By: Jeffrey Steele Charge up your tax savings by getting money back — and savings on utility bills. If inflation has an upside, it may be energy improvement tax incentives. The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 offers tax credits to homeowners who make specified home energy efficiency improvements. It can be costly these days for homeowners […]

Home Improvement

April 22, 2024

How to Qualify for Energy Efficiency Tax Credits

By: Stacey Freed Durability is key for kitchen remodeling, but it doesn’t have to cost a lot. About to remodel that old kitchen? Unless you’re cool with treating the hardest working room in your house like a museum exhibit, resist the temptation to buy the cheapest or shiniest materials available. Instead, go for durable options that […]

Home Improvement

March 22, 2024

Kitchen Materials Savvy Remodelers Never Use

By: HouseLogic Low flow toilets may be a not-so-glam upgrade — but they can pay off in other ways. When it comes to bathroom renovations, toilets take a back seat (pun intended). After all, they aren’t the most aesthetically pleasing part of your fab bathroom remodel. But when it comes to water use, toilets have the […]

Home Improvement

February 20, 2024

Can Low Flow Toilets Save Money on Your Water Bill?

By: Jamie Wiebe It may seem counterintuitive, but a rigid schedule can really mess things up. One of the things that drives up remodeling costs (and frustration levels!) are delays. And these delays are often caused by ignorance on the homeowner’s part. It’s that old axiom: You don’t know what you don’t know. Until now. […]

Home Improvement

January 19, 2024

Time-Sucking Remodeling Mistakes You’ll Wish You Could Erase

By: Amy Howell Hirt When to look for sales on mattresses, appliances, tools, furnishings, and materials. Buying stuff can be stressful. Cheap out and you could regret it. Overspend and you’ll cut into your budget. Knowing the best time of year to buy appliances and other household items can lessen the anxiety. Furniture: January and JulyYou could save 30% to 60% buying furniture in […]

Home Improvement, Home Maintenance

November 20, 2023

The Best Time of Year to Buy Things for Your Home

By Lynn Ettinger Not feeling like a big spender these days? Check out the rewards of small home improvements. How can myths sound so right yet still be wrong? Take the one that says homeowners need to do a big remodeling project (think HGTV gut rehab) to get a worthwhile return on investment or happiness. Not […]

Home Improvement, Uncategorized

September 27, 2023

Home improvement projects that pay off