Home Improvement Information


Home Improvement Information

Refining Your Area Rug Choice


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Things to Consider when Buying a Hot Tub or Jacuzzi Tub


We recently purchased a new Hot Tub and Gazebo from Cal Spas in Minnesota. The purchase was not something we planned, just something that caught our eye when visiting the Minnesota State Fair.

Architect or Building Designer - Who Do You Choose?


Thinking of building a new home or complex? Will you use an architect or a building designer?Both are involved in the design of buildings - their appearance, layout, structure, and so on. But what's the difference?The simplest difference is a legal one.

Help Choosing Door and Window Hardware


Who would be the best person to help you find suitable fixtures and fittings for doors and windows?Architects are trained to create designs that are structurally sound, functional, and aesthetically pleasing. They also often have a basis knowledge of construction materials, though not the detailed knowledge required when choosing appropriate hardware.

Remodeling Your Kitchen


Remodeling a kitchen is one of the best investments a homeowner can make. For most homeowners it is the most important room in the house.

Hand Stripping Furniture


Directions for HAND Stripping.Work with plenty of ventilation, safety goggles or glases, and skin protection.

Home Sweet Home


All of us live in houses but how many of us know how to make it a real 'HOME'.You may have a very small house with a few rooms: not much to boast about? However, if you follow some very simple and practical steps you can make your house (big or small) a real home?and thus, a better place to live in?Read On:1.

From Toss Out to Sensational Keeper - Lamp Re-Make


When the old lamp from my children's room was turning decidedly "trash-worthy", a grand idea formed and kept me from tossing it out. Originally, it had been such a darling lamp - it had magically transformed the room into spinning stars and moons at bedtime.

Country Home Accessories


Country home dcor is the most sought after home interior and it's no wonder since country dcor invites a casual friendly lifestyle.Make sure you carefully study the specific style, and color scheme then carefully coordinate the colors of each element of your country dcor.

Complete Home Rehab In 10 Days


This report is about taking a house and restoring it to an aesthetically pleasing dwelling that has reclaimed it's functional utility. In effect, it is the anti-aging medication for bricks and mortar.

Wood Panels and Humidity


Coping with wood movementAll wood workers need to be aware of wood movement when building furniture projects. Failure to consider this important factor can cause wood panels to crack or split.

Hydronic vs Forced Air Heating and Cooling


Hydronic, or hot water, heating has been standard for years in many parts of the U.S.

In The Mood


Creating a Designer Home With LightingTraditionally, spring is the time when many of us think about redecorating or remodelling a room in our home and we begin skimming through glossy magazines, or visiting showrooms for ideas. The results always look stunning, but how do you replicate 'that' look in your own home when your rooms are probably a fraction of the size of those featured in home interior publications? Even if you had the time, energy and resources to purchase exactly the same products that appear in a beautifully prepared photograph or showroom, somehow they never seem to look the same in your own home.

The Benifits of Home Ventilation


The purpose of a home ventilation system is to maintain a healthy living environment by supplying fresh air to your home while at the same time removing stale and polluted air. Home ventilation also helps to maintain proper humidity levels of 30 to 50 percent.

Make Your Hardwood Floors Shine


You have just installed hardwood flooring in your home. Now what? How do you keep your hardwood floors clean and shiny? Read the following Q&A in which two hardwood floor owners are asking just that.

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Wesfarmers' two-year UK foray ends with sale of troubled home improvement chain
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Australian retail conglomerate Wesfarmers is selling U.K. home improvement chain Homebase for a nominal 1 pound ($1.34) just two years after buying it, ending an embarrassing offshore adventure that cost it $1 billion and sowing doubts about its future ...
UK home improvement chain sold—for $1.34Chain Store Age
Australia's Wesfarmers to sell UK home improvement businessReuters
Wesfarmers Exits The UK With Homebase Sell-OffPYMNTS.com
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ConsumerReports.org

How to Finance a Home Improvement Project
ConsumerReports.org
Whether you're building a new deck, buffing up a bathroom, or adding a whole new wing to your house, figuring out how to finance a home improvement project should be as much a part of your decision-making as picking out countertops, flooring, and paint ...



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Caution, contracts protect against home improvement fraud
Palladium-Item
As much as the warmer months mean backyard barbecues and swimming pools, they also mean home improvement fraud. “It is a big issue, and it's one which makes the good guys look bad,” said Jerry Highley Jr., a Muncie-area contractor who was 2017 ...



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Man charged with home improvement fraud for the 4th time
WTTV CBS4Indy
JOHNSON COUNTY, Ind. – A man accused of swindling a 71-year-old woman out of $15,000 now faces home improvement fraud charges for the fourth time since 2004. The Johnson County Prosecutor's Office this month filed felony counts of theft and home ...



ABC Action News

Non-profit launches low interest loans for home improvement just in time for hurricane season
ABC Action News
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — We're just under two weeks away from hurricane season. Yet we still drive past so many homes with blue tarps and homes not ready for the season. But a a non-profit has just launched a program to help Bay area families make ...



CNBC

Facebook can help you fix or clean your home
CNBC
Facebook's Marketplace can now help you find local contractors for home improvement. You can find a plumber, a cleaning service or someone to help with a construction project. Facebook is taking on Angie's List and Amazon Home Services. Todd Haselton ...
Facebook is taking a page from Amazon, Walmart, and IkeaBusiness Insider
Find Home Service Professionals With Marketplace | Facebook NewsroomFacebook Newsroom

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Reader's Digest

11 Home Improvement Scams You Need to Take Seriously
Reader's Digest
"Reputable home improvement companies don't just wander around neighborhoods trying to find customers to pawn off their extra materials on. The contractor who tries this trick is hoping you'll fall for a good deal without checking their credentials ...



Broadcasting & Cable

Up TV Grabs 'Home Improvement'
Broadcasting & Cable
Up TV has licensed the cable rights to all eight seasons of comedy Home Improvement. Tim Allen plays the host of a home improvement show called Tool Time who is raising three mischievous boys. Richard Karn, Patricia Richardson and Earl Hindman are ...



Omaha World-Herald

Maintaining home improvement harmony
Omaha World-Herald
Monica D. Higgins, the author of “Remodel Success: Home Remodeling Done Right, On Time and On Budget” (Schiffer, 2017), said many partners are stressed out about home improvement projects because it's easy to get overwhelmed by the fine points.



SILive.com

Ask the Expert: What should be included in my home improvement contract?
SILive.com
They should provide you with a written estimate, or contract, which clearly states their business name, physical street address, phone number and NYC Home Improvement Contractors license number. It should also specify the goods and services they are or ...


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