Home Improvement Information


Home Improvement Information

Home Inspection Basics


The Home InspectorWhen you think about it, it is a bit odd. A person hires a stranger to snoop around another stranger's house for a couple hours and report back.

Mexican Artisans Promote the Use of Recycled Copper in the Fabrication of Their World Famous Copper


For many years copper has been the main raw material used by the Mexican artisans of Santa Clara del Cobre for the fabrication of their beautiful artisan items. Originally artisans relied on the natural supply of copper of their lands for the fabrication of their items.

Is It Time For Solar Energy to Get Hot?


Solar energy has been around for quite a while and most people don't think about it much except for the ones who are already into renewable sources of energy. Environmentalists have always loved the idea of solar energy but what has kept it from going more mainstream, being more widely used and looked upon as something someone wants to spend money to install on their property? There have been improvements in the technology of solar energy, but has there been enough? Isn't the war on terror and the desire to be independent of foreign energy sources enough to persuade people to use solar energy? At what point will solar energy become the great and never ending source of energy many of envisioned many years ago?Well, I, for one, think that the time has just about come for solar energy to really take off because of one reason: it will be economically the right and smart thing to do.

Strapping a Ceiling


Prior to hanging sheetrock to ceiling joists it is important that strapping first be installed.Strapping helps prevent cracks from showing up later in your home's ceiling, as well as provides more surface area for securing the sheetrock to the ceiling.

How to Replace the Rollers on Your Patio Sliding Glass Glass Door


Hiring a professional to replace your rollers could cost you around $100 not including the cost of the replacement parts. Below are detailed steps containing all the information you will need to know to replace your patio sliding glass door rollers yourself.

Laminate Flooring Basics


Laminate flooring resembles the look of hardwoods but offers easier installation and stronger durability. You can use laminate flooring in any room in the house, including hallways, foyers and family spaces, bathrooms, and kitchens.

Buying Replacement Windows


While most buyers of double glazing are looking for replacement windows to help reduce their energy costs, or because their old windows are rattling in their frames, there's a whole class of buyers who are 'trading up' - replacing perfectly good window frames for the sake of having the windows they want. They may be looking to replace all of their windows with a different style, or trying to restore their home to its architectural period.

Remodel Your Kitchen or Bathroom For The Best ROI!


Trying to decide which home improvement project to tackle next? To start you must decide if you are remodeling to improve an area of your home that is in need of some TLC or if you are remodeling to maximize your Return On Investment (ROI). If a specific area in your home needs TLC then your decision is straight forward.

Add Value to Your House - Interior Remodelling


Interior remodeling can have an amazing impact on the look and value of a house. I would definitely recommend getting professionals to do the job for you unless your good at renovation yourself.

Electrical Safety and Power Tools


Power tools are one of the greatest conveniences for getting handyman jobs and professional jobs done quickly, but since power tools often run on electricity, it is essential that safety instructions are followed.Here are a few quick power tool safety tips.

Easy Ways to Increase Your Houses Value


Before getting your house valuated think about the list below and if you should implement them to increase your house's value.Clean up your house: Clean your house thoroughly.

Patios: The New Trend in Home Remodels


In years past a patio was sort of a throw on to a home. It was typically a concrete slab to keep your feet clean on your way in or out.

Conventional Steam Saunas vs. Infrared Saunas


The health benefits of steam saunas have been recognized for centuries, beginning with sweat lodges, traditional Finnish saunas, and other methods of heating the body and producing perspiration that cleanses the cells and pores. Typically, a heat source such as a wood, electric or gas sauna stove is used to produce the heat in a sauna.

From Savu to Infrared - The History and Health Benefits of Saunas


The health benefits of saunas are not a recent discovery. The use of steam or smoke baths to cleanse the body and reduce stress has been a part of religious, social, and family traditions in numerous cultures for thousands of years.

How to Build a Home Sauna - Three Important Questions to Answer Before Building


Considering that home saunas are believed to produce numerous health benefits and provide a relaxing spa experience, it's no wonder than more and more people want to know how to build a home sauna. The answer to this question depends on several factors, including your budget, the space available, and how handy you are.

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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
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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
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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
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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 ...
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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.



U.S. News & World Report

Home Depot Needs a Big Memorial Day Weekend
U.S. News & World Report
According to Bank of America analyst Elizabeth Suzuki, this year's Memorial Day weekend will be particularly important for Home Depot and Lowe's Companies (LOW) after bad weather in parts of the U.S. weighed on home improvement sales in the first ...

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