(BPT) - Americans are renovating again, and instead of letting resale value alone drive their renovation choices, in 2014 homeowners are weighing many more factors. They are seeking renovations that are beautiful, luxurious and eco-friendly, and that both enhance resale value and their ability to age in place should they choose not to sell down the road.
(BPT) - With Americans working longer hours than ever before, most homeowners yearn for a luxurious place to relax and unwind at the end of a hectic day. This is likely why the bathroom is the most requested home renovation project, according to the National Association of Homebuilders.
(StatePoint) Preparing your home for colder weather can help ensure your family stays warm and safe, as well as save you money on energy-related costs and potential damage to your home’s structure.
(StatePoint) Whether you’re a homeowner or a renter, savvy approaches to running your home can save you money according to house smart experts.
(BPT) - Remodeling a bathroom can increase the value of your home but short-sighted planning can wash projects down the drain.
(BPT) - It’s where some of your best ideas are born, and where you unwind – or get ready – for the day. And although your current shower might be fine, why not make it fabulous? Here are the latest trends and products to create a fantastic shower experience.
(Family Features) When considering a home renovation, think outside the box for design inspiration and setting the overall tone.
(NewsUSA) - Anyone can give Mom flowers, candy or dinner at a restaurant on Mother's Day. But instead of trotting out the old standbys, with nary a thought, why not put a little imagination into her special day this year?
(BPT) - Four hundred gallons – that’s how much water the average American home uses in a day, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Is it any wonder? You turn on the tap to get a drink and run the water until it feels cool, or let the shower pour until the water is hot enough. The toilet or irrigation system runs a bit too long, and your dishwasher dates to the Clinton administration.
(BPT) - Spring is the perfect time to think green. For some it’s spurred by the coming of Earth Day, others the renewed greening of our lawns. And many are motivated by the desire to save a little green in their wallets with a fresh new season of home repairs. If you’re one of these people, you can help save some green for the planet, as well as your hard-earned cash, by making energy efficient upgrades throughout your home.
(BPT) - Do you cringe every time you step into your bathroom? If so, it may be time to remodel. Bathroom remodels are the most popular remodeling project, according to a recent survey by the National Association of Home Builders. But remodeling doesn’t have to be a budget buster. You can simply improve what you already have to get the spa-like retreat you’re seeking. Here are a few tips to get you started on your redesign.
(BPT) - Fifty-six percent of adults who completed home improvements in the past year spent $1,000 or more, according to The Scarborough Report. Next time you’re faced with a home improvement project, instead of wasting money throwing away fixable objects or hiring professionals for quick and easy repairs and improvements, keep these money-saving tips in mind. Here are five simple life hacks to help you throughout your entire home and trying one just might make you $40,000 richer!
A violations-racked Jamaica apartment building, which had the dubious distinction of landing on the public advocate’s Worst Landlords List, has now fallen off the shame roster, the first in Queens to do so.
The tenants who live at 88-22 Parsons Blvd. had long complained that the building’s owner, New York Affordable Housing Associates, failed to make basic repairs and provide adequate heat during the winter months.
Con Edison offers tips to help you go green and save some green by implementing energy-saving measures in your home.
We’ve had some spring showers during the last week, but while these light rains have been welcome news for our parks, lawns and gardens, New Yorkers shouldn’t be fooled. Our city is still in the middle of the worst drought it has experienced in a decade. Six months of unusually dry weather have left the upstate reservoirs that supply New York City’s water only half full at a time of year when they are normally close to 90 per cent of capacity. Unfortunately, it’s unlikely that we’ll get enough rainfall Ro fill those reservoirs before the heavy summertime demand for water begins.
The New York City Department of Environmental Protection has declared an official Drought Watch for the City’s Water Supply System, according to an announcement by DEP Commissioner Joel Miele Sr.