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Bathroom upgrades: 3 tips to add technology, tailor-made features

We tend to think of the bathroom as a utilitarian space, and therefore not worthy of the same energy and expense put into designing spaces like the living room or kitchen. We spend a lot of time in the bathroom, however. Its the room where we start and set intentions for our day. In the evening, the bathroom is where we go to unwind — some people prefer soaking in a bubble bath while others take a hot shower to... read more

5 steps to prepare for natural disasters

Whether its hurricanes, tornadoes or snowstorms, natural disasters can occur anywhere at any time. When they do, its often sudden, so being prepared ahead of time is key. However, only 39% of Americans are prepared for an unexpected natural disaster, according to a study by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.Its important to always follow official evacuation orders. But...
Huge lake home with retaining wall, step risers, seat wall, plantings and gazebo.

The building blocks to a more beautiful outdoor-living space

Segmental retaining wall units are one of the most versatile landscaping tools in the homeowners and professional landscapers toolbox. Retaining wall units have evolved from just retaining soil, transitioning slopes and preventing erosion. Todays SRWs can do all that plus serve as multipurpose building blocks for outdoor-living features, including stairs, columns, freestanding walls, tiered walls, curved walls, seating...
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You talking to me? Housing associations take new approach to resident relations

Without thoughtful communication, relationships between board members, residents and property managers of community associations can go from smooth to contentious in a hurry. From single-family communities to high-rise condos, everyone has their own ideas about whats best for the neighborhood. But despite what most headlines will have you believe, the reality is that homeowner satisfaction in managed communities...
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The 5 best ways to get your house ready to fight spring allergies

Spring is not only a time for renewal around the house, but also for battling pesky allergies. While you cant stop allergies from happening each spring, there are easy ways to reduce their effects in your home.Home space expert Egypt Sherrod shares her tips for refreshing your home décor, while also reducing allergens and dust, for a total...
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