Enter the New Year with an Energy Audit

I’m excited to introduce myself as the newest blogger for Empire Today.  Professionally, I’ve received several certifications on home topics such as Low Impact Living and Building Science as well as worked as a Sustainability Coordinator in the food & beverage industry.  Personally, I’m a green nut and thrilled to be able to pass along some home greening knowledge to you.  In coming blogs, I will delve into a wide array of topics for making your home green such as smart landscaping decisions for your environment and wallet, safe cleaning supplies to have around your family and ways to earn money back for making your home more efficient.  However, before we get into specifics, I thought we could start with a topic for the most “green” (and this time, by green I mean newbie) of readers.
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What’s My House Worth Now?"

If I had a nickel for every time I was asked this question, well, I’d be retired by now. I’m asked this question all the time and many times it’s from people who have no intention of selling anytime soon. I’m usually asked this after they do some form of upgrade to their home.
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Renovation Reality — Volume 10: Boys Room

 Boy, oh boy! How to “decorate” a room for a growing boy?! Our blog post today shows the transformation of another bedroom in our client’s English Tudor style home, perfect for our toughest little critic! MORE

“Swap My Floor” Contest Winners: The Transformations are Complete (Part 3 of 3)

Jan 20
Jill Ruiz
 Now that you’ve seen and read the stories of our two First Place winners, Rhonda Carroll and Carl Wall, I am excited to finally reveal the transformation of our Grand Prize winner Lauren Brown from Arlington, TX. Above you will see Lauren’s submission photo.
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Choosing Flooring for Your Basement

Jan 17
Frank Worth
If you are working on a basement remodeling project, you might be worried about what type of flooring you will put down. Flooring is one of the most important aspects of a home improvement project, and it needs to be well thought out. The question most people ask is what type of flooring is best (and not best) for their basement. Below are some choices to help you decide. MORE

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