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One-stop solar shopping

Geostellar offers an online marketplace for homeowners harnessing the sun

Web Exclusive 2013
Smart home systems: Tech boom raises the roof

Smart home systems: Tech boom raises the roof

Web Exclusive 2013
NanaWall homes: Go for the glass

NanaWall homes: Go for the glass

Have you ever considered eliminating a wall of your home and leaving it entirely as an opened space? Probably not, even if you could easily reseal it whenever you wanted to. Well, now you can do it with NanaWalls from NanaWall Systems. More smart homeowners are choosing to install NanaWalls to replace their traditional ones. By doing so, they get to enjoy open-air, unobstructed views as they please.

June 2009

15 hot kitchen cabinet trends

Gone are the days when storage and functionality in the kitchen consisted of a spice rack, a built-in breadbox and a Lazy Susan corner cabinet organizer. Today's homeowners are demanding more from their kitchens, and designers and manufacturers are responding.

September 2007

Bathrooms for the 21st century

Hands-free faucets, water-saving toilets, improved ventilation, mold-resistant building materials, radiant-heated floors. Technology has come to the bathroom, marrying efficiency, conservation and comfort in a whole new way.

September 2007

Standby generators: Power plus

The blackout in 2003 that left 50 million people in the Northeast without power for days -- and power interruptions a year later in the wake of successive hurricanes that struck the Southeast -- alerted many homeowners to the need for backup power.

September 2007

Smarter sunrooms

One of the simplest and most affordable upgrades you can make to your home is to add a sunroom, which will expand your living space, open up your home to the outdoors and even increase your home's value. Thanks to a number of design improvements, today's sunrooms are more efficient, more durable, more attractive and easier to build than ever. With all these developments, however, deciding which sunroom is best for your home can be a bewildering experience.

September 2007

Not the Time to Fall Behind

 

Freeze-proof faucets are self-draining -- as long as no hose is attached to them. Traditional faucets require removal of the hose and closing the valve inside the house to prevent bursting.

September 2003
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