undoing open house decor to make a new home your own When selling a house, the mantra for most is neutral, neutral, neutral. To help potential new owners envision themselves moving in, real estate experts remind sellers to de-personalize their homes. That means removing family photos...
Meeting buyer demands in a seller's market: Top trends for 2014 With many real estate industry watchers predicting 2014 will be a seller’s market, you may think you won’t need to do much to sell your home this spring. Not so fast – while more buyers...
Decked out from coast to coast: Top outdoor living trends for 2014 From genteel porches in the East to sleek, seaside balconies in the West, the popularity of outdoor living spaces is poised for significant growth from coast to coast with industry analysts predicting it will be...
Spring-prep steps for your sun-friendly skylights When spring finally arrives, windows and skylights across the country will open, as happy homeowners revel in all that sunshine and warm, fresh air. But before you can savor spring, you still have weeks of...
Is a refinance the right decision? Once at rock bottom, interest rates have ticked up slightly in recent months. Still, the prospect of refinancing a mortgage remains attractive. Interest rates are projected to rise to 5 percent or above by August...
Got an 'impossible' space? The no-fail way to turn it into a bathroom Nearly everyone has a home improvement “impossible dream” – an inground pool in a postage-stamp-sized backyard or a professional-grade kitchen on a $5,000 budget. Some homeowners might say their can’t-do renovation is adding a bathroom...

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