Home-Improvement

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Ready, set, guests: 3 paint projects for fall entertaining

Despite the hectic chaos that comes with the back-to-school season and adapting our family schedules, I find fall to be the perfect time to tackle my home to-do list, explains Cyndy Aldred, the do-it-yourself paint blogger behind The Creativity Exchange. Its perfect because fall is our favorite time of year for entertaining!With kids in school and summer travels winding down, fall can be the perfect time to complete quick projects to get your home ready for fall social gatherings. Whether... read more
concrete fire pit

Build a classic concrete fire pit with a modern look

Getting your backyard ready to entertain during the fall and winter months can take many forms. One popular outdoor trend is the addition of a fire pit. This trend seems to resurface every year for a variety of reasons. For some, a fire pit provides the perfect area for gathering family and friends on chilly nights. For others,...
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Emergency preparedness 101: Know how to protect your family against carbon monoxide poisoning

Few areas of the country are immune to natural disasters or severe weather. Whether you live in a hurricane zone or face icy winters, it is important to prepare your home and family to weather the storm and know the potential health and safety risks that may arise in emergency situations.Beyond inconvenience, widespread and long-term power outages resulting...
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Prevent falls this fall with a home safety checklist

After months of sticky heat and humidity, its time to put away the shorts and pull out the sweaters because the autumn season is finally here. But, late September brings us more than just cooler temperatures and a wardrobe change. If you or a loved one are over the age of 65, the change in seasons is also...
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Replacing a furnace? How to choose an energy-efficient system

If its time to replace your furnace, you may be wondering if its worth the extra investment to buy an energy-efficient system. Or, you may be unsure how to choose an energy-efficient system for your home.Energy-efficient heating systems can substantially lower your fuel costs over the lifetime of the system, so its well worth investing the time and...
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