(NewsUSA) - How smart is your home? You can make your home smarter and safer, and make your life easier, with these five simple switch-outs that make the most of emerging home technology, courtesy of Jack Thomasson, HGTV Smart Home House Planner.
(BPT) - From smartphones to smart cars, technology is transforming virtually every aspect of our busy lives. Technologies not only make life easier while on the go, but new options are quickly simplifying life at home as well. Home automation is proving to be a top home improvement trend, making the Jetsons’ futuristic lifestyle more realistic than ever before.
Top 2014 home improvement trends: smart homes and home automation
Smart Ways To Save In Your Home And Garden
(NAPSI)—Some ways to save money at home are smarter than others—because they rely on “smart” appliances and devices that are programmed to conserve.
Save time and energy with tips for smart home improvement
(ARA) - The weather is warm and the sun is shining, making it the perfect time to start your home improvement projects. Whether it's a little tidying up, or a full-on home repair, some tips will help you complete your projects without a lot of headaches.
(BPT) - Homes are more technically advanced than ever before, providing homeowners with sophisticated sound systems, high-tech security capabilities and interactive entertainment systems. The good news is that you don’t have to be a techie to turn your home into a smart home.
Turn your home into a smart home with these simple technology upgrades
(BPT) - Snow, blizzards, Arctic winds and damaging ice storms have wreaked havoc across the country this winter. While it may feel as though spring will never come, building experts suggest that now is the time for homeowners to consider spring home improvements that add value and comfort to the home.
Add value to your home with smart spring home improvements
A combined-use great room boasts 12-foot ceilings and opens out to 1,000 square feet of patios, decks and water features. HGTV, HGTV Smart Home, and HGTV Smart Home Giveaway are trademarks of Scripps Networks, LLC. Used with permission; all rights reserved. Photo(c) 2013 Scripps Networks, LLC.
HGTV's Smart Home boasts the latest in home technology coupled with eco-friendly features and energy-efficient design. HGTV, HGTV Smart Home, and HGTV Smart Home Giveaway are trademarks of Scripps Networks, LLC. Used with permission; all rights reserved. Photo(c) 2013 Scripps Networks, LLC.
(NAPSI)—Small decisions can make a big difference over time on your carbon footprint, and some of the “greenest” decisions you can make begin at home.
Right now, electronics inside your home are using electricity even though they're turned off. Some call them "vampires", sucking electricity when they're not in use. Fortunately, there is a green gadget that can ward off these energy vampires.
(StatePoint) If you’re fortunate enough to receive a refund this tax season, it’s time to think about sensible uses for the extra income so, as Grandpa used to say, “it doesn’t burn a hole in your pocket.”
(NAPSI)—Vacation rentals are gaining in popularity among Americans looking to spend quality time with family and friends. That popularity is due in part to the growing number of properties available online, as well as the many advantages this type of lodging offers.
(StatePoint) When you think of “smart technology,” you may think of your smartphone, tablet or vehicle, but soon, you may also think of such household appliances as your dishwasher, refrigerator or laundry pair.
(NAPSI)—Business travelers can make the most of their travel experience-and maybe even get home sooner-without sacrificing service by keeping a few travel tips in mind:
(ARA) - Starting a business is a huge endeavor for entrepreneurs, especially when larger expense items are on the required equipment list. During a business's first few years of operation, renting equipment, rather than purchasing it outright, can allow the company to save money and invest toward becoming established.
(NAPSI)From summer travel to back-to-school season, many Americans find it challenging to budget for special purchases.
(NAPSI)—Sports nutrition isn’t just for professional athletes; for a good workout and quick recovery, everyday athletes need the right diet, too.
Grocery shopping can account for a large chunk of your monthly budget, especially with a large family. It’s difficult to know how to best cut your grocery costs when you want to make sure your family is well-fed. But there are still many things you can do to avoid unnecessary costs without sacrificing quality and quantity.