“Fall Fix It and Home Renovations”
Monday, October 30, 2006
with Jodi Marks
Co-host of HGTV’s “Fix It Up”
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Americans spend more than $220 billion a year fixing up their homes, whether for beautification, safety, energy savings or simply extending living space. But Jodi Marks tells us that not all improvements have to come at a great cost for homeowners. Making easy, practical and cost-effective improvements right now can help homeowners enjoy their space for many years to come.
Marks offers tips on kitchen and bathroom renovation ideas, how to spruce up a room, and even how to finance your home improvement projects.
- Fabric Awnings- Installing fabric awnings over a previously built deck or patio is a great way to make your prior investment even more valuable. It makes the space more useable and allows you and your family to enjoy the outdoors year-round. www.awningstoday.com
- GE Silicone II- Homeowners can save hundreds of dollars a year on energy costs by sealing those cracks and gaps (windows, doors, electrical outlets), reducing their energy bills by up to 20 percent. Make sure you seal your home with a silicone sealant that won’t crack or shrink. www.gesealants.com
- GE Reveal® Halogen Lights- These new halogen products have a rare earth element baked into the glass to filter out dull yellow rays produced by standard incandescent bulbs, making colors and patterns really pop. They also offer longer life and brighter light than standard incandescent bulbs. www.gelighting.com
- GMAC Mortgage- GMAC offers some helpful tips on financing a home improvement project, as well as more details about home equity loans and lines of credit. www.gmacmortgage.com