Fall Home 2017

Teentastic: Tips to Make Perfect Space for Young Adults

(BPT) — Teenagers are at a point in their lives where they are looking to make their own mark and find their own space. You want to give it to them, but as you start considering renovation ideas, how do you create a space your teen will appreciate? The Boys & Girls Clubs of America ...

Redesign With Kids’ Safety in Mind

(BPT) — Smart homeowners take a strategic approach to home improvement projects such as redoing a playroom, living room or bedroom to keep kids’ safety in mind during the redesign process. By being proactive today, you can ensure your entire family can safely enjoy the results of your ...

Weather the Winter Safely and Efficiently

(BPT) — If chilly temperatures make you want to snuggle under a blanket in front of a roaring fire, just think about your poor water pipes that can’t escape the cold. You can’t wrap your home in a warm, protective blanket when winter arrives, but a few winterization steps can help ...

Reduce Cold-Weather Fire Risk With These Safety Guidelines

Plenty of things heat up when the temperature drops, including the risk for fire hazards. Fireplaces, stoves, heating systems, candles, and even electric lights are used more often during the winter than any other time of year, so it makes sense that the risk of home fires increases when the ...

Big Ideas for Renovating Smaller Homes

(BPT) — While newly constructed homes are bigger than ever, most Americans still live in modestly sized or even small houses — and many of these owners are choosing to remodel rather than move into a bigger home. More than half of all American houses were built before 1980, according to ...

5 DIY Home Upgrades Anyone Can Do in a Day

(BPT) — Do-it-yourself home projects are sweeping the nation, and it’s easy to see why. DIY is typically budget-friendly and fulfilling to complete; simply find the right project to match your skill set and needs. To get started, here are five inexpensive projects that can by tackled by ...

Solar Panel Myths Quashed

(BPT) — Home solar panels can drastically cut or even eliminate electricity bills, reduce a home’s carbon footprint, increase resale value, and may even help a home sell faster. The cost of rooftop solar systems has fallen dramatically in recent years, and most homeowners have the option ...

5 Easy Ways to Turn Your House Into a Smart Home

(BPT) — There was a time when setting up a smart home was a labor-intensive endeavor. You had to know which devices worked together, spend tedious days getting everything to work just right, then master complicated software to control the whole experience. Things have changed. Nowadays, ...

Raising the Bar(n) in Your Home

(BPT) — Amid the many trends ebbing and flowing through home improvement, one in particular seems likely to stick around. Known for their versatility, barn doors have been popping up in homes across the country — in contemporary and rustic designs. With this design element found on such ...

Millwork Can Add Appeal, Classic Feel

Homeowners are discovering that architectural accents can go a long way toward improving both the look and value of their homes. When renovating a space, the term “millwork” may be mentioned by designers and contractors. While it might be a mystery to some, millwork can give rooms unique ...

Kitchen Upgrades To Make Your Inner Host Flourish

(BPT) — You love entertaining and treating guests to delectable dishes and fun times. Unfortunately, your kitchen layout, appliances and even the faucet are so downright unappealing that the thought of planning and preparing a party menu is equally unpleasant. What do you do when you’re ...