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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 cooling than a conventional new home or building. The Passive House Institute US describes it as “the most rigorous building energy standard in the world”.
Find out the benefits of living in a Passive house or highly energy efficient home in the [...] Continue Reading…

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 appliances it stocks.
The third store of its kind in Southern California, — described as a home improvement thrift store — the Torrance ReStore is at 18600 Crenshaw Blvd.
Store proceeds support home building and repair projects for low-income households in Greater [...] Continue Reading…

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 Sheriff’s Office.Deputies say scammers are going door to door in neighborhoods, promising renovations for a cheap price.The Maryland Home Improvement Commission (MHIC) states: “If a salesperson solicited or sold the home improvement, then the contract must also contain the name and [...] Continue Reading…

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 questions (and pay attention to not just the answers, but to how the answers are given), check references, listen to your gut. And then when you have a contract, read it line by line, word by word, and get all of [...] Continue Reading…

Consumers warned about home improvement scams

Consumers warned about home improvement scamsNews from Citizens Voice:
As the spring weather begins to creep in, consumers are warned to be on the lookout for home improvement scams that could potentially cost thousands of dollars.
Attorney General Kathleen Kane warns residents in Pennsylvania to be cautious of transient contractors who often use the spring weather to target property owners in these scams.
Contractors offering to paint homes or pave driveways each spring are an indicator of this type of scam. Often these workers will do a shoddy job, causing customers to pay someone else to do [...] Continue Reading…

Home improvement workers attacked in Conyers

Home improvement workers attacked in ConyersNews from MyFox Atlanta:

ROCKDALE COUNTY, Ga. – Two home-improvement workers say they were deceived by a lie, and then attacked at gunpoint. Tina Deluna-Salazar and her husband told Rockdale County Sheriff’s Deputies they had been laying tile at the home of Zachary Ellis. When Ellis asked them to return for more work, the couple says they agreed. However, when they arrived at his home, Deluna-Salazar says Ellis confronted them with a gun, unhappy with the work they had done.Deluna-Salazar says they offered to fix the problems, but says Ellis [...] Continue Reading…

Home improvement and gardening events

Home improvement and gardening eventsNews from Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
Boerner Botanical Gardens:Variety of classes and events held year-round. 9400 Boerner Drive, Hales Corners. (414) 525-5653; boernerbotanicalgardens.org.
■ The Healing Garden Expo. April 11.
■ Iris Society Meeting. April 16.
Burlington Garden Center:Gardening, planting and lawn care workshops and seminars; open year-round. 5205 Mormon Road, Burlington, (262) 763-2153; burlingtongardencenter.com.
■ Spring Garden Moot. April 11.
■ New Gardener Day. April 18.
■ Lawn Care. April 25.
Daylily Society of SouthEast Wisc.: Meeting and guest speaker, 1 p.m. April 19. Education Center, Boerner Botanical Gardens, 9400 Boerner Drive, Hales Corners. dssew.org.
■ Annual DSSEW Daylily [...] Continue Reading…

Spring Remodeling: Trends in Kitchens and Baths

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Kitchen Remodeling Tips For A Smart InvestmentNews from Investopedia:
Kitchen remodeling can be an expensive and taxing process. As a homeowner, you can’t be entirely sure that you’ll get your money’s worth if you decide to spend thousands of dollars completely renovating your kitchen. Rather than gutting the [...] Continue Reading…

Lowe’s: The Home Improvement Retailer Of The Future

Lowe’s: The Home Improvement Retailer Of The FutureNews from Forbes:
In other blogs I’ve looked at how cutting-edge companies like Amazon and Apple are getting closer to their customers by using consumer data to take the friction out of the purchasing process. That’s why you may be surprised that one of today’s leading lights in the retail space is actually a home improvement store.
Lowe’s seems like an unlikely candidate for a descriptor like “innovative retailer,” but the truth is that the DIY stalwart is right there with some of the other industry giants who are incorporating [...] Continue Reading…

New products and home improvement ideas highlight weekend expo

New products and home improvement ideas highlight weekend expoNews from KHON2:
Various student athletes donate their time and energy every week to be a part of the “Friends” program at the school.

The fundraiser featured sponsors, teams and volunteers plunging down a 30-foot high, 80-foot long slide into a freezing ice-filled pool.
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Home improvement businesses open in CLNews from Northwest Herald:

CRYSTAL LAKE – Two new home improvement businesses are set to open in Crystal Lake. Home Heart [...] Continue Reading…