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February 15, 2017

Navigating the Realities of Winter Wear and Tear on Your Home

Regular winter weather can cause a significant amount of wear and tear on your home. Here's a list of common issues homes can have and how to prevent them.
 
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January 18, 2017

Seasonal Slump: How to Avoid Home Clutter This January

Learn how to keep your home from becoming overwhelmed with post-holiday clutter. Try these tips for keeping your home organized in the New Year.
 
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January 16, 2017

“Hygge” and Home Aesthetics: Finding Happiness in Your Home This Winter

Transform your home this winter with hygge: a Danish way of living that adds a sense of cozy and warmth to protect your home against this chill.
 
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December 30, 2016

Things Your Parents Didn’t Tell You About Taking Care of Your Home: Preventing Ice Dams and Winter Roofing Damage

Ice dams are a common homeowner’s nightmare in the winter whenever it snows, potentially causing major and costly water damage to your roof and even ceilings. Ice dams occur when snow on the roof melts slightly then refreezes when the runoff reaches the eaves, often in the gutters. When the day warms even slightly, the top layer melts but is unable to drain off properly, resulting in a pool of water up against the base of your roof. The water then often seeps under the roofing material, sometimes as much as 5ft or even 10ft up. Eventually, the water can work its way into your house’s soffits, walls, and even ceilings. When it comes to ice dams, an ounce of prevention is [...]

 
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December 23, 2016

Holiday Merriment: Winter DIY Tips for the New Year

Are you ready to give your home a little TLC this holiday season? Gift your home with these smart and practical DIY upgrades you won’t want to miss.
 
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December 5, 2016

Real Estate Renovation Secrets: 5 Tips You’ll Love this Season

Learn how to improve the beauty and value of your home with these real estate renovation secrets and tips ideal for the fall season.
 
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November 29, 2016

How to Winterize Your HVAC Unit

If you’re feeling the cold nip of winter outside, you’re probably just about ready to turn your heating unit to a permanent “on” position until spring. But wait! Before you start blasting the heat, there are a few things you can do to make sure your unit is running in tip-top shape—and that your AC is ready to go when the warmer weather comes around again. The Department of Energy estimates that proper HVAC maintenance can really impact your fuel or electricity expenses. In fact, giving your system a little TLC can reduce your energy consumption by a hefty 15 to 25 percent. Here’s what you can do to get your units nice and cozy and ready for the winter [...]

 
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November 3, 2016

11 DIY Fall Decor Projects to Try this Season

Are you tired of never-ending pumpkin and gourd décor? Try something new this season and spice up your home with these great DIY Fall décor projects.
 
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September 16, 2016

5 Home Improvements You Should Tackle in Early Fall to Get Your Home Prepared for the Cold Weather

There’s something about autumn that energizes many people, getting them to take on projects and plans that they may have been putting off while enjoying a lazy Summer. Sounds like you? While you’re busy making plans for the winter months ahead, make sure you also take the time to take care of some home projects that are best done during the early fall months. These five projects coming in under $2000 and can help make your home more safe and comfortable for the months ahead.

1. Furnace Repair

You don’t want to wait until the cold winter months to turn on your furnace and find that it isn’t working. That’s why early fall is the best time to schedule your furnace repair. This [...]

 
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May 13, 2016

Tips for Creating a Spring or Summer Tablescape

Spring has sprung and summer is right around the corner which means that it is prime time for outdoor gatherings and meals with friends. Here are some tips and a super easy DIY project great Spring or Summer tablescapes and get-togethers!

Keep it casual: spring and especially summer get-togethers have a more casual vibe and dress code that is suitable for flip flops and shorts opposed to high heels and dresses! Melamine plates are perfect for the outdoor, casual entertainer. The hard plastic material resembles china plates and comes in many colors and patterns. They won’t break if dropped and can be easily wiped off and thrown in the dishwasher! Keeping with the casual theme, [...]

 
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February 18, 2016

DIY Ways to Avoid Wintertime Plumbing Emergencies

Plumbing issues are no fun, especially in the dead of winter. Follow these DIY plumbing tips to avoid unfortunate plumbing disasters.
 
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January 21, 2016

Winter Proofing the Yard: Advice on Keeping Your BBQ in Top Condition

Winter can be rough on your grill if you’re not careful. Follow these tips to keep your BBQ grill ready for action through the winter.
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