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Ultimate Electric Hot Water Setup

Ultimate Electric Hot Water Setup

Gas has been the traditional king of hot water in the US. With the advent of the Heat Pump water heater I think that tide will change. Here's how I'm solving the capacity issue...

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The Best Place for Vacation Rentals

The Best Place for Vacation Rentals

When you are in Texas and looking for a mesmerizing vacation destination, then Stow-A-Way Marina & RV Park is the ultimate place for you. It is an excellent getaway for Lake Conroe vacation rentals...

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From farm-fresh to hyper-local

From farm-fresh to hyper-local

New appliance lets you grow vegetables and herbs in your kitchen.

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Planning for a Resale? These 5 Home Renovation Tips will Increase Your ROI

Planning for a Resale? These 5 Home Renovation Tips will Increase Your ROI

Renovating your home makes it more attractive and comfortable. However, there are other renovations that you can undertake that increase the resale value of the home. It doesn't matter whether you...

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Hot intro for cool appliance

Hot intro for cool appliance

Long a staple in commercial kitchens, blast chillers make their residential debut.

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8 Simple Steps to Install Portable Air Conditioner

8 Simple Steps to Install Portable Air Conditioner

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8 Simple Steps to Install Portable Air Conditioner   Summer's heat is no longer a problem when you have an extra cooling unit. There are times when you cannot simply install common window air...

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News from the International Builders Show: 9 Trends to Guide Product Gazing at IBS

News from the International Builders' Show: 9 Trends to Guide Product Gazing at IBS

Here are some hot trends to assist with your hunt for noteworthy new products at the International Builders Show

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GE tests color on Artistry appliance line

GE tests color on Artistry appliance line

What's the next hot color for appliances? Consumers tell GE it's either bright red or light blue

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At the bottom of the Secret Stairs...

At the bottom of the Secret Stairs...

Hidden underneath this homes living room, an entire apartment awaits

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Oven doors that leave the handle behind

Oven doors that leave the handle behind

Two new wall ovens from Wolf combine sleek style and ergonomic function

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Appliances Have a Shorter Life Span

Appliances Have a Shorter Life Span

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Modern appliances are marvels of technological ingenuity. There's only one problem--they don't last as long as they used to.

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Woodworkers Kitchen Renovation Improves Flow

Woodworker's Kitchen Renovation Improves Flow

A new refridgerator/freezer was my concession for leaving a beloved 1848 downtown townhouse we'd recently renovated to move to a 2002 suburban spec home with a bigger yard. At the appliance store, my...

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K&B Preview: Small kitchen, Small Budget, Big Results

K&B Preview: Small kitchen, Small Budget, Big Results

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A young architect takes on his own kitchen remodel

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How NOT to Wire a Garage Door Opener

How NOT to Wire a Garage Door Opener

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Just when you think you've seen it all something like this comes along and... and you get a cramp in your neck from shaking your head... and wonder "WHAT" were they thinking?

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A Unique Kitchen Cabinet

A Unique Kitchen Cabinet

This unique combination appliance pantry and spice rack was designed  to house small appliances and up to 100 spices in one compact space.  It has become a signature cabinet for The...

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UPDATE: Winners Chosen in our Toward a Zero Energy Home Book Givaway

UPDATE: Winners Chosen in our 'Toward a Zero Energy Home' Book Givaway

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Leave a comment here by 1pm, Tuesday, May 18, for a chance to win the book "Toward a Zero Energy Home", a complete guide to energy self-sufficiency at home.

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Gas Fireplaces: Direct Vent vs. Vent-Free

Gas Fireplaces: Direct Vent vs. Vent-Free

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If you don't have a chimney through which to route the flue for a gas fireplace, you have two options: direct vent, and vent-free. But the choice is more fiercely debated than it seems.

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Cheery upgrade to maximize space

Cheery upgrade to maximize space

Janice Belknap, a 28 year old pharmacist in Portland, OR, knew where she wanted to live, the Southeast area of the city, but was having a difficult time finding the house with the features she wanted...

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From boxy and closed-in to light and curvaceous

From boxy and closed-in to light and curvaceous

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This home was a circa 1960 tri-level with the original room arrangement.  There were distinct divisions between rooms (i.e., kitchen, dining room, living room).  While the extended family...

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Silk Purse from a Sows Ear

Silk Purse from a Sow's Ear

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   The main objective of this kitchen remodel was to create a modern, convenient, unique, and aesthetically pleasing cooking, eating, and entertaining facility out of an old, tiny rambler...

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