How to Preserve Character when Renovating Your Home

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A self-taught home rehabber, licensed real estate agent and designer Nicole Curtis, star of HGTV’s “Rehab Addict,” has made an art of introducing the comforts and conveniences of modern living while restoring homes to their former glory. Whether you’re giving new life to a historic treasure or sprucing up a more modern home, there are Read More

5 Design Tricks to Revamp Your Home

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Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need to spend a fortune or go to design school to revamp your home. “It’s all about simplicity,” says Susan Yoder, interior design expert for builder Clayton Homes. “A little goes a long way when it comes to home decor and living spaces. Only a few simple changes can Read More

3 Ways to Customize Your Bathroom

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Creating a custom bathroom doesn’t have to involve an extensive (and expensive!) renovation. To get the custom look for less, start with the shower, which is among the least costly components to upgrade. Simply replacing a utilitarian showerhead, for example, with one that features multiple settings can be a major improvement. Multi-spray, single-spray, rainfall, shower Read More

7 Ways to Cut Household Clutter

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Keeping a household in order is no easy feat, especially for busy families. Homeowners can maintain an organized, clutter-free home by tackling clean-outs strategically. 1. Do spring cleaning year-round. Twice a year, go through your closets and clean out clothes, especially your children’s clothes. If items have not been worn in over a year, let Read More

Is It Time for a New Water Heater?

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Water heaters are energy-intensive appliances. In fact, they are the second largest energy user in the home, and as they age, they become less efficient, according to the Propane Education & Research Council. If you don’t know the age of your current water heater, or think it may be reaching the end of its lifespan, Read More

5 Ways to Add Instant Fall Curb Appeal

To make the most of your home’s outward appearance, it’s important to implement seasonal curb appeal. With autumn approaching, consider sprucing up your home’s exterior with these fall touches: • Replace your front door with an ENERGY STAR® alternative, complete with decorative glass accents or sidelights to keep cool weather out and natural light in. For entry Read More

Space-Saving Tricks to Open Up a Small Kitchen

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A well-designed kitchen should offer minimum clutter and maximum efficiency. Whether you are redecorating or totally remodeling, check out these space-saving ideas shared by noted kitchen designers with House Beautiful editors: Re-think the design – If your kitchen is not wide enough to add an island, rethink your existing counter. Jutting a small counter piece out Read More

Storm Watch: Severe Weather Tips for Homeowners

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Severe weather has the potential to impact property more at this time of year than during any other season. “September is the ideal month to address proper storm preparedness,” says Generac Power Systems Senior VP of Marketing Clement Feng. “At the same time homeowners begin preparing for winter storm season, the potential threat from hurricanes Read More

4 Home Maintenance Projects to Do This Fall

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As summer comes to a close, this time of year is ideal for homeowners to establish a fall home maintenance checklist. While warm weather still permits, be sure to pencil in these tasks, recommended by the National Home Service Contract Association (NHSCA), before cooler temperatures set in. 1. Turn off exterior faucets. Un-drained water in pipes Read More

7 Reasons Why You Should Use a REALTOR® to Sell Your Home

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Selling your home can seem a daunting task. When you close that deal, you want to make sure that your home goes to the best buyer for the best price. It may seem cheaper to sell your home yourself, and many do; however, there are a lot of details to work through. “Selling your home Read More