Renovations don’t have to be big, messy productions. Some renovations might making small tweaks that just make your home more comfortable. With today’s technology, there’s a gadget for practically everything, even the fixtures in your bathroom. Here are some suggestions for making your bathroom a “smart” bathroom from USA Today writer Nancy Blair.
If you live in the West, you know that spring came early this year. With warmer weather comes all the home maintenance work that’s been on hold through the colder months. Roofers are especially busy in the spring doing inspections and fixing leaks and other problems that developed during the winter months. Read more
If you'd like to know why your Time Warner Cable bill prices have jumped, there is a way to make it drop. Existing customers can get the All the Best package without any contract and drop rates by fifty bucks or more for monthly bills. Read more
Tar can be sticky stuff--just ask dinosaurs. A guy in the Glenwood area of Pittsburgh gets stuck on a hot tar roof. Scorching temperatures in Pittsburgh left the man "baking like a turkey" while roofing a home on the hottest day of the year. 90 degrees--plus a slip--literally put him on the hot seat. Read more
Unwanted visitors can spook you and be annoying--especially ones you don't know. One New Jersey couple isn't as fond of Google Maps since campers, boaters and outdoor-oriented people are turning up on their doorstep. Or, their driveway. People want to know where the damn entrance is to Round Valley State Park. Google's kind of leading drivers astray. Read more
If you love the movie "Up" someone's got something to sell you--and it's not a bridge: Architects have created a pretty much exact replica of the house featured in Disney Pixar's "Up" film. That home's really for sale. Read more
An Oak Park homeowner's looking at jail time over a vegetable garden: When a busted sewer line led to a torn-up front yard, the Michigan woman replaced her front planting area with vegetables instead of grass. The city already ticketed the woman and pressed misdemeanor charges over the property she owns--forcing her to legally defend herself, now against a 3-month jail sentence. Read more
It's a homeowner's worst nightmare: A home you buy does not really belong to you. Just months after purchasing a California house, an FBI call says the four-bedroom, Mediterranean-style residence in Murrieta is stolen property involved in mortgage fraud. The Zaharis' don't legally own the property but Bank of America insists on mortgage payments. Read more