Title says it all. I think the logo is just too heavy for this style of a site. Keep it simple with just the text Home Improvement.
Also make "Ask Question" stand out, it was difficult for me to post a question because I kept looking for a button or something sticking out and it just blended too much with the other links:
On the main site, the footer area has a white solid border around all the items. This border is not necessary and adds to the site. Feel free to remove that as well!