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Archive for August, 2010

Allison Millar
Aug
29
Energy efficiency and the whole green movement are quite the buzz these days, but what can they do for you? While it's nice to be altruistic about saving the environment, here's how to use energy efficiency to save big on your home heating and cooling bills. Replacement Windows are Big Energy Savers We are buying replacement windows for our sunroom, a purchase that is ...
Allison Millar
Aug
27
Want to remodel your house in a day? Well, not the whole house, of course, but a few key spots. According to an article by Kiplinger magazine, there are plenty of quick fixes to brighten one or two key rooms. Get those sawzalls, painting brushes, and shovels ready. Here are some ideas: Kitchen: For you kitchen backsplash, remove old tile and install new marble ...
Allison Millar
Aug
22
Basement remodeling is a great way to expand your living space without going through the expense and timing of a room addition. Basements are not always counted as full fledged rooms on real estate listing sheets, however, making their value somewhat intangible. According to Remodeling Magazine, you can recoup about 72 percent of your costs with basement remodeling. Depending on the extent of the plans, basement remodeling can range from $5,000 ...
Allison Millar
Aug
20
Do you cringe when you open the electric bill? You're not alone. Energy costs can create quite the sticker shock, particularly with new home owners. If you're remodeling and looking for ways to reduce your energy costs, take a look around the house. (Also try this quiz from Energy Star to assess whether replacing your refrigerator is a must.) As you review your energy efficiency, you want to ...
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