Archive for the ‘Homeowner Tips’ Category

Get Unhinged: 3 Ways to Create Visually Striking Doors in Your Home

(BPT) – Think of a door opening and closing. Chances are you pictured it swinging on hinges, since that’s how most doors operate. But, more homeowners are choosing other door hanging hardware for a unique look with their interior and exterior doors. If you’re looking for a way to make visitors to your home say […]

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Houses: Building Them Better Than They Used To

(BPT) – The phrase, “they don’t build them like they used to,” has been applied to nearly everything from cars to footwear, but most often it seems people say it about houses. In fact, this sentiment has become so common, that many believe the homes today aren’t built to the standards they were 60 or […]

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How to Deal with Mold in Your Home

It’s estimated that up to 300,000 species of mold exist on the planet. While most of this mold grows naturally outdoors — and is actually an asset to the environment they’re growing in — when mold grows indoors, it has the potential to do great harm. Not only is mold unsightly and smelly, but it’s […]

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Does Your Door Lock Protect Against This Break-In Method?

(BPT) – From self-driving cars to Snapchat, digital technology continues to transform almost every aspect of our lives. While these big-ticket smart items make the headlines, many homeowners are more interested in how smart technology can be used to increase their level of home security. Today, advanced image sensors, indoor video cameras and DIY security […]

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Separating Fact from Fiction: A Closer Look at American Hardwoods

(BPT) – As home improvement projects take center stage, the search is on for products that will enhance, rather than jeopardize the health and well-being of our families and loved ones. Products made from American hardwoods have been the natural choice for healthy home and work environments for generations. Today is no different. With so […]

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5 Easy Tips to Make a Bold Impression In Your Home

(BPT) – If you are looking to make a change in your home, a small, inexpensive weekend painting project can transform your space and brighten your outlook. According to a new survey by Nielsen and Sherwin-Williams, 72 percent of homeowners believe there is a positive emotional impact that results from painting a space. It’s no surprise, […]

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Cool Summer Renovation Ideas Keep Homes Comfortable When the Heat is On

(BPT) – Once spring cleanup is done, you may feel ready to tackle some renovation projects this summer. If so, you’re not alone: 62 percent of homeowners plan to undertake a home improvement project this year, according to a Harris poll. Homeowners will renovate to improve their home’s appearance, livability and energy efficiency, the survey […]

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4 Ways to Make Your Home Comfortable and Safe for Your Pet

(BPT) – For millions of Americans, pets are a member of the family. They provide companionship and countless memories that last a lifetime. Having a pet-friendly home increases the likelihood that these memories will be positive. These tips can make pet ownership simpler, and create a safer, healthier environment for your four-legged companion. Pet-friendly flooring […]

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5 Dream Projects for DIYers and the Tools You Need to Get Them Done

(BPT) – For many Americans, the longer, warmer days mean an opportunity to roll up their sleeves and get to work on a number of home projects. You may plan to plant some new trees, make a new dining room table or just keep up with the usual list of repairs and maintenance items that […]

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5 Innovations in Homebuilding Everyone is Talking About

(BPT) – In the last 10 years, televisions have become flatter, video rental stores have nearly disappeared, and phones have become devices that are more like a computer than a phone. There’s good reason that when most people think about changes in technology, they tend to think about the digital world. After all, with the […]

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