Buying A New Home? You May Want Some Additional Protection Against Liens

If you are trying to buy a new home in a development, you may be thrilled at the idea of being the first person to own the home. But this comes with a riskā€”that of subcontractor liens demanding payment from you. Unfortunately, sometimes developers and contractors do not pay their subcontractors, leaving the subs with only liens against property owners as a way to get paid. To protect yourself from these liens, you should have title insurance. [Read More]

Three Ways To Build Your Own DIY Solar Water Heater

If you like green projects, building your own systems can be a lot of fun. This can include things like building your own solar water heater, which there are many systems to choose from. These can be systems that just provide a supplemental source of hot water, or they can even be solar water heaters that are connected to your home's mechanical systems. Here are some of the different solar water heater systems that you may want to try building yourself: [Read More]

How To Install New Crown Molding On Your Kitchen Cabinets

Changing the crown molding on your kitchen cabinets is a great home improvement project. Even if you have a limited budget, this is a remodel that can greatly change the look of your home. This article will explain how you can remove and install your own crown molding. Removing the Old Crown Removing crown molding is usually very easy (especially if it was installed without any wood glues or adhesive). Some cabinetmakers simply pin the crown to the cabinet, while others use pins and glue. [Read More]

Love Your New Windows? Keep Them Looking New With These Natural Cleaning Solutions

Now that you have your new windows installed, you're going to want to keep them looking clean and streak free. You chose the most energy efficient windows so you could do your part for the environment. Why not choose green window cleaners, as well? With just a few natural products, you can make your own window cleaner. You'll be staying green and your windows will be streak free. Here are a few simple recipes for natural window cleaners. [Read More]