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Anonymous Contractor Reveals 10 Insider Tips on Renovating

Anonymous Contractor Reveals 10 Insider Tips on Renovating

By Guest Author

 By Iris Benaroia We've all heard the stories of the charlatan contractor. The guy who installed a garage door for $800 cash, for um, Irene, (the homeowner's name has been changed to protect the innocent and the embarrassed), but neglected to switch out the springs so the damn thing is too... Read More »

Smart Energy Choices to Stretch Your Reno Dollars

Smart Energy Choices to Stretch Your Reno Dollars

By HGTV.ca Editorial Team

 "That's going to be how much!?"  Renovation decisions can often cause pocketbook stress, but incorporating these energy-efficient ideas can actually improve your bottom line in the long run. That goes for new-construction as well. SOS for homeownersHave you heard of the saveONenergy NEW... Read More »

The LED Revolution

The LED Revolution

By Alison Mercer

 There's little doubt that LEDs will be illuminating our future for decades to come. LEDs, or light-emitting diodes, are ready for primetime, and consumers are poised to reap the benefits. Still feel you don't quite get what all the fuss is about? Here are five need-to-know facts about LEDs,... Read More »

5 Ways to Stay Cool in the Summer (AND Warm in the Winter!)

5 Ways to Stay Cool in the Summer (AND Warm in the Winter!)

By Alison Mercer

 It's hard to believe after the long winter we've endured, but soon it's going to get HOT. Now is the time to start planning ways to maintain optimal home comfort this summer. And coincidentally, many tips apply across seasonal changes. Here are five ways you can stay cool as a cucumber through... Read More »

5 Ways Lighting Controls Can Save You Money and Energy

5 Ways Lighting Controls Can Save You Money and Energy

By Alison Mercer

 You want to save energy and money - it's a no-brainer. You've done your due diligence, retrofitting to LED lighting and buying ENERGY STARR qualified light fixtures. So, how do you take energy savings to the next level? Implement effective lighting controls, which help you use only the energy... Read More »

5 Vital Tips for Buying Energy-Efficient Appliances

5 Vital Tips for Buying Energy-Efficient Appliances

By Alison Mercer

 Maintaining energy efficiency in the home isn't just important - it's crucial. When you're tracking down the energy guzzlers in your house, don't forget to take a critical look at your stove, dishwasher, washing machine and dryer. Major appliances could account for up to 15 - 20% of your total... Read More »

peaksaver PLUS®

peaksaver PLUS®

By Alison Mercer

   Despite constant technological advances, we still scramble to keep track of our daily schedules, birthdays and social events, along with a zillion-or-so computer passwords to bank, pay bills or shop online. So, it's no surprise we often don't stop to adjust our thermostat to save a... Read More »

Mike Holmes’s Tricks of the Trade: Baseboards & Flooring Transitions

Mike Holmes’s Tricks of the Trade: Baseboards & Flooring Transitions

By Mike Holmes

Bending Baseboards:Not all walls are straight. So when we add baseboards to curved walls they need to bend too. But you can't take a 3/8 piece of wood and bend it naturally. So what a pro will do is make a series of cuts along the back of the baseboard. These cuts are called back cuts. And not only... Read More »

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