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Archive for July, 2011

Remodeling mistakes can cost you plenty

Remodeling mistakes can cost you plenty News from WRAL.com: Does your kitchen need a redo? With the economy, many people are remodeling. Recently released numbers from building data company BuildFax show that in May remodeling activity was the highest on record. The kitchen is the most popular room to renovate. With the average re-do costing $ [...]

Lewes man sought in home improvement scam

Lewes man sought in home improvement scam News from The News Journal: Search by organization …………… continues on The News Journal … Read the full article . Related News: Comparing Home Improvement Stocks: Lowe’s Looks Superior to Home Depot News from Seeking Alpha: Home Depot or Lowe’s – Which Offers More Portfolio Improvement? The two [...]

Make your weekends productive with these home improvement projects

Make your weekends productive with these home improvement projects News from NewsOK.com: Figure out that thermostat: Programmable thermostats, set to run based on a family’s true needs, keep air conditioning units from working too hard when no one is home. They’re ideal for individuals or families who are away from home during set hours each [...]

House remodeling gives former convicts a new lease

House remodeling gives former convicts a new lease News from Denver Post: Former convict John David Barrera says it’s nearly impossible to get a job even 17 years after his release from prison, where he served time for a stabbing. “When I fill out an application and answer that I’m a convict, most employers won’t [...]

Farmhouse sinks don’t necessarily need custom work

Farmhouse sinks don’t necessarily need custom work News from The Seattle Times: Q: We often discuss remodeling our kitchen, and presently we’re planning the actual remodeling job for the fall. I have wanted a “farmer style” kitchen sink for years. But my husband insists that installing this type of sink will require custom-built cabinetry. I [...]

3M agrees to buy French home improvement product business

3M agrees to buy French home improvement product business News from Minneapolis Star Tribune: 3M Co. said Friday that it has agreed to buy the home improvement product business of GPI Group, a French manufacturer of tapes, insulation products, doorstops, hooks and other industrial and consumer products. Terms of the deal, expected to close in [...]

Plan ahead to prevent costly kitchen remodeling mistakes

Plan ahead to prevent costly kitchen remodeling mistakes News from La Jolla Light: Plan ahead to avoid costly kitchen remodel mistakes. By Joseph Di Maio Kitchen remodeling is at once the most popular and most disappointment-prone home renovation project in the country – a statistic that speaks to the room’s significance while simultaneously setting off [...]

Home improvement spending sinks with economy

Home improvement spending sinks with economy News from Atlanta Journal Constitution: Atlanta Business News 9:57 a.m. Thursday, July 21, 2011 By Christopher Quinn The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Spending on home improvements will remain volatile and weak over the next several quarters after having shown some life. The Remodeling Futures Program at the Joint Center for Housing [...]

Contractors say homeowners like remodels over new models

Contractors say homeowners like remodels over new models News from The News-Press: How to Here are some tips for rehabbing properties: • Choosing: New rehabbers often make the mistake of searching for properties in high-profile areas. This type of house can be very costly. If you want to increase your income in the long run, [...]

Home improvement projects have never looked so good or been so affordable

Home improvement projects have never looked so good or been so affordable News from WDBJ7.com: News 7 Web Staff 11:38 p.m. EDT, July 18, 2011 Contractors don’t have a thing on a non-profit group trying to build homes for the less fortunate. Habitat for Humanity is listed among the top eight builders in the country. [...]