energy efficient pool

Upgrade to an Energy-Efficient Pool

Who doesn’t love a home swimming pool? On hot days, a pool provides a cooling dip that is sure to ward away the summer heat. Pools can bring friends and family together for outdoor activities, too. Unfortunately, many pools are inefficient when it comes to energy uses. According to several studies, homes with pools use […]

Living Room Painting Like a Pro

Nothing improves the appearance of a room like a fresh coat of paint. In living rooms, where families spend much of their time, a new coat of paint can add style, giving the walls and ceiling a clean appearance. Adding a touch of color can accent furniture and collectibles – the possibilities in color are […]

Landscaping, Solar Shading for Home Cooling

Homeowners across the country often look for ways to reduce energy costs. Landscaping can form an important part of the overall effort in reducing heating and cooling expenses, but unfortunately, it isn’t as simple as planting a bunch of shade trees and calling it a day. Considerations like climate, weather patterns, planting types, and water […]

Quick Tips for Bathroom Remodeling

Bathroom remodeling projects are some of the most popular home improvement projects in the United States. A freshly updated bathroom is inviting to both the house’s residents and its guests. We spend a lot of time in our bathrooms, so it makes sense that giving these important rooms a makeover is so popular. And, bathroom […]

4 Spring Cleaning Home Upgrade Project Ideas

Spring is a time when homeowners across the country begin to prepare their outdoor spaces for summer fun. Grilling in the backyard, splashing in the pool, or gathering around the firepit are all popular summer pastimes. Before summer arrives, though, a bit of spring cleaning may be needed. This is also a great time to […]

Make Your Home Smarter with These 3 Ideas

Technology is changing the way we interact with our homes. So-called “smart” products help homeowners use less electricity, simplify tasks, and lead more comfortable lives. In the home improvement industry, smart home improvement projects are the hottest trend to hit the market in years. Here are three of the most popular ways to make your home […]

2017 Spring Outdoor Lighting Ideas

As the warmer months arrive, homeowners across the country are beginning to get their lawns and patio areas spruced up for summertime parties and family gatherings. Among home improvement projects in the outdoors, adding lighting features is a great way to add beauty and safety to the exterior spaces. Low-voltage outdoor lighting doesn’t use a […]

Home Improvement Budgeting Tips

Most homeowners dream of making improvements to their homes. Adding custom touches, sprucing up the exterior, or even going all-out with full renovations all take time and money. But how can homeowners budget for these home improvement projects? We have some home improvement budgeting tips to share that will make the process simpler than ever […]

How Solar Power Saves Money, Part Two

In our previous blog post, we discussed average savings of solar power in generating electricity. We also touched on the environmental savings. Solar panels can dramatically reduce our dependence on fossil fuels like coal, oil, and natural gas. In this next post, we will talk about ways homeowners can save even more money by installing […]

How Solar Power Saves Money, Part One

Solar panels represent a great way to harness the power of the sun to generate electricity. Solar power is a sustainable resource, eliminating harmful carbon dioxide emissions into the atmosphere. By using solar panels to generate power, it is possible to reduce the consumption of petroleum or other “fossil fuels”, used by many power companies […]