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Home Upgrades to Improve Indoor Air Quality
(Family Features) When most people think about air quality, they’re typically thinking about outdoor pollution. However, …
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Plan the Ultimate Kitchen Upgrade
(Family Features) A kitchen serves as command-central of most homes, so it’s also one of the first rooms homeowners choose when …
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Four simple DIY tips to spruce up your home
(BPT) - After spending more time than normal in our houses this past year, a home décor refresh can be both tempting and …
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5 simple, sustainable backyard improvements
(BPT) - One in three consumers say they have increased their efforts to incorporate environmentally friendly practices, and 70% prefer …
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Goodbye Gym Membership—The Reimagined Connected Home Gym Is Here To Stay
(NAPSI)—After nearly a year at home and with access to more exercise resources and choices, including online workouts and …
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Staying safe around the house

6 tips to make your house safer this summer

(BPT) - We all like to think our homes are a safe and secure place to relax and enjoy time with our family. Even though we try to make our homes as safe as possible for our children, accidents and …
Hints For Homeowners

What To Know About Mold And Mildew

(NAPSI)—If you’re like a lot of homeowners, your domicile is in danger from an insidious, invisible growth—mold—and you don’t even know it. That’s because for many people, mold conjures …

Safety fur-st: Pet safety and fire prevention tips

(BPT) - Pets nationwide are considered beloved members of the family. In fact, pet ownership throughout the U.S. has skyrocketed, with approximately 12.6 million Americans opening their home to a new …
Hints For The Home

Quality HVAC Cleaning

(NAPSI)—You could be more comfortable at home for less money. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, cleaning a HVAC system lets it run more efficiently. Clean, efficient systems …
Considering a move this summer?

The New Homeowner's Moving Checklist

(Family Features) Now that you've closed on your first house, you're officially ahomeowner. However, before you can get comfy in your new place, you need to actually move in. If you've never moved into a new house, there are a few things you may not be aware of.

How Buyers and Sellers Feel About Today's Housing Market

(Family Features) In the hottest real estate market in a generation, homes are flying off the market at record pace, there's fierce competition among buyers and there's limited housing supply to meet growing demand.

How Home Buying and Selling Preferences are Modernizing

Deciding to buy or sell a home is among the most important choices many people make in their lifetimes.

All you need is $5 and 5 minutes to improve your home's curb appeal

(BPT) - First impressions matter, especially when selling your home. The moment a potential buyer pulls up to your house they start to form an opinion. Curb appeal is important to draw buyers in and …
Upgrade your summer living
How To Have the Perfect Summer at Home

(BPT) - While cookouts and trips to the beach are great, sometimes it’s also nice to spend a hot summer’s day relaxing in the comfort of home. Especially on those break-the-thermometer …

Keep your cool this summer with these energy-saving tips

(BPT) - There's a lot to love about summer. At the same time, the season can run up your electric bill fast, especially for Americans living in places where summer temperatures are reaching record …

6 tips to make your house safer this summer

(BPT) - We all like to think our homes are a safe and secure place to relax and enjoy time with our family. Even though we try to make our homes as safe as possible for our children, accidents and …

3 Rooms Perfect for Adding Focal Points

(Family Features) One way to make a room feel more inviting and comfortable is identifying a focal point to anchor the decor and create a natural, beautiful flow. These inspirational ideas for using focal points in three popular living spaces can add comfort and beauty that makes you feel right at home.

7 Tips for Selecting a Remodeler

(Family Features) When planning a potential home remodeling project, the list of decisions to make may feel nearly endless. Ultimately, you may find the most important decision is choosing a trustworthy team of professionals to complete the job. These tips can help guide you through the selection process and assist you in making an informed decision that best suits your needs.

(Family Features) Whether you're a stylist with an eye for fashion who chooses each garment carefully or the laid-back type who can rock the first outfit you find each morning, the closet provides a location for inspiration.
(Family Features) If your kitchen needs updating but new cabinets are out of your budget's reach, consider a makeover for the cupboards you already have. A fresh coat of paint is a relatively inexpensive and easy way to transform a tired, outdated kitchen.
(Family Features) There’s no better time than the present to upgrade your house with space-saving door hardware. Swapping out traditional swinging doors for smooth-gliding, wall-mounted …
(Family Features) One of the most frustrating challenges of keeping a home in top shape is finding reliable help when you need it. Whether your home projects are emergency repairs or planned …
(Family Features) Homeowners and renters remodel, redesign and restructure their homes for a variety of reasons.
How to Go Curtainless This Winter

(NewsUSA) - In the northern hemisphere, the sun's lower winter angle in the sky peers straight into your windows, causing glare, more fading from its UV rays and unwanted hotspots. The usual remedy …

Financial Planning Now Means Financial Security Later

(NewsUSA) - For many people, the idea of creating and sticking to a budget is intimidating. The thought of investing, managing debt and saving for major purchases, such as a house or car, can leave …

Making America's New "Hybrid" Home Energy-Efficient Year Round

(NewsUSA) - The COVID-19 pandemic has forever changed the face of America's workplace. In fact, an increasing number of folks might find their "new office" feels a lot like home -- because …

(BPT) - Many Americans are looking forward to the cooler temperatures that fall brings. However, it won’t be long until harsher winter months arrive and homeowners across the country are faced …
(BPT) - Bathrooms are some of the most frequently accessed spaces in a home, so it comes as no surprise that they consistently rank high as top places homeowners desire to remodel. Updating a …
(BPT) - Whether you’re keeping up with ever-changing trends or your space simply needs a refresh, updating your bathroom can be time consuming and expensive — but it doesn’t have to …
(BPT) - Being safe and comfortable at home is a large part of living well. Home modifications and repairs can help everyone prevent accidents and maintain an independent lifestyle, especially older …
(BPT) - Since the start of the pandemic, approximately 12.6 million U.S. households have adopted new pets, according to a COVID-19 Pulse Study by the American Pet Products Association. …
Calling All Backyarders: Fall Is Your Time

(NAPSI)—Backyarding, the trend to move many indoor activities outdoors, is now a permanent way of life. During the pandemic, learning to work, entertain, vacation, work out and more right in …

Clean Your Clothes—And The Planet

(NAPSI)—For many families, the cooling weather means a return to routines: work, school, sports practice, meal prep and household chores.  Busy parents have a lot on their plate getting …

If Your Home Survives A Fire, Will It Still Be Safe?

(NAPSI)—Wildfires are burning hotter and moving faster than ever before. They create health and safety hazards long after being extinguished. The residue and small particles carried in wildfire …

(NAPSI)—With record-high real estate prices, a growing number of homeowners are remodeling or renovating their existing homes rather than buying new. Increased demand and continued supply chain …
(NAPSI)—Nationwide, in both major cities and small towns, neighborhoods with more Black, Hispanic and Asian residents experience hotter temperatures during summer heatwaves than nearby white …
(NAPSI)—You can get away from it all—without having to leave it all behind. Here’s how: Better than camping, even better than glamping, is traveling via recreational vehicle (RV). Don’t worry …
(NAPSI)—Weather today is challenging and the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) reminds home and business owners that it’s important to make sure you have the right outdoor power equipment …
(NAPSI)—Communities are more than groups of people who live together in the same geographical area. In their truest sense, communities transcend the physical spaces they occupy to become places …
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