My Mileage is Better Than Your Mileage

You may have heard about folks out there who describe themselves as “hypermilers”. What is that, you might ask? Well, it’s basically just someone who gets more out of a gallon of gas than the rest of us. Not a little more, though, but A LOT more – hypermilers can often nearly double the EPA listed mileage for a given car. One of the leaders in the hypermiler movement, Wayne Gerdes, can get nearly 60 mpg out of his 2005 Honda Accord (EPA est 34 mpg), and once got 127 mpg out of a Prius (EPA Read more […]

Turbo Diesels Take on Hybrids

Recently I test drove of the new Volkswagen Jetta TDI Diesel. It accelerated on to the freeway faster than my Toyota Prius.  Driving freeways and stop-go city, I wondered which would be the bigger seller, the new European turbodiesels or the Japanese Hybrids. For Detroit, May was the cruelest month, as they were outsold by Asia for the first time. Fuel economy is in; gas guzzling is being punished. General Motors, Ford Motor and Chrysler combined for a record low market share of 44.4 percent, compared Read more […]

The 10 Dumbest Green Buildings on Earth

While any structure built in a way that lessens its footprint is welcomed, some of the buildings that people try to turn green simply make no sense. LEED certification, in all its greatness, does not take the building’s intended purpose into account; this leaves us with some hilarious, unabashedly self-contradicting buildings. Here are the ten of the most laughable green buildings: 1. BP’s Helios House Gas Station – Los Angeles, Cal. Yes, there is an LEED-certified gas station. It’s actually Read more […]

Should you move out while remodeling

Remodeling your home is an exciting process but it takes a lot of work and kicks up a lot of dust. Sometimes, it’s hard to lead a normal life in a home that’s being remodeled. We’re going to help you decide whether or not you should move out while remodeling your home to make the whole process easier. Reasons why you should do it The first thing you’ll need to consider about your remodeling is the size of the project. This is the main factor which will help you decide whether or not moving Read more […]

Selling Your House: The Do’s and Don’ts

Meta description: Selling your house is a whole different ball game than buying one so get ready to learn the basics. Lots of people brave the daunting world of real estate for the promise of making a profit off their property. Unfortunately, this isn’t a guaranteed outcome. If you want to make sure that you’ll be able to sell your property and make a handsome profit, there are a few things that you need to do. Here are some of the most basic ones to keep in mind: Be updated with the local Read more […]

5 Common Carpet cleaning Mistakes to Avoid

Cleaning your carpet on a regular basis is the best way to keep dirt and dust away in Auckland. However, letting a professional carpet cleaning company near you clean the carpet at least two times a year is highly recommended. Why? Because it’s only through proper cleaning and maintenance that you can extend the lifeline of your carpets, and also help it withstand wear and tear after years of use. But even so, homeowners still want to muddle and clean the carpets on their own. What they do not Read more […]

From DIYer to Entrepreneur: Tools to Help You Manage Your Home Improvement Startup

There’s something so satisfying about creating and working with your hands. Whether you’re designing hand-made décor or are designing an entirely new room from scratch, the chance to create and then enjoy the result is incomparable to anything else, so it’s no wonder that you would want to take your DIY hobby and turn it into a home improvement business. As great as it is to work with your hands and be able to admire your work, though, it can also be time-consuming, tricky, and difficult to Read more […]

5 Home Improvements that Will Increase the Value of Your Home

Your home is one of the biggest investments you will ever make. It is where you will live and perhaps raise a family. You want to take care of it to the best of your ability and make sure it does not lose any market value. Regular upkeep and maintenance will take care of this. Whether you choose to live in your home for many years or decide to move shortly after you buy it, you would like to make money when you sell it. Property values can fluctuate, and this may afford you some profit when selling Read more […]

An Introduction to National Lawn Care Month

Just about everyone living in suburban areas has their own lawn. It happens to be something that has become one of the most characteristic features of living away from the big city. Regardless of where you may be living, you will have come across plenty of houses having their own lawns and grassy patches. Then again, it isn’t entirely a ‘suburban thing’ either. Although cities are often criticized as being nothing more than ‘concrete jungles’, not all areas of the city happen to be patched Read more […]

How to Plaster Your Interior Walls

17Plastering your own walls may seem daunting because you must spend to buy the materials and set aside the time to do the work yourself. However, apart from the appeal of learning something new and ending the day looking at your own handiwork, for those who are willing to try, plastering your interior walls is not that difficult. You can buy your plastering trowels and plaster mix as soon as possible. Gather your materials When you decide to plaster your interior walls, select your Read more […]