Color Your Kitchen

How’s your kitchen looking? Does it need a little lift? A whole kitchen remodel will change the way you feel about your kitchen in a big way. What if you’re not ready for a big remodel? Pick one component and add a splash of color! Just changing the cabinets or the sink or even the [...]

Building a Healthy Neighborhood Event

The beginning of September has been busy for Improvement Zone!  For the 6th year in a row, Improvement Zone set to work with Rebuilding Together Baltimore, participating in their ‘Building a Healthy Neighborhood’ event. Along with other volunteers, and battling rainy weather more days than not, we improved 10 homes in 10 days! Our crews repaired roofs, […]

Time to Get Your Home Ready for Winter

3 Important Areas to Focus on When Winterizing Your Home (BPT) – From the holidays to cold-weather fun like ice skating and skiing, winter promises its share of good times. Preparing your home for winter’s weather extremes can help ensure that you get the maximum enjoyment out of the season, while protecting your home’s vital […]

Decorating Safety

This month, we are going to run through some important safety tips to ensure your holiday season is enjoyable.  Our first post focuses on decorating safety. Never use lighted candles near trees, boughs, curtains/drapes, or with any potentially flammable item. Wear gloves while decorating with spun glass “angel hair.” It can irritate your eyes and […]

Ladder Safety

We continue our December posts with some tips on ladder safety.  From hanging lights and mistletoe to decorating the tree, please remember these suggestions so you have a safe and happy holiday. When putting up holiday decorations, always use the proper step stool or ladder to reach high places. Don’t stand on chairs, desks or […]

Spring Home Upgrade Ideas

(Family Features) After a long winter cooped up indoors, spring is the perfect time to start re-imagining your home and making upgrades that create a fresh, welcoming vibe. These project ideas – some big, some small – can help breathe new life into your home so you’re ready to enjoy your favorite rooms to the […]

Best ROI Improvements

Flooring Much like hands reveal a person’s true age, flooring speaks volumes about a home. Replacing and updating worn floors can instantly add value. A timeless selection like wood flooring, particularly in heavy traffic areas, is durable enough to withstand wear and complements a wide range of interior designs. If you already have wood floors […]

Refresh Your Space

(Family Features) A fresh coat of paint is one of the easiest ways to upgrade your home. Whether you’re revamping a main living area or freshening up your home’s curb appeal, some planning and preparation, plus the right painting tools, go a long way toward helping you achieve a professional-looking finished project. Execute your paint […]

Heating System Maintenance

Thermostats: For every degree you set back your thermostat (either to a cooler temperature in the winter or a warmer one in the summer), you should see about a 2% savings on your energy bill. Set your thermostat back a few degrees at night.  Ideal sleeping temperature is between 60 and 67 degrees.  Time to […]

Types of Filters in a Forced Air System

Filters in a Forced Air System Filter should be clean to keep your system running as efficiently as possible.  There are three types of filters: Disposable: These have a cardboard frame and a spun fiber filter.  Throw them out when they are dirty and replace. These can be bought at hardware stores or online. Washable: […]