Archive for the ‘Homeowner Tips’ Category

5 Over-the-Top Outdoor Improvements for DIYers

(BPT) – A beautiful backyard has become a suburban status symbol much like a brand-new car in the driveway. Upgrading your outdoor space is not only uplifting, it’s practical, too. A great backyard expands your living space, enhances your enjoyment of your home and can boost resale value. Anyone can plant some flowers or put […]

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Dress Up Your Floors With Top Tile Trends

(BPT) – If you are renovating any area of your home, it may be time to try something new-such as bringing tile into main living areas in addition to your bathrooms and kitchen. New designs, styles and technologies are making tile the most versatile and accessible flooring material. “Tile has always been durable and easy […]

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How to Determine the True Value of Home Improvements

(BPT) – As the U.S. housing industry continues to emerge from the Great Recession, signs are pointing toward positive recovery. In fact, a recent report from the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University states that the home improvement industry could see record spending in 2015. It’s news like this that may have you […]

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How to Withstand Severe Summer Weather

(BPT) – Mother Nature can be hard on your home, especially during the summer months. Thunderstorms, tornadoes and hurricanes can cause extensive damage to houses and entire communities. Some preparation, however, can help homeowners defend their homes against severe-weather damage. “It pays to prepare your home to handle the worst of what Mother Nature dishes […]

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Power Tools to the People: Getting Your Outdoor Equipment Ready for Summer

Power tools to the people: Getting your outdoor equipment ready for summer (BPT) – Some people eagerly anticipate summer barbecues, beach vacations and blue skies, but for avid do-it-yourselfers, the best thing about summer is the opportunity to use their favorite power tools to make their yards look great. Before you revel in the rich […]

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This Top Garage Trend Keeps Gaining Momentum

(BPT) – The carriage house garage door is to your house what the little black dress and strand of pearls are to your wardrobe; classic style elements that never go out of fashion. At the dawn of the automobile age, those who were affluent enough to own a car kept it in the carriage house, […]

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Planning a Home Improvement Project? Financing is the First Tool You’ll Need

(BPT) – If you’re planning a home improvement project this year, you’re in good company. The economy and housing market are recovering, home values and equity are rising, and many homeowners are beginning projects they had put off over the past few years. A recent report by the Joint Center of Housing Studies at Harvard […]

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Easy Ways to Protect Your Home’s Exterior

(BPT) – When considering home improvements, people often picture costly, time-intensive endeavors. But enhancing and protecting your home this season can be enjoyable – and deliver plenty of bang for your buck. One of the fastest, easiest ways to dramatize your home’s exterior is to install vibrantly colored window headers and matching shutters. In fact, […]

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5 Ways to Protect Your Family From CO Poisoning

(BPT) – Most homeowners recognize the importance of protecting their homes from fire. They do this by checking the batteries in their smoke alarms, completely extinguishing fires in their fireplaces and keeping flammable materials away from candles or space heaters. However, while fire safety is front and center, many homeowners overlook the ways they can […]

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Enjoy Your Backyard This Summer

(BPT) – In the midst of the winter we love to think of the summer as this idyllic time when we live barefoot under the sky and everything is perfect and beautiful. Then when the summertime comes, we find ourselves complaining about too much sun, being too hot or bugs – and stay inside in […]

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