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, www.MetroDCHomeImprovement.com, 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. MetroDCHomeImprovement.com 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 HomeImprovement. "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, visit http://www.MetroDCHomeImprovement.com. About Network Communications, Inc. Network Communications, Inc. is the leading publisher of printed and online real estate information in North America. The company was acquired by Citigroup Venture Capital Equity Partners in January of 2005. Its magazines are read by over 12 million readers in over 500 markets and deliver more than one million leads to advertisers each month. Network Communications' assets, The Real Estate Book(R), Apartment Finder(TM), Apartment Blue Book(R), Mature Living Choices(R), Black's Guide(R), New Home Finder(R), Enclave(TM), Unique Homes(R), Ultimate Homes(TM), Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles(R), Atlanta Home Improvement(R), At Home In Arkansas(R), Accent on Home and Garden(TM), Accent on Lifestyle(TM), Colorado Homes & Lifestyles(R), HomeImprovement(R) Dallas, Kansas City Homes & Gardens, Metro Washington HomeImprovement(R), Mountain Living(R), Relocating in Las Vegas(R), St. Louis Homes & Lifestyles(R), and Seattle Homes & Lifestyles(R), include publications that millions of readers around the country turn to when looking for the latest information about the real estate and home design markets.
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