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Home Inspection Nightmares XXXV

Home>Ideas | More in Home Inspection Nightmares<p>Just be thankful that it’s not <i>you</i> with a fried rat near the electrical panel or a gutter full of corn. …

Real Estate

Poison gas found at South Jersey school where 30 got sick

GLASSBORO — A South Jersey elementary school was evacuated Thursday after a “foul odor” made students and staff sick.<p>Authorities said the school …

New Jersey

Research: Stale Office Air Is Making You Less Productive

How often do you consider the air quality in your office and how it affects employees and their productivity? Chances are it’s not often.<p>There is a tendency to assume that, as long as commonly used standards for air quality are met, it won’t be an issue. But these standards aren’t very high. One …

5 key drivers of the healthy building movement

Mar 26, '17 8:20 PM EST<p><i>The wide-ranging efforts include improving indoor air quality and even increasing activity levels of building occupants. Allen</i> …

Coal-fired power plants linked to low birth rates in downwind communities

If there is a war on coal, it’s a war for health.<p>A new study on the birth weight of babies born in areas downwind of a coal-fired power plant has …

Environment

Home air quality sensors

Using Eve Room, the measured gas concentration of VOCs is converted into equivalent CO2 concentration that is easy to read and understand. The Eve …

Smart Homes

Garage Doors: What All You Need To Know About Broken Cables

Garage doors are helpful to serve multiple functions that however, are taken for granted by most of us. Efficient and strong doors keep away the …

Home Improvement

3 Residential Construction Stocks to Buy in 2017

Home-improvement store Lowe's Companies, roofing and insulation company Owens Corning, and plumbing and architectural-products company Masco Corp. …

Investing

5 Ways to Save on Home Renovation Costs So You Don't Go Broke

Is your kitchen hopelessly outdated, and your bathroom a blast from the past? Then it sounds like you're overdue for some home improvements. There's …

Home Improvement

This Spring-Loaded Corner Chisel Makes Short Work of Hinge Mortises

There really is a tool for everything<p>If this innovative little tool didn't already exist, I could see it doing gangbusters on Kickstarter.<p>When …

Photography

Tiny House Retirement. School teacher downsizes and finds happiness in Tiny House on a farm

Meet Adele Smith, a recent addition to the Tiny House movement. Her cross-country downsize begins in Nashville, Tennesse, where she found herself …

Houses

How to Build Tiny – An Online Learning Opportunity

Keith and Olivia with Bohemian Cottages in Eugene, Oregon have just launched a Kickstarter called How to Build Tiny. They’ve been building tiny …

eLearning

NEW Educational Documentary, “Living Tiny Legally, Part 2”

An Educational Resource for Tiny House Advocates and Policy Makers The much-anticipated next installment of the Living Tiny Legally documentary …

Housing

Clearing the Air: IAQ Issues at GSA Building - Facility Management IAQ Quick Read

Dan Hounsell April 5, 2017 - IAQ<p>Federal employees were potentially exposed to black mold in an ill-maintained building leased by the government, …

Energy Efficiency

Air Filter Buying Guide

Heating and cooling consumes a big part of your utility bill. But it’s a small thing, the air filter, that keeps the entire system humming along. A …

Consumer Reports

Renovation update: An auction house, once slated for demo, rebuilds room by room

About five years ago, we featured this auction house that was won by Laura Breisch, a local designer. After she got the house, she found out it was on the city’s demo list. Whoa. Photos of the home, which she won for $5,000 and her full account of the story can be found here.<p>We recently heard from …

How to Install Tile Like a Professional

Anyone who has watched home improvement shows like "Fixer Upper" knows the power of a home upgrade—it can renew your sense of pride in your home and …

Home Improvement

11 Ways to Add Curb Appeal for Under $100

Too many people ignore curb appeal until it’s time to move. Then they spruce up the place for the next residents. How does this make sense? Every …

Home Improvement

How to head off a household disaster

For homeowners, it makes sense to tackle minor household headaches before they become migraines. Consumer Reports suggests taking on these …

Consumer Reports

16 OTHER Online Stores You Definitely Want to Know About

Oftentimes, I lie awake at night, wondering about all the online home decor stores I might be missing out on for lack of knowing (kidding, I sleep …

Furniture

Having Trouble Sleeping in Your New Home? Try This!

After <i>finally</i> completing the harrowing process of moving, all you’ll probably want to do at the end of the day is settle in your new bedroom for some …

Home Improvement

A dream kitchen fit for a family: Style, function and a 360-degree water view

Designer Erin Paige Pitts created the kitchen for function and style with iridescent tiles and an 11-foot marble island.<p>Designer Erin Paige Pitts created the kitchen for function and style with iridescent tiles and an 11-foot marble island.<p>BISHOPVILLE, MD. — When Mario and Katerina Todorov are …

Houses

Renovation trends: Homeowners prefer a ‘backyard oasis’ that’s low maintenance

Why it matters to you<p>Thinking of remodeling your backyard? Here are the latest outdoor renovation trends.<p>With summer rapidly approaching, some …

Landscaping

Real estate moguls share 4 details that can get you a better price for your house

When it comes to developing properties, definitely sweat the small stuff.<p>As real estate mogul and host of CNBC's "The Deed" Sidney Torres says, …

Real Estate
Renovations

A Bland, Beige Suburban Home Gets a Modern Makeover

Dream of living in an open, airy, minimal home but find yourself in a beige-hued, standard suburban house? After you pick your jaw up off the floor …

Houses

Green Lawns Falling Out of Favor? You'll Never Guess the Top Landscaping Trends

Let’s face it: Today’s 24/7 pace can be brutal. Between the boss’s midnight text attacks, the kids’ taekwondo lessons, and the occasional evenings …

6 Warning Signs Before You Buy a Flipped Property

Buying a fixer-upper property, sprucing it up and reselling it is big business today. With recent rock-bottom interest rates, investors are snapping …

Real Estate

How to Repair Drywall After Removing Tile | Home Guides | SF Gate

Attractive, washable tile creates a durable wall surface when installed over drywall, making it a long-term design element in most cases. If the tiles were installed correctly, removing them often damages the surface of the drywall, resulting in torn paper, stuck-on adhesive or pulled-out chunks of …

Home Improvement

The Basement is one of those areas that needs to be waterproofed, not damp-proof.

1<p>How to Waterproof a Basement<p>Basement waterproofing can lead to many problems due to insufficient or poor waterproofing. Seepage can cause extensive …

Home Improvement