Archive for the ‘Homeowner Tips’ Category

7 “Little” Upgrades That Can Mean a Lot to Homebuyers

(BPT) – Anyone who’s ever bought or sold a home knows how even little things can sway a buyer to feel a particular house is “just right.” While major features such as a good location, a big kitchen, and a certain number of bedrooms and bathrooms all drive a home’s price and how attractive it […]

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7 Fast, Effective Garage Door Safety Tips

(BPT) – You probably put little thought into your garage door. You touch a button. The door opens, closes and you go about your day. While the garage door – the largest, heaviest moving object in your home – serves as the primary entry point of the home to many of us, it can also […]

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How to Blend Contrasting Materials for High-Impact Design

(BPT) – The melding of contrasting materials throughout the home is a sophisticated way to add visual interest and depth to your design. Bold finishes coupled with muted color tones create an eye-catching statement, while natural wood combined with cool metal boasts a stunning blend of nature and machinery. From partnering unconventional textures to pairing […]

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3 Super-Simple Ways to Create a Barefoot Friendly Backyard Deck

(BPT) – When the sun is out and the sky is blue, your deck should be one of the most popular areas in your yard. But, if deck boards leave you with splinters or burned feet on hot summer days, there may be little incentive to spend time in your open-air getaway. The good news […]

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Add Living Space to Your Home With an Easy Patio Makeover

(BPT) – Everyone looks forward to a shift into summer mode, with its sun-soaked days, flower-scented breezes and velvety nights under the stars. Now’s the time to take advantage of a golden opportunity right outside your door. Celebrate summer and all it offers by recreating your outdoor space. Whether it’s a balcony, a patio or […]

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Big Impact Ideas for Small Patio Spaces

(BPT) – Do you have a small patio? Do you think you can’t do much with the space due to its size? There’s probably a lot more potential than you think. From the influx of urban dwellers, empty-nesters in transition and even the tiny-home movement, the trend of downsizing continues across the United States. Contrary […]

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Getting Smarter About Temperature Control

(BPT) – The key to reducing your home’s energy bills could literally be at your fingertips, hanging on the wall of your home. Multiple studies have shown the connection between lower energy bills and thermostat settings. In fact, reducing thermostat settings just seven to 10 degrees for eight hours per day can reduce heating and […]

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Top 6 Home Decorating Trends

(BPT) – If you’re planning to tackle a home decorating project this year, here are the top trends you should consider: Marble Wallpaper A lot of the 2017 trends are about going back to classic styles, and it doesn’t get much more classic than marble. Few materials evoke high-end living as simply and effectively as […]

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5 Projects to Create the Perfect Outdoor Kitchen

(BPT) – The weather outside is beautiful, so naturally you want to spend as much time outdoors as possible – and that includes mealtime and even the time spent preparing your food. So, if your outdoor cooking station isn’t quite master chef worthy, worry not. There are several easy, affordable projects to help you transform […]

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5 Tips to Create an Affordable and Rewarding Home DIY Project

(BPT) – When it comes to home improvement, DIY is more popular than ever. There’s just something satisfying about improving your home with your own two hands and being able to enjoy the fruits of your labor, day after day. However, home improvement projects can be expensive, and many people shy away from tackling home […]

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