Benjamin Hardy

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Benjamin Hardy has over 15 years of experience in content management, content marketing, social media management, film and video production, and writing and editing. Formerly the Editor in Chief of BobVila.com, Mr. Hardy has gone on to serve in leadership roles at HomeClick and Inkwell Media Company. Today, he lives in Vermont with his wife and son. Benjamin Hardy on LinkedIn

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JULY 9, 2013 | TUESDAY
Solved! Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters vs. Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters

A home's electrical system is prone to wear and tear. Regular testing and evaluation of receptacles, switches, and breakers can prevent dangerous situations down the road. GFCI vs.  AFCIT...

JULY 9, 2013 | TUESDAY
Easy Ways to Green Your Home

Every green-minded homeowner dreams of solar panels, high-efficiency windows and low-flush toilets. The reality check can be a discouraging one: These features, while great for the enviro...

JULY 9, 2013 | TUESDAY
Building a Smarter, More Efficient Window

Homeowners love windows — the light they bring, the views they frame, the feel they give to homes. Energy experts hate windows — the heat they bring, the heat they drain, the added energy...

JULY 9, 2013 | TUESDAY
Smart Water: Faucets, Heaters, and Systems

Consumers who are thinking about conservation, convenience, and green issues alike will find an enormous range of “smart” water accessories designed to improve upon both the home’s water ...

JULY 9, 2013 | TUESDAY
Selecting Modular Home Builders and Manufacturers

Modular homes are constructed in a factory and assembled on site. Since modular homes are factory-built to exacting standards, it is the work of the builder to marry the component parts a...

JULY 9, 2013 | TUESDAY
Sorting Waste After Remodeling

Homeowners who plan to undertake a do-it-yourself job should know the difference between waste and salvageable building materials. Communities and builders are giving incentives to reduce...

JULY 9, 2013 | TUESDAY
Modular Homes: A Rising Industry

Whether it’s called a modular home, a systems-built home, or a factory-built home, the modular home is a misunderstood product. Despite a steady growth in sales, the modular home industry...

JULY 9, 2013 | TUESDAY
Custom Paneling Systems

Custom paneling has always been a luxury item. It is labor and cost intensive, since creating a profile means multiple components —baseboard, rails, stiles, panels, caps—to create a visua...

JULY 9, 2013 | TUESDAY
Choosing Major Kitchen Appliances

Choosing major kitchen appliances can be fun, but homeowners should think of family and lifestyle first. If hiring a designer, be prepared with a list of your desired appliances as they w...

JULY 9, 2013 | TUESDAY
Check the Label: A Guide to Green Designations for the Home

What is a green home? While “green” has yet to be given a universally accepted definition, a green home would be defined today as a certified “green” home built to certain specifications ...