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Home Security Spotlight

Home security experts agree on one thing – burglars cruise around and look for homes that appear easiest to break into and escape from quickly.

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Remodeling for Curb Appeal

If your home has curb appeal, you’ll be able to sell it quickly and for top dollar. That’s why real estate professionals rate exterior home remodeling projects among the most valuable improvements homeowners can make.

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Window Replacement Guide

How do you know it’s time to replace the windows in your older home? According to BobVila.com, some signs are obvious – hot and cold air leaks; condensation; warped, rotting or damaged...

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Small Kitchen Remodeling Tips

Older homes often have outdated features like tiny kitchens. Homes built before the 1990s often have small kitchens meant for one occupant; and to make matters worse, they’re often closed off from other rooms.

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Xeriscape Your Drought-prone Yard

The weather seems to be getting more extreme causing many parts of the world to experience record heat and drought. According to NYTimes.com, much of the American West...

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Tips for the Novice Gardener

As a new homeowner, you may not know much about gardening, but now you have this lovely yard where you can grow whatever you like. You can make a beautiful garden that yields...

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Garden Plants That Repel Biting Bugs

In the spring and summer, you may dream of having friends over to barbeque or swim in the pool, but biting bugs can spoil the party. Before you plan your next fete indoors...

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Lawn Mowing 101

For many new homeowners, lawn care may appear harder than it actually is. By using a few proper mowing techniques, you can promote your grass to grow thick and healthy...

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Using the Color Wheel for Your New Home

If there were only 12 colors in the universe, choosing a decorating scheme wouldn’t be difficult, but it’s the millions of variations of the color wheel that complicate matters. 

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Tips for Painting Interiors

Buying a home is a fresh start in many ways, and one of the first things you may want to do is paint your new interior. While the neutrals the seller chose are okay, you may want to repaint with color choices of your own.

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Update Your Home’s Wiring

Older homes tend to have inadequate wiring for today’s multiple electronic needs. An updated electrical system can protect your family and home now, reduce your property...

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Update Exteriors With Stucco

If you want to give your home a new personality, stucco could be a lot of look for the money. In use for more than two millennia, plaster work, or stucco, has long been appreciated for its utility.

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Remodeling with a Kitchen Specialist

Past generations viewed the kitchen as a utility room, but that’s changed as families are busier and tend to entertain less formally. Politely closed off from living and dining areas, kitchens were smaller with little room for company.

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Best Bathroom Planning Guides

Designing a new bathroom is full of challenges. It’s the smallest room in your house, yet requires the most fixtures, storage, lights, and plumbing per square foot. That means the highest, best use of available space is crucial.

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Financing Your Remodeling

A home may not feel like home until you make it your own. Even the most well-designed homes require updates as they pass from one owner to the next.

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Hiring a General Contractor

When you hire a general contractor to remodel your home, it’s helpful to know what to expect, so start with the design you want. Are you doing a complete remodel? A kitchen? A bath?

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Keeping Wildlife Out of the Attic

Your home is your castle but it’s not a fortress, at least as far as the local wildlife is concerned. Squirrels, mice, raccoons, bats and birds are known for finding ways to enter your home and move into walls or your attic.

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Making Your Bathroom Safer

Accidents in the bathroom can occur to anyone, but many are preventable if you’re careful about cleaners, hard surfaces, and water hazards.

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Landscape Lighting for Beauty and Safety

Looking for a new way to put a shine on your drive-up appeal? By implementing the right kind of lighting fixtures and placing them strategically, you can make your home more attractive as well as safer.

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Does Insurance Cover Mold?

Water is water and mold is mold, but your homeowner’s insurance doesn’t see the causes and effects the same way you do.

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About Window Treatments

If you’ve got bedsheets covering the windows in your new home, you already know one of the first lessons of interior design – don’t wait long to order window treatments.

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Banquettes and Other Kitchen Originals

You’re in a swank kitchen design studio where Miele, Wolf, Sub-Zero and other luxury brands rule the showroom. The kitchen specialist is making suggestions for remodeling your kitchen.

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Adding a Fireplace

When winter comes, snuggling around a cozy fire wearing your favorite lap robe, reading a good book and having a glass of wine, playing a game of chess, or just quietly watching the fire are favorite things you love to do.

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Update Your Home With a Water Feature

There’s a reason waterfront properties are always in demand - water makes you feel serene and rested. You can get the same feeling every time you use your backyard when you install your own water feature.

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Questions for Your Remodeling Contractor

When you hire a general contractor to remodel your home, all the sub-contractors and their workers will report to him or her. The general contractor oversees...

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Update Your White Kitchen

All-white kitchens complement any decor, but they’re hard to keep pristine and can come across as dated. An older white kitchen shows signs of discoloration and wear. What can you do to make your white kitchen more 2021 than 2010?

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The Work Shed Trend

Working from home during the pandemic allowed jobs to be saved, but posed challenges in terms of productivity, and performance. Now, homeowners are building or buying work sheds to get the privacy they need to work, create, and produce.

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Tree Trimming Basics

If you’ve got dead limbs, branches growing into power lines, branches overhanging your house, or tree growth that obstruct visibility for vehicles and pedestrians, it’s time to do some tree trimming.

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Getting New Kitchen Cabinets

Cabinets set the style for any kitchen, and with advances in functionality as well as beauty, your new cabinets should transform your food prep workspace.

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How to Care for Jetted Tubs

If your new home came with a jetted tub in the master bath or you plan to replace the tub with one with jets ...

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Get Rid of Your Popcorn Ceilings

Nobody likes popcorn ceilings. They look cheap because they were when they were installed, but ...

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Design Trends That Are No Longer Cool

Once upon a time, avocado green appliances and orange shag carpet seemed like great ideas.

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Stone Countertop Confidential

There are pros and cons to all types of stone countertops. How do you choose which ones are best for your home?

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Choose Colors for Ambiance

Color personality tests are fun to take. Who doesn’t enjoy being told that they’re true blue or mellow yellow?

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Five Ways to Prevent Weeds

According to Gilmour.com, weeds “compete with grass and garden plants for space, light, water and soil nutrients.”

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Creating a Luxury Bath

According to Kitchen and Bath Business, homeowners have higher expectations for their bathrooms than ever before.