Home Improvement



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Free Expert Advice
for Your Home

 Don Vandervort, a regular on HGTV’s “The Fix,” offers free advice, buying guides, ideas and   do-it-yourself help, in this one-stop source for home repair, remodeling, home-improvement and home decorating information.

Hiring a Contractor

 Your home may be your most valuable financial asset.  That’s why it’s important to be cautious when you hire someone to work on it.  Finding a competent and reliable contractor is the first step to a successful and satisfying home improvement project.


 Through it’s exclusive comprehensive network of over 600,000 prescreened contractors and designers, ImproveNet helps its users make good decisions about home improvement projects. As a completely independent authority, ImproveNet maintains its integrity, objectivity, and credibility.

Remodeling Projects:
Cost vs. Value

 Updating and remodeling kitchens and baths will add the most value to your home. In some instances, these projects could possibly return more than 100% of the cost if the home is sold within a year.

Energy Savers

 A practical guide on how to reduce your home energy use, with tips on insulation, heating and cooling, lighting, landscaping, and much more.

Better Homes & Gardens
Home Improvement Encyclopedia

Whether you’re fixing a clogged drain, building a deck, wiring that new addition, or adding landscape to your yard–we’ve got the site for you. Search from more than 1,000 home improvement tips that can save you time and money.

Kitchen & Bath Consumer Resources

 Excellent online resource from the National Kitchen and Bath Association includes helpful planning checklists,  a guide to understanding the remodeling process, and tips from the pros.

Popular Mechanics Homeowner’s Clinic

You’ll find the kind of concise, illustrated how-to pieces you’ve come to expect from Popular Mechanics. There are sections on solving household problems, how to make your house a safer, more comfortable place to live, appliance care tips and woodworking projects.

Toiletology 101

Everything you ever wanted to know about . . . you guessed it, your toilet! Stop by this unique site and you will probably discover some things you probably never knew you needed to know about saving money and water.

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