There’s a lot more to Salt Lake City, Utah, than what you’ve learned from watching Big Love or The Book of Mormon. This mountainside city is home to a welcoming, diverse population that believes in doing the right thing, working hard and having a whole lot of fun. Whether it’s hitting the slopes on the “Greatest Snow on Earth” or attending one of the country’s biggest Pride Day parades, Salt Lake City is full of excitement and surprises.
Take a look at the top six reasons you should consider calling this Rocky Mountain city home.The Great Outdoors
We may not be the “mile-high” city, but we are so close to the magnificent mountains that surround our city that you [...]
Transforming your space through a renovation can make your home more beautiful and functional, improving the time you spend there as well as improve your home’s value.
If you’re ready to work on improving your space, whether it’s remodeling the kitchen, updating the bathroom, or transforming the backyard, be sure to keep safety tips before, during and after the renovation in mind.Start with Safety
It’s important to start your project with safety in mind. Make sure you have the right equipment and it all works properly before you get started. You’ll also want to make sure you have permits and that you meet city codes. Consider these safety reminders before you [...]
The kitchen is often the hub of any home. We start our day brewing coffee and pouring cereal, run through in the afternoon to whip up a sandwich or smoothie, linger in the evening to prepare and enjoy dinner and sneak in throughout the evening for a relaxing cocktail or sweet treat. With all of the focus on food and fun, the safety of this popular area is often overlooked.
These 10 tips will help you keep this high-traffic area of your home safe.1. If you don’t consider the heat, you’ll lose the kitchen.
If you cook often, you are more likely to have a small kitchen fire at least once in your lifetime than not, so be prepared. Make sure you have at least one smoke [...]
When disaster strikes, nothing is more important than protecting yourself and your family from potentially dangerous elements. To properly defend against these types of emergencies, you may want to consider building a safe room in your home. This room is usually a physically reinforced space where you and your family can reside while you wait out the storm. It should be strong enough to withstand dangerously high winds and flying debris. You can build a safe room yourself or hire a contractor.
In terms of natural disasters, according to research from Allstate, in 2009, there were 21 tornado-related deaths, 45 in 2010, and 548 in 2011. On average, the U.S. is hit by 1,376 [...]
The Justice Department’s Bureau of Justice Statistics recently announced the number of home burglaries declined 47 percent from 1994 to 2011. Unfortunately, the median dollar value of items and cash taken in household burglaries increased 54 percent during that time period.
When it’s time to move to a new city, you need to ask several questions. How is the job market? What’s the climate like? Is this a good place to raise a family? And, most importantly, is the city safe? We’ve done some in-depth research to compile a list of the top 10 safest cities in the United States, taking into account factors such as crime rates, pollution, car accidents, and more. If you’re thinking about relocating, the list below compiled by the folks at SafeWise, is for you.