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5 tips to create an affordable and rewarding home DIY project

When it comes to home improvement, DIY is more popular than ever. Theres just something satisfying about improving your home with your own two hands and being able to enjoy the fruits of your labor, day after day. However, home improvement projects can be expensive, and many people shy away from tackling home improvements they know they would enjoy because of their skill level or the fear of high costs.This doesnt have to be the case. While some projects —... read more
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Tips for choosing an energy-efficient, eco-friendly HVAC system

The majority of Americans (74 percent) care about the environment, according to Pew Research. If you recycle regularly and have a programmable thermostat, you’re already doing something positive for the environment. But when it comes time to replace your heating, ventilation and cooling system, will you know how to make choices that protect your wallet and the environment?Your...
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3 tips to make your bathroom remodel a breeze

If you're thinking about remodeling your bathroom, youre not alone. Bathrooms are the most common remodeling project people will undertake in 2017, according to the National Association of Home Builders. So what's the best way to begin? Here are three expert tips to help you get started: 1. Identify the pain points of your current bathroom. Even if...
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Six factors driving the cost of your new HVAC system

More than half of homes in the U.S were built before 1980, according to U.S. Census figures. With most home heating and ventilation systems lasting around 20 years, millions of American homeowners will be looking at replacing their HVAC systems this year. If youll be among them, understanding the factors that influence the cost of a system could...
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The evolution of kitchen design: Timeless tips through the decades

As a reflection of the ever-changing American lifestyle, kitchens have evolved over the past 100 years from a space that was once viewed as a utilitarian work-room in the back of the house, to become the centerpiece of the home. While trends come and go, history has made its mark on kitchen design.Transitional style kitchens are now the...
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