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Renovate Your Home: 4 Ways To Go From Old To Bold

Even if you love your home, it's fun to do some renovations once and a while. If your house is starting to show its age, there are some ways you can give it a striking new look that will leave you feeling reinvigorated. 

Like a breath of fresh air, home decor and renovations are uplifting. If you want to make some renovations to your old house…

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Added by Emma Sturgis on November 27, 2018 at 1:30pm — No Comments

5 Signs Your Log Home Needs a New Roof

If you live in a log home, you are undoubtedly aware that you must deal with different maintenance requirements. Replacing a log cabin roof means working with a structural component, which requires an understanding of how this structure performs. Obvious signs of leaks or holes may be an…

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Added by Emma Sturgis on May 29, 2018 at 4:59pm — No Comments

Home Beauty: Residential Fixes That Make Your House Look Nicer Than It Is

Improving the appearance of your home doesn’t need to be a time-consuming, expensive, or stressful process. With a little bit of research and some ingenuity, you could drastically improve the form and function of your house in just a few weeks. Here is a look at…

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Added by Emma Sturgis on April 25, 2018 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Take Back Your Home: How to Avoid In-Home Pests

It’s much easier to keep pests out of your home than it is to get rid of them once they enter. Keeping them outside prevents the spread of diseases and contamination some insects cause and reduces allergic reactions some pests cause. While there are many beneficial insects on the planet,…

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Added by Emma Sturgis on April 24, 2018 at 5:04pm — No Comments

How to Declutter Your House Before You Move

Before moving to a new home, it’s a good idea to go through the contents of each room of the house to determine what you need to take with you and what you can throw away, leave behind, donate or sell. There are likely items in closets and drawers that you don’t remember having and that…

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Added by Emma Sturgis on April 12, 2018 at 12:41pm — No Comments

Your Roof, Your Way: Unique Roof Designs to Consider for Your Home

The roof is usually the last thing people think of when they’re designing a new home. However, it’s actually the most important. Your roof is literally the finishing touch on your house. It makes any aesthetic complete, and with so many styles to choose from, you’re sure…

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Added by Emma Sturgis on April 5, 2018 at 4:15pm — No Comments

4 Concerns Most People Overlook When Building a Home

The thought of building a new home can be an exciting proposition. Being able to design every square inch of your home exactly as you’d like allows you to build the dream home you’ve always wanted. At the same time, this kind of freedom can lead to problems if you don’t take the…

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Added by Emma Sturgis on March 5, 2018 at 5:00pm — No Comments

4 Cleanup Tricks When Constructing Your Own Home

One of the biggest challenges of constructing a home is safely and affordably disposing of the leftover materials. States and counties have very strict laws regarding construction waste removal, and you might end up being fined if you don’t adhere to those regulations. Here is a look…

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Added by Emma Sturgis on February 27, 2018 at 6:48pm — No Comments

4 Things to Check Before Buying a New Home

Before homeowners sign on the dotted line, real estate professionals agree they need to check on some less obvious aspects of their dream home. Severe problems can be hidden in the walls, foundations, and HVAC systems. If the homeowner buys a home with these problems, they could be on the…

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Added by Emma Sturgis on February 23, 2018 at 11:37am — No Comments

4 Signs It's Time to Call for HVAC Repair

Maintaining a comfortable temperature is one of the best ways to enjoy your home. Having a cool home in the summer and a warm home in the winter allow you to focus on other, much more important activities other than simply staying comfortable. Sometimes, though, your HVAC system doesn’t…

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Added by Emma Sturgis on February 14, 2018 at 12:39pm — No Comments

4 Things You Haven't Considered That Improve Your Home's Heating and Cooling

When you’re at home, staying comfortable is one of your top priorities. Whether it’s beating the heat in the summer or staying nice and toasty in the winter, you depend on your home and it’s HVAC system to keep you at the perfect temperature, no matter what the…

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Added by Emma Sturgis on February 6, 2018 at 5:19pm — No Comments

4 Things to Consider When Buying New Shingles for Your Roof

If your roof is in need of replacing, you may be trying to decide between the many different types of shingles available. The fact is that the quality of your roof depends on the shingles you choose. If you choose inadequate shingles, your home will not be protected…

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Added by Emma Sturgis on January 31, 2018 at 5:33pm — No Comments

4 Cleaning Hacks to Keep Your House Spotless

House cleaning is not at the top of most people’s lists of favorite things to do with their spare time. Even organized people who love to tidy up rooms may shy away from the heavy cleaning tasks, such as scrubbing rings out of toilet and showers. Here are some of the best house hacks for…

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Added by Emma Sturgis on January 30, 2018 at 4:30am — No Comments

Pristine Landscape: 4 Ways to Spruce Up Your Home's Yard

The use of outdoor areas on home property has become more important in recent years. These areas are used in a variety of ways, to provide recreational space for children to play, for entertaining of guests and for relaxing after a busy week. Improving your yard space allows you…

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Added by Emma Sturgis on January 29, 2018 at 4:29pm — No Comments

Smart Home: Stunning Features in Modern-day Architecture

The modern architectural and design style is quickly becoming the go-to choice for anyone looking to buy or build a new home. Modern architecture is popular because its minimalistic style creates uniquely beautiful homes that are also extremely practical. These are the four…

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Added by Emma Sturgis on January 26, 2018 at 5:14pm — No Comments

Are You a Collector? How to Properly Display Collectables at Home

Collectors are understandably very protective of their pieces, because they often hold sentimental value and can be very expensive. On the other hand, you also want guests to be able to see your collection in all its splendor. If you are a collector, follow these tips to…

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Added by Emma Sturgis on January 24, 2018 at 1:53pm — No Comments

4 Unseen Things in Your Cabin That Also Need Maintenance

Two general mindsets typically exist regarding log cabins. Many people purchase their first log cabin never realizing that cabins have their own unique set of issues that are far different from those of a typical suburban home.

Other people stay far away from log…

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Added by Emma Sturgis on January 22, 2018 at 11:57am — No Comments

Be Ready! 4 Steps To Make Your Home Hurricane-Proof

Even though weather tracking technology is more accurate than ever, you might still only have a few minutes to prepare yourself for a major storm. That is why it is so important to start taking steps to protect your home and family well before the rainy season begins. Carrying…

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Added by Emma Sturgis on January 10, 2018 at 1:55pm — No Comments

Kitchen Catastrophe: 3 Foods To Avoid For Healthy Pipes

Some people think of their kitchen drains and pipes as being glorified garbage cans. They routinely rinse food off plates and down the drain and think nothing of letting vegetable peelings, grease from the bottom of a frying pan or apple cores head into the pipes. It can be easy to think that the…

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Added by Emma Sturgis on October 24, 2017 at 3:34pm — No Comments

Dashing Design: 3 Winter Themes Perfect For Any Home

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Want to celebrate winter’s arrival with some lovely seasonal decorations? If so, perhaps you’ll want to consider implementing a…

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Added by Emma Sturgis on October 19, 2017 at 5:53pm — No Comments

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