Home Improvement

Listing This Summer? The Best Investments to Make Outdoors

May 28th, 2018
Are you listing this summer? Get your outdoors in shape—it can pay off. According to National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) research, certain exterior improvements are likely to recoup at resale. Based on feedback from REALTORS®—who, through their experience, know what...

‘Aging in Place’ Begins Early: Report

January 8th, 2018
Homeowners are getting older, and to continue on in their current house, improvements are necessary. “Aging in place,” however, is not just about adding railings and ramps—in fact, 46 percent of homeowners aged 75-plus began improvements early with the expectation...

Home Laundry: To Vent or Not to Vent

January 16th, 2018
I once believed it was a forgone conclusion that when adding certain laundry appliances to a home, it would mean installing exhaust ducting and cutting a hole to the outside for venting. However, a recent report from Michele Weaver at...

Driving the Smart Home Surge

September 16th, 2017
More homeowners are adopting automation, according to a recent survey by CEDIA, a trade association, and HomeAdvisor, relying on professionals in a “smart home surge.” Seventy-five percent of the professionals surveyed, in fact, say they have received more smart home...

Outdoor Kitchens: Still on the Way Out?

April 15th, 2017
Outdoor kitchens became a must-have amenity for homeowners ostensibly overnight—and fell out of favor almost as quickly. A recent survey by the American Institute of Architects (AIA), however, proves outdoor kitchens are still in. In fact, the architects cited in...

The Paint Colors That Sell—and the Ones That Don’t

June 3rd, 2017
Paint colors play a crucial role in successfully selling a home, having the power to influence a homebuyer’s decision to make an offer or move on—and the best colors, according to a new Zillow analysis, are blues and grays. Homes...

9 Home Gadgets to Save Energy and Entertain

June 8th, 2017
So you’re up for making your home truly state-of-the-art? I’ve got a great list for you. Here are nine gadgets to be on the lookout for: Moen’s U lets you customize the perfect shower before ever stepping in with just a...

‘She Sheds’: Space for Fun, Creativity, Relaxation and Escape

February 9th, 2017
(TNS)—Sometimes, you just want to get away. You crave a little personal space—a place you can relax, work, get creative and make a mess without guilt. The best refuge might be waiting in your backyard. That special room may be...

Remodeling Activity to Pick Up in 2017

January 28th, 2017
Homeowners are planning to spend more to improve their homes this year, up 6.7 percent to a total $317 billion, according to the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University. More remodeling activity generally indicates fit financials at the...

Millennials Patient, Thrifty when It Comes to Homeownership

January 11th, 2017
Though millennials perceive homeownership as a vital component to the American Dream, they are also accepting of the realities of owning a first home, according to a new survey by Better Homes & Gardens magazine. Eighty-five percent of the first-time...
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