Burglar-Proof House
Talking with police can help in learning methods most commonly used by burglars in your area. Pretend you are a burglar and examine your home for weak points. Then fortify them. For example, can a window mounted air conditioner be stolen easily or pushed in to gain entrance? Install it more securely. Consider what you own that may attract burglars and make those possessions less conspicuous.

Design A Kitchen That's Cookin'

Every homeowner wants a gourmet kitchen- even those who consider cooking the art of reheating food purchased at a take-out counter.

But designing a perfect kitchen can be an overwhelming task. Denise Roberts Hurlin and her husband Nathan said it’s best to expect the unexpected. “We thought our cabinets would be delivered in January. Instead, they arrived in March,” she said.


Bent Nail Tip of The Month
""Lampshade Trick"

Don't try to protect new lampshades by leaving them in the cellophane wrap. The cellophane may shrink from the light bulb heat, warp the frame, and leave brown marks on the fabric.

Avoiding Moisture On Wood Floors

Ask any wood flooring contractor what the number one problem he or she encounters on the job is, and most will answer "moisture." Excess moisture can cause a variety of problems with wood floors, whether the moisture originates from an environmental source, or from a flood caused by a malfunctioning appliance or unattended window. Whatever the source of the problem, however, dealing with the results of excessive moisture in wood floors requires diligence and skill.

Energy Savers Are  Tax Deductible

Tax credit provisions of the energy bill went into effect on January 1. Here are some of the credits available.

30 percent of the cost of solar panels, plus 30 percent for a solar water heater. Credits are capped at $2,000 and are available for 2007 and 2007 installations.

10 percent of the cost of energy-saving doors, windows, insulation, and roofs, plus up to $300 for efficient central air conditioners and water heaters powered by natural gas, propane, or oil. You can also claim $150 for efficient furnaces and $50 for energy-saving fans. You can only claim $500 in total for this group with just $200 for windows.

You can get a tax credit of up to $3,400 for a hybrid car or light truck. This offer is good between January 1, 2007 and Dec. 31, 2010. Once your car's manufacturer sells more than 60,000 hybrids, what you can claim will be less.

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