adding value to your home: 10 Tips for Saving Money in the Garden - 05/29/11 04:55 PM
This a great article for anyone wanting to improve their yard or start an edible garden.
By: Laura Fisher Kaiser
Carefully plan and plot your garden to add value to your home and make the most of your time and money.
So don’t impulsively drive to your garden center. Walk your land, consult an almanac, test the soil, and make a budget. You’ll save your back, your budget, and your home’s curb appeal.
Tip #1: Get to know your land Before shelling out money for new plants, consider what’s thrived and died in past gardens. Ask, “Is this plant doing its … (1 comments)

adding value to your home: Develop a Landscape Plan to Fit Your Budget - 05/18/11 04:22 PM
By: Laura Fisher Kaiser
The success of any landscaping project depends on having a plan and sticking to it.
First, consult a pro To figure out how to allocate your landscape dollars, start by picking the brain of a pro. Even if you have a naturally green thumb, a trained professional can save you from wasting money on wrongheaded ideas and open your eyes to possibilities you haven’t considered. There are various types of landscape pros, and their expertise is priced accordingly.
If your yard has major issues or you have grand ambitions, consider hiring a certified landscape architect to design … (1 comments)

adding value to your home: Plant Trees To Save Energy and Grow Value - 05/12/11 04:40 PM
By: Brad Broberg
Plant a tree to add value to your home and have a positive impact on the local environment. 
But every year, 3.2 million acres of forest are cut down, according to the Nature Conservancy. Several million more acres are lost to fire, storm, and disease. That's why planting new trees and protecting the ones we have is so important. You can do your part by
Caring for the trees in your yard Supporting tree-planting activities in your community Donating to organizations, such as The Nature Conservancy, which works to preserve the world's trees and forests, and American Forests, … (3 comments)

adding value to your home: Cleaning and Caring for Siding - 05/09/11 03:55 PM
By: John Riha
Cleaning and repairing your home's siding once every year will pay off in the form of a long life and increased value for your home.
Cleaning wood, vinyl, metal, stucco, brick, fiber-cement siding
All types of siding benefit from a good cleaning once every year to remove grit, grime, and mildew. The best way-whether you have wood, vinyl, metal, stucco, brick, or fiber-cement-is with a bucket of warm, soapy water (1/2 cup trisodium phosphate-TSP, available at grocery stores, hardware stores, and home improvement centers-dissolved in 1 gallon of water) and a soft-bristled brush attached to a long handle. … (0 comments)

adding value to your home: Tips for choosing new home upgrades - 05/04/11 12:40 PM
 Most homeowners opt to add some upgrades to a new home, with the cost rolled into the mortgage. But the choices of what flooring, lighting, or other upgrades to choose can be overwhelming.
Designer Candice Olson, author and host of HGTV's "Candice Tells All," says lighting and extra wiring are key upgrades new home buyers should consider.
"Adding lighting - or at least the wiring for it - means you'll be able to have bathroom sconces instead of that one overhead light the builder gives you," Olson says. "Your flat-screen TV can be where you want it. You'll have a floor … (0 comments)

adding value to your home: Easy Bathroom Makeover in a Weekend for Less Than $500 - 04/07/11 04:48 PM
 from The Home Depot Newsletter Looking to refresh your bathroom without spending a fortune? With our quick and easy bathroom makeover ideas for less than $500, you can enhance your bathroom's style and functionality in just one weekend without blowing your budget. From shower heads to storage solutions, find stylish and affordable hardware and accessories for your bathroom update at The Home Depot.
Follow These Steps
Steps 1 - 5 of 5     Print Project Sheet
Get organized-One of the most affordable ways to update your bathroom is to organize it. Adding storage solutions not only reduces clutter and saves space but also … (2 comments)

adding value to your home: Take It Outside: Perfect Spaces - 03/20/11 05:01 PM
Awwww, spring...
The following articles & links are from DIY Network & HGTV.
Beautify your outdoor living spaces with decorating tips, inspirational pictures and easy how-tos.
1 Dreamy Spaces   Outdoor Oasis
Plan an outdoor oasis with tips on lighting, room design and more.
Outdoor Room Design  From DIY Network
2 Guide to Outdoor Design
Browse photos, see before-and-after makeovers and discover hardscaping ideas and water features.
A Room Just for You
3 Style In Season
Browse photos of gorgeous outdoor rooms submitted by the country's top designers.
Pretty Rooms
4 Fast Fixes
Make updates to outdoor spaces based on … (2 comments)

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