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Archive for December, 2013

Home Improvement’s Patricia Richardson: ‘There won’t be a reunion’

Home Improvement’s Patricia Richardson: ‘There won’t be a reunion’News from Digital Spy: Home Improvement star Patricia Richardson has said that there will not be a reunion episode. The 62-year-old actress has said that the original cast members will “never” get together again because of the death of co-star Earl Hindman. Home Improvement star Tim Allen [...]

‘Home Improvement’ Star We Will Never, EVER Have A Reunion

‘Home Improvement’ Star We Will Never, EVER Have A ReunionNews from TMZ.com: EXCLUSIVE “Home Improvement” – one of the top-rated sitcoms of the last millennia — will forever be stuck in the 90s … because one of its stars tells TMZ there is ZERO chance the entire cast will get back together again. Fans got a [...]

Tour of ‘this old house’ gives some green remodeling ideas

Tour of ‘this old house’ gives some green remodeling ideasNews from Kane County Chronicle: ST. CHARLES – When the Kane County Forest Preserve District bought the property which is now the Creek Bend Nature Center  within LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve, the district spent $ 2.5 million to remodel and add on to the 1930s house. [...]

Top 2014 home improvement trends: smart homes and home automation

Top 2014 home improvement trends: smart homes and home automationNews from ScoopSanDiego.com: (BPT) – From smartphones to smart cars, technology is transforming virtually every aspect of our busy lives. Technologies not only make life easier while on the go, but new options are quickly simplifying life at home as well. Home automation is proving to [...]

Think green when remodeling

Think green when remodelingNews from nwitimes.com: 2013-12-28T09:30:00Z Think green when remodelingMichelle Krueger Times Correspondent nwitimes.com Remodeled bathrooms and kitchens definitely have their appeal, but more and more, homes with energy efficient and environmentally friendly features are becoming a priority for prospective buyers. According to the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) 2012 Profile of Home Buyers [...]

Planning a home improvement project? How to hire a quality contractor

Planning a home improvement project? How to hire a quality contractorNews from Idaho State Journal: (BPT) – Dreaming of home improvement projects in the New Year? You’re not alone – many homeowners are deciding what improvement project to tackle next. As the housing market continues to strengthen, homeowners buying or selling homes are focused on [...]

Top 2014 home improvement trends: smart homes and home automation

Top 2014 home improvement trends: smart homes and home automationNews from Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: (BPT) – From smartphones to smart cars, technology is transforming virtually every aspect of our busy lives. Technologies not only make life easier while on the go, but new options are quickly simplifying life at home as well. Home automation is [...]

Survival tips for living while remodeling

Survival tips for living while remodelingNews from Deseret News: Before: The family who remodeled this kitchen lived in the house during construction and survived life without a kitchen for three months, but the finished product makes it worth it. Kevin Bunnell Last week we introduced you to the Smiths, a family of eight that just [...]

‘Property Brothers’ talk home improvement trends

‘Property Brothers’ talk home improvement trendsNews from Boston Globe: If anyone knows about trends in home design — the good and the bad — it would have to be the matched set of Canadian brothers who seem to dominate the programming on HGTV. Drew and Jonathan Scott, the towering twins (they’re both 6-foot-5) star in [...]

Permit requirements vary for home-improvement jobs

Permit requirements vary for home-improvement jobsNews from San Francisco Chronicle: Q: Exactly when does a home-improvement job require a permit? If I do a job that requires a permit and I don’t get one, am I in trouble even if I don’t get caught? A: Most finish work and ordinary repairs can be done without [...]