Archive for the ‘Homeowner Tips’ Category

Five Easy Fall Home Updates

(BPT) – There are so many reasons to love fall. From the brisk breeze and color-changing leaves outdoors, to prepping for the holidays and watching football inside, there couldn’t be a better time to make a few updates around your house. Consider these simple fall home updates to stylishly welcome the season. Paint to Please […]

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Winterize Your Home and Protect Your Wallet

(BPT) – It’s coming – the white, windy weather of winter. Are you ready? Is your home? Now is the time to protect your home and wallet with a quick window and door checkup to make needed repairs and reduce costs. Clear sills and moving parts of dirt and debris. Debris like sand, dirt or […]

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5 Tips for Settling into Your New Home

(BPT) – Though summer is winding down, for many families, hectic moving schedules are still underway. Whether you are moving this season or planning for a move in the near future, consider some helpful guidelines on packing up, moving out and settling in without a hitch – plus, the latest technologies to turn your new […]

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Greener, Cleaner Bathrooms Save Water, Time and Money

(BPT) – If you’re considering a green home renovation, or building an eco-friendly house, you’ll likely put a lot of thought into heating and cooling, as well as kitchen appliances. But don’t overlook the value of greening your bathrooms, too. Environmentally-friendly bathrooms can conserve water and energy, while helping create a healthier home atmosphere by […]

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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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