Allergy-Free Sleep in the Bedroom
By Dave Donovan
For years we’ve known how important
sleep is to our health, but when
you suffer from allergies, sleeping can be a frustrating and
less-than-refreshing experience. From everyday dust to more serious problems
like bed bugs, there are dozens of irritations that affect the quality and
soundness of one’s sleep. Luckily, most of these issues c...
an easy, doable preventative maintenance plan to keep your HVAC in top shape.
It’s a good idea to hire
a HVAC company to inspect and do maintenance on your system
every fall and spring. They’ll do things like inspect and clean the wiring and
mechanisms of the unit, which is bit more challenging for the average
But you can prolong the life and increase the ...
Pros and Cons of Adding a Pool to Your Home
In general, building a
pool is not the best way to add value to your home. You’re better off making
physical improvements to your actual house instead of adding a pool to your
However, a pool can
add value to your home in some cases:
§ If you live in a higher-end neighborhood and
most of your neighbors have pools. In fact, ...
Energy efficiency is a big selling point in a home and even if you don't plan to move for years, why not make improvements that will save you money? An energy audit for your home identifies what improvements you can do to make your home run more efficient and will show you where you're wasting money. Sometimes the energy wasting culprits are obvious, other times not so much which is why a professi...
Recent deadly tornado seasons have sent the sales of storm shelters skyrocketing, and may even prompt more home buyers to add it to their home shopping wish-lists.
Joe Zinser, the owner of Tornado and Storm Shelters.com in Flower Mound, Texas, says he has sold more than 600 storm shelters this year, which is double what he typically sells in a year. A basic shelter, on average, costs a...
Landscaping should always be done first for your enjoyment and pleasure, but by following the advice laid out in this article you can also boost the curb appeal of your home and potentially its value for when it’s time to sell. Native plants and smart landscaping design that is not too maintenance intensive is ideal. You may have a green thumb, but the person buying your home may want the lus...
What Is The Best Insulation For My Garage
often overlooked, your garage is one of the most important rooms in the house.
It’s also one of the largest. It gets used several times everyday. It acts as a
main storage unit. Plus, if you have an attached addition, it probably becomes
your most accessible entryway, which makes your garage door more like your
front door. However, sin...
Realtor.com® and the home improvement startup Porch have teamed up to
offer a new tool that will display information about the remodeling
history of for-sale homes listed on realtor.com®.
The Porch Home and Neighborhood Report will provide buyers with
access to home improvement project history as well as the cost and
details of the remodeling projects when buyers are searching for a home....
We love you, Martha Stewart — but we beg to differ when it comes to spring cleaning chores. Image: David Shankbone/Wikipedia
For the record, we love Martha Stewart. She has elevated housekeeping to high art, which protects home values. Martha’s taught us the devil is in the details, and that even mundane chores can be tackled...
Cut Your Electric Bills
A few simple
tricks can save you a bundle
When Mom told
you to turn out the lights, she was thinking of saving energy dollars, not
rolling blackouts and bankrupt utility companies. Rarely have Moms words of
wisdom been as fitting as they are now and not just in California. Electricity
rates are going up everywhere.
switching off &nb...
Up Your Curb Appeal
A beautiful yard is a
head-turner, no doubt about it. The good news is that even if you can’t tell a
tulip from a turnip at the garden center, you can still create eye-catching
curb appeal by paying attention to the basics of good landscaping. Ignoring
your yard—or doing something that’s out of character with the neighborhood —can
jeopardize the assessed...
After buying one of these beautiful front load machines, my daughter told me about the "FAST" wash. Oh, Awesome! Anything that takes less time must be good right? WRONG! In a couple of months I started to notice an unpleasant odor and of course it must be the machines fault! I ran it through the CLEAN cycle with no difference! I wound up throwing some clothes aw...
Your Home Spotless for Selling
Deep cleaning your
house is that top-to-bottom, take-no-dust-bunny-prisoners,
mother-in-law-quality cleaning that trulymaintains the value of your home.
Here are frequently
overlooked areas that a little spit and polish wouldn’t hurt:
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De-Bug the Light
See that bug ...