All posts tagged "home"
What You Need To Know About Thermostats
“Most of the luxuries and many of the so-called comforts of life are not only not indispensable, but positive hindrances to the elevation of mankind”. – Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862), U.S. philosopher, author and naturalist. We agree...
- Posted August 20, 2015
Home Safety Challenge Tour
We were writing this while waiting for a return flight home after spending the weekend participating in the First Alert Home Safety Challenge Tour. And what an eye-opening experience it was. As our main focus we were...
- Posted August 18, 2015
Trim An Entry Door
Curb appeal. As the old saying goes… “you either have it, or you don’t.” Actually, you don’t have it, but hopefully your home does. Curb appeal is a real estate term that is used to describe a...
- Posted August 17, 2015
Tips to Outsmart Termites
The Carey Brothers discuss simple tips to outsmart termites and avoid the worst kind of damage.
- Posted August 13, 2015
What Can We Dispose in our Garbage Disposer?
Q. My husband and I were arguing about what we could or couldn’t dispose of in our garbage disposer to keep it from clogging. Can you help us out? A. Super question, and the answer to which...
- Posted August 12, 2015
The Importance of a Home Inspection
Our seventy-eight year old Aunt recently expressed an interest in purchasing a twenty-five year old home for our cousin who is physically challenged. Knowing that we had been in the building business for a couple of decades,...
- Posted August 9, 2015
Coming Up: Decks and Up-Cycling
Summer is just around the corner. Is your deck ready for outdoor living? Are you considering using up-cycled materials for your next home improvement project? Join James and Morris this week for must-do maintenance tips to get...
- Posted August 1, 2015
Hot New Appliances
Among the many benefits of being home improvement journalists in print, radio and television is the opportunity to attend the major building industry trade shows that feature the latest and greatest in building and remodeling products and...
- Posted July 29, 2015
Best & Worst Cities for First Time Home Buyers
With July being one of the top months for home sales and a third of all home buyers also being first-timers, the leading personal finance website WalletHub took an in-depth look at 2015’s best and worst cities...
- Posted July 28, 2015
Handling Leaky Faucets
We are the first to admit that a leaky faucet in the middle of the night is on a par with Chinese water torture. Yikes! Not to mention the fact that it can waste one of our...
- Posted July 25, 2015