No place like home

American home enthusiasts are quick to point out their biggest home improvement needs. Their Top 10 pet peeves:

1. Inconsistent temperature (between rooms, levels, or different times of day).

2. Dust, pet hair, and allergens.

3. High utility bills.

4. Dry air in the house.

5. Window condensation.

6. Odors in the house.

7. Outdated kitchens.

8. House not secure from break-ins.

9. Stuffy rooms/inefficient floor plan (tie).

10. Damp basements.

Source: Honeywell Your Home Survey

Compiled by Joshua S. Burek and Stephen Humphries

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