Archive for the ‘Homeowner Tips’ Category

Transform Your Backyard With These 3 Elements

(BPT) – It’s amazing to contemplate that all the famous paintings in history – from da Vinci’s Mona Lisa to van Gogh’s Starry Night – are essentially formed from three primary colors. Artists skillfully combine red, yellow and blue to formulate an infinite range of colors to bring their paintings to life. Likewise, when creating […]

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4 Things to Consider When Choosing Siding

(BPT) – Selecting new siding is one of the most important curb appeal decisions homeowners face when building new or remodeling an existing home. With so many options – both classic and modern materials – there’s a lot to consider. Many manufacturers are now combining traditional styles and materials with advanced technologies, delivering a product […]

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Enhancing Your Home’s Safety With Fire Extinguishers

(BPT) – You check your alarms regularly and practice your family escape plan – but are you overlooking an essential component of home safety? Having fire extinguishers – and knowing how to use them – is an important part of maintaining a safe home for you and your family. “In America, a fire starts in […]

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Make Changes in the Bathroom to Save Water, Money

(BPT) – Researchers predict rising water prices could mean within five years a third of American households will not be able to pay their water bills, despite the replenishment of water reserves around the country. What’s more, the National Weather Service warns that drought could increase or reoccur if the country experiences a period of […]

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5 Fabulous Deck Fix-Ups

(BPT) – Are you tired of having a deck you’re no longer proud to show off? You’re not alone. According to the 2017 U.S. Houzz Landscape Trends Study, one of the top reasons motivating homeowners to tackle outdoor projects like deck upgrades is their open-air space is past its prime. If you’re like surveyed respondents […]

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5 Tips to Make the Most of Your Outdoor Space

(BPT) – A beautiful, sunny day is one of the best parts of the season, and when you have one, you simply have to be outside. When you step outdoors, where do you go? To the park? The lake? A friend’s home? How often do you stay home and enjoy a beautiful day in your […]

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Tricks to Customize a Kitchen on a Budget

(BPT) – Who wouldn’t want a kitchen customized to meet their specific tastes and needs? A complete kitchen renovation can cost tens of thousands of dollars, but you don’t have to spend a bundle to achieve a custom effect. A few modest investments can help make your kitchen work well and look great. Here are […]

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5 Steps to a Smart Home

(BPT) – When it comes to technology, smarter is better. There are smart watches, smart televisions and just about everyone has a smartphone. So what about a smart home? Smart thermostats and lighting timers represent the first steps toward smart home technology for many homeowners, but in a lot of cases, they were the only […]

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5 Ways to Keep Your Cottage Comfortable This Summer

(BPT) – Although it’s officially summer, the fluctuations in temperatures, sporadic downpours and tornado-inciting weather would make you think otherwise. While many of us take the opportunity to hit the beach, lake or ranch during the summer for some rest and relaxation, cottage home improvements are often the furthest thing from our mind. More often […]

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Rethinking Bathroom Design

(BPT) – As homeowners begin to dream up plans to update their kitchens and bathrooms, they can spend hours searching for inspiration on the web or one of the many home renovation television shows. There’s no shortage of beautiful ideas and designs out there, but before you make any decision, you should start with the […]

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