Life is changing fast in the 21st century. We are seeing a rising awareness that heating our homes
and otherwise providing power to them using oil and gas just isn't sustainable. We're reaching the point where the search for clean energy options isn't just a concern for the few. It's a concern for everyone.
But, where to begin? Here are a few examples of developing trends for energy efficiency
and clean energy that we expect to go mainstream as our century rolls forward.... Continue reading Which Clean Home Energy Trends Will Go Mainstream in Your Lifetime?
Ah. A new year. New ideas. And plans to finally get to those home remodels you’ve hand on your brain for so many months. You’ve got your steaming coffee nearby and you’re rubbing your hands together, ready to start. You’ve got the movitation, now you just need the inspiration.
Here are the 8 best blogs for homeowners in 2012. ...read full post →
Whether you’re remodeling by yourself or working with a contractor to gut your home, you should know what you’re dealing with. While a kitchen remodel or window replacement might do wonders for your home, you need to go into those projects with some awareness of what they entail.
If you're going into the walls of your home, you face some potential health hazards. These hazards can include lead in old paint, as well as asbestos in old insulation, both of which lay dormant until disturbed. Older homes with moisture problems can have a hidden mold infestation, with kinds of mold being very dangerous to interact with and inhale. ...read full post →
You've probably heard that the off seasons for home remodeling contractors, which are the weeks during very hot weather or very cold, is the best time to get cheaper renovations done at discounted prices.
It makes sense that contractors will be more likely to lower their rates during times when work can be hard to find.
But is this really the case? ...read full post →
This isn't the first time you've read that 2010 will go down in history as one of the worst years for real estate. And, in fact, new home construction has dropped every year for the last six years. Which means that, on the flip side, remodeling projects have skyrocketed in popularity as homeowners are working with what they have.
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