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Archive for April, 2015

Broken antique? 3-D print a new one with Lowe’s

Broken antique? 3-D print a new one with Lowe’sNews from CNBC: In the latest project to come out of the home improvement store’s innovation labs, Lowe’s Orchard Supply Hardware store in Mountain View, California, on Wednesday will debut 3-D printing and scanning services that let shoppers customize their home accents and fixtures. With the help [...]

Competition rises as home remodeling goes digital

Competition rises as home remodeling goes digitalNews from CNBC: “At this point we have 130 million projects that we know about people’s homes from across the country from our 3.2 million professionals,” said Matt Ehrlichman, CEO of Porch, which has grown its staff nearly sixfold since its launch and is now moving into a huge [...]

Cast Feuds, Momager Fights & An Illicit Love Affair –– The 10 Most Shocking …

Cast Feuds, Momager Fights & An Illicit Love Affair –– The 10 Most Shocking …News from RadarOnline: Getty The show producers’ choice was dependent on the mother they picked and her hair color. After initially choosing a blonde, Smith and “brothers” Zachery Ty Bryan and Jonathan Taylor Thomas were added to the cast. But while [...]

Home Improvement in U.S. Slowing or Still Intact -

Home Improvement in U.S. Slowing or Still Intact -News from Which Is It? – Bloomberg: Two indexes that gauge U.S. home-remodeling activity suggest a slower pace ahead. Wall Street seems to disagree. Future market conditions measured by the National Association of Home Builders’ Remodeling Market Index fell to 55.4 in the three months ended March [...]

How to Get the Most for Your Home Improvement Money

How to Get the Most for Your Home Improvement MoneyNews from The Fiscal Times: After a long treacherous winter, particularly in the Northeast, many homes are in dire need of spring fix up. But not all home improvement projects – whether inside or out — make sense financially, especially if you plan to sell your [...]

From The Archives: The New Tools Of Home Improvement

From The Archives: The New Tools Of Home ImprovementNews from Popular Science: In April 1956, Popular Science told readers how to modernize homes with bleeding-edge technology. The mark of a great home, we noted, “is not its size or shape or color, but how much up-to-date machinery it has to make living easier.” At the [...]

Energy Efficient Building, Remodeling

Energy Efficient Building, RemodelingNews from WTNH: (WTNH)– Vice President of Operations from Celebration Contracting, Joe Sarfaty, talk about Passive House, Net Zero Energy and energy efficient building and remodeling. Passive House is a design methodology and energy standard that champions a super insulated, airtight home or building that uses 70-90% less energy for heating and [...]

Habitat for Humanity home improvement thrift store celebrates grand opening …

Habitat for Humanity home improvement thrift store celebrates grand opening …News from The Daily Breeze: Habitat for Humanity’s Torrance ReStore location will mark its grand opening from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday with door prizes and free workshops on how to use the new and gently used donated furniture, home decor, building materials and [...]

Deputies Warn of Spring Home Improvement Scams

Deputies Warn of Spring Home Improvement ScamsNews from WHAG: FREDERICK, Md. – As spring-like temperatures make their way through the Four-state, the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office warns residents of home improvement scams. “During the warmer months, people have a tendency to see more home improvement scams,” said Dep. Amanda Hatcher, spokesperson for the Frederick County [...]

Tips on what to expect during kitchen remodeling

Tips on what to expect during kitchen remodelingNews from Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Planning to remodel your kitchen? Those of us who have been there are happy to share advice. Most of these tips would apply to any remodeling project. Take your time picking a builder, contractor or design-build firm. Interview more than one, ask many [...]