Tips from the Pros

Homeowners Spring Maintenance Checklist

Hello spring! When winter departs, it’s also a time to check for any winter damages and make repairs as you prepare for hot weather ahead. Make sure your home is ready for the change in seasons: 1.  Clean & repair gutters and downspouts. After the last frost has passed, it’s important to have your gutters…

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Top 5 Tips for Hiring a Builder or Remodeler

Are you among the growing number of home owners looking to hire a Home Professional for a building or remodeling project? Building your new home or renovating your existing home can be overwhelming but with the help of a Professional Home builder or remodeler the process can be smooth and memorable. Here are five tips…

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Selecting a Home Heating System

There are 3 basic styles of operating features with forced air heating and air conditioning systems. These features themselves do not save money but rather improve indoor comfort. Typically the systems with the added features are more efficient but the efficiency is only part of the picture. Most of these features boil down to 3…

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TEC Ultimate 6 Plus Demo Day at Missouri Tile – Free Swag!

Free product and swag given to each company that participates in the TEC Ultimate 6 Plus Demo Day Seminar. Stop by and try the one polymer modified mortar to use on 98% of your jobs Product: 4 bags of Ultimate 6 Plus 2 bags of Power Grout 3.5gal Hydraflex Swag: hat tshirt bucket) Where: Missouri…

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Top 10 Most Wanted Features by Home Buyers – Laundry Rooms #1

Nearly all home buyers – 91 percent – want a laundry room included in their home, more than any other home or community feature, according to NAHB’s report What Home Buyers Really Want (2019 Edition). The report is based on a national survey that asks recent and prospective home buyers (people who bought homes in the…

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R-22 Air Conditioner Repair or Replace?

In 2008 the EPA mandated a phaseout of R-22 refrigerant starting in 2010 and ending in 2020 with the refrigerant no longer being produced in any capacity. Since 2008 the price of R22 refrigerant has gone up every year incrementally, forcing SS&B Heating & Cooling to now charge $160 for the first pound added today…

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Black Color Added as a Standard Option for Multiple Delden Garage Door Models

This New Option of Black Color is Available for Delden Models Prestige & Delcraft 200 Delden Manufacturing Company, Inc. has proudly announced that it is offering an exciting new Black color option for multiple Delden branded garage doors. The new Black color option has been added to residential, polystyrene insulated models Delden Prestige (PR-24) 1000/2000 and Delden Delcraft…

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Night Stands with Flip Top Electrical Compartments

From night stands that offer flip top electrical compartments to infrared SmartEye in media consoles;  technology has sure inspired the interior design industry and playing a huge role in the overall style and function of products for the trendiest of homes. Below are some tech-savvy products provided through a few of Decorating Den Interiors suppliers.…

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Can Lightning Strike Me Inside a Storm Shelter?

Will I be electrocuted if the storm shelter is struck by lightning while I’m inside? At FamilySAFE Storm Shelters & Safe Rooms, we hear this question from time to time, and the answer is simply no. Should your shelter be struck by lightning while you are inside, the electricity will travel down the outside of…

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Building Science Sessions by Dr. Joseph Lstiburek – April 5th

Join Dr. Joseph “Joe Lstiburek, dubbed the “dean of North American building science” by the Wall Street Journal, for a day full of learning and laughter! Morning Session: “Building Science 301” Afternoon Session One: “The Perfect Wall – Keeping the Outside OUt and the Inside In” Afternoon Session Two: “Roofing – Where the Building Touches…

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Your Spring Home Maintenance Checklist

By Jason Bekebrede President, HBA of Greater Springfield For home owners, warmer weather means it’s time to get organized and tackle your spring home maintenance jobs early so you – and your home – can enjoy the change of seasons with minimal stress.  It can be daunting to take on a long list of chores…

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Vinyl and Luxury Vinyl Education Workshop – Feb 3rd

Mouery's Flooring Luxury Vinyl Workshop

We are getting prepped and ready for the Home Show that is at the end of the month. We are focusing on vinyl and luxury vinyl and what makes it so much different and great! We are going to continue that momentum and host our very own educational workshop on February 3rd at 2:00 PM…

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Four Reasons to Hire a Personal Decorator Before Christmas [video]

PART 1: 4 REASONS TO HIRE A PERSONAL DECORATOR BEFORE CHRISTMAS [VIEW VIDEO] The holiday season has arrived! Soon, you’ll be building snowmen, wrapping presents and hanging ornaments on the Christmas tree. But before you invite guests over for the big celebration, you may consider hiring a personal decorator from Decorating Den to help you deck the halls! You’re…

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5 Mistakes to Avoid While Designing a New Home

Many thoughts may fill your mind as you begin to design your new home. You might turn to online home designs for inspiration and start making an exhaustive list of what you wish to see in your new home. The process of building a home is answering ten thousand questions in the right sequence with…

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HBA Remodeling Show Video – 2017

HBA Remodeling Show Information

Watch our HBA Home Remodeling Show video with information about the show. Also, look for videos about the informative remodeling presentations that will take place during this event.

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