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Charlotte is home to Angie’s List members who use the site to find the right local home improvement contractors and health professionals.

Also known as the Queen City, Charlotte is known for its affordable and diverse housing market, from townhouse apartments and condos to turn-of-the-century Victorian homes. Charlotte has one of the most rapid growing populations in the country, with residents settling in surrounding areas such as Matthews, Davidson and Mooresville, North Carolina, and Fort Mill, South Carolina.

Residents can canoe and kayak at the U.S. National White River Center, fish on Lake Norman and ski in the nearby Appalachian Mountains. Downtown, activities at the EpiCentre, Opera Carolina and the NASCAR Hall of Fame provide locals and visitors a variety of entertainment.

Charlotte homeowners can rely on Angie’s List for great tips from everything to installing a new landscape, tackling a home restoration and getting the best health care. Join Angie's List Charlotte.


Local Charlotte, NC Home Improvement Tips, Trends, and Hiring How-tos

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Member Photo of the Day: A Smoking Hot Outdoor Kitchen

Charlotte's mild seasons give this homeowner ample time to sample and enjoy the good life on his new patio, complete with fireplace and outdoor kitchen. Yum!
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Finding a Tree Service You Trust is a Tall Order

Trees are large, visible and valuable assets to your property. Learn how to check that the tree service you hire is qualified to properly care for your trees.
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What Temperature Should You Set the Thermostat to While on Vacation?

Rather than turning off your home’s AC when you’re on vacation, it’s best to boost your AC settings by about 5 degrees in summer, and cut them by about 5 degrees in winter. With this simple step, you’ll conserve energy while protecting your home!

Why Is Fertilization Important for Trees?

Soil loses nutrients that contribute to tree health through leaf removal and plant selection. A certified arborist can fertilize your yard to help.
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Care for Your Trees Responsibly with Integrated Pest Management

Responsible care for your trees begins with integrated pest management. One highly rated provider explains the benefits for your trees and the environment.
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Safety Tips for Using a Fire Pit

Before you gather around the outdoor fireplace this fall, make sure your fire pit is far enough away from buildings and trees so they won't become fire wood.

Should You Repair or Replace Masonry?

Washington, D.C., and Charlotte masonry contractors help homeowners make repairs and replacements.
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Should I Hire a Specialty Natural Gas Plumber?

Certain plumbers specialize in home gas line installation. Discover which projects a gas plumbing expert can work on and what to ask when hiring one.

Ex-Police Officer Finds Passion in Piano Tuning

The owner of North Carolina's Alyce & The Pyano Man followed his passion, turned in his badge and took up tuning, repairing, refinishing and appraising pianos.
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Charlotte Boat Repair Experts Help Maintain Life on the Lake

Charlotte lake users turn to highly rated companies to tackle maintenance challenges on Norman, Wylie and Mountain Island lakes.
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Searching for a Unique Gift? Consider Custom Jewelry

Charlotte jewelers suggest designing custom jewelry when buying engagement rings or one-of-a-kind wedding bands to wear yourself or give as a unique gift.
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Should I Get a Heat Pump or Gas Furnace?

In Carolinas' milder climate, homeowners may decide the efficiency and versatility of a heat pump outweigh the warmer air a gas furnace provides in winter.
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10 Ways to Prevent Childhood Obesity

Doctors in Charlotte discuss some of the ways to prevent childhood obesity, including eating more fruits and vegetables and exercising.

How to Switch Pediatricians with Confidence

Even if you have a good pediatrician right now, a move on your part or retirement on the doctor's end might lead you to want to seek a replacement.
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Laminate vs. Hardwood Flooring

Considering new flooring for the kitchen? Consider laminate, which is more suitable for rooms with high moisture content such as kitchens and bathrooms.