Archive for the ‘Homeowner Tips’ Category

Home Improvements: Faux Wood Tile

(BPT) – Fake and faux are far apart. Fake is meant to deceive, but faux is intended as a tribute or a toast to something great or beautiful. Faux wood tile is one of the hottest trends in home remodeling and home decorating. Paying tribute to beautiful hardwood flooring, faux wood tile is a ceramic […]

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Weekend Friendly Do It Yourself Bathroom Projects

(BPT) – How much time do you spend in the bathroom each day? Whether it’s where you prep the kids for bed or step away for some alone time, the bathroom is one of the most frequently used rooms in the home. It’s also one of the best areas in which to invest; renovating or […]

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Tips for Winter Heating

(BPT) – The winter months mean celebrating the holidays, reconnecting with family and friends and planning your resolutions for the New Year. They can also mean a sharp increase to your monthly heating bill in order to stay warm and comfortable. If you’re interested in controlling your energy expenses while maintaining comfort, the tips below […]

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Top Trends in Kitchen Cabinetry

(BPT) – “A kitchen provides physical and spiritual nourishment, and for many homes is now the heart and soul of family life.” That’s how Terence Conran opened his classic Kitchen Book 20 years ago, and it’s probably even truer today. The kitchen’s central importance in most households means that Americans are paying more attention than […]

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Benefits of Spray Foam Insulation

(BPT) – With the onset of cooler weather, now is the ideal time for homeowners to consider the efficiency of their heating systems. Drafts, gaps and poor insulation throughout the building envelope can significantly contribute to the efficiency of a home’s heating system, the comfort of occupants and the household budget. The United States Department […]

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Energy Efficient Garage Doors

(BPT) – There are seemingly endless options through which homeowners must navigate when buying a new garage door: the style, materials and accessories, just to name a few. But perhaps the most important feature that should top the garage door consumer’s list is energy efficiency. Why? Because the garage door is generally the largest moving […]

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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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