Homes And Home Improvment Websites
AOL Real Estate: Apartments
- Apartment and roommate locators, renting advice and news articles about the U.S.
Apartment Gardening - Information
on balcony, patio and window gardening.
Apartment Living - A discussion
forum for those living in apartments, condominiums and co-ops. Topics range from
roommate problems, maintenance issues, leases to decorating.
Apartment Reviews - Features reviews
of apartments by tenants. Provides an apartment rating form.
Decorating for Renters
- Tips on what you can and can not change in your apartment, wallpapering and window
Good for Apartment Life
- Provides a list of dog breeds suited to apartment living. Each breed is linked
to a detailed description.
The LemonClub Apartment Ratings - Apartment
ratings based on the actual experience of tenants in the United States. Also includes
a discussion forum for consumer and tenant issues.
Living In Your Apartment - Hints and
tips to solving common storage, decoration, and styling problems.
MetLife Renting an Apartment - A guide to renting an apartment and understanding
tenants' rights and responsibilities before signing the lease.
Rental Decorating Digest - Tips and
tricks for decorating for the renter.
So You Wanna
Decorate Your Apartment Cheaply? - This article explains how to evaluate
the space in your apartment, decide on a style, choose a color scheme and find bargains
when decorating your apartment.
Space Management Survival Guide
- Studio apartment solutions for "hiding and otherwise disguising belongings
that needed to be stored in a small space."
Abby's Guide - Buying guides with tips
and advice. Also has forums where people can post their experiences and degrees
of satisfaction with products they have purchased.
BestStuff.com - A network of reporters,
authors, and industry experts offering reviews of new products.
Canadian Consumer Information - Consumer
information guides covering a variety of topics including children, consumer products
and services, environment, food, health, housing and finance.
Check Out - Wal-Mart's buyers blog about
products they evaluate and solicit input from customers.
Consumers' Checkbook - This independent,
non-profit consumer authority provides articles and ratings for local services in
the United States.
ConsumerSearch.com - Database of categorized
consumer product reviews from a variety of news and trade publications. For each
product, it ranks and describes all reviews, provides a full story of expert analysis,
and lists top rated products by category.
EConsumer.gov - Provides information on
consumer protection laws in thirteen countries and offers consumers a way to file
EnerGuide - Produced by the Canadian
government's Office of Energy Efficiency, rates home appliances for cost of
operation and gives tips and advice.
ePublic Eye - Monitors e-businesses for
reliability, privacy and customer satisfaction. Offers a directory of registered
safe shopping web sites, streaming audio consumer alerts and the Safe Shopping Radio
Federal Citizen Information Center - Provides
a library of consumer interest publications on a variety of topics. A service of
the U.S. General Services Administration.
Federation of American Consumers and Travelers (FACT)
- A national consumer organization offering benefits, discounts, and programs for
consumers and travelers. Offers subscription based articles on cost saving health
care benefits, scholarships, grants, and non-partisan political reports.
Fixya.com - Support information for consumer
electronics and appliances, repair services, manuals, guides, faqs and troubleshooting.
Ineed2know.org - An independent, not-for-profit
service providing articles and tips about products and services.
InfoChoice - Offers a family of websites
focused on providing consumer information and reviews for products and services
from the banking, investment, telecommunications, insurance and travel industries
InfoFAQ - Questions and answers about buying
products and services over the Internet.
InstructionSheets.com - Includes
alphabetical list of manufacturers with links to their sites and list of product
instruction manuals offered for download.
JD Power Information Center - Using consumer
satisfaction data collected, this site provides consumers information to help them
in their buying decisions.
Make Life Easy - An analytical shopping
tool for consumers and businesses. Users can create smart shopping lists and personal
consumer reports to make skilled purchase decisions.
Master Me Meter -
Life calculators and tools for career, family, and work.
MouthShut.com - Consumers research, compare,
and review products and services.
Moving Company Guide - Covering
choosing a moving company, insurance, checklists, and tips.
The User Manual Site - Contains
instruction manuals and other support documents including operator and user guides,
and how-to information for all sorts of appliances, machines and devices.
Welsh Consumer Council - Details
of current projects, staff and publications, with advice, help and articles on a
variety of consumer topics.
All Recipes: Advice - Features cooking
tips, an encyclopedia of terms and ingredients and a searchable recipe database.
AOL Food - Recipes, menus and entertaining ideas.
Betty Crocker - Meal planning, award
winning recipes, menu suggestions and special occasion tips.
Canned Food Alliance - A consortium of steelmakers,
canmakers, food processors and canned food brands promoting the nutritional and
convenience benefits of canned food. Features a recipe database, bulletin board,
online surveys, recipe contest and tips on health, lifestyles and timesaving.
Chef Talk - Culinary page with recipes and
A Chefs Help - Offers worldwide recipes,
menus to order, help with cooking problems, wine selection, reviews and related
CleverChef - Recipes, meal planning and
The Cooking Inn - Offers recipes, cookbook
reviews, and a library section featuring articles on various subjects.
Cooking Solutions - Chef, caterer,
and instructor Kevin Wagner provides personal assistance with cooking lessons, advice,
CookingIndex.com - Directory of cooking
resources with recipes and cooking links.
CooksRecipes.com - A cooking site offering
online culinary help, a searchable index of recipes, daily tips and trivia.
Creative Cooks Articles at WomenOf.com
- Presents articles, holiday recipes, hints, and tips for those who want to experiment
in the kitchen.
Culinary.net - Recipes, cooking tips, food
forums, articles, columns, contests, and product offers.
Doctor Gourmet - Recipes, news, tips, techniques,
food ratings, links and information to helping to eat well and healthy.
Everyday Cook - Recipes and general cooking
The Food Channel - Food information, recipes,
entertainment, trend information, dining advice, and food discussions.
Foodgeeks.com - Sharing site offering
a collection of over 6000 recipes, discussion group and recipe box available. Also
Good Cooking - Presents a wide range of
recipes and information on general or gourmet cooking, world cuisines, and wine.
Offers cooking definitions, facts, a forum, and professional recipes.
GourmetSleuth.com - Directory of links to
information and shopping resources for gourmet foods, wines, beer, and cooking.
Supermarkets - A large collection of recipes, food safety and preparation
Homefamily.net - Recipes and articles about food safety, nutrition, and
preparation, provided by the Association of Saskatchewan Home Economists.
iVillage.com - Cooking
- Offers recipes, a menu maker, recipe finder, articles on topics such as healthy
eating and entertaining, collection of quick recipes, and message boards.
The Love Chef - Recipes, and weekly cooking,
restaurant and shopping tips.
Mimi's Cyber Kitchen - Recipes,
exchanges, cookbook and software reviews, archive of the rec.food.cuisine.jewish
newsgroup, and Mimi's personal collection.
My Digital Kitchen - Offers recipes,
database of ingredients with nutritional analysis, cooking software, and a newsletter.
Nice Bites - Offers recipes, basic food
advice, members forum, and food events.
Ochef.com - Provides answers to cooking questions,
as well as daily recipes, cookbook reviews, and food and cooking news.
Online Cooking - Offers recipes, articles,
and cookbook reviews.
PerfectEntertaining.com - Cooking,
recipes and book reviews.
Recipe Tips .Com - Features recipes along
with kitchen tips, techniques, and advice.
The World's Healthiest Foods - Database
of healthy ingredients with nutritional information, cooking articles, recipes,
and cooking methods.
Exploratorium: Science Of Gardening
- Features articles and videos on several topics, including gardening with nature,
carnivorous plants, soils, fruits, and vegetables, propagation, and plant reproduction.
Garden Ideas - Articles and advice on
a variety of gardening topics.
Garden Terms - Gardening dictionary with
brief definitions of a large number of terms, optionally arranged by category.
Hort.net - Offers a collection of garden reference
materials, including a plant gallery and profiles, archives of mailing lists, gardening
news, and links.
Let's Go Gardening - General
gardening site, with versions geared towards US and UK gardeners. Tips and articles,
informational resources, links to events, societies, and public gardens, and a forum.
LoveToKnow Garden - Short informational
articles on gardening topics, vegetables, and ornamental plants, contributed and
edited by users.
MyGardenGuide - Offers plant database
with photos and summary information, questions and answers on various garden topics,
and a garden weblog.
Ohio State University PlantFacts - Collection
of horticultural resources, including a search engine drawing from U.S. university
factsheets, plant image database, how-to videos, illustrated FAQs, and glossary.
Pioneer Thinking: Gardening
Center - Information and tips on outdoor and indoor gardening. Many articles
grouped by topic.
Yardener.com - Lawn and garden resources
for homeowners whose garden is not their hobby. Includes information and care data
for many plants, shrubs, and trees, and dealing with pests and problems.
Advanced Home Networks - Installation
of home wiring systems for computer home networking, Internet access, telephony,cable
ADVEnt - Service and installation company
focused on integrating lifestyle technology needs within commercial and residential
Amazing Controls - Fully integrated
home, office and building automated control system.
Commercial and Home Automation - Building
and home automation equipment, lighting control, and remote control and energy management.
Computer Caller ID (YES Telecom) - Hardware
and free PC software which takes the caller id signal and looks up the number. Keeps
a cronological call log of all incoming and outgoing calls.
Consumer Powerline Communications Network
- Information about digital communications including, computer, Internet, telephone
and television networking over common household power lines.
Control Plus - SCADA for the Macintosh
- Control and monitoring (SCADA) software for the Apple Macintosh that communicates
with Allen-Bradley and Modicon Modbus PLC's
Digital Powerline Communications Telephone
- Wireless phone networks use powerline technology for communications. Wireless
phone jacks are HomePlug compliant and can be used for voice communications and
Domotics - Information and communication technologies
for more comfort and convenience in and around the home.
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