Metro Washington HomeImprovement Magazine Launches Companion Website for Washington D.C. Area Homeowners Offers Homeowners Comprehensive Home

Improvement Information and Interactive Community Opportunities

Sep 21, 2006, 01:00 ET from Network Communications, Inc.

    ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Metro Washington
 HomeImprovement magazine follows up its August debut with the launch of a
 comprehensive and interactive online resource for homeowners in the
 metropolitan Washington, D.C. area. The monthly magazine's website,, offers homeowners the latest information on
 gardening and the outdoors, interior design, home maintenance, remodeling,
 and kitchen and bath products and design. The site also features content
 from the current issue of the print magazine, exclusive web content,
 archived articles from previous issues, a quick and easy search engine to
 find it all, and a comprehensive resource guide to help homeowners find the
 local resources they need to get their home improvement and remodeling
 projects done. encourages visitors to the site to interact
 with other homeowners, ask questions to home improvement experts, and use
 the site's resource guide to find local home improvement professionals to
 help them complete their projects. On the site's forum visitors can post
 their home improvement and remodeling questions, respond to questions asked
 by other visitors, and read other homeowners' comments. With the "Ask The
 Expert" feature, readers can submit questions to one of Metro Washington
 HomeImprovement's experts and get a response. All "Ask The Expert"
 questions and answers are posted in the forum to help other homeowners with
 similar inquiries.
     Homeowners looking to find a home improvement professional in their
 area can turn to the site's Home & Garden Resources Directory. The
 directory lets homeowners search for local professionals by specialty, such
 as bathrooms, flooring, or window treatments, and provides contact
 information, an email request form, and even a map and driving directions
 to their location. For discounts on products and services, visitors can
 check out the Special Offers page to print out special offers from local
 home improvement professionals, exclusive to Metro Washington
     "Homeowners today rely on many different channels to gather information
 for their home improvement and remodeling needs, from print to television
 to the internet. Launching a companion website to Metro Washington
 HomeImprovement was a natural next step for us. It lets us provide
 homeowners with even more information and greater resources than we can fit
 into one issue of the magazine," said Vince Mannino, Publisher of Metro
 Washington HomeImprovement.
     He adds, "In addition to offering visitors to the site all the home
 improvement information they could ever need, we wanted it to have an
 interactive community component. By allowing visitors to openly discuss
 issues on the forum, and to ask questions of our experts, we're creating a
 resource that's above and beyond the pages of a magazine, a real hands-on
 tool for all homeowners. The directory of local home improvement
 professionals adds to that, connecting homeowners with local businesses,
 generating business opportunities for our advertisers, and helping
 homeowners complete their projects."
     Metro Washington HomeImprovement launched in August 2006 as a free
 monthly resource for homeowners in the metropolitan Washington, D.C. area,
 providing them information on decorating, design, landscaping, home
 building, home repair and maintenance, ideas and products. Metro Washington
 HomeImprovement is distributed throughout the metropolitan Washington, D.C.
 area at home improvement stores, showrooms, garden centers and other
 home-related businesses. The magazine can be found also in freestanding
 outdoor boxes.
     To learn more about Metro Washington HomeImprovement and its website,
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