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Four Steps to Protect Your Home From Winter Water Damage

(BPT) - Rain, sleet, ice and snow - no matter what form it's in, precipitation can lead to major winter damage resulting in many issues for home and business owners. Icy roads, ruptured pipes and ice dams are all complications brought on by winter water, and the threat may be even greater this season according [...]

Serbian Couple Builds Passive Solar Dream House

Solar House Plan as seen in the Garlinghouse Catalog. Below is a featured story by Mitka and Ondrej Franka of Serbia. In 1985, before heading home to Yugoslavia, the couple purchased a copy of Better Homes and Gardens magazine. On the cover was Garlinghouse Solar Home Plan 19863. In the words of Ondrej, "Little did we know that [...]

5 Tips for a Whole New Look in Your Bathroom (For Less)

(BPT) - A bathroom remodel is one of the most valuable home improvement projects you can undertake. According to Remodeling Magazine's 2015 Cost vs. Value Report, a mid-range bathroom remodel of $16,000 recoups 70 percent of its value at the time of resale. But what if you want a great bathroom on a smaller budget? [...]

Cozy Country House Plan with 3067 Square Feet

Country House Plan 52654 | 3067 SF living space | 4 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms Christmas lights twinkle in the foreground, and snow falls softly onto the steeply pitched roof of this handsome country home. A beautiful mixture of materials adorns the exterior—brick and stone promising resilience against the elements of a harsh winter, and [...]

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