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The Tricky Garage Door

The Tricky Garage Door

Garage door openers have a tension knob on the back of the opener which needs to be adjusted to the weight of the door. In the winter, wooden doors… Read more ⇢
Keeping The Washing Machine Humming

Keeping The Washing Machine Humming

Prolong the life of your washing machine and keep it operating at peak performance with the following tips: • Don’t overload your machine. Oversized loads can become unevenly… Read more ⇢
Cheering Up The Home

Cheering Up The Home

The holidays are a distant memory, and now you have to slog through a barrage of dark, frigid days until spring makes its glorious appearance. To escape that persistent winter… Read more ⇢
Do You Have Hard Water?

Do You Have Hard Water?

Do you have hard water? If you notice spots and films on glasses that come straight from the dishwasher, or you can’t seem to work up a good lather… Read more ⇢
No More Deadly Doorknobs

No More Deadly Doorknobs

The healthy-home movement is gaining traction, and more builders are offering products to help owners maintain cleaner homes. KB Home announced this week that it will offer door hardware… Read more ⇢
Choosing The Right Interior Door

Choosing The Right Interior Door

  Take a minute to count the number of doors in your house. Surprising, right? Consider then, the impact that a little attention to the doors can have on… Read more ⇢
Top Returns On Home Improvement Projects

Top Returns On Home Improvement Projects

Planning to remodel your kitchen, add a master suite, or undertake some other pricey home renovation in 2018? Watch out—not all of these home improvements pay off like they did… Read more ⇢
Is Your Home Making You Sick?

Is Your Home Making You Sick?

When you use a household cleaning product, to what extent are you releasing pollutants into your home? Many common cleaning products rely on petroleum-based manufacturing and release toxic… Read more ⇢
Making The Bedroom Cozier

Making The Bedroom Cozier

Here are eight suggestions for a better night’s sleep. Blackout Shades And Curtains Line the typical Roman shade or drapery panel in blackout fabric. Warm White Light Try the Philips Hue… Read more ⇢
Running Your Home On Batteries

Running Your Home On Batteries

In the near future, your home could be battery operated. This is especially true if you live in New York, California, Massachusetts, Hawaii, Vermont, Arizona or a… Read more ⇢
Quick Fall Tips For The Home

Quick Fall Tips For The Home

Following these quick tips will help ensure fewer home maintenance surprises and have you ready for any emergency that arises: FALL MAINTENANCE TIP Check smoke and carbon monoxide detectors; replace batteries… Read more ⇢
Where To Put Your Remodeling Dollars To Work

Where To Put Your Remodeling Dollars To Work

Homeowners looking for a remodeling project may be smart to tackle a kitchen renovation—that is, if they’re looking for projects with the strongest buyer appeal and high returns on their… Read more ⇢
Keeping Your HVAC System In Working Order

Keeping Your HVAC System In Working Order

Maintain your equipment to prevent future problems and unwanted costs. Keep your cooling and heating system at peak performance by having a contractor do annual pre-season check-ups. Contractors get busy… Read more ⇢
Being Kind To Your Home

Being Kind To Your Home

Here are some not-so-obvious no-no’s that can wreak havoc with your home. #1 Using Bleach as a Cure-All If bleach is your chicken soup for whatever ails your home, proceed with… Read more ⇢
Hot Trend: Two-Toned Kitchen

Hot Trend: Two-Toned Kitchen

Two-toned colored kitchens are gaining popularity this year. White and gray painted cabinets are dominating kitchen color schemes, according to the 2017 Kitchen & Bath Design Trends survey conducted by the National Kitchen… Read more ⇢
Jazzing Up The Outside Entryway

Jazzing Up The Outside Entryway

Fortunately, jazzing up a front entrance doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Try these eight strategies to create a showstopper entryway without blowing your budget. 1. Create a mini room. Here… Read more ⇢
Choosing The Right Interior Color For A Quick Sale

Choosing The Right Interior Color For A Quick Sale

Certain paint colors can lift your spirits, make a room seem larger or smaller, and even — much to the chagrin of homeowners or real-estate agents — drag out the sale… Read more ⇢
Making A Statement With The Ceiling

Making A Statement With The Ceiling

How much thought do you give to the ceilings in your home? Probably not much but you may be missing out on a great decorating opportunity. Today, the… Read more ⇢
Paint As A New Energy Source

Paint As A New Energy Source

There’s big business in disguising energy-generating tech like solar panels as innocuous building elements like roof tiles, window blinds, and even stained glass.  But researchers at RMIT University in Melbourne may have… Read more ⇢
Plants For Designing A Water-Wise Landscaping

Plants For Designing A Water-Wise Landscaping

Here is a list of ten plants that won’t break the water bank but will still let you enjoy lush greenery and flowers without having to replant every… Read more ⇢
Home Improvements To Put Off The Neighbors

Home Improvements To Put Off The Neighbors

There are a few home improvement projects that, while certainly well-intentioned, are likely to make your neighbors cringe. We’re not saying you should skip them altogether, but if… Read more ⇢

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