Eight Home Improvement Projects That Hold Value

Posted on March 5th, 2011

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According to Remodeling magazine’s Cost vs. Value Report for 2009 and 2010, homeowners in the Los Angeles area can expect to see a better return on their investment when they convert an unfinished attic space into a bedroom (83% ROI) compared to when they remodel their home office (48% ROI). If you are thinking about remodeling your home, you may be interested in finding out which home improvement projects get you the highest return on your investment. Read the rest of this entry »

Consumer Buying Guide: Energy-efficient Windows

Posted on March 5th, 2011

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The development of energy-efficient products allows consumers to reduce their energy-usage and spending. Unfortunately, the caveat is that in order to reap the savings, consumers must pay money up front to purchase these products. When homeowners replace all of the old windows in their houses, they expect to see a significant decrease in their property’s cooling and heating costs. However, if they did not do their research while they were purchasing their windows, property owners may not see the return on their investment as quickly as they had hoped. Read the rest of this entry »

Common Glass Repair Problems

Posted on February 2nd, 2011

Because new window installation can be an expensive home renovation project, many property owners would prefer to repair problems that they are having with their existing windows rather than replacing them altogether. Read the rest of this entry »

What Is Smart Glass?

Posted on February 2nd, 2011

Smart glass is an innovative glass product that uses electricity to alter its light transmission properties. This allows homeowners to change the amount of heat and light that enters the room and increase the privacy of the residence. Read the rest of this entry »

Are Your Glass Shower Doors Safe?

Posted on February 2nd, 2011

It is usually a good thing if you have moved into a home that has existing glass shower doors. Most people prefer to have glass shower doors instead of a shower curtain that hangs on a rod. Read the rest of this entry »

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Bullet-resistant Windows

Posted on February 2nd, 2011

High profile individuals and companies choose to have bullet-resistant windows installed in their cars, homes, or places of business to increase safety. Read the rest of this entry »

How to Fix Scratches in Your Home’s Windows

Posted on January 6th, 2011

If you have deep scratches in the windows or other glass products in your home, it is best to leave scratch removal to a professional or to have the piece of glass replaced altogether. Read the rest of this entry »

How to Make Your Bathroom Look Larger

Posted on December 2nd, 2010

Many people have a bathroom that is too small for their liking. While most homeowners do not have the budget to make the bathrooms bigger, they can rely on some interior design tricks to make the space look bigger. Read the rest of this entry »

How to Prevent Your Bathroom Mirror from Fogging

Posted on November 2nd, 2010

Do you get frustrated when you get out of the shower or bath and need to shave or apply makeup, but the bathroom mirror is so fogged up that you can’t see your reflection? There are steps you can take to prevent the mirror from fogging up. Read the rest of this entry »

Window Alarm Systems

Posted on October 4th, 2010

Security is an important consideration for home and commercial property owners. Many people have alarm and security systems installed by professionals. Some even set up high-tech video recording equipment to monitor the outside of their homes. Read the rest of this entry »