Category: Home Energy Saving Tips

The Wall/Weng Home

How to Get the Latest Design Trends into Your Home

We all want a little luxury in our lives, and staying up-to-date on current design trends is just one way to incorporate a bit of style into everyday décor. Whether you’re just looking for a few new pieces to spice up your living room or you’re ready to revamp the entire master bath, taking a few design […]

How To Winterize Your Home

How To Winterize Your Home

Winter is quickly approaching. Is your home ready? While you may think that it’s as simple as turning on your heat, winterizing your home can help you make your home a cozy and more efficient place to be as temperatures drop. Take the few extra steps this winter to help your home function at its […]

Things That Make Any House Feel Old and Outdated

11 Things That Make Any House Feel Old and Outdated

Some home design features from the past have a charm that makes them feel historic or vintage. Others? They haven’t quite stood the test of time. A trend that was so ubiquitous in one particular era that it instantly dates your home can be a flag to friends (or future homeowners, if you’re thinking about […]

Renovations That Pay You Back

8 Renovations That Pay You Back

Conventional wisdom holds that upgrades and improvements will enhance a home’s value. But some improvements are better—and more cost-effective—investments than others. Contrary to what you might imagine, some of the most worthwhile projects also are the most economical. Start charting your home improvement course now by considering some of the projects with the biggest payoffs. […]

Laundry Room

7 Laundry Room Problems & How To Solve Them

Close your eyes and imagine your perfect laundry room. Everything is clean and in a proper place. There are no stray socks and everything is folded neatly, with the iron easily accessible. Now, think about the current state of your laundry room. It’s likely the exact opposite of what your perfect laundry room looks like. […]

Tesla solar shingle

Tesla starts taking orders for its solar shingle

Perhaps the most intriguing product to come out of Elon Musk’s imagination is the solar shingle. There have been so many issues, aesthetic and practical, with putting solar panels in frames on top of existing roofs. Musk’s solar shingles actually are the roof, which creates a whole new set of issues. But they are also […]

Bathroom Flooring Ideas for 2016

Bathtub-to-Shower Conversions on the Rise

Let’s say you’re planning a complete bathroom renovation. Would you rather have a standard bathtub/shower combo or a custom shower? Ten to 15 years ago, it was a black and white issue: Most realtors, contractors or homeowners would recommend keeping the tub. Based on what we’re seeing at Custom, though, the tide has turned. These […]

6 Key Home Repairs That Can’t Wait Till Next Year

Fall means many things to many people. Some look forward to football season. Others relish apples and pumpkins and all the other autumn harvest delights. However, if you’re a homeowner, the end of summer means one thing only—getting ready for the frigid temperatures and severe storms looming on the not-so-distant horizon. True, most home maintenance […]

5 Household Products You’ll Never Have To Buy Again

Many of us like to keep a clean and tidy home, but it’s disheartening when you realize how much you have to spend purchasing the necessary products. Analyzing what brands to buy and how much you need of each item is a time-consuming and expensive process.Most of us are too busy to keep track of […]

Is it greener to renovate or rebuild?

Is it greener to renovate or rebuild? ­The distinction between what’s green and what isn’t lies in the details. For example, recycling is a good idea, as is reusing raw materials rather than using virgin ones. However, the current process we use to recycle is flawed in many ways. For one thing, two separate lumbering […]