Home improvement insight: 5 tips to redesign with kids’ safety in mind

Smart homeowners take a strategic approach to home improvement projects such as redoing a playroom, living room or bedroom to keep kids’ safety in mind during the redesign process. By being proactive today, you can ensure your entire family can safely enjoy the results of your home improvement project. Here are the top five things …

Home Inspections 101: THE BASICS

So, you’ve executed a contract to purchase a home, but you haven’t gotten it inspected yet. With 95% of homeowners purchasing an inspection before closing the sale, you’re in the risky minority if you don’t invest in that peace of mind. So, where do you begin? In this infographic, we’ve provided some of the most …

Where to find rebates, tax credits and rewards for energy-efficient home improvements

If you’re planning to make some home improvements this year, you’re probably thinking about energy-efficient options, knowing they can save you money in the long run. However, many eco-friendly home improvements that help lower your energy bills can also pay off right away in the form of rebates and tax credits. Whether you’re considering installing …

Conserve energy and save money this fall by weatherizing your home with these easy tips

Cooler seasonal temperatures can have an impact on not only your home, but also your wallet. Along with adjusting your thermostat as the cooler weather embraces much of the country, weatherizing your home also has a direct impact on the amount of energy required to maintain a comfortable temperature indoors. Follow these five easy DIY …

Don’t skimp on safety when planning your deck: Expert tips for creating a safe outdoor space

When dreaming of your at-home outdoor oasis, safety may not be top-of-mind. But when making decking decisions, a key element to enjoying your retreat for years to come is ensuring it is safe and structurally sound. The experts at Trex, the world’s No. 1 decking and railing brand and leader in high-performance, low-maintenance outdoor living …

4 ways to make your home comfortable and safe for your pet

For millions of Americans, pets are a member of the family. They provide companionship and countless memories that last a lifetime. Having a pet-friendly home increases the likelihood that these memories will be positive. These tips can make pet ownership simpler, and create a safer, healthier environment for your four-legged companion.

Top energy-efficient housing features every new homebuyer should know

Most Americans want an energy-efficient home, and they’re willing to make the necessary changes to help improve efficiency, whether it’s changing their habits or buying more energy-efficient appliances. But reducing energy bills and making your home more efficient doesn’t just begin with remembering to switch off lights in empty rooms or paying top-dollar for newer …