Attic and Basement

Tankless Water Heaters

Going Tankless?
Everything You Want to Know about Tankless Water Heaters

Do your kids take endless showers and use up all the hot water? Are you blasted with scalding water if the toilet flushes while you are in the shower? Do you have to wait to take a bath if the dishwasher is running? Are you concerned about our planet running out of clean, fresh water and want to do your part by reducing your water use?

Staying on Budget

Help, this Renovation is Getting Out of Control!
Tips for Saving Time and Money on Your Remodel—Cost Busters

As projects go, it was about as big as they get: homeowner Maggie McGee had budgeted $400,000 for a major remodel of her New York house. She was expanding, yet trying to retain the home's architectural character. The project was projected to take four to six months to complete.

What's the Perfect Gift for Mom? You!

Give your time and her home an upgrade.

Moms are sentimental by nature: who else would save clay imprints of your hands, your messy Valentine's Day card, or the woven potholders you made her in seventh grade? Whether or not they're still on display, you can bet that any project you did for her holds a special place in her heart. These gifts last because they come from a special place—the heart of her child.

What Stinks? Cheap, Easy and Natural Methods to Freshen up Your Home

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You don't have to be an aromatherapy aficionado to know that smells have the ability to trigger strong emotions and associations. Baking bread can bring you back to the comfort of your grandmother's cottage while freshly cut grass can return you to childhood summer camp. Unfortunately, it also works in the other direction: a neglected garbage can under the sink may take your mind to the city dump on a hot day.

I Smell a Rat! Tips on coping with a packrat

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I'm Buried In a Mountain of Stuff That Isn't Mine!!!
Tips on coping with a packrat

Does it sometimes feel that there isn't a single square foot in your home that's uncluttered? Have you forgotten whether your floor is carpet or wood? Do you have problems finding your stuff because it's buried under so much other stuff? If you answered yes to any of these questions you might just be living with a packrat.

How to Organize Your Tools

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As we begin to delve deeper into home improvement we pick up skills, confidence and plenty of tools along the way. After awhile we find that we have a bounty of all three, but only one needs storage space. If you're an avid do-it-yourselfer, you may find that your tools have taken over a portion of your home or garage.

Shocking Truth: What You Need to Know About Your House's Electrical Circuits

Don't Be Shocked! What You need to Know About Electrical Circuits

Working with electricity can seem a little scary, especially if you have ever felt the sudden zap from an outlet or appliance. It's only natural to be hesitant, but with some basic information under your tool belt, you'll see that electricity, while something to respect, isn't something you need to fear. After all, electricity is similar to water. Once the flow of electricity is turned off, the area you're working in should be safe.