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Should I get three bids?

Angie’s List stresses the importance of getting three estimates when hiring anyone for home improvement projects. It takes a lot of work, but comparing contractors can really pay off for you.

How to save money with home automation

Have you ever left the air conditioner cranking on high all day while at work or wondered if you remembered to set the alarm?  A home automation system can help, all while saving you money on energy bills.

6 tips for a safe salon pedicure

How can you know the latest trend is right for you, or if the salon is safe?  Before you receive your next manicure or pedicure, check your nail technician’s license and look for any red flags in the salon.

5 tips for filing taxes with a tax pro

If you need help preparing your taxes, the time to call a professional is now. Hiring a CPA or other reputable tax preparer might help you catch deductions that you may have missed in the past.

How to know it's time to switch doctors

You should feel comfortable communicating with your doctor, and he or she should empathize with you and discuss treatment options openly. A change may need to be made if communication breaks down. In the last two years, 37 percent of Angie’s List members reported they have switched doctors, and over half of them said that it was their decision.  Here's how to make sure your doctor is right for you and the steps to take if you're making a switch.

4 tips for holiday decorating on a budget

Now that it’s time to deck the halls and trim the tree in your home, you might be getting a little tired of the same decorations you use from year to year.  A new look doesn’t have to be expensive or time-consuming; you can use your old décor in a different way. Don’t worry if you don’t have ideas of your own - you can enlist the help of a professional interior decorator to consult with you on how to transform your home into a winter wonderland with creative and budget-friendly tips.

How to update your bathroom for less

A bathroom makeover doesn’t have to cost thousands of dollars or take weeks of intensive labor. You can get the modern bathroom of your dreams simply by updating the finishes.  The tub surface and tile color, cabinet hardware and the toilet can all be changed without breaking the bank.

How to avoid holiday kitchen disasters

Homeowners often take appliances for granted.  If you don’t take proper care of them, they can end up malfunctioning at the worst possible times.  If you have a special occasion you’ll be hosting, follow these tips to make sure your big event goes off without a hitch.

4 tips to avoid HVAC scams

Your heating and cooling system is one of the most complicated parts of your home, and it accounts for more than half of your energy costs. To reduce your chances of being scammed, be sure to read your owner’s manual so you know your system, and hire the right heating and air conditioning contractor to check the system regularly.

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