Appliance Stores

such as Conn's Appliances, Home Depot Appliances, Best Buy - Appliances and more

Home Supplies and Tools

such as Lowe's Home Improvement, Home Depot, Sears Home Services and more

Real Estate Websites

such as Blockshopper.com, RE/MAX, Zillow.com and more

Home Builders & Developers

such as KB Home, DR Horton Homes, Meritage Homes and more

Microwaves

such as GE Microwave Ovens, Samsung Microwave, Emerson Microwave and more

Washers and Dryers

such as Maytag Washers & Dryers, Whirlpool Washing Machines, LG Washing Machines and more

Ranges, Ovens, and Stoves

such as KitchenAid Stoves & Ovens, Whirlpool Ranges & Ovens, Viking Ranges and more

Vacuums

such as Kirby Vacuum Cleaners, Dyson Vacuums, Rainbow Vacuum and more

Dishwashers

such as KitchenAid Dishwashers, Maytag Dishwashers, Samsung Dishwasher and more

Mattresses

such as Sleepy's, Select Comfort - Sleep Number, Saatva Mattress and more

Lighting Stores

such as Affordable Quality Lighting, Tangarie Alternative Power, Lumens.com and more

Home Improvement Contractors

such as HomeAdvisor, Home Depot Kitchens, Home Makeover Systems and more

Household Cleaning Products

such as Finish Dishwasher Detergent, Procter & Gamble, Dial Soap and more

Home Alarm & Security Systems

such as Frontpoint, Vivint, LifeShield Security and more

Utility Companies

such as Duke Energy, Spark Energy Gas and Electricity, Ambit and more

Moving Companies

such as U-Haul, All My Sons Moving, PODS and more

Flooring

such as Empire Today, Lumber Liquidators, Mohawk Flooring and more

Heating & Cooling Systems

such as All Year Cooling, Edenpure, Nordyne and more

Pest Control Companies

such as Terminix, Orkin Pest Control, Riddex Plus Pest Repeller and more

Pool Companies

such as Anthony & Sylvan Pools, Blue World Pools, Island Recreational and more

Lawn & Garden

such as Roberta's Gardens, Sears Lawn & Garden, Scotts Lawn Service and more

Cookware Brands

such as Pyrex Cookware, Royal Prestige Cookware, Kitchen Charm and more

Window & Door Companies

such as Pella, FAS Windows & Doors, NewSouth Window Solutions and more

Home Warranties, Service Plans

such as American Home Shield, Choice Home Warranty, First American Home Buyers Protection and more

Roofing & Siding Companies

such as Home Depot - Roofing, Owens Corning Shingles, James Hardie Siding and more

Bath & Plumbing Companies

such as Pur Water Filters, efaucets.com, Roto-Rooter and more

Furniture Stores

such as La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries, Wayfair, Ashley Furniture and more

Walk-In Bathtubs

such as Safe Step Walk-in Tubs, Independent Home, Premier Care and more

Stair Lifts

such as Acorn Stairlifts, Handicare, Bruno Independent Living Aids and more

AC Repair Miami

such as Miami Cooling, Kendale Air Conditioning, Art Plumbing & Air Conditioning and more

Home Automation Systems

such as Frontpoint Home Automation, Safe Streets USA Home Automation, GetSafe and more

Barbecue Grills

such as Charmglow Gas Grills, Char-Broil Gas Grills, Kenmore Gas Grill and more

Hot Tubs

such as Cal Spas, ThermoSpas Hot Tubs, Jacuzzi Hot Tubs and more

International Moving Companies

such as American Van Lines, Mayflower International Moving, United Van Lines International Moving and more

Water Treatment Systems

such as RainSoft Water Treatment Systems, Culligan, Hague Quality Water and more

Cleaning Services

such as Merry Maids, Molly Maid, The Maids and more

Walk-In Showers

such as Barrier Free Living, Jacuzzi Walk-In Shower, Premier Care in Bathing Walk in Showers and more

Kitchen Remodeling Companies

such as Granite Transformations, Kitchen Magic, Hammer & Hand and more

Bathroom Remodeling Companies

such as Bath Fitter, Re-Bath, Luxury Bath Technologies and more

Basement Waterproofing

such as Mid-Atlantic Waterproofing, Basement Systems, Vulcan Basement Waterproofing and more

Riding Mowers

such as John Deere, Cub Cadet, Troy-Bilt and more

Closet Organizers

such as Closet World, Closet Factory, Artisan Custom Closets and more

Lawn Care Companies

such as TruGreen Lawn Care, LawnAmerica, Gibbs Landscape and more

Wine Refrigerators & Coolers

such as Danby Wine Coolers, Avanti Wine Coolers, Vinotemp Wine Coolers and more

Sunrooms

such as Four Seasons Sunrooms, Patio Enclosures, Champion Window and more

Water Heaters

such as Whirlpool Water Heaters, A. O. Smith Water Heaters, American Water Heater and more

Self Storage and Portable Storage Companies

such as Public Storage, Extra Space Self Storage, U-Haul Storage and more

Refrigerators

such as Samsung Refrigerator, Kenmore Refrigerators, LG Refrigerators and more

Our home is supposed to be our castle, but it can quickly become our prison. Shoddy workmanship, fraudulent lending practices and home improvement rip-offs can make ownership seem like a liability instead of an asset.

About one in five homeowners say they have had a bad experience with home improvements or repairs. A recent AARP survey found that those with higher incomes ($60,000+) tend to have the most problems, with one-third reporting at least one serious problem. So if things haven't gone right for you, don't be shy, tell us about it.

Finding the right house and the right price in the right location isn't easy but it's something most of us do just a few times in a lifetime. Keeping the place from falling apart is something else again, and making improvements can be even more daunting. Nevertheless, most homeowners at one time or another get the urge to add a room or two, finish the basement or maybe build a deck or a pool. It can be great fun and can do a lot for the resale value. But it can also cause a lot of expense and irritation ... or worse.