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Home Improvement 101

Do you know the ins and outs of home improvement? Whether renovating or protecting from harmful chemicals, prepare your house thoroughly for common mishaps as well as natural disasters.

  • How to Deal with a House Fire

    Nicole La Capria  Posted by Nicole La Capria on April 9, 2013

    A house fire is an incredibly tragic event for any family to endure. The loss of your most treasured belongings, the damage to or destruction of your home, and the frightening threat to your life it can pose are all devastating things to experience. In the wake of a detrimental...

  • How to Budget for Renovations

    Ana M. Ferrer  Posted by Ana M. Ferrer on December 2, 2014

    Remodeling your home can quickly become more expensive than you originally anticipated. Staying organized, dealing with contractors and making tough decisions every day only adds to the stress. Creating a budget for your home remodel is important. If you're unsure of where or how...

  • Choosing a Pool for your Home

    Ana M. Ferrer  Posted by Ana M. Ferrer on April 6, 2015

    When summer approaches, is there anything better than jumping into your backyard pool? If you are considering installing a pool, you'll have to decide whether or not you'd like your backyard oasis to be a salt water pool or a chlorine pool. Both have their advantages and...

  • How to Beach Up Your Home

    Nicole La Capria  Posted by Nicole La Capria on April 5, 2013

    You don't have to live along the shoreline to enjoy the airy peacefulness of a beach decor in your home. Even if you are located inland, miles away from the sea, you can create the laidback atmosphere of a shore house with a little creativity and craftiness. If you are...

  • How to Check for Lead in Your Home

    Robert Moreschi  Posted by Robert Moreschi on August 8, 2013

    Lead is a dangerous substance that, although not as common as it used to be, can still cause serious problems, so make sure you check for these things when getting ready to move into a new home.

  • Protecting Your Home From Radon

    Robert Moreschi  Posted by Robert Moreschi on August 1, 2013

    Radon is a real threat to the health and safety of everyone who lives in your home, so that's why it's extremely important to take the necessary steps to test for the gas in your home and to monitor the levels to make sure that you and your family are safe.

  • How to Prepare for an Earthquake

    Robert Moreschi  Posted by Robert Moreschi on February 21, 2013

    There is no way to know exactly where or when an earthquake will occur and they're often highly unpredictable, so Movers.com recommends that everyone follows the tips outlined in this guide to prepare yourself.

  • How to Prepare for a Tornado

    Robert Moreschi  Posted by Robert Moreschi on February 19, 2013

    You can make sure that you are prepared enough to know what to do if one hits, and have the right supplies necessary when the time comes, especially if you live in an area that is prone to tornadoes.

  • How to Prepare for a Hurricane

    Robert Moreschi  Posted by Robert Moreschi on February 7, 2013

    Although we cannot predict a storm of such magnitude, we can prepare and plan for such events in hopes to lessen their impact and to protect our own lives.

  • What Home Improvements are Tax Deductible?

    Michael E Fromm  Posted by Michael E Fromm on September 18, 2018

    Home improvements are not tax deductible because they are considered personal expenses by the IRS. Fortunately, there are also exceptions to this rule.

  • Tips for Improving Your Home's Interior and Exterior Lighting

    Kelly Martini  Posted by Kelly Martini on December 13, 2018

    A well-lit room will make you feel good, so take time to examine the lighting in each room. Good lighting will make your home a more comfortable place. Well-executed lights can also create major curb appeal while doubling the safety factor.

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