Home Improvement

When people start talking about renewable energy or green energy, they typically bring up solar panels.  We picture them in our minds, big black shiny panels on the tops of homes that somehow magically change the sunlight into electricity.  We are pretty sure that once...

Many vacation rental owners attempt to reduce their costs by reducing the extra amenities available to renters, but this can backfire as they find they have fewer bookings and fewer repeat guests. When asking yourself what amenities you should offer to your guests, think about your...

Christmas, for many, is indeed “the most wonderful time of the year.”  It makes us smile just to think about green Christmas trees, colored lights, cooking, and family.  It’s a time we give to and express our care for each other, family and strangers alike. ...

With concerns about saving natural resources, many people are thinking about ways to use less and conserve more, and the added bonus to saving natural resources is saving money.  One of the easiest ways to conserve natural and financial resources is to use water wisely. ...

In this article from MSN.com,we get a brief insider’s look into problems found in home inspections. The author recounts stories of water pooling under a house, a leaky roof cleverly hidden with the use of a kiddie pool, and supports holding up the home being...

It won’t be long until cooler weather is upon us, and although it means the fun of fall sports, festive holidays, and family time, it also means thinking about getting your vacation home ready so you can avoid unexpected repairs in the spring.  Be sure...

Everything seems to be getting “smart” lately.  Smart phones are in everyone’s hands, smart boards are making their way into classrooms, smart watches are appearing on wrists, smart cars are becoming more and more commonplace on the roads, and smart cruise ships are making ocean-based travel easier. Smart...

You have had a lovely time at the beach, but now it’s time to pack up your things and leave your vacation home until you get the chance to return. But how do you keep your home and belongings safe until then? Following are some simple tips...

These days, thousands of do-it-yourself (DIY) project ideas and plans can be found in magazines, books, websites, blogs, television programs, and more. Many people are taking advantage of others’ ideas for sprucing up their homes while keeping costs low and exercising their creative muscles. For...