On midnight December 31, 2010, the Federal tax credit program on renewable energy improvement projects for your home expires. Under the provisions, homeowners can receive Federal income tax credit up to 30 percent of the cost of materials up to $1,500 per appliance or energy efficiency system that you install in your permanent residence.
Hi, Clara. I don't recommend painting over wallpaper, but I know in some cases there isn't much choice.
With so many people writing about the decent rate of return and value of small bathroom remodeling projects, I thought I'd hop on the bandwagon. Of course, your first logical step is to identify low-cost projects and make a list of them in order of cost and your ability to do the job.
Home security may not be a popular topic on the home improvement blogs across the Internet, but it should be. According to the FBI's Semiannual Uniform Crime Report, burglaries in the country are down 2½ percent from last year.
Consumers are still skittish about spending on home remodeling in the economy, according to statistics from Remodeling Magazine. The magazine's highly respected Cost vs Value Report comes out annually, ranking projects by return on investment and citing home remodeling trends.
More and more Americans are enjoying the benefits of telecommuting. The Telework Research Network estimates that as many as 30 million people work from home at least part of the time.
Smartphone applications for contractors or home remodeling buffs have one incredible advantage over other tools: they don't require room in your tool bag! I scoured the blogosphere for some apps that can help in home remodeling or decorating projects. If you're willing to put some apps through the paces, you can pick and choose which ones will be up on your task bar.
Toward the middle of last year I wrote about the annual report released by Remodeling Magazine that revealed some of the best investments in home improvement projects. At that time I warned against overspending on large, pricey renovations and suggested that you focus instead on small conversions or enhanced features during the economic downturn.
Carrie, in most areas a certificate of occupancy (CO) is issued by the local building department to show that a residence has been built, or remodeled, in accordance with its approved plans and any applicable building codes. At its most basic, a certificate of occupancy is a written document that indicates a structure is in a livable condition and meets the requirements as set forth by your local building department.
Those of you following the blog and the opportunity to participate in a Twitter chat with home improvement maven Bob Vila take note: The chat has been rescheduled for Thursday, June 30, at 10 AM Pacific Time. Home improvement writers at VinylSidingZone co-host and will join with other experts and participate with Vila in a round robin discussion of home remodeling, renovations, exterior siding, stains, paints and other make-over options.