Archive for the ‘Homeowner Tips’ Category

Make a Grand Entrance: Simple Ideas to Refresh Your Entryway

(BPT) – Most people enter their home through the garage or backdoor, forgetting how the front entrance looks to neighbors and guests. Your front door is often the first thing others notice about your home. That’s why it’s key for┬ámaking a positive first impression. How to create an inviting entrance: Transform your home’s curb appeal […]

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Keep Your Family Secure at Home with These Tips

(BPT) – When it comes to protecting your family, your home is your fortress. It’s the place where your children fall asleep at night, tucked safely in their beds. It has the backyard where your pets roam freely without any danger of running into traffic. And it’s the place where you can relax, knowing your […]

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Prevent Frozen Water Pipes From Flooding Your Home This Winter

(BPT) – If you think water damage isn’t a real threat for millions of Americans, consider this: water damage caused $9.1 billion in annual homeowner property losses over a three-year period, according to a 2011 ACE Insurance Underwriters study. Despite that, many people don’t worry about protecting their home against water damage because they believe […]

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Deck support: It’s what’s beneath the surface that counts

The benefits of steel vs. wood substructures (BPT) – The substructure of your deck is the heart of its durability and the foundation for its aesthetics. Until recently, wood was the go-to material for builders and contractors, but many professionals are now switching to steel for its superior structural integrity and design flexibility. Steel won’t […]

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Healthier, Safer Bathroom

Must-have technology is making bathrooms healthier, safer, more enjoyable (BPT) – Think home technology begins with your wireless, programmable thermostat and ends with the high-definition, 3-D, web-enabled flat-screen TV with surround sound? Think again – whole home technology means using leading-edge devices to improve life in every room of the house, including the bathroom. From […]

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5 DIY Fall Yard Cleanup Tips

(BPT) – Fall is the perfect time to give your lawn the extra attention and care it needs – especially after an action-packed summer. Inclement weather, extreme temperatures and heavy foot traffic can take a toll on your yard, and inhibit the overall health and growth of your lawn. It’s important to let your lawn […]

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4 Benefits of Choosing Fiberglass Windows

There are a lot of things to consider when installing new windows in your home. Of course, you want them to become an integral decorative addition to the exterior of your home and look (and stay!) beautiful for years. However, another aspect of your windows you might not have thought about is whether or not […]

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DIY Projects to Help You Whip Winter

(BPT) – The leaves are starting to fall off the trees, the birds are flying south, and you can feel the temperature dropping. Winter is on its way, and while squirrels pack away food before the first snow fall, you’ll be relieved to know that you still have time to finish some projects listed below […]

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Summer Projects to Make Your Home Sensational

(BPT) – Summer is here, and this is the time when you want to be outside as much as possible, soak up the sun, eat amazing food and enjoy the company of family and friends. You’ll also see more of your home’s exterior on days like this than any other time of the year, so […]

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How to Give Your House an Annual Checkup

(BPT) – There’s no better time than now to give your home the attention it deserves. Give it an annual checkup before cold weather arrives to help add comfort, save energy and cut home maintenance in the long-run. When inspecting your home’s windows and doors, here’s what to check: Inspect interior and exterior finishes: Over […]

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