Home Improvement Information


Home Improvement Information

The Solar Energy Industry Grew 67% Last Year: Are You Making the Best Decision for Your Future?


Are you considering using renewable energy resources to heat water or generate electricity?Would you like to be independent from the grid?Do you want to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions you and your family produce?Great! You are not alone in your quest.The demand for solar power energy is growing.

3 Great Reasons to Shop for Home Lighting Online


If you are a consumer who knows just what brand or style of lighting fixtures you are looking to buy, the internet can save you money. Conversely, if you are just learning about what lighting fixtures, interior and exterior, are available for your home, the internet is a great place to get educated.

Natural Gas vs Charcoal Grills - Which One Is Right For You?


Barbequing outdoors is a pleasure that anyone can partake in and with so many types of grills available you can practically cook anywhere. One exception to the list is a natural gas grill which needs a permanent hook up.

Tips To Improve The Quality Of Your Outdoor Space And Patio


It's easy to get overwhelmed trying to figure out just how to bring an outdoor room together to make it a peaceful spot to relax or enjoy quality time with friends and family. But if you think of it as yet another room to decorate and furnish, the space will come together more easily.

New Tax Breaks for Energy Efficient Home Improvements


If you would like to make your existing home more energy efficient and get some help paying for the improvements, you need to know about the Energy Tax Incentives Act of 2005. The new law provides a $500 lifetime credit against your federal income tax for the cost of certain energy-saving home improvements that you make to your home after December 31, 2005 and before January 1, 2008.

Adjustable Bed - Start Each Day on the Right Note


Your daily beauty sleep will not be complete if any of the following four factors namely light, noise, and temperature and of course the bed that you are sleeping on are not up to the desired level. While you may adjust the other three factors according to your desired comfort you won't be able to do that with the bed unless you have an adjustable bed.

Apartment Inspection Checklist


You have found an apartment you like and you are eager to move in this lovely place. Hold on! Before you sign the lease with the landlord, some inspection is necessary and it might save you a lot of trouble.

Daydreaming About Your Home Makeover Projects


Most of us enjoy daydreaming about our perfect home. Do you ever think about your home just before falling to sleep? Instead of worrying about your tasks for tomorrow, try this exercise tonight: imagine you're arriving home.

Use Ladders Safely


The Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that each year more than 511,000 people are treated for cuts, bruises and fractured bones from improper use of ladders. More than 300 people a year die from ladder related injuries.

Bathroom Interior Design


Any advice or guide on the interior design of a bathroom should be based around one simple concept: keep it simple. Rooms inside of a home should have functional aspects, and if one room is designed for very specific functions, it is the bathroom.

Planning Permission Tips UK: The Value of Design Statements When Submitting a Planning Application


Types of Table Saws


A table saw is one of the most popular pieces of machinery used for woodworking. It consists of a circular saw powered by an electric motor that is mounted onto a table.

Wall Oven - A Necessity For The Disabled


Wall ovens, available in electric and gas forms, are best ovens for the people with disabilities. The ovens can be placed considering the required height of the user, and the controls can also be placed within the reach of the standing or sitting user.

Outdoor Bars - Essential For Summer Entertaining


The trend for enhancing your patio is to create an outdoor kitchen area. Cooking and eating aren't the only things favored by these new ideas in outdoor living.

Planning Permission and Building Regulations for Conservatories in the UK


Do I need planning permission for a conservatory?Do I need Building Regulation approval for a conservatoryTo help you understand these issues I detail below some of the "conditions" attached to planning permission and building regulations. (These apply to England/Wales only) Scottish, Irish and North American regulations are quite different - You should in all instances take local advice.

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CNBC

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
Reuters UK -Proactive Investors UK
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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 ...



Palladium-Item

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 ...



WTTV CBS4Indy

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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