7 Hot Home Improvement Trends that Make Your Home Work for You

By: Lisa Kaplan Gordon Home improvement trends embrace energy efficiency, low maintenance exteriors, and double-duty space. Trend #1: Maintenance-free siding We continue to choose maintenance-free siding that lives as long as we do, but with a lot less upkeep. But more and more we’re opting for fiber-cement siding, one of the fastest-growing segments of the…

Looking for Ideas to Reuse Old Items? Check out IKEA Hackers

By: Lisa Kaplan Gordon IKEA groupies – fans of the world’s largest furniture retailer — can’t bear to part with anything they’ve assembled themselves. So they’re sharing their repurposing ideas on IKEAHackers.net,  a site that encourages recycling and reusing  — values close to HouseLogic hearts. “This site is really about a community of crazy IKEA…

Make sure your home improvement projects are contractor scam-free plus Consumer Resource Guides

Home repair and remodeling, whether in the aftermath of a natural disaster or to rehabilitate the years of wear and tear, is no trifling investment. Protect your home and your hard-earned money with these tips to keep your home improvement project scam-free: Finding your contractor Before you go off on a blind hunt, get two…