Home-Repair

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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
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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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Hot home design: 4 things to consider when choosing siding

Selecting new siding is one of the most important curb appeal decisions homeowners face when building new or remodeling an existing home. With so many options — both classic and modern materials — theres a lot to consider.Many manufacturers are now combining traditional styles and materials with advanced technologies, delivering a product homeowners can love for years to...
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This fall, make home upgrades with staying power

Fall can be the perfect time for homeowners to complete projects that busy summer schedules didnt allow. Its also a great time to look at ways to add lasting value to your property. This season, upgrade cheap fixes, freshen dated looks and incorporate lasting improvements in your home. Changes that can bring impact and also increase the resale...
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