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  • Decorating with Hanging Lights for Christmas

    photo: wishymom We’ll leave the decor ideas and inspiration to the experts but we do know a little something about safety when it comes to hanging your outdoor Christmas lights.…

  • Hurricane Proof Home Standards

    The International Code Council has setup a new standard for building homes that are more “resistant” to hurricanes. These homes should withstand winds of up to 150 mph and the codes…

  • Circular Saw Safety

    Photo: Remodeling for Geeks This post from Casasugar got us thinking that although circular saws are loud and their blades somewhat menacing, they are wonderfully useful tools that any DIY home…

  • How To Board Up Your Windows Preparing for a Storm

    As hurricane Irene is approaching the Eastern seaboard, residents in low-laying areas must seek higher ground immediately and have little time to prepare their homes for the storm. But for those…

  • Get Ready for Gustav

    As residents flee from hurricane Gustav, many of them face the difficult task of not knowing what condition their house may be in when they return and what to do if…

  • Job Site Thieves Run Rampant

    Not only are empty homes left vacant by foreclosure or suspended construction vulnerable to theft, thieves are now targeting current home construction job sites in increasing numbers.…

  • Flood Coverage and Preparedness

    The threat of flooding impacts many homeowners who live in low-laying areas especially near running rivers that can breach or in hurricane zones near the gulf and the Atlantic. You should…

  • Fix Those Potholes Yourself

    Winter after winter can wreak havoc on your driveway. Whether it’s potholes or just cracks, you can fill them in yourself with EZ Street. This site offers all the information you’ll…

  • Itemize Your Possessions and Secure the List

    One of the most important parts of a home renovation process–and a practice that is sometimes overlooked–is the organizing and safekeeping of relevant financial documents that create a detailed file of…

  • Older Homes for Health

    This article highlights a study from the University of Utah that states that areas of higher population density typically have residents who maintain a healthier weight. This is due to the…

  • Radiation and Radon in Granite Countertops

    Besides the ubiquitous nature of granite countertops and almost boring combination of granite and stainless seen in kitchens everywhere, there’s another reason you may wish to reconsider granite countertops.…

  • Asbestos Siding and Home Values

    When buying an older home you are sometimes faced with outdated materials that in some cases can be considered harmful such as lead paint and asbestos. Asbestos was used in different…

  • 5 Don’t Do-It-Yourself Projects

    If you visit our website you are most likely a person inclined to tackle home improvement projects on your own. But this list of 5 Don’t Do-It-Yourself Projects is a helpful…

  • Cloudy Tap Water

    In case you’ve been procrastinating looking in to the reason your tap water has been coming out a cloudy, milky color—relax, it’s most likely nothing to worry about. More often than…

  • A-Frame House Survives Tornado

    Parts of Iowa were ravaged by tornadoes last week that killed 5 people and destroyed about 400 homes. But one of the homes in Parkersburg, IA managed to withstand the 200mph…

  • Inspect Your Deck

    The weather’s heating up and you’re primed for a summer BBQ on the deck with family and friends. But before you send out the evites for your memorial day bash, you…

  • 10 Tips for Home Security

    As vacation season approaches, it’s a good idea to re-check the security of your home. Or if you’ve recently moved into a new apartment, let this article from DIYNetwork.com convince you…

  • Table Saw Safety Rules

    This recall got us thinking about safety again (safety should always be on our mind). We came across this list of table saw safety regulations and maintenance tips. The absolute safety…

  • DeWALT Table Saw Recall

    We’ve just been informed that DeWALT is recalling about 13,000 DEWALT DW744 Jobsite Table Saws because the pivot bracket can separate and cause kick back, posing a severe laceration hazard. The…

  • Radon Testing and Remediation

    The saying “An ounce of prevention…” is applicable when debating testing your home for radon contamination and then making the necessary modifications to your home to remedy the results of high…

  • Chemical-free Cookware Options

    Swapping harsh bleaches or detergents for mild cleaning products or CFLs for the energy-draining light bulbs of the past are just some of the easy green improvements you can make around…