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Brooke Chaplan
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3 Ways Your Home May Be Vulnerable to Winter Weather

Your home may endure tremendous force and damaging elements throughout the year. For example, strong winds and UV rays can damage your home year-round. The winter months may be the most brutal because they bring sub-freezing temperatures, snow, ice and more to your home’s exterior. To be the protective shelter that you need your home to be, it is important that you prepare it for the months ahead. The first step…See More
Oct 4
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3 Things Your Home Will Need after the Summer Wildfires

Hundreds of structures burned during the summer wildfires in California. Even if yours wasn’t one of the homes that burned, your home may have still been affected by these huge fires. Even homes that were far away from the front lines have the potential to have lingering effects that need to be corrected. If you were in the general vicinity of the wildfires this summer, here are three areas…See More
Sep 18
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Weather Woes: 3 Ways to Protect Your Home from Precipitation

Your home should be the place where you can go to be protected from all types of precipitation. What happens, then, when your home can’t protect itself from precipitation? If precipitation is allowed to invade your home, your home will, slowly but surely, begin to deteriorate. To prevent this from occurring, here are three ways to protect your home from precipitation, in all its various forms.Strengthen the TopYour…See More
Sep 14
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3 Awesome Home Additions that Exude Luxury

If you are thinking about updating your home with a touch of luxury, it is important to understand what your many options are to create the desired ambiance. There are some luxury features that instantly create the look and feel of a high-end home, and these are some of the coolest features that you’ll want to take a closer look at as you prepare for a home…See More
Aug 24
Brooke Chaplan posted a blog post

3 Ways to Decorate Your Home without Knowing What You’re Doing

Between work responsibilities, family obligations, and personal time set aside for your own enjoyment, there’s precious little time for you to devote to learning how to decorate your home. This is especially true if you aren’t gifted with an eye for home decor and style. Your lack of decorating skill doesn’t have to subject you to a lifetime in a boring home. Below, you will find three ways…See More
Aug 14
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3 Ways People Ruin Their Home’s Plumbing Without Knowing It

You and your loved ones may use your home’s plumbing system numerous times throughout the day without a second thought. As long as fresh water comes out of the pipes on demand and wastewater can be removed without delay, you may simply continue with your daily routine. However, there are several things that you may be doing regularly or periodically that could be causing severe damage to your home’s pipes.…See More
Jul 27
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Jun 28
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Too Much AC: How to Reduce Home Energy Costs during the Summer Months

Keeping your home at a comfortable temperature during the warmest months of the year can be extremely expensive. If you are tired of dealing with skyrocketing energy bills every summer, then it is time to start thinking about making your home as efficient as possible. These few tips…See More
Jun 22
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3 Building Conditions that Make DIY a Risky Decision

With a wealth of online videos and products more and more geared towards the DIY’er, doing things yourself has never been easier. There are, however, a few factors that can seriously increase the risk of doing things yourself. In addition, there are some construction projects that actually require permits to perform. Without the right permits, your project could cost you far more…See More
Jun 4
Brooke Chaplan posted a blog post

Log Home Landscaping: Tips for Making Use of Space

The landscaping for your log home is important to your enjoyment of it. Plans should begin as early as possible. The best time to start is as soon as the heavy equipment is gone and the earth is loose an exposed. You find it easier to sculpt and plant your surroundings to your own tastes. Here are…See More
May 4
Brooke Chaplan posted a blog post

How to Manage Light in a Forest Cabin

Living in a cabin out in the middle of nowhere would be like a dream come true for a lot of people. Going off grid, especially, is becoming more popular by the minute. The pace of modern living is just way too much for a lot of people to handle, with all the stress of being micromanaged every minute of the…See More
Apr 27
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Furnace Facts: 4 Keys to Selecting the Best One for You

The comforts of home are best enjoyed when the indoor climate is manageable. Regional or geographical climates present their own challenges to homeowners whether it is extreme cold or intense heat, and you really need a Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) System that responds to…See More
Apr 10
Brooke Chaplan posted a blog post

Tips for Maintaining the Structural Integrity of Your Home

There is no room for homeowners to use presumptive or wishful thinking when it comes to a sound foundation intended to preserve the structural integrity of the home. Even a newly built home is going to go through significant settling in its first five years after completion of…See More
Mar 27
Nancy Grace commented on Brooke Chaplan's blog post Secure Your Residence: 5 Ways to Feel Safer at Home
"Fact: the latest lock systems are super compact + they look pretty on the door. Smart locks are certainly the future; it's the best apparatus for a forgetful person. I have left the door wide open a couple of times that I've lost count.…"
Mar 22
Brooke Chaplan posted a blog post

3 Ways to Reduce the Stress of a DIY Renovation

Renovating your home on your own is an excellent way to increase the pride of ownership, improve your property and save money in the process. However, a do-it-yourself renovation project also can be stressful and exhausting. When you plan ahead for your project in several different ways, you can decrease the stress that you may feel throughout all stages. Here are three things to consider.Have a Contingency…See More
Mar 19
Brooke Chaplan posted a blog post

How to Manage Home Lighting in a Wooded Area

A home or vacation cabin located in a wooded area has lighting requirements that are different from a home in an urban neighborhood. As a homeowner, when selecting lighting for your home, you likely want to preserve the serenity associated with rural living and capitalize on the exterior beauty…See More
Mar 15

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Brooke Chaplan's Blog

3 Ways Your Home May Be Vulnerable to Winter Weather

Your home may endure tremendous force and damaging elements throughout the year. For example, strong winds and UV rays can damage your home year-round. The winter months may be the most brutal because they bring sub-freezing temperatures, snow, ice and more to your home’s exterior. To be the protective shelter that you need your home to be, it is important that you prepare it for the months…

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Posted on October 4, 2018 at 8:15pm

3 Things Your Home Will Need after the Summer Wildfires

Hundreds of structures burned during the summer wildfires in California. Even if yours wasn’t one of the homes that burned, your home may have still been affected by these huge fires. Even homes that were far away from the front lines have the potential to have lingering effects that need to be corrected. If you were in the general vicinity of the wildfires this summer,…

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Posted on September 18, 2018 at 6:52pm

Weather Woes: 3 Ways to Protect Your Home from Precipitation

Your home should be the place where you can go to be protected from all types of precipitation. What happens, then, when your home can’t protect itself from precipitation? If precipitation is allowed to invade your home, your home will, slowly but surely, begin to deteriorate. To prevent this from occurring, here are three ways to protect your home from precipitation, in all its various…

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Posted on September 14, 2018 at 4:19pm

3 Awesome Home Additions that Exude Luxury

If you are thinking about updating your home with a touch of luxury, it is important to understand what your many options are to create the desired ambiance. There are some luxury features that instantly create the look and feel of a high-end home, and these are some of the coolest features that you’ll want to take a closer look at as you prepare for a home…

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Posted on August 24, 2018 at 7:36pm

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