Home Improvement

Everything from home maintenance to tips on choosing the perfect paint color and much more. Home improvement and DIY tips and advice.

Want savings on energy-efficient home upgrades? A new tool can help you save big

(BPT) – As a homeowner, you may have heard about incentives to tackle climate change that are available as a result of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), a large piece of legislation that was passed last year. Many of its opportunities focus directly on your personal slice of the American dream — your home. The

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Lower home cooling bills: Six tips for savings this summer

(BPT) – The YORK® brand of Johnson Controls, the global leader for smart, healthy and sustainable buildings, has compiled six proven tips to help homeowners reduce cooling bills this spring and summer as energy costs nationwide remain above pre-pandemic rates. The Energy Information Administration (EIA) estimates that home cooling accounts for 12% of the average

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The future of home water heating: How heat pump technology is changing the game

(BPT) – The Department of Energy (DOE) recently released higher energy-efficiency standards for water heaters that will go into effect in 2029. Focusing on decarbonization, the new standards emphasize how highly efficient water heaters, especially heat pump water heaters, will result in lower energy consumption and in turn, potentially save Americans billions in household energy

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Update your window coverings to increase your safety, style and savings

(BPT) – It’s time to welcome the freshness of the warmer months into our homes and embrace the new season. For many of us, this time of year is a chance to renew and re-organize. Spring and summer cleaning isn’t just about dusting and decluttering; it’s also an opportunity to modernize and improve your living

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Planning a DIY bathroom remodel or refresh? 9 reasons to include a bidet seat

(BPT) – This renovation season, DIY projects are more popular than ever as people look to keep costs down. And whether you’re planning a full bathroom remodel or a refresh of fixtures, paint and style, one of the most impactful and easiest DIY upgrades you can make is adding a bidet seat to your toilet.

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Bring balance and imperfection to the kitchen through Japandi style

(BPT) – Balance and harmony. These are two important principles of design to consider during the initial phases of conceptualizing a space. This is especially true in the kitchen, the heart and soul of a home, which must be both functional and visually inviting; a place where people can utilize the space effectively while nurturing

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