Improve Curb Appeal with a New Front Porch

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You can add a porch to almost any house, but only a well-designed one will look like it’s always been there. In this excerpt from their book, ‘On the Porch’ architect James M. Crisp and project designer Sandra L. Mahoney …

Assessing Winter’s Toll on Your Home Exterior

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After winter, give your house’s exterior a checkup and perform any needed home maintenance. Homeowners can breathe a sigh of relief now that spring has officially sprung. While experiencing some cool temperatures remains possible, the mercury is definitely on the …

Spring is Here(Almost): Get Your Home Ready!

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After a long, hard winter, spring is finally, hopefully, maybe even desperately, expected to arrive. Here are some home maintenance tips to help welcome the new season. Weatherstripping The Department of Energy (DOE) says weatherstripping the windows on your home …

Remodeling Tips to Weatherproof Your Home

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Properly Install Storm Windows Old, drafty windows make your home’s heating and cooling system work harder, which can result in higher energy bills throughout the year. You’ve probably seen an abundance of ads on television from window replacement companies regarding …

8 High-Tech Features to Include in Your Next Remodel

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You’ve torn out the old carpet and replaced the kitchen cabinets, and your renovation is almost complete. Before you put everything back together, consider including some high-tech features on your list of remodeling must-haves. Adding a few new smart devices …