Modernize

Modernize is an online service that connects homeowners with contractors specializing in energy-efficient home improvement projects. Visit www.modernize.com for more information.

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Preparing for the Cold: Your Winter Roof Checklist

Shoveling snow and salting walkways are to be expected, but if you really want to be prepared for winter and survive the wrath of Jack Frost, winterizing your roof is key.

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Which Energy-Efficient Improvements Offer the Best ROI?

Transforming your home into an energy-efficient space doesn't have to break the bank. Here are a few energy-efficient home improvements that offer the best bang for your buck.

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Uncharted Territory: Ways to Incorporate Geography Into Your Home Aesthetic

For a home that shows off your wanderlust, here are a few creative ways to incorporate geography into your home-design aesthetic.

Finding Design Balance: When Your Home is Historical, But Your Taste is Modern

If you want to keep up with the Joneses—and with the interior design magazines—you need to have room to incorporate modern details that are both stylish and appropriate for your property.

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How to Prepare Your Home for a Disaster

You can’t predict where and when disaster will strike, which is why it’s crucial to be proactive and get prepared. These simple steps can help you survive a disaster.

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Green Upgrades to Your Home That Will Attract Prospective Buyers

Studies have shown that green homes sell faster and sell for more than comparable non-green properties, particularly in areas with high energy prices.

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Energy-Efficiency Tips for Older and Historical Homes

Eco-friendly doesn’t have to mean brand-spanking new. Historic properties come with colorful stories that make them worth every penny you spend on their upkeep. Here's some tips to save dollars on your home purchase over the long run.

Thinking of Going Off-Grid? Here’s How to Pick the Best Property

Secluded, sustainable, self-sufficient: going off-grid’s been the ultimate American dream since the days of Thoreau. But these days, getting away from it all is obviously a bit trickier than just packing up and moving to a cabin in the woods. Here’s what to look for when you start shopping around.

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6 Budget Improvements You Can Make to Save Energy This Winter

Here are six of the cheapest and most profitable energy-saving projects for your home to keep your utility bills in check this winter.

Building an Energy-Saving Prefab Home That’s Magazine Worthy

You've bought the land, now it's time to take on the challenge (and fun!) of selecting and designing a modular home that works for you. Here are four solutions that combine form and style with eco-friendly features.