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Spending Money on Home Remodels for the Elderly May Pay Off

Home renovations could be well worth the expense for older adults and people with a history of falls because they prevent injuries and might curb medical spending, a study in New Zealand suggests. The cost-benefit analysis found a 33 percent reduction in spending to treat fall injuries over three years, and potentially a six-fold savings…

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Admirals join Habitat for ‘un-builds,’ to prevent reusable features from ending up in dumpster

MILWAUKEE – Habitat for Humanity is probably best known for building homes – not tearing them down. But a division of the non-profit organization is picking apart homes to prevent reusable features from ending up in the landfill – and they had help from the Milwaukee Admirals. There’s a big different between demolition and deconstruction….

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10 Low Tech Thing you Can do to Keep your Home Cool

Summer is here and the air is full of the the sound of whining air conditioners, all seriously sucking kilowatts. Yet much of that air conditioning load could be reduced or the air conditioning season shortened if we did simple things, many of them common before air conditioning was common in North America. Here are…

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Increase Your Curb Appeal

Whether you are planning on putting your house on the market or you are looking for a spring project, improving your home’s curb appeal can lead to a complete transformation.  There are a number of projects both big and small that you can undertake to increase the look and feel of your home. Do you…

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What Is the Cost to Turn an Attic Into a Living Space With a Raised Roof?

When your growing family leaves you feeling squeezed within the walls of your home, renovating the attic can serve as an effective and economical way to increase your space. The average attic remodel, including a 15-foot dormer for extra headroom, costs $49,438 as of 2014, according to a report by "Remodeling Magazine.". Read More at…

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Volunteer to Give Others a Home this Holiday

There are nearly 2 billion people around the world who live in slum housing and more than 100 million are homeless. Habitat helps by building or renovating simple, decent houses in partnership with those in need. Families left homeless by natural disasters, war and civil unrest often face dire housing situations as they struggle to rebuild their lives….

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What you can Really Expect when Buying an 100 Year Old Farm House

So many wonderful things come with buying an old home. Unique details, old craftsmanship, classic design and beautiful features like hardwood floors and built in shelves are just some of the reasons people want to buy old homes. Unfortunately those aren’t the only things you are going to get. When buying an old house you…

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A Guide to Proper Attic Insulation

As we head into the colder weather, you want to make sure your home is energy efficient and stays warm all winter long. One place that you want to check for any leaks or issues if your attic. As we all know, heat rises and you don’t want all the heat that you are paying…

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DIY Diary: Lessons in Demolition

Demolition may seem like the most fun part of a DIY project in your home, however it can also be one of the more dangerous parts of your project. You have to think about the electricity and plumbing running through your walls, as well as load bearing walls just to start with. There are also…

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Why choose a professional for your kitchen remodel

Are you the kind of person that likes to take on a project all by themselves? Having a DIY spirit can be a really great thing. It can save you money and ensure that you are getting the exact end result that you want. However, when you are looking at large scale projects like a…

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