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Dear Downstairs Neighbor (Or Why I We...

by HGExpo.com on 06/19/2015 - 11:28 am
Categories: Building & Remodeling, Décor & Lighting, Energy Savings, Garage/Basement/Storage, Home Exteriors, Home Technology, Kitchen & Bath, Lawn & Garden, Windows & Doors

By Max Klein
Lifestyle Writer & Misunderstood Attic Dweller
Upstairs neighbors are the worst. They're the faceless monster that takes joy in creating creaks and thumps. They're the ne'er-do-well that seems to coordinate their furniture moving schedule with your sleep schedule. They're the villain of apartment living.
I have a confession to make. I am the upstairs neighbor. I just might be your upstairs neighbor.

Dear Downstairs Neighbor,
I am an adult human being that weighs more than 100 pounds, and if your griping is to be believed, your ceiling/my floor is composed of cardboard imbued with special powers to make it whatever the opposite of noise-cancelling is. Sadly, I don't mo ...

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On The Red Carpet At The 2015 Clevela...

by HGExpo.com on 04/13/2015 - 01:41 pm
Categories: Building & Remodeling, Décor & Lighting, Energy Savings, Garage/Basement/Storage, Home Exteriors, Home Technology, Kitchen & Bath, Lawn & Garden, Windows & Doors

Every year, the Home Builders Association of Greater Cleveland holds the Cleveland Choice Awards to celebrate advancements made in the local building industry.
HGExpo’s Chelsey Alltop was on the red carpet for the 2015 Cleveland Cleveland Choice Awards asking all of the important questions.

Gift Ideas For Apartment Dwellers

by HGExpo.com on 01/15/2015 - 05:04 pm
Categories: Décor & Lighting, Energy Savings, Home Technology

Gifting a person who occupies a tiny living space can be a challenge, but it’s not impossible. Here are seven sensational ideas to consider:

Houseplants

Source: www.cityblossoms.com
Many apartments don’t allow pets, and it’s nice to have ongoing, undeniable proof that a person is responsible enough to sustain life.

Wireless Speakers

Source: www.amazon.com
Boiling water for Ramen is more glamorous when accompanied by T. Swift. The Logitech UE BOOM is last year’s model, but still one of the best on the market.

Mr. Clean Magic Erasers

Source: www.mrclean.com
Which is more impressive: Good ol’ St. Nick, who visits every house in the world in und ...

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Giving the Gift of Comfort

by HGExpo.com on 12/16/2014 - 05:00 pm
Categories: Energy Savings, Home Technology

By Raj Rai
Owner, WeatherKing Heating & Air Conditioning
When buying gifts for friends and family, I always ask myself, “What are the things they wouldn’t buy for themselves?”
The answer usually results in the most thoughtful of gifts—and ones the recipients will put to good use instead of setting aside. I also try to think of items that people can take comfort in, like these five unique gift ideas:
Air Purifier & Duct Cleaning Gifts that are not visual are often overlooked, but they can be very thoughtful. With so much emphasis on healthier living nowadays, gifts that improve wellness are sure bets. An air cleaner purifies the environment by filtering the ...

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Gift Ideas For New Homeowners

by HGExpo.com on 12/09/2014 - 04:18 pm
Categories: Building & Remodeling, Décor & Lighting, Energy Savings, Garage/Basement/Storage, Home Exteriors, Home Technology, Kitchen & Bath, Lawn & Garden, Windows & Doors

By Kyla Price
For those special people in your life who are new homeowners, the gift-giving ideas are seemingly endless. To help narrow things down, here are some ideas to consider when shopping for housewarming holiday gifts.
Paint
Even when buying a brand new home, many folks decide to change paint colors. As such, you can never go wrong with a gift card to a local paint store. As an added gift, consider offering to paint with your friend or family member. By doing so, you can lessen the burden on the new homeowner while also paving a pathway to fun memories as you aid with the project.
Shower Rod
Another great, yet obscure gift is a curved shower rod. This is especially helpful for f ...

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Northeast Ohio Contractors That Give ...

by HGExpo.com on 12/01/2014 - 05:27 pm
Categories: Building & Remodeling, Décor & Lighting, Energy Savings, Garage/Basement/Storage, Home Exteriors, Home Technology, Kitchen & Bath, Lawn & Garden, Windows & Doors

By Kyla Price
When looking for a company to do business with, it’s important to look for good reviews, services, and products. But it’s also a good idea to seek out those that give back to the local communities they serve. Here are just a few of the many HGExpo exhibitors that give back to those around them.
Cabinets & Granite Direct
Cabinets and Granite Direct works closely with the Salvation Army Harbor Light Complex, located at 1710 Prospect Avenue in Cleveland. Employees are hired (both temporary and permanent) from the Salvation Army’s employment program, which is part of Salvation Army’s transitional control program. The men and women who are part of the ...

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Steps To Take Before Turning On Your ...

by HGExpo.com on 11/04/2014 - 12:40 pm
Categories: Energy Savings, Home Technology

By Bryan Rutkosky
Owner, Ber’s HVAC, Plumbing, Electrical & Energy Auditing
Before you fire up your furnace for the first time this season, there are things to do to ensure a safe, efficient operating season.
First, make sure your filter is clean. If there is any amount of debris on it, replace it. By taking this step, you’ll increase your furnace’s efficiency and reduce your energy bills.
Second, check all around your furnace to ensure nothing is hanging on or near it. For safety reasons, it is important that the area is clear before startup.
Next, check to make sure your carbon monoxide and smoke detectors are properly installed and working. This is a perfect tim ...

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How To Hire A Plumber

by HGExpo.com on 10/20/2014 - 04:12 pm
Categories: Energy Savings, Home Technology

By Bryan Rutkosky
Owner, BERS HVAC, Plumbing, Electrical & Energy Auditing
Before you select and hire a plumber, there are some things you should be on the lookout for as you engage in the selection process. Otherwise, you could end up with costly follow-up repairs and even damaged personal property resulting from water leaks.
Homeowner Homework
First, check them out online, no matter how small the job. Search for reviews and testimonials, but read skeptically. The anonymity of the internet makes fibbing an easy and attractive option for less-than-principled contractors. Don't discount the importance and availability of offline, interpersonal reviews. If someone had a strongly negati ...

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How To Interview A Potential Contractor

by HGExpo.com on 10/20/2014 - 03:48 pm
Categories: Building & Remodeling, Décor & Lighting, Energy Savings, Garage/Basement/Storage, Home Exteriors, Home Technology, Kitchen & Bath, Lawn & Garden, Windows & Doors

HGExpo attended the Ohio Home Expo September 20-21 at the North Olmsted Soccer Sportsplex. We asked the industry's top experts how to interview potential contractors.
What questions need to be asked? What answers should homeowners look for?

Should I Hire A Licensed Electrician?

by HGExpo.com on 10/16/2014 - 03:01 pm
Categories: Energy Savings, Home Technology

By Terry Giguere
Owner, Lawndale Electric
Sometimes it may seem attractive to reduce the cost of a home project by employing the services of the neighborhood handyman, or buying your brother-in-law a six pack and turning him loose. That strategy may work on some small, non-hazardous projects, but electrical work surely isn’t one of them.
Ask anybody who has felt the frightening sensation of 120 volts of power rumbling through their arms; electricity is nothing to play around with. A single mistake in wiring could create fire hazard or a short circuit that could give a family member quite a jolt.
Aside from the obvious safety issues, you may be shocked to learn that you can be liabl ...

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