Archive for the ‘Homeowner Tips’ Category

How to Clean Carpet Stains

(BPT) – Whether it’s the ghouls trick-or-treating on Halloween, the gobbles of great food on Thanksgiving, or the gatherings of loved ones over the holiday season, you will likely be hosting an event at your home in the upcoming months. Food and friends make the perfect pairing for celebrations – but that can mean spills […]

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Home Design with Reclaimed Wood Flooring

Reclaimed wood flooring: How to design with eclectic affordability (BPT) – Breathing new life into your home with weathered touches, aged accents and historical character is holding true to the popular belief of “what’s old is new.” Sparked from the sustainable living trend, reclaimed, recycled and repurposed wood floors have become one of the hottest […]

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Home Updates for the Holidays

(BPT) – Holidays are when most people open their homes for friends and family. Sharing the season’s greetings is always the priority, but these gatherings are also an opportunity to show off improvements made during the year. This is one of the reasons that autumn is a popular time for home improvements. Fifty-two percent of […]

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How-To Winterize Your Home This Season

Home winterizing checklist: Ways to stay warm and save energy this winter (BPT) – Fall means colorful leaves, apple cider and cooler temperatures. It also means winter’s on its way, so now is the time to winterize your home. Improve your home’s comfort and energy efficiency with a home energy audit. Making energy efficiency upgrades […]

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Modern Design Tips for Home Remodeling

Modern styling, technology help homeowners refresh their nests (BPT) – Flipping through the television channels, it’s hard not to find a home improvement show about remodeling and do-it-yourself (DIY) projects. From “Property Brothers” to “Design Star,” these popular programs give homeowners ideas on how to modernize their spaces. If you’re planning your own DIY projects, […]

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Make the Most of Weekend Do-It-Yourself Projects

Do-it-yourself weekend warrior survival guide (BPT) – It’s the do-it-yourself dream: deciding on the perfect DIY project just as the weekend finally arrives. All the supplies have been purchased and you’re ready to dive right in. However, the enthusiastic start of the project doesn’t always end in completion. “Knocking out a big home improvement or […]

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Maintenance-Free Trim for the House

What’s the finishing touch on a low maintenance home? The trim (BPT) – These days, free time is an increasingly endangered phenomenon. That’s why today’s homeowners are all in favor of spending less weekend time maintaining their homes. Vinyl siding and windows have long been common home features for just that reason. Today, the latest […]

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Saltwater Swimming Pools

Saltwater is the fastest growing trend in swimming pools (BPT) – Pools are great fun for kids and adults and when it is hot in the summer time or you’re on vacation, there is no better way to cool off. Most pools do require a lot of work to keep clean however and there is […]

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Home Security Tips

(BPT) – School is out and summer vacations are in full swing. But while many of us are relaxing, thieves are working overtime. Summer is theft season, at least according to Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) statistics that show more home thefts occur in June, July and August than any other month of the year. […]

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Cool Your Home & Save Money: Air Conditioning Tips

(BPT) – Home cooling costs rise with the temperature, making many homeowners dread the arrival of their monthly electric bill during the good ol’ summertime. Fortunately, with a few simple strategies, it’s easy to cut down on cooling costs so you can enjoy summer, even through record-high temperatures. “Air conditioning is the main way homeowners […]

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