HomeImprovement

10 Smart Uses for Your Tax Refund

Tax refund checkBy Kimberly Lankford, Kiplinger


If you have a refund check coming your way, consider using it to bolster your personal balance sheet. The average...

Is It Time to Revive Plans for Home Improvement?

Whether it's adding granite counters to your kitchen or converting your garage into a home theater, nearly every homeowner has some ideas for a makeover. You know all the reasons to wait -- but there are positive signs on the horizon that might encourage you to break out the tools.

Lowe's Aims to Inspire Shoppers with New Ad

"Never Stop Improving" is the tagline of Lowe's new branding strategy and TV ad campaign, which kicked off Monday. It's a slogan designed to impart the message that shoppers are in good hands at Lowe's, which will guide them through all stages of their home improvement journey.

Home Depot Lays a Foundation for Online Growth

Over the last few years, Home Depot has expanded its retail stores aggressively, adding more than 200 outlets annually. However, the firm has recently embarked on a $1.1 billion program to improve its Web presence while dramatically reducing the number of new store openings to around 10 in 2011.

Going green? Not so much

Green may be the buzzword of the day in the construction industry, but buyers are increasingly skeptical when they find out green homes may cost more...