Smart Options: Bathroom Flooring

September 17, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Choose the right bathroom flooring based on your priorities–cost, kids, safety, and eco-friendliness. Low cost but high style Both vinyl flooring and ceramic tile come in an array of colors and patterns at a relatively modest cost. Although the price can be as little as $1 per square foot for either material, you’ll find fewer […]

Smart Options: Kitchen Flooring

September 16, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Choose kitchen flooring that marries your priorities–durability, sustainability, low maintenance, or an open floor plan–with the options. Chef’s choice: Comfort and low maintenance Top-quality sheet vinyl flooring is ideal for busy cooks. It’s a snap to clean up, plus it’s completely waterproof and stain-proof. There are few seams to trap dirt or let moisture through […]

7 Smart Strategies for Bathroom Remodeling

September 15, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Here’s how to get the bathroom of your dreams without making your budget a nightmare. A mid-range bathroom remodel is a solid investment, according to Remodeling Magazine’s annual Cost vs. Value Report. An average bath remodel of $16,500 will recoup about 62% of those costs when it’s time to sell your home, and a more […]

Need to Know How to Paint Anything? There’s an App for That

September 14, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

A new painting app teaches you ‘How To Paint Anything.’ We love the bonus tips. Acting on the theory that a new coat of paint makes anything look better, Better Homes & Gardens has launched a new app for iOS devices that helps you paint anything better. “How To Paint Anything” (99 cents) is a […]

How to Save 20% to 40% on Your Kitchen Remodel Without Even Trying

September 11, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

You can picture your new, beautifully renovated dream kitchen. But your budget won’t allow it unless you cut costs. Here’s how to save on your kitchen remodel. Below are 7 great recommendations for ways to shave costs off your kitchen remodel. Each recommendation includes a percentage of the savings you can expect to trim off […]

Green Bathroom Remodeling

September 5, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

If you want to make sure your bathroom remodeling project is as green as possible, here’s how to save energy, conserve resources, and protect your budget. It’s all about the water Thinking about greening your bathroom means considering how you use water in terms of consumption and energy. According to the American Water Works Association, […]

5 Home Apps Worthy of the iPhone 5

September 3, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

You can unleash the DIY powers of the iPhone 5 when it’s released soon with these handy home improvement apps. Like most home owners who love their gadgets, we’re eagerly awaiting the release of the iPhone 5. To prepare, we’ve pinpointed 5 home apps we can’t wait to try on the new Apple toy. FYI, […]