Spring/Summer Home Improvement 2008

16 Stories • Available March 2008
Tough Sell

Tough Sell

ling dollars payoff in buyer's market By Vicky Katz Whitaker Copley News Service You want to sell your house, but the kitchen yearns for a makeover, the exterior needs a new coat of paint, windows ra

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Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence

find man-made decking is a smart choice By Vicky Katz Whitaker Copley News Service That deck you've been thinking about building can be yours, virtually maintenance-free, thanks to composites - a com

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Keeping Moisture Out Will Help Keep Mold Out

Keeping Moisture Out Will Help Keep Mold Out

D Keeping moisture out will help keep mold out By Amy Winter Copley News Service Everyone knows a piping-hot shower steams up the bathroom mirror. But did you know that condensation is a major culpri

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 A Contemporary Update In The Heart Of The Home

A Contemporary Update In The Heart Of The Home

ITCHEN A contemporary update in the heart of the home By Lori Harlan Copley News Service After three decades in their home, John and Irene Barber were ready for a change. But first they had to decide

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Go With The Flow

Go With The Flow

rm, function tap into consumer desires By Maggie Reed Copley News Service New faucet designs are offering expanded functionality without giving up good looks. Here's a look at what's on tap: MOEN Sty

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Homeowners Need To Check On Roof Twice A Year

Homeowners Need To Check On Roof Twice A Year

eowners need to check on roof twice a year By Ven Griva Copley News Service Few of us give much thought to our roofs - until they begin to leak, that is. Yet most of us have a lot riding on our roofs

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Use Care And You Won't Trash The Garbage Disposal

Use Care And You Won't Trash The Garbage Disposal

IND Use care and you won't trash the garbage disposal By Tim Torres Copley News Service Garbage disposals have been a staple in American kitchens since the 1970s. They are a quick way to dispose of f

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Color Coordinated

Color Coordinated

choose this year's trendiest shades By Linda Pescatore Copley News Service It's a new year. Could it be time for a new look? "Can you imagine if you went into Pottery Barn and, year after year after

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Counter Fit

Counter Fit

ps the list of kitchen surface choices By Linda Pescatore Copley News Service There have never been more options for the homeowner who's cooking up plans for new kitchen countertops. But too many cho

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Bubble, Bubble

Bubble, Bubble

be a refreshing addition to your yard By Tom Roebuck Copley News Service If you're a homeowner with some extra space in the backyard, you may have considered filling that space with one of humanity'

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Floor It

Floor It

ive garage a new look and extended life By Frank Wagner Copley News Service Once you open the door, the garage becomes the most visible part of your home. With proper care, its floor can make a diffe

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Up Front

Up Front

ion of washers clean up in marketplace By Vicky Katz Whitaker Copley News Service If you're ready to replace that old washer and find yourself thinking about switching from a top-loader to a front-lo

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Now It's Time To Come Clean About The Home Office

Now It's Time To Come Clean About The Home Office

D Now it's time to come clean about the home office By Chandra Orr Copley News Service Get your gadgets in gear, tame those tangled cords and put that paper in its rightful place. It's time to tidy u

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Spot On

Spot On

t lights are on the right track By Chandra Orr Copley News Service Mini-pendant fixtures have been favored by designers for years, and for good reason. These tiny fixtures make a big statement in sma

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Professional Help May Be Needed To Wall Mount Hdtv

Professional Help May Be Needed To Wall Mount Hdtv

essional help may be needed to wall mount HDTV By Chandra Orr Copley News Service Want to get the most from that new high-definition television? It pays to call the pros. Proper placement, good light

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Trends And Tips For Creating A Safe, Stylish Environment

Trends And Tips For Creating A Safe, Stylish Environment

ER HOME IMPROVEMENT 2008 Trends and tips for creating a safe, stylish environment Copley News Service BRIGHT IDEA If you haven't heard about how wonderful compact fluorescent light bulbs are for t

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Home Facts - Repairing Cracks In The Asphalt

Home Facts - Repairing Cracks In The Asphalt

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Home Facts - Sprucing Up The Kitchen

Home Facts - Sprucing Up The Kitchen

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Home Facts - Double Your Pane Without The Pain

Home Facts - Double Your Pane Without The Pain

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