A trend in the window and door world is vinyl and fiberglass products replacing wood. Among the reasons are cost and durability.
Merts Heating & Air Conditioning in Steger, IL, offer high-tech products that are energy-efficient and environmentally friendly. Installing such equipment may qualify customers for a variety of tax credits and rebates.
Trends in carpeting include frieze and silk-like yarns, while luxury vinyl is growing in popularity for flooring.
Those buying new windows need to think about insulation, installation, aesthetics and warranties.
As the smoke of backyard barbeque season clears and our living and entertaining needs move indoors, it’s the perfect time to note what’s hot right now in home design and what to expect for fall.
One great way to keep cold air from getting in your home in the winter, and hot air from getting in during the summer, is by sealing up the gaps and holes around windows, doors and other areas of the home.
Fall is a good time to prep the house for the cold, winter days ahead. That means such tasks as cleaning gutters, servicing the furnace and cleaning the chimney.
There is no reason you should do without the comfort and enjoyment of the digital world, just because you choose to spend time on your deck or patio. Here’s some practical advice on how to go digital “out there.”
Check out these functional-yet-beautiful ideas for making your home safer and more comfortable for all ages.
A few budget-friendly improvements and decorating touches can restore style, comfort and ease to your worn outdoor spaces. Here are some common challenges, and tips for overcoming them.
Parts of a home exterior eventually wear down and need to be replaced. Learn to know when that time comes for the roof, windows, doors and trim.
Find out home improvement trends for spring 2013 in energy-savings, bathrooms and kitchens.
There are several financial benefits for homeowners who invest in high-efficiency heating and cooling equipment. This ranges from rebates offered by utility companies and manufacturers to savings from lower gas and electric bills.
Modern methods of installing vinyl fence posts makes installing vinyl fencing easier, cleaner and more affordable.
Trends count for something in window treatments, but many look for design elements that are timeless.
Ramps that look good and “fit” the curb appeal of the home also answer the call for more mobility from an aging at-home population.
Add a “playful vibe” in your interior design by mixing and matching different styles for an eclectic, fun look.
Natural light in a home has several benefits, including financial and health. Experts discuss three ways to use natural light.
Your basement may be a unused treasure for expanding your living space, and it doesn’t have to be expensive. Here are some easy ways to get more out of your subterranean space.
Homeowners need to be aware of hazards that exist before they look to convert conrete basements or garages into usable living spaces.
When it comes to insulation for the home, there are three basic types: batts, blown and sprayed. Though the sprayed type will cost the most upfront, it may be the most economical in the long run.
Find out ways to put some pop in home’s decor in ways that don’t empty the wallet.
Several programs exist for those looking to “flip” a house by purchasing it and investing in its restoration.
Tips for fall house cleaning include getting rid of spots, vacuuming properly and minimizing the risk of bringing dirt and pollen into the house while doing outdoor work.
Find out some interesting ways in which a garage door no longer in use can be re-used inside your house.
Home remodeling is projected to pick up steam by year’s end, according to a recent report by the Remodeling Futures Program at Harvard University. If you’re one of the many considering a home remodeling project, a deck remodel is a simple project that offers more than a 60 percent payback, according to Hanley-Wood’s Remodeling magazine’s Cost vs. Value Report for 2011-12.