Has your home been feeling a little drab lately? After being cooped up in the house all winter, you probably notice every imperfection. Luckily, springtime is finally here which means it's a great time to take on some remodeling projects. Don't fret if you're afraid you can't afford a total home makeover. Updating your house doesn't have to cost a fortune! Tweaking … [Read more...] about 5 Cheap Remodeling Ideas to Tackle This Spring
Choosing the best flooring for your home all comes down to one thing: lifestyle. Most of us want an economical, attractive, durable and stylish home. But when it comes to flooring, you can waste a lot of time and money if you aren’t honest with yourself about how it’s going to be used. But don’t worry—you don’t have to sacrifice style for a smart choice. Here are three simple … [Read more...] about How to choose the best flooring for your home
Your home’s hot water heater is one appliance that no one pays much attention to—until it isn’t working properly, that is. Once that occurs, homeowners typically have the option to repair or replace the heater. While you are determining if the repair costs merit replacement, you might also consider these good reasons to replace your water heater rather than repair it. The … [Read more...] about When is it time to replace your home’s water heater?
“I’m just not a good cook!” is an all-too-common refrain, but kitchen failures are often more about your oven than your skills as a chef. Oven temperatures vary and are influenced by the age of the oven, the quality of insulation, room temperature, atmospheric pressure and humidity. It’s not unusual for an oven to deviate by 20-30% or more from the indicated temperature, and … [Read more...] about How to recalibrate your oven
We all get excited when Apple releases a new iPhone, and the iPhone 6 reveal was no different. But did you know that you can use your shiny new toy to run your home more efficiently? The following apps can be your in-hand assistant and help you stay on top of everything from home security to monitoring how much you’re paying to operate your appliances. How many times have … [Read more...] about Apps to Run Your House More Efficiently