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Article Contributed by Metro Creative Connection According to a survey of its users, the home improvement resource HomeAdvisor found that the average kitchen remodeling project took six weeks to complete. While some homeowners might be turned off by the prospect of having little or no access to their kitchens for more than a month, HomeAdvisor […]

Must-Have Kitchen Remodel Features

Must-Have Kitchen Remodel Features

Article Contributed by Metro Creative Connection Homeowners looking to renovate often see room for improvement in their kitchens and bathrooms. The National Association of Home Builder’s Remodeling Market Index Survey, which measures conditions in the remodeling market, indicates that, in 2015, the two most common remodeling jobs were bathroom remodels (81 percent) and kitchen remodels […]

Budgeting Home Improvement Projects

Budgeting Home Improvement Projects

Article Contributed by Metro Creative Connection Home improvements can add value and aesthetic appeal to a home. However, to reap the rewards of a remodeled room, home addition or any home improvement project, homeowners will have to invest both their money and their time. Establishing a project budget can be helpful and prevent overspending. According […]

How to Find the Right Replacement Windows

How to Find the Right Replacement Windows

Article Contributed by Metro Creative Connection Replacing old windows is often a worthwhile investment for homeowners. Energy-efficient windows can prevent heating and cooling loss and keep homes more comfortable throughout the year. Such windows also can improve a home’s resale value, proving a good return on investment for homeowners who want to upgrade their homes […]

Home Improvements that Increase Home Value

Article Contributed by Metro Creative Connection When granite countertops or shiny, stainless steel appliances beckon homeowners from the display areas of home improvement stores, it’s tempting to gear remodeling thoughts toward the items that will add flair and decorative appeal to a home. Even though most improvements add some measure of value, deciding which are […]

How Dogs Benefit From Daily Walks

How Dogs Benefit From Daily Walks

Article Contributed by Metro Creative Connection Dog owners with fenced-in backyards may think their furry friends are getting all they need during their nightly exercise sessions in the backyard. While such yards provide safe places for dogs to relax and run around, the American Humane Association (www.americanhumane.org) notes that even dogs who run wild in […]

Honoring the Military

Honoring the Military

Article Contributed by Metro Creative Connection The United States Armed Forces is renowned for its size and strength. Various sources suggest the size of the United States military is somewhere between 1.4 and 1.6 million active service people. The military is comprised of the Army, Army National Guard, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast […]

Explore the Many Hats Worn By Nurses

Article Contributed by Metro Creative Connection Enter a hospital, doctor’s office, adult care facility or medical clinic and you are bound to encounter nurses. Nurse is a broad term used to describe most individuals who perform patient-based care in a variety of settings. A nurse’s duties and title will vary depending on his or her […]

How to Take Care of Your Trees

How to Take Care of Your Trees

Article Contributed by Metro Creative Connection Lawns and gardens tend to draw the bulk of homeowners’ attention come spring and summer. But it’s important that property owners tend to the trees that dot their property as well. The types of trees homeowners have on their property may influence when it’s time to trim and prune […]

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