Archive for the ‘Homeowner Tips’ Category

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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4 Ways to Get the Character of Historic Window Architecture in a New House

(BPT) – History tends to repeat itself. The saying, “The more things change, the more they stay the same” rings true with architectural styles. We have smarter ways of building, and the layouts have evolved with lifestyle changes, but historical and authentic design is only growing in demand. “Post-war in the mid to late 20th […]

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Top Tips For A Safe Yard

Once winter ends, all your kids will want to do is go outside and soak up the sunshine as they play in the yard. Before they do though, you’ll need to make sure that your yard is perfectly kid-friendly — and that means ensuring that it is a safe place for them to play. However, […]

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