Fall-Winter Home Improvement 2012

12 Stories • Available July 2012
Heating Costs

Heating Costs

As first-time homeowners, my husband and I had a lot to learn. Our first lesson came in the form of a gas bill. It was $800 for the month of January. "How is that possible?" we asked. We had been

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Kitchen Space

Kitchen Space

Dear Pat: My house has just an average-size kitchen, and I am totally remodeling it. Do you have any guidelines for selecting or designing kitchen cabinets or counter areas for the most usable spac

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Conserving Energy

Conserving Energy

When you were a teenager, your parents probably not only told you to "turn down that music" but to also turn off the lights when you left a room. You may or may not have listened then, but now as a

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Get Ready For The Storms

Get Ready For The Storms

Mother Nature seems to like getting dramatic these days, unleashing early blizzards, windstorms, hail, torrential rain, sleet and arctic blasts all across the country, now quite often in regions th

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Saving Energy With Low-e Glass

Saving Energy With Low-e Glass

All window glass panes are not the same. Just because a new window is double-pane, doesn't mean you're necessarily buying the most energy-efficient window. Yes, because of increased insulation perf

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High-end Smaller Homes For Older Adults

High-end Smaller Homes For Older Adults

As my wife and I were out walking today, we discussed our future home requirements and desires. With two out of three of our children out of college, we're thinking of downsizing our home in the no

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The Anatomy Of A Septic Tank

The Anatomy Of A Septic Tank

If you own a home and are not on a public sewage system, chances are you have a private septic system. A septic system is composed of a septic tank and a leaching field that are connected together

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Kitchen Remodeling Checklist

Kitchen Remodeling Checklist

A kitchen remodeling checklist is paramount to a successful kitchen remodel. A top-level checklist is composed of a sequence of tasks that should be performed in order to achieve a successful outco

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Outdoor Living

Outdoor Living

Whether you live in a studio, a one-bedroom or a two-bedroom apartment, living space is probably limited. That's a major reason it's so important to maximize your outdoor living space. An outdoor

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Interior Design

Interior Design

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Maximizing Space For Play

Maximizing Space For Play

Weather changes signal challenges for young parents. For example, what to do with the kids on a rainy or snowy day? Well, going up and down the stairs to the basement occupies a toddler for only s

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Bathroom Remodeling

Bathroom Remodeling

After a few years of putting expensive home improvement projects on hold, homeowners are once again undertaking jobs such as remodeling their bathrooms. But homeowners can be overwhelmed by the alm

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Fall-winter Home Improvement Facts 1

Fall-winter Home Improvement Facts 1

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Fall-winter Home Improvement Facts 2

Fall-winter Home Improvement Facts 2

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Fall-winter Home Improvement Facts 3

Fall-winter Home Improvement Facts 3

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