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Preparing Your Home After Knee Surgery

Preparing Your Home After Knee Surgery

ACL knee surgery is a bummer. Here are a few tips to make your time at home easier.

3 Things To Know If You’re Buying a House Now

3 Things To Know If You’re Buying a House Now

Well, it’s too late. The $8,000 first time homebuyer tax credit has expired and I didn’t cash in on it. Oh well. The sales season is till under way and there are good deals across the country to be had. Here’s a few tips from the experts that I spotted […]

Living in a 250-sqft Remodeled Garage

Living in a 250-sqft Remodeled Garage

Homeowner Michelle de la Vega rented out her main house for extra income and began a remodel on a 250-square foot garage for herself. With the help of her dad she transformed the space in a beautiful living area and kept costs down by serving as her own contractor and […]

Celebrity Homes That are Letdowns

Celebrity Homes That are Letdowns

I don’t know about you but when I see a celebrity on the cover of Architectural Digest, allowing us into their home, I expect to be blown away. I guess I just assume that if I had an unlimited budget, my home would easily “wow”. Since Arch Digest seems to […]

13 Things a Burglar Won’t Tell You, But We Will

13 Things a Burglar Won’t Tell You, But We Will

Let’s say you could have a conversation with a criminal before he breaks into your home and steals from you. Here’s what he would have to say, so read carefully and take notes. 1. Of course I look familiar. I was here just last week cleaning your carpets, painting your […]

What is Your Home’s MPG

What is Your Home’s MPG

A new measurement from the U.S. Government will determine the miles per gallon your home gets just as if you were evaluating it like a vehicle. Are you living in a Prius or a Hummer? Federal agencies are working together to develop such a label for all homes. Currently, new […]

How To Build a Home – 3 Things You Must Consider

How To Build a Home – 3 Things You Must Consider

A reader recently submitted this question that we feel could be helpful to a lot of other first-time home builders. My wife and I live in a small suburban condo but dream of building our own house someday. We hope that staying here another year or two will help us […]

Tips to Childproof Your Home

Tips to Childproof Your Home

Childproofing your home may seem like a no-brainer, but it can be the most important step you take to keep your child safe during the important early formative years. The basic concept of childproofing is to make sure that your child can’t leave the home and can’t get into any […]

Peek inside Senator Ted and Victoria Kennedy’s Washington DC Home

Peek inside Senator Ted and Victoria Kennedy’s Washington DC Home

This week the country is mourning the passing of Senator Ted Kennedy. In 1999 Architectural Digest did a feature story on Ted and Victoria Kennedy and showcased their Washington DC Home. The home is adorned with Kennedy family memorabilia including “photographs, letters and newspaper clippings are arranged like a mural […]

Homes from Earth to Sky

Homes from Earth to Sky

This beautiful home from Una Arquitectos is the best example we’ve seen of a home that blends seamlessly into it’s environment (literally).

Home Improvement Vacation

Home Improvement Vacation

It may be tempting to getaway this weekend and hit the beach or relax in the mountains but many homeowners are taking advantage of the 3-day holiday weekend by staying at home and catching up on all of their DIY projects. Instead of putting money towards gas, lodging, or entertainment, […]

Research Your Home’s History

Research Your Home’s History

You’ve likely spent a good deal of time and money on renovating your older home. While you’re working to restore newness and increased functionality to your residence, consider devoting time to tracing your home’s roots–much like you would when searching for family genealogy. Writer Kimberly Powell suggests several tips for […]

Building on a Steep Slope

Building on a Steep Slope

You’ve found the perfect location for your dream home but the land is on a steep grade and you are concerned about the costs and difficulties of building on a slope. There are some natural advantages to building on a slope which include great views, natural air ventilation, and water […]

The Top 10 Home Improvement Movies

The Top 10 Home Improvement Movies

***UPDATE*** ServiceMagic has challenged this list with a Top 10 list of their own. We’ve matched up these lists and proven ours is still the best! Check out our reviews and vote for the winner. **************** After watching the Money Pit for the first time in about 10 years time […]

Foreclosures Nationwide

Foreclosures Nationwide

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Island Home

Island Home

In Chongqing, central China, a land dispute has created an unusual island home. Apparently the homeowners have won the battle against the developers and are ‘well connected’ and will not be forced to accept the compensation offered. We’d love to see this same photo after work is completed. Update: The […]