5 Tips to Determine if Products are Truly “Green”

September 28, 2011

Remember a time when “green” was simply a color in a crayon box? Ever since the push towards more environmentally conscious ways of living swept the nation, the word “green” has taken on a whole new meaning. Many companies have hopped on the boat to ride the green wave, and consumers are now forced to […]

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Durable Products Can Protect Your Home From Mother Nature

August 31, 2011

Last week, Hurricane Irene caused an estimated $7-$13 billion of damage to properties throughout the ten East Coast states she affected (according to ABCnews.com). A large portion of this damage happened to personal property, such as residences. Many?families are now being forced to not only deal with the emotional strain due to the?devastation, but also […]

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How to Reduce Your Summer Energy Bills

August 3, 2011

?? Right now, people all across the United States are dealing with a?intense heat wave. Many areas have been?placed under?excessive heat advisories and warnings, with temperatures reaching?100? and above. During times like these, most people try to stay indoors whenever possible to keep cool and avoid serious health conditions such as heat?exhaustion and heat stroke. […]

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What’s Your Exterior Style?

July 20, 2011

Matt and I talk about interior style all the time, but what about the style of the exterior of your home? Well, here’s a brief history of home styles, see if you can figure out what style home you live in!

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Why Buy American Made Products?

July 6, 2011

We hope you had a great 4th of July weekend! With Independence Day still fresh in our minds, we thought this would be a great time to discuss some of the benefits of buying American made products. There are many benefits to buying locally produced American products, but here are a few of our favorites.

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How to Choose a Contractor

June 8, 2011

A new remodeling project is a big investment in your home, and it’s important to choose the right contractor for the job. The quality of service provided by your contractor is just as important as the quality of the products you select for your home. The right contractor can provide an enjoyable experience, while a […]

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How to Save on Energy Efficient Home Upgrades

May 11, 2011

If you have ever taken the time to clip a coupon, browse the clearance rack, or shop around for the best deal, you clearly know the value of a dollar. We all want to make sure we are getting the same quality product, for the best price. Sometimes the cost of a product can restrict […]

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Choosing Exterior Colors for Your Home

April 27, 2011

? We are pleased to introduce PBS stars Matt Fox and Shari Hiller as our most recent contributing bloggers! Matt and Shari?have been?respected experts in the home improvement and decorating industries for years. Their first endeavor was the?HGTV hit show, Room by Room, which ran for 14 years and 350 episodes (the longest running decorating […]

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5 Remodeling Projects with the WORST Paybacks

April 13, 2011

If you’re anything like me, you may be considering starting a remodeling job around your home. My home was built in the early 1900’s, and could definitely use some modern updates. I figured I would be adding to the value of the house while transforming it into the home of my dreams; I quickly learned […]

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April Showers Bring May… Mold?

March 30, 2011

With spring fast-approaching, many of us can anticipate lots of rain in the forecast. A popular rhyme we learned as children taught us to expect that ?April showers bring May flowers?. But have you ever stopped to consider the potentially ugly side of those April showers? Today we’re talking about mold and mildew, and how […]

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