Updates from July, 2010

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  • Top 10 Must-Have Features in Today’s New Homes

    11:15 am on July 6, 2010 | Comments:0
    Tags: , Home Features, ,   Filed under: Appliances, Consumer news and advice, Home improvement

    By Steve Kerch

    RISMEDIA, January 25, 2010—(MCT)—Americans want smaller houses and they are willing to strip some of yesterday’s most popular rooms—such as home theaters—from them in order to accommodate changing lifestyles, consumer experts told audiences at the International Builders Show.

    “This is a traumatic time in this country and the future isn’t something we’re 100% sure about now either. What’s left? The answer for most home buyers is authenticity,” said Heather McCune, director of marketing for Bassenian Lagoni Architects in Park Ridge, Ill. Buyers today want cost-effective architecture, plans that focus on spaces and not rooms and homes that are designed ‘green’ from the outset,” she said. The key for home builders is “finding the balance between what buyers want and the price point.” (More …)

     
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  • Outdoor Appliance Guide: Refrigerators

    9:38 am on April 29, 2010 | Comments:0
    Tags: Appliances, electronic, home,   Filed under: Appliances, Home improvement, Home owner information

    By: Douglas Trattner

    Published: April 29, 2010

    Refrigerators work harder outdoors than in, so it’s important to seek out models designed specifically for the task.

    With temperature regulating systems that function constantly, refrigerators are one of the hardest working appliances in the home. When placed outside the home, they are required to work even harder to maintain proper temperatures. In addition, they must operate safely even when exposed to inclement weather. For that reason, it’s important to purchase a refrigerator designed specifically for efficient and reliable outdoor use.  (More …)

     
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