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The secret places pests are hiding in your home

Pests can be hiding just about everywhere — whether you can see them or not. When you know where to look, there are preventative measures you can take to help avoid a pest infestation problem in your home. Terminix shares details on the unexpected, secret places pests can be hiding.Sinks and drains One often overlooked area is the kitchen sink. When not properly sanitized, drains can become a breeding ground for pests like cockroaches, drain beetles and fruit flies. Cockroaches... read more
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The time is now to incorporate Scandinavian style into decor

As homeowners look for ways to refresh their spaces, Scandinavian style has become ever more prominent and popular among designers and interior decor experts. The clean, modern, minimalist aesthetic shows up in interiors and exteriors, from streamlined furniture to low-maintenance landscaping. Heres how to achieve a Nordic look in your own home:Slow design and minimalist decorPerhaps the most...
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Add fire safety to your family's routine

Think of all the items you replace regularly — your cellphone, lightbulbs and even your toothbrush. But when was the last time you replaced your smoke alarm batteries, or even the alarms themselves? Its easy to overlook, but the time to think about fire safety is now — before an emergency strikes.Many assume that because they have smoke...
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Mix, match and mosaic: The top interior design trends of 2018

Whether you're redecorating your home, changing up that old carpet for warm hardwood flooring, or just longing for a fresh coat of paint and some new accents in the living room, the design trends this year are all about texture, style and surprises. Its hardwood floors celebrating knots and imperfections or variations in plank sizes and color. It's...
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The beauty of barn doors

Barn doors moved out of the farmyard and into the house a long time ago. Recently, however, they have become an even more popular and useful feature in residential design. Its not hard to see why.Many homeowners hear the term barn door and think of reclaimed, rustic wood, which may not be a look theyre interested in, says...
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