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How to Winterize Your Home for Energy Efficiency Winterizing a home means making it energy efficient - keeping cold air out and warm air in. Here's a crash course on how to do that! Watch the full segment, featured on The Weather Channel's "AMHQ," above to learn more! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.

Never too small: the aspiration and nauseation of micro-apartments A hit Australian YouTube show presents a vision of our housing future that’s both charming and off-putting.

Estimated £55bn to be Spent on Renovations in the Next 12 Months, Research Suggests Over half of homeowners in the UK are planning to complete home improvements in the next year, with kitchens and bathrooms the preferred renovations of choice, according to new research.

House Rendering: Rendering Styles for Your Home The main disadvantage of monocouche is the material cost. A 25kg bag costs between £8-£10 and only covers a m² of wall area. As a comparison, traditional cement render costs around around £1/m². It is important to note though that monocouche render systems will save you on labour costs and maintenance - there is no need for re-painting.

Small Space Decorating, how to create an Insta-worthy tree and the enduring appeal of English Country style I promised you a chunky post to make up for missing the other day and this one has a lot of content in it.

The Costs Of Running A Vacation Rental Those big obvious start-up costs will differ by project - and heck you might be Airbnb-ing your own house, which is already full of furniture - so this post picks up from the "ok, I have a rental-ready house, now what?" point, and covers the on-going "operating" costs that you may incur year over year.

Storage Stunners for Every Room Looking to overcome your storage dilemma with more than a metal rack or a makeshift cubby? Take your cue from these design pros. Throughout the home, they're creating functional and beautiful storage stunners. How? They're doing it with all-natural cypress.

Singletons Struggling to Afford Mortgages in the UK, Survey Reveals Couples generally find it more affordable to get a mortgage in the UK, but couples who spend more than 30% of their monthly salary on their mortgage can find it harder to maintain a higher quality of living.

Find a Builder: Where to Start Your Search If you've got your plans in place and you're now trying to find a builder, it can feel a bit like trying to find a needle in a hay stack - where do you start? You'll want to find a builder who you can trust and who's reliable.

Christmas Gifts for people who are hard to buy for because they have everything Kate Watson-Smyth collaborates with Rockett St George to select Christmas gifts for people who are hard to buy for because they have everything,.

Rocking Chair You know it's funny how many seating options I've made since moving to the country….adorondak chair, tall adorondak chairs, double person porch swing, single porch swing, bed swing…. If you can't tell, I like to be outside and love having options.

Modular Homes Market Set to Expand Over the Next Six Years, Data Reveals Decreasing labour costs and rising construction timelines will lead to robust growth in the modular buildings market over the next six years, research shows. Modular homes are prefabricated builds developed by package companies, or turnkey providers, away from the building site before being delivered to the intended site.

Triple Glazed Windows: Do They Make Sense? Triple glazed windows are becoming an ever more popular option from today's windows suppliers - particularly in the aluminium space - but long-standing concerns about the real benefits outweighing the perceived costs are still on homeowner's minds.

Screening in a Back Porch We're helping a first-time homeowner convert a small deck into a screened-in, more useful porch. This house belongs to nurse and single mother Emily Cottingham. She shares the place with her son, Max, and their dog, Dolly. Emily and Max enjoy spending time on their back porch, but Emily would love to have a screened-in porch to keep the bugs away.

Submit Your Project to Today's Homeowner - Today's Homeowner Do you have a home improvement project you're really proud of? If so, share it with Today's Homeowner and it might just be featured on our website!

How to Screen In a Porch Enclosing an existing covered porch with screen simply requires you to build a stud wall or walls along the open sides to create surfaces for attaching the screen. In this case, we're removing the rails because the spacing of the balusters is wrong and they're in bad shape.

The Best System for Growing Vegetables and Herbs Indoors The Miracle-Gro Twelve Indoor Growing System may be the solution you need to grow the food you love indoors, all year round. It's an all-in-one system, specially designed for growing a wide variety of leafy greens, herbs and flowers like lettuce, kale, mint, basil and marigolds indoors.

How To Fix A Deck With Loose Nails Popped deck nails are tripping hazards — it's important to drive them back into the deck asap.

Delaying Repairs to Plumbing Problems Can Cause Stark Environmental Problems, Report Reveals A total of 27% said they would wait a week to fix a leaky tap, while 22% would wait in excess of four days to fix a toilet leak, which can result in 400 litres of water a day being wasted.

Knocking Down Internal Walls: Your How-to Guide However, before you get out the sledgehammer and begin knocking down internal walls, you need to ensure that your house will remain structurally sound during and after the wall has been removed. You should also be prepared for some disruption and dirt and be confident that any original features of the house are fully protected.

Monday Postcard After nearly eight years of blogging through coughs and colds and even a bout of radiotherapy I have never missed a post. Until today. Took to my bed on Thursday with flu-like symptoms and haven't really emerged since. I'm dropping in to let you know.

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4 Ways Pests Can Enter Your Home Look around your home and there's a good chance you'll find a location where pests can enter.

5 Ways to Make Your Home More Eco-Friendly More homeowners are choosing sustainable and long-lasting home upgrades that not only minimize energy and water consumption but also make their homes healthier spaces. Here's a look at some of the top eco-friendly home improvements.

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