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  • 10 Home Upgrades Under $500

    With the overwhelming popularity of home renovation shows, now more than ever, people are looking to tackle their own upgrades and invest in making their homes look and feel stylish, updated and reflective of their personalities without breaking the bank (or spending months in the process). To...

  • 10 smart ideas to heat your home for less

    10 smart ideas to heat your home for less

    As cooler temperatures begin to sweep the nation, homeowners are turning on their heat for the first time in months. With every degree increase on the thermostat, utility bills follow suit. A warm, comfortable home shouldn't cost you a small fortune. Luckily, there are some simple strategies for...

  • Superior design, superior functionality

    Superior design, superior functionality

    Incorporating style and sophistication is becoming a standard in today's modern homes. As the center of activity and entertaining, the kitchen is the room to truly "wow" guests with elevated design choices that don't compromise the space's necessary functionality. From countertops to fixtures,...

  • 3 things to look for when buying a new home

    3 things to look for when buying a new home

    Purchasing a new home is an exciting and sometimes stressful experience. Whether you're moving to a new town or looking to upgrade from your current space, finding a new home requires patience, expert guidance and a keen eye for detail. As a home seeker, the first thing you'll evaluate is location,...

  • 5 DIY projects to liven up your office

    5 DIY projects to liven up your office

    Whether you go into the office every day or work from home, most of us probably spend a lot more time at our desk than anywhere else. Why not take some time to make it a space that you can enjoy? With some creativity and individual flare, you can transform a utilitarian work station into a personalized...

  • Making memories: Tips for preserving and creating meaningful wooden pieces

    Making memories: Tips for preserving and creating meaningful wooden pieces

    From your first meal as a married couple at your oak dining table, to enjoying a glass of lemonade with your grandchildren on your pine kitchen stools — your most cherished memories are made at home. "Families have so many pieces of wooden furnishings in their homes that are meaningful to them,"...

  • Home improvement: What's old is new again

    Home improvement: What's old is new again

    Fall is a popular time for home improvement as people think about impressing their guests during the holidays. It is also a time for change, which makes the current trends in home décor so unique. Simply put, what's old is new again. Homeowners are gravitating to classic and timeworn elements to...

  • 6 simple ways to freshen your home inside and out

    6 simple ways to freshen your home inside and out

    Looking for some easy ways to breathe new life into your home? Whether it's the air inside or the decor itself, freshening things up can make your home look and feel more welcoming at any time of year. You don't need a lot of time or money to reinvigorate your home; just a few simple and affordable,...

  • Building a Strong Fence Starts with Properly Set Posts

    Building a Strong Fence Starts with Properly Set Posts

    There are a variety of reasons people put up a fence around their home. Often it’s to increase privacy, security, curb-appeal or property value. No matter what the reason or rationale, the long-term benefits of a fence are only as strong as the posts that keep it standing. There are a variety of...

  • Smart renovation investments to prepare your home for winter

    Smart renovation investments to prepare your home for winter

    Do you shudder at the thought of shivering through another frigid winter? Now may be an opportune time to consider investing in some energy efficient winterizing projects to let your home stay comfortable throughout the colder months. By investing in several simple, yet cost-effective measures,...

  • Smart tips for buying a first-home that will be easy and affordable to personalize

    Smart tips for buying a first-home that will be easy and affordable to personalize

    Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag. Call this the age of personalization. You can customize practically anything these days, from the kind of information you get on your favorite news feed and the offers you receive from your bank to the icons, background and sounds on your...

  • Wildfire protection starts in these 5 places

    Wildfire protection starts in these 5 places

    As recent wildfires in California and other parts of the U.S. have shown, nature's wrath is a good reminder to evaluate your own home's safety. If you live in a wildfire-prone area, it's essential to stave off potential damage long before flames rage toward your doorstep, experts warn.  And one...

  • Budgeting basics for first-time home buyers

    Budgeting basics for first-time home buyers

    Sponsored Ad content from Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance, Inc. You wouldn't dream of going somewhere you've never been before without first getting directions. So, why would you go through life without a plan to help meet your financial goals? "An ongoing household budget is essential, whether it's...

  • Helpful hints for keeping tile surfaces gorgeous

    Helpful hints for keeping tile surfaces gorgeous

    Apparently, Texas isn't the only place where things are bigger when it comes to tile. During the past decade, homeowners across the country have installed larger and larger tile onto floors throughout their homes. In fact, the majority of tile installed today is considered large format, which is...

  • Upgrade your backyard with a DIY outdoor fireplace

    Upgrade your backyard with a DIY outdoor fireplace

    Upgrading an outdoor living area with a fireplace continues to grow in popularity at homes across the country according to the American Society of Landscape Architects. In fact, the latest Residential Landscape Architecture Trends Survey by the organization identified fireplaces and fire pits as...

  • What to look for when buying a garage door for your home

    What to look for when buying a garage door for your home

    The most important factor that garage door buyers consider is not the price!  That was the surprising result of a 2016 national survey completed in February. According to that study, the buyers’ most important consideration is appearance/curb appeal, followed by price, durability, low maintenance,...

  • 10 packing hacks to streamline your move

    10 packing hacks to streamline your move

    Moving brings a mix of emotions. Excitement about living in a new home is paired with angst and anxiety about the actual moving process. The most dreaded task is the one that takes the most time: packing. The boxes, the bubble wrap, the labels — oh my! Packing can be chaotic and overwhelming. Fortunately...

  • 3 simple DIY updates to make your home safer and more energy efficient

    At the height of summer when busy schedules are at their peak, it’s difficult to find time to cross home improvement projects off of your to-do list. But as the seasons change, it’s important to be mindful of best practices around the house when it comes to safety and energy efficiency. From installing...

  • You're Free! Five Great Ideas for Repurposing Kids' Bedrooms

    You're Free! Five Great Ideas for Repurposing Kids' Bedrooms

    Now that your kids have launched lives of their own, you may be considering how to maximize the extra space they left behind. Making renovations can be a fun way to turn their now-empty rooms into a useful and/or relaxing space for your own enjoyment. And your timing could be spot on; a recent...

  • Simple ways to add curb appeal and character to your home

    Simple ways to add curb appeal and character to your home

    Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag. Homes with great curb appeal not only make you the envy of every neighbor on your street and provide a great first impression for guests, but they also offer increased value and take less time to sell. There are many simple, quick and low-cost...

  • 5 ways to turn your deck from drab to fab

    5 ways to turn your deck from drab to fab

    Is your deck living up to its full potential? After a few years of wind, rain and general use, a deck might begin to lose its beauty, making it tough to relax on deck or entertain your friends and loved ones. Although it may seem like an overwhelming project to take on, restoring your deck to its...

  • Practical remodeling tips for modern multi-generational families

    Practical remodeling tips for modern multi-generational families

    Parents, grandparents and children all living happily together under one roof — it's an iconic American image you may associate with "the good old days." In reality, more Americans are now living in multi-generational households than at any time in the past 75 years, according to Pew Research Center...

  • Top 5 secrets from professionals on home renovation

    Top 5 secrets from professionals on home renovation

    When asked what kind of upgrades homeowners would like to make in their home, most have a similar wish list that includes features like marble or granite counter tops, an open concept kitchen, a remodeled bathroom and a deck. There are plenty of good reasons why people opt for these features. They're...

  • Modern family portraits: A snapshot of today's family from the living room (Infographic)

    - Today's living room is not your grandparent's living room. Let's take a look at the changing dynamics of today's modern family across life stages – from the millennial couple that is living life large to thetraditional family that is anything but traditional to the empty nesters embarking on...

  • Fast fixes to boost curb appeal for a quick home sale

    Fast fixes to boost curb appeal for a quick home sale

    It takes just seven seconds to form a first impression after meeting someone new. The same psychology applies to the first impression people get when shopping for a new home. Within seconds of arrival, home buyers are forming positive and negative opinions about the property. This is invaluable...

  • Make a home feel bigger, function better without adding a square foot of space

    Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag. Party balloons, elastic waistbands and the universe — for some things, expansion is easy. When your home is too small, however, it’s not always possible to expand it. Whether you live in a suburban townhouse, an urban condo or a big, modern...

  • The science of lawn care made simple

    America has home renovation fever. At one time, a handful of home improvement shows were on late at night or during the day, but now entire networks are dedicated to showcasing remodels, flips, additions and new constructions. The result is that more homeowners are ready to tear out the old and...

  • 5 smart tips to keep your home secure during your vacation

    Excited for your summer vacation? You probably have several things to remember and get ready. The good news is that you can do some of them when you're there, should you forget. Didn't pack your bathing suit? Hello, outlet mall. However, some essentials can only be done at home, and your sun-soaked...

  • Cypress: The natural choice for siding

    Known for its honey-like hues and ability to withstand the elements, cypress is fast becoming the go-to-product for siding and a host of other outdoor applications. There's no denying it — cypress is a natural beauty. And with proper care and maintenance, it's a product that will provide a lifetime...

  • Tips for creating a multi-purpose home office space

    Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag. Many Americans feel working from home would be a dream job, and more than one-third are already living that dream; 37 percent of U.S. workers telecommute, according to Gallup. However, unless you’re a full-time telecommuter or an entrepreneur...

  • Finding the best cooling options for hot garages

    The garage is a haven for car enthusiasts and hobbyists like woodworkers — that is until the temperatures start to increase. Outdoor work spaces get hot fast when the mercury rises. Whether the garage is your man cave or where you work to make a living, don't let the heat stop your productivity....

  • Relocating in 2016? 6 tips for a stress free move

    Does the prospect of moving have you buzzing with excitement? Or are you left with worries about packing and clutter? This moving season, an estimated 40 million Americans will move or relocate, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Moving is an exciting time, creating opportunities to start fresh...

  • Reimagine your home with these 5 design ideas

    When it comes to decorating your home, you've spent a lot of time curating pieces that complement your lifestyle and match your personality. If there's one thing you've learned about interior design, it's that one size doesn't fit all, at least not for you. From furniture arrangements to upholstery...

  • 5 simple ways to liven up any room

    Today's décor options are endless for adding style to any room renovation. Unique shapes, angles and textures add depth and interest to even the simplest of room elements. Here are a few tips on how to use these decorating strategies to liven up any kitchen or bath in your house.  1. Be square Or...

  • See the light: Get the real facts about LED bulbs

    Light-emitting diode (LED) light bulbs have transformed home lighting since coming on the market. Despite proven benefits that far outweigh older lighting options, like incandescent and compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs, many people remain hesitant to make the switch. It's time to finally dispel...

  • Simple summer home improvement: Upgrade your curb appeal

    Summer is a great time to complete your home improvement projects, but deciding which ones to tackle can be overwhelming. Here are a few simple curb appeal projects you can tackle this summer to welcome your family and friends into your home with style. Start fresh with a new front door For a dramatic...

  • 5 interest rate terms every first-time homebuyer should know

    You've saved enough for a down payment, your budget is looking good and you're earning steady income. You're at the point in your life where you feel confident you're ready to buy that first home. Congratulations! Buying a home is one of the most exciting and rewarding purchases you'll ever make....

  • Get unhinged: 3 ways to create visually striking doors in your home

    Think of a door opening and closing. Chances are you pictured it swinging on hinges, since that's how most doors operate. But, more homeowners are choosing other door hanging hardware for a unique look with their interior and exterior doors. If you're looking for a way to make visitors to your home...

  • Houses: Building them better than they used to

    The phrase, "they don't build them like they used to," has been applied to nearly everything from cars to footwear, but most often it seems people say it about houses. In fact, this sentiment has become so common, that many believe the homes today aren't built to the standards they were 60 or 70...

  • 8 ways to bring the spectacular beauty of nature into your home

    There’s nothing like being outdoors. It soothes the soul, calms the spirit and delights the senses. Most of us can’t spend as much time as we’d like outside, but many clever methods can bring the serenity and beauty of nature into your home. Take a look at a few of the innovative ways that you...

  • Go big for less: 4 simple ways to make a small kitchen feel bigger

    Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag. Kitchen renovation is a common theme of home improvement shows, and it's typical for the host and designer to talk about removing interior walls and "bumping out" exterior ones in order to gain more space. Everyone wants a big, beautiful kitchen,...

  • 3 simple, fast changes to make your kitchen more usable and beautiful

    Why do you want to remodel your kitchen? Sure, the cabinets date back to the disco era, but the doors and hardware all still work. Your stove may be older than your college senior, but you can still bake a batch of chocolate chip cookies in it. So why invest the time, money and emotional capital...

  • 6 deck dos for creating your own deck escape

    No longer simply a rectangle attached to the back of your home, today’s decks are built in creative designs to make them an ideal place to relax and de-stress. These six simple ideas will allow you to use the workability of modern decking to achieve an outdoor living space that’s the perfect “deck-escape”...

  • Helping first-time home buyers get from 'I can't' to 'I can'

    Finally! The economy is improving, interest rates are low and many consumers now find themselves in a great position financially to become a first-time homeowner. There's a small problem though for some locations around the country — the booming real estate market is resulting in rising home prices...

  • First-time homebuyers: You're closer to a down payment than you think

    For many first-time buyers, saving for a down payment is the most difficult step in the home-buying process. However, it's a common misconception that you need 20 percent down to buy a home. Actually, lenders across the country offer mortgage products with very affordable down payments — some as...

  • Turn your empty attic into new living space with 3 smart moves

    Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag. When your family outgrows your home's available space, moving to bigger digs isn't always the best option. Maybe you really love your current home. Perhaps you can't find a bigger home in your price range in the area of your choice. Whatever...

  • 3 tips for keeping natural stone countertops beautiful

    The versatility and beauty of marble, granite, limestone, travertine and other natural stone countertops make them extremely popular in kitchens around the country these days. Unfortunately, as arguably the most heavily trafficked area of a home, kitchen countertops are exposed on a daily basis...

  • Golden rules for an easy summer move

    The nicer weather and longer days of summer make it the ideal season for moving. In fact, an estimated 17 to 20 million people move during the summer months. While it's exciting to settle into a new home, the logistics and process of moving can feel overwhelming. If you're getting ready to pack...

  • Miserable mold: How to win the spore war (Infographic)

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  • Separating fact from fiction: A closer look at American hardwoods

    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....

  • New home improvement trends that strengthen your property investment

    When you're in the process of buying or building a home, you're constantly researching trends and technology that will set your home apart. Fast forward a few years and you probably don't have your finger on the pulse of home advancements like before. It's good you've settled in to your home, but...

  • Simple tips to save money, conserve energy as the heat rises

    With temperatures — and therefore, electric bills — on the rise, American homeowners are looking for the most effective ways to make the biggest dent in their energy bills; however, many may be overlooking some of the most important energy-saving strategies. Homeowners are more likely to do simple...

  • Gym-free fitness ideas anyone can do

    Visiting a gym to lift weights or take a class is great for your health. However, busy schedules, tight budgets and simply not feeling like the gym environment is for you are reasons that frequently cause people to stop going. Fortunately, being fit doesn't require the gym! Tavis Piattoly, a sports...

  • Top energy-efficient housing features every new homebuyer should know

    Sponsored Ad Content by Clayton Homes Most Americans want an energy-efficient home, and they’re willing to make the necessary changes to help improve efficiency, whether it’s changing their habits or buying more energy-efficient appliances. But reducing energy bills and making your home more efficient...

  • Award-winning interior designer reveals 5 ways to a must-have media room

    It's hard to believe that at one time, Americans watched television by huddling around a small box with poor picture quality and sound. Even nicer televisions were tucked in the corner of living rooms where noise from the kitchen, kids running around the house and other distractions constantly...

  • 5 ways to shake up your summer beauty routine

      Stay cool this summer and let your natural beauty shine with products that protect, hydrate and get you glowing. With the warmer months ahead, now is the perfect time to lighten up your beauty routine with new, fresh formulas that will get you out the door in minutes and help you look and feel...

  • Four simple ways to stay safe this summer

    June is National Safety Month — an appropriate time to assess your personal safety and plan ahead for emergencies. This is especially important for those living on their own and looking for ways to maintain their independence. A few simple tips and safety measures will help give peace of mind that...

  • Summer Nights Live: 3 ways to get the most out of your summer

    Brighter skies. Longer days. Warmer nights. As summer sets in, the time is right to make the most of every sun-kissed day and embrace each sizzling night through no-holds-barred fun and good times all season long. From barbecues and trips to the beach, to hanging out poolside and going on bike rides,...

  • 5 ways to increase productivity in the yard

    Between cookouts and baseball games, there are countless ways you can enjoy the outdoors and keep busy once the weather warms up. But with so many activities on the calendar, it can be hard to stay focused on that seemingly never-ending yard to-do list.  Get your yard chores done faster and easier...

  • The 3 Steps of Mural Installation

    Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag. Installing a wall mural may seem like a daunting task, but it is actually pretty easy! There are three main steps involved with installation – wall preparation, application and completion.  Watch Bridget and Greg from Murals Your Way walk...

  • The secret to maintaining and enjoying the beauty of your deck

    In many parts of the U.S., warm, summer weather draws families and friends outdoors to enjoy the season while it lasts, making decks, gazebos or other outdoor areas of a house favorite spots for entertaining and relaxation. In fact, according to a recent survey by Sikkens ProLuxe Wood Finishes,...

  • 5 ways to beautify your deck without breaking the bank

    Are you ready to put your deck on the best-dressed list this summer, but hesitant to dent your savings? With these simple design ideas, you can make your deck the perfect place for summer festivities. 1. Accessorize with railings. An easy way to give your deck a beauty boost is to update the railing....

  • Survive the SEERing days of summer (Infographic)

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  • Unexplained itching and fatigue? Time to get your liver checked

    Imagine having itchy skin and fatigue with no explanation or diagnosis for your symptoms. This is what happened to Minnesota native Nishele, 44, who received a primary biliary cholangtis (PBC) diagnosis after years without any answers. Her journey, unfortunately, is like many others who have PBC....

  • Summer party themes that sizzle

    Patriotic celebrations, neighborhood block parties, graduations, bridal showers and family reunions — whatever your summer soiree, a creative theme can elevate any gathering from fun to fantastic. If you've done the usual — luau, ethnic and red-white-and-blue — and are looking for motifs that will...

  • Preventing mosquito breeding grounds around the house (Infographic)

    Are you harboring mosquitoes on your property? Learn these hot spots and how to eliminate mosquito breeding grounds with these tips from the National Pest Management Association and PestWorld.org.

  • 4 things millennials need to know to protect their financial future

    More than 100 million working Americans have no disability coverage other than Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). Millennials — now the largest part of the workforce — may be most at risk. Millennials are least likely to have disability coverage offered through their employers or private...

  • From amateur to expert: 5 gardening hacks you need to know

    Gardening isn't just a hobby, it's a lifestyle. Connecting with nature, being outdoors and putting in the needed work for a beautiful result is the ultimate reward.   As an avid gardener, you're always looking for new ways to outshine the previous year and achieve bigger, lusher results. If you've...

  • Stay safe from mosquito-borne illnesses with these simple tips

    Despite recent news that Aedes aegypti, the mosquito that can carry Zika, chikungunya and other viruses has spread to 30 states, the majority of Americans have yet to embrace basic recommendations to help reduce the mosquito population at their own homes. That's the result of a new survey fielded...

  • Get alarmed! Protect your home from the dangers of smoke and fire

    Three out of five home fire deaths result from fires in properties without working smoke alarms — often due to missing alarm batteries or expired alarms, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). Fortunately, a new generation of home safety technology, combined with tried-and-true...

  • Cool summer renovation ideas keep homes more comfortable when the heat is on

    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...

  • Reasonably priced home improvements for now and later

    What homeowner, young or old, isn’t interested in affordable and functional home improvements that can be enjoyed for years to come? For one of America’s largest and fastest growing demographic groups – seniors 65 and older – well-thought-out additions or upgrades aren’t just cosmetic or feel-good...

  • Where there's a will - and more - there's peace of mind

    What’s the state of your estate? Robert Fishbein, a vice president and corporate counsel in Prudential Financial's Tax Department, says now's a good time to find out. Changes in federal estate tax law have significantly increased the amount at which federal estate tax is triggered, says Fishbein....

  • Respecting the stars and stripes: American flag etiquette

    Summers are packed with outdoor activities, barbecues and patriotic celebrations. While the American flag is often an important part of these celebrations, many of us have questions about how to properly care for and display it. "Flag etiquette can be confusing," says Mary "Dubbie" Buckler, executive...

  • Moving? 5 tips to keep your valuables safe

    Beyond the flowers blooming, the sound of birds singing and the burst of warm weather, something happens in May. After a long winter, the rising temperatures make spring a prime time to move. College students are moving out of dorms, young families are transitioning to new homes after the school...

  • Calling all small employers: Affordable, quality health coverage for your employees

    Research shows that for small employers, being able to offer quality health insurance for employees is a high priority. Even so, you may be wondering about how to control costs while offering quality coverage, which policies to choose for your employees and how to enroll. Understanding the ins and...

  • 5 easy tips to make a bold impression in your home

    5 Easy Tips to Make a Bold Impression in Your Home 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...

  • Inside the mindset of the millennial homeowner (Infographic)

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  • Home improvement investments that pay you back

    Homeowners are looking for value in every home improvement project they take on — whether they are upgrading for resale or their own pride of ownership. With new technologies and products on the market, it is easier than ever to add value to your home with projects that ultimately pay you back...

  • Wise up to the benefits of a smart home

    Smart homes make life easier and more convenient. Who wouldn't love being able to control lighting, entertainment and temperature from their couch — or from anywhere for that matter? Whether you're at work or on vacation, smart devices alert you to what's going on at home and help you stay connected...

  • Travel tips for 3-day weekends

    The arrival of warm weather signals the season of three-day weekends and more people are using that time to travel. Whether it’s three glorious days off due to a holiday, summer office hours or simply cashing in on precious PTO time, weekend warriors are taking advantage. This weekend travel trend...

  • Wait for the correct weight oil

    Most vehicle owners know it is important to regularly have their motor oil changed. Many owners may not know that choosing any oil weight other than the one specified in their owner's manual could damage their engine.  "My dad taught me to switch oil weight depending on the season and the driving...

  • Seniors commit suicide twice as often as teens

    While teenagers are the age group most associated with suicide risk, the terrible truth is that another group is killing themselves at even higher rates: seniors. Adults aged 65 to 84 are nearly twice as likely to commit suicide as 15 to 24-year-olds, according to the Center for Disease Control...

  • 5 easy tips for a stunning summer yard

    Summer's arrival brings longer days and more sunshine. This season also means more of your favorite outdoor activities, such as relaxing in the backyard or working in the garden. In fact, there is no better time to refresh your outdoor space. "The secret to a well-manicured yard is preparation,"...

  • Feel rushed at the doctor's office? How to get more 1-1 time

    For patients and physicians alike, the current health care environment has never been more promising, but it’s also frustrating. While there are more medical advancements and treatment options than ever before, the importance of the doctor-patient relationship has taken a backseat in the health...

  • Simple ideas to inspire your tween reader

    Reading is a gateway to other places, time periods, or even worlds. It's also the springboard to success in school and beyond. Parents can inspire a life-long love of reading by encouraging and guiding their children, especially as they get older. "The tween years are particularly important for...

  • Catch 'em before they bite: 6 steps for fewer mosquitoes

    Mosquitoes cause more human harm than any other living organism, according to the American Mosquito Control Association. Not only do these buzzing insects induce itchy red bites, but some species are also responsible for the spread of the Zika virus, which has caused concern in South America, the...

  • Plumbing problems? How to know if replacing metal pipes is the right solution

    Home ownership is an integral component of the American Dream, but fulfilling that dream can come with its share of nightmares, too. Even the best-constructed, well-maintained house can have problems, and homeowners dread hearing diagnoses such as "You need to re-pipe your home." Re-piping — entirely...

  • Top Decor Trends of 2016

    Whether you're updating an old home or putting your personal touch on a new one, we're absolutely in love with these design trends. Accents will be bolder and florals will be bigger than ever in 2016, so get ready to mix things up with a new look for your home.1. Scandinavian-Inspired Minimalism...

  • 10 points to consider before buying a walk mower

    Warm weather means it's time to get back in the routine of mowing the grass every week. While it's difficult to find the motivation to do chores when you'd rather bask in the sun, the right walk mower will make the job easier and faster. Before making a purchase, consider these top 10 points to...

  • 5 steps to spring clean your yard

    There's no better time than spring to tackle those yard projects you've been planning since last year. From expanding your vegetable garden to installing a new patio, there are plenty of tasks to check off the list. But before you get started, make sure your yard has fully recovered from winter...

  • Find fun, fresh ways to use your cherished china

    Sometimes collecting all the pieces to your cherished wedding china may take more time than you think. It took Jill Rogers four decades. "After 44 years of marriage, I got the soup bowls I wanted; Mama would be so proud to know I finally have exactly what she wanted for me," says Rogers. "My mother...

  • 5 interior design trends to step up your style game

    As the temperatures continue to warm up outside, you may be ready to embrace the adage "out with the old and in with the new" when it comes to your home’s interior design. Whether you’re a first time homebuyer looking for ways to upgrade your starter home or a seasoned homeowner seeking a refresh,...

  • Fuel your day with 5 energizing superfoods

    With groggy eyes and slow movements, you peel yourself out of bed each day. Between the morning and afternoon slumps, you long for the energy of your youth. Does this sound familiar? Then you'll be glad to know about five superfoods that can help energize you from the inside out, so you can feel...

  • Tips to keep small businesses up and running during a move

    Small businesses relocate for many reasons. Business may be booming and you need a bigger facility to keep up. Perhaps you added staff and everyone's tired of being elbow-to-elbow in your current office. Whatever the reason for your small business move, some simple steps can make the process as...

  • Last minute DIY tips for backyard hosting

    Summer means outdoor entertaining. Whether you’re hosting a wedding reception, a family reunion or a birthday party, you’ll want to make the backyard get together memorable. Here are some quick DIY ideas to help you get ready for a fun, stress-free gathering. Lawn prepA healthy green lawn is an...

  • 5 dream projects for DIYers and the tools you need to get them done

    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 come with the change...

  • Real estate insight: Hot tips for buying a home in a competitive market

    As the weather gets warmer and school comes to a close, the real estate market also heats up. If you're planning on buying a home, you'll likely find more properties on the market during the summer months. However, increased competition could present challenges on the path to landing the home of...

  • Simple tips for a DIY concrete patio

    The centerpiece of any backyard is a beautiful and vibrant patio. It seamlessly extends the interior home living space to an adjacent outdoor area where families and guests can enjoy each other’s company on a regular basis. The exceptional durability, versatility and strength of concrete makes it...

  • Gas station myth or fact: What you need to know when you refuel

    On any given day, some 40 million Americans stop at gas stations to fill their tanks. For many, it's a weekly routine, one they don't spend much time analyzing, but are there things you think you know about your fill-up that just aren't true? Andrea Kaufman considers herself a fairly conscientious...

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