Upgrades Articles & Tips

Get Cool: Factors that Impact the Cost of a New Central AC System After multiple nights of poor sleep on top of the covers, trying to beat the heat, you probably asked yourself, “What would it cost to install central AC?” There are many factors... Read more .

Give your kitchen a new look — just in time for the holidays. As the holidays loom, take a look around your kitchen. You know it’s the place everyone is going to congregate, whether you’re hosting family for Thanksgiving or throwing a holiday... Read more .

We talk to experts to find out how to turn your bathroom into your favorite room in the house. Bathrooms, like kitchens, can be a main selling point in a home. But it’s also great to make the most of the space while you live there. ’Cause let’s... Read more .

Need help deciding which windows are right for your home? Here’s what you need to know before you buy. Bad windows can mean bad news — leaks, poor insulation and infestations. You might find that your frames have rotted, that your heat runs... Read more .

The “triangle” is so yesterday. Read up on our top do’s and don’ts of kitchen design before getting started on your remodel. Redesigning your kitchen? Here are a few things to keep in mind as you decide what your new space is going to look like. ... Read more .

The kitchen is always a favorite room to renovate. We wanted to share some of our favorite kitchen remodeling ideas — and what we like most about them. The heart of a home is almost always the kitchen. It’s where people gather and where meals are... Read more .

Kitchen renovations leave a lot of room for creativity — but also for mistakes. Make sure your kitchen home improvement project goes smoothly by avoiding these mishaps. San Diego homeowner Jody Costello has a renovation horror story to... Read more .

You don’t have to sacrifice safety and practicality to get that spa-like feel in your new bathroom. Do you walk into a cramped, outdated bathroom every morning and wonder how you could improve it? Would you love to relax in your tub — if it... Read more .

There’s a new set of standards for heating, air conditioning and ventilation (HVAC) systems starting in 2015. Champagne-fueled renditions of “Auld Lang Syne” aren’t the only things happening when the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve.... Read more .