Keep your home pest free this year

Posted on: March 17, 2018 by in Blog
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Keep your home pest free this year (BPT) - Now is a great time to establish year-long goals and resolutions, including home improvement goals you’d like to tackle this year. The first step is to create a pest control plan for your home. It’s important to establish good habits early in the year to help prevent potential pest problems. Unchecked, pests can wreak havoc in your home, but there are several steps homeowners can take to help avoid an infestation and keep their home safe and their Continue Reading ...

Ideas to help you reap big rewards from your garden

Posted on: March 10, 2018 by in Blog
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Ideas to help you reap big rewards from your garden (BPT) - Get active outdoors with a hobby more satisfying than binge-watching another television series. As a pastime, gardening can help you eat delicious, more flavorful food while transforming your patio or yard into a colorful hangout for butterflies and bees. Many people don’t realize how easy it is to have a fresh supply of crisp veggies, fragrant herbs or fresh-grown flowers. Whether you have a balcony, rooftop or patio, gardening Continue Reading ...

5 tips to keep allergy sufferers from dreading spring

Posted on: March 3, 2018 by in Blog
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5 tips to keep allergy sufferers from dreading spring 5 tips to feel better immediately during spring allergy season (BPT) - From flowers poking through the ground to ditching heavy winter parkas, it’s easy to look forward to spring. Unless, of course, you have allergies. Then, the path to warmer weather and additional daylight could be marked with watery eyes, sneezing and a runny nose. Makes it hard to be excited, right? It doesn’t have to. While spring carries its own concerns Continue Reading ...

5 top trends for your kitchen in 2018

Posted on: February 8, 2018 by in Blog
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(BPT) - It’s your home’s focal point. The site of some of your best moments and the base of operations for entertaining — it’s your kitchen, and no room in your home is more valuable. A magnificent kitchen defines a home, and bringing your kitchen to this level means capitalizing on today’s top trends. Many of the trends that will define kitchens for the year appear first at KBIS, the kitchen and bath industry convention held every year in January. More than 600 brands attended Continue Reading ...

4 Tips for Protecting Your Home this Season and Beyond

Posted on: January 3, 2018 by in Blog
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(BPT) - Winter is in full swing and extremely cold temperatures continue to grip much of the U.S.; which mean hats, gloves and high home maintenance bills could be in your future. According to recent data from the Insurance Information Institute, in 2016 severe winter weather cost homeowners more than $1.7 billion in property damages. While the seasonal shift can be a challenge for homeowners, taking these four steps today could ease home maintenance burdens this season and all year-round. 1. Continue Reading ...

4 Tips To Keep Your Home Energy Efficient This Winter

Posted on: October 16, 2016 by in Blog
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With winter comes the holiday season, a time that's supposed to be associated with "comfort and joy." Learn these tips to make your home warm. But how joyful will it be if pests invade your house, or if your home is cold and drafty? Help stay warm all winter long by addressing factors like air leaks from gaps and cracks that can make your home feel uncomfortable. "Drafts and heat loss are common problems in the winter, and they affect homes of every age, size, and construction," says Gary Continue Reading ...

Tips to Stop Drafts, Save Money and Improve Your Home

Posted on: September 18, 2016 by in Blog
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Can you imagine keeping your windows open all winter long?  Learn the tips to save drafts, money and improve your home. The heat loss, cold drafts and all that money spent on wasted energy would be staggering. But if your home has folding pull-down attic stairs, a whole-house fan, a fireplace or clothes dryer, you may be doing the equivalent of leaving the windows open every day. Drafts from these often-overlooked spaces waste energy and cost you big in the form of higher energy bills. They Continue Reading ...

6 Simple Ways to Freshen Your Home Inside and Out

Posted on: August 18, 2016 by in Blog
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Looking for some easy ways to breathe new life into your home? Check out these tips. Whether it’s the air inside or the decor itself, freshening things up can make your home look and feel more welcoming at any time of year. You don’t need a lot of time or money to reinvigorate your home; just a few simple and affordable, yet high-impact DIY projects will do the trick. Here are a few projects you can easily accomplish in a single weekend: Paint an accent wall, trim or ceiling. Continue Reading ...

10 Packing Hacks

Posted on: June 28, 2016 by in Blog
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10 Packing Hacks To Streamline Your Move Moving brings a mix of emotions. Excitement about living in a new home is paired with angst and anxiety about the actual moving process. The most dreaded task is the one that takes the most time: packing. Here are 10 packing hacks. The boxes, the bubble wrap, the labels — oh my! Packing can be chaotic and overwhelming. Fortunately, the experts at Penske Truck Rental have some time-tested tips to help anyone make packing for a move fast, easy and Continue Reading ...

4 DIY Projects for Your First Home

Posted on: June 21, 2016 by in Blog
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"Where should I start?" It's a question many homeowners ask themselves. DIY is a great place to start for new homeowners. DIY projects are very versatile - they can easily be adapted to your skill level, budget and desired project. With a little extra time and creativity, you can transform your home. Take these steps from Charlotte Home Inspection for your DIY projects. Other benefits to choosing a DIY project are that they are typically more cost-effective than the alternative and they Continue Reading ...