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24 Apr 2012

Five Spring Trees to Plant Today

Five Spring Trees to Plant Today
As spring arrives, it's time to plant new things and make some renovation improvements to the outside of your home, and there are some beautiful trees to spice things up in your front or back lawn. However, these trees are also a little bit different than what you'll find in most lawns, but by creating a menagerie of different styles, colors and blooms, you can really create a more versatile and springy look for your home. Read More
Amy Wright
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24 Apr 2012

How Remodeling Has Grown Since 2009

How Remodeling Has Grown Since 2009
With all of the economic changes and advancements in technology, remodeling has grown by leaps and bounds in some respects. In three years, the industry has turned to strong energy efficient and green technology and sparked an amazing following online with multiple DIY videos, galleries, epic house renovation stories and more. There have also been significant changes in the tax credits and how people are getting through this r... Read More
Amy Wright
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23 Apr 2012

MarketWatch Reveals New Revue for Home Depot and Lowe’s

MarketWatch Reveals New Revue for Home Depot and Lowe’s
MarketWatch recently did a piece on the activity within the home remodeling industry. There has been some significant growth in this area as many homeowners turn to renovation projects instead of selling their homes. Whether they are adding new value to homes or just making repairs, the home remodeling industry has hit on all-time high. MarketWatch suggests that this isn't likely to change any time soon. Read More
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12 Apr 2012

Stories of Remodels: The 100-Year-Old Theater

Stories of Remodels: The 100-Year-Old Theater
Really old theaters are often considered obsolete. With so much new technology, no one wants to pay to sit in a crummy theater and watch something on a broken down screen. That leads to many theaters simply just going broke, unable to afford the repairs or not having the space to include stadium seating and those plush leather cushion chairs that are all in the rage. Still, none of this stopped local historic Elks Theatre's ow... Read More
Amy Wright
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11 Apr 2012

Recycled Houses Make Up for the Housing Crisis

Recycled Houses Make Up for the Housing Crisis
Nancy Welsh from Builders of Hope recently published a piece on NHC Open House Blog that talks about the ways in which vacant, foreclosed homes can be put to good use. In a nation where 3 million vacant homes are being threatened to be torn down to make way for a new housing market, Welsh suggests that we look at ways to recycle homes and not just decimate the existing value. Read More
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10 Apr 2012

Is a Net Zero Energy Home Really Possible?

Is a Net Zero Energy Home Really Possible?
New efficient homes are springing up all over the country. Entire communities are built around the idea of sustainable energy and environmental consciousness. But what about remodelers? How can they create some new energy in their homes? One rural home in Tennessee has gotten close with a net zero energy renovation. Read More
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09 Apr 2012

Wood Designs Add Modern, Warm Beauty to Any Home

Wood Designs Add Modern, Warm Beauty to Any Home
Modern designers have been particularly interested in using natural wood to create clean and beautiful lines within the home. Natural wood is a great contrast to metal, stone and crisp white interiors. Wood can also become the main event in any home, but there are ways that it can look too minimalist or even be an overbearing presence on your home's interior design. Still, there are some designs that can help you utilize your ... Read More
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08 Apr 2012

NAHB Names the Top Places for Remodeled Homes

NAHB Names the Top Places for Remodeled Homes
It's no surprise that Hollywood would be the leading place that homeowners are turning to remodeling. Los Angeles County is in the lead of the nation's home remodeling industry with a total expenditure of $8.4 billion in remodeling projects, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Second to Hollywood, the East Coast Hollywood, otherwise known as Nantucket County in Massachusetts with a yearly average of ... Read More
Amy Wright
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07 Apr 2012

Do You Know Your Green Building Acronyms?

Do You Know Your Green Building Acronyms?
What's it take to get the best in the best for green building? There's a new alphabet in town, and it doesn't go ABCD. It's HERS, RESNET, BPI, LEED AP and various other acronyms that contractors need to know, but homeowners should know about too, specifically if creating an energy conscious home is on your mind. "LEED Certified" is probably the most common thing that you'll hear among contractors, since only buildings can be ... Read More
Amy Wright
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05 Apr 2012

Housing Market Still in the Dumps, So Remodel Away

Housing Market Still in the Dumps, So Remodel Away
That seems to be this year's sentiment according to CNBC News. While there are reports that America's housing market is still going down and millions of foreclosed properties sit idle, the remodeling industry has continued to soar. CNBC says that's because Americans feel stronger about their finances, and some are just "dipping their toes back into the housing waters" with remodeling projects. That's all well and good, but are... Read More
Amy Wright
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