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Archive for August, 2012

Utility lamps ‘lighten up’ home-improvement tasks

Utility lamps ‘lighten up’ home-improvement tasksNews from NorthJersey.com: Work, or utility, lights are high-intensity lights designed to illuminate work sites. Before buying a work light, consider: Bayco 75-watt incandescent plastic shield trouble light • the job or project location • your illumination needs • the likelihood of damage to the light • bulb price and [...]

Homeowners tweak their house’s bones

Homeowners tweak their house’s bonesNews from Sioux City Journal: 2012-08-31T00:00:00Z 2012-08-03T15:24:26Z Homeowners tweak their house’s bonesJOANNE FOX jfox@siouxcityjournal.com Sioux City Journal Rome was not built in a day and neither were the remodeling projects at the home of Tom and Sharon Brown. “But we had to do something if we were going to stay here,” [...]

Lions boss wants home improvement against Boro

Lions boss wants home improvement against BoroNews from This is Local London: Lions boss wants home improvement against Boro 12:37pm Thursday 30th August 2012 in Latest Football News By Callum Henderson Kenny Jackett. PICTURE BY EDMUND BOYDEN. KENNY Jackett says home form is key as he looks to kick-start the season with a win at [...]

Consult with a designer pro before remodel

Consult with a designer pro before remodelNews from Shreveport Times: Even if you know exactly what you want your remodeled kitchen or a room addition to look like when it’s finished, it’s a good idea to consult with a professional, a designer, a general contractor or some combination of the three before the project gets [...]

‘Meet the Professionals’ home improvement speed dating at The Discovery …

‘Meet the Professionals’ home improvement speed dating at The Discovery …News from Lewisboro Ledger: Written by Susan BallWednesday, 29 August 2012 12:01 Anyone looking to make home improvements dreams of finding just the right architect, contractor or designer to bring their ideas to life. But how to make the right match? It’s almost as hard [...]

The Chiefs Home Improvement Plan: A Work In Progress

The Chiefs Home Improvement Plan: A Work In ProgressNews from Arrowhead Addict: Home » Feature From The Bleachers » The Chiefs Home Improvement Plan: A Work In Progress The Kansas City Chiefs GM Scott Pioli has done it. With some deft drafting, shrewd maneuvers and timely signings, Pioli has finally done it: he’s made the [...]

DreamMaker bath remodel does away with outdated wiring, design

DreamMaker bath remodel does away with outdated wiring, designNews from LubbockOnline.com: Sometimes a homeowner only needs one reason to start dreaming of a remodel; Christie and John DeOtte of Amarillo had quite a few. Some of the rooms in their home didn’t function well for today’s world, Christie says, particularly the master bath. “The house [...]

Housing industry continues marked improvement as home prices gain

Housing industry continues marked improvement as home prices gainNews from San Jose Mercury News: WASHINGTON — U.S. home prices rose in June from the same month last year, the first year-over-year increase since the summer of 2010. The increase is the latest evidence of a nascent recovery in the housing market. The Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller [...]

Woman claims contractor failed to remodel house

Woman claims contractor failed to remodel houseNews from Southeast Texas Record: GALVESTON – Complaining a local contractor failed to work on her Brenham home, Catherine Gardiner has filed a lawsuit. Friendswood resident Phil Messarra, doing business as Master Craftsmen, “engaged in false, misleading or deceptive acts or practices,” court papers filed Aug. 9 in Galveston [...]

The Real Cost of Home Improvement

The Real Cost of Home ImprovementNews from Bloomberg: For a few years, carpets have been allowed to fray, faucets to drip and paint to peel. Now, home improvement spending may be rebounding. Harvard University’s Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity suggests spending will rise 12.2 percent by early 2012. To see what projects homeowners are likely [...]