5 Tips to Beautify Your Bath on a Budget

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5 Tips to Beautify Your Bath on a Budget Your bathroom is one of the hardest workers in your home. You want it to help you keep clean and comfy, but when company comes, you want it looking lovely and pristine. To maximize both its use and its beauty here are five thrifty tips for upgrading any Read More

Buying a New House? 5 Things to Check Before Moving In

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Buying a new house is an exciting process that marks a new chapter in life. For many people, it’s fun to shop around and tour different properties. When you’re serious about purchasing a home, there are a few important parts of the property to check before you move in. The Neighborhood You should feel comfortable Read More

Wallpaper Makes a Comeback

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The term “wall paper” feels almost politically incorrect, so reviled has it become over the years as a design option. But upon further research, it seems like wallpaper is making a comeback. According to an article in The Washington Post, wallpaper’s renaissance can be attributed to a new swath of fashionable prints and interesting textures Read More

How to Maintain Natural Stone Counters

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Durability is one reason homeowners choose natural stone for their kitchens and bathrooms, but the greatest appeal is often the sheer beauty of the material. Maintaining that luster and shine requires a bit of effort, but the ability to enjoy the unique character of natural stone makes it all worthwhile. It’s important to understand the Read More

How to Maintain Marble Floors

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Veins of color and unique patterns give marble tile a truly stunning appearance. However, maintaining that elegance may seem anything but effortless. Common advice cautions against using vinegar, bleach, ammonia or other general-purpose cleaners, while taking care to prevent scratches from the wheels of an old vacuum or basic sand and dirt is paramount. With Read More

Keep Your Home Safe Without Compromising Style

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Home accidents cause nearly 13 million injuries a year. Some simple updates to your home can help you avoid these accidents, as well as give your rooms a facelift. People often think that home improvement projects mean a complete overhaul of a room, but there are dozens of smaller updates that people can DIY that can Read More

Cheaper by the Dozen: Homebuying Tips for Large Families

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Having a large family can be a source of joy and pride for both you and your several children. However, it will require more space to house everyone comfortably and to meet their needs. If you have a large household and are looking for a more suitable house to fit your growing family, follow the Read More

How Paint Colors Impact Sale Price

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There are numerous factors that impact a buyer’s decision to make an offer on a home. One of those is color—a feature that may be positively or negatively received by buyers. A recent Zillow Digs® analysis found that listings with kitchens painted soft shades of yellow sold for $1,360 more than anticipated. Generally, listings with Read More

Eyeing a New Appliance? Look Over These Tips First!

Are you getting ready to buy a major appliance, like a refrigerator, oven, dishwasher or dryer? The Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM.org) recommends the following tips: Get the specs. Ask your dealer for specifications from several manufacturers offering the type of appliance you need. Compare available features, designs and capacities. Know what you need now, Read More

6 Quick Bathroom Cleaning Tips

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Keeping your bathroom sanitary doesn’t have to be a chore. With the right cleaning techniques, you can enjoy a sparkling bathroom without spending all day cleaning. Here are six cleaning tips for a fresh bathroom: 1. Shine your mirror Your bathroom mirror can get pretty grimy. Thankfully, it’s easy to restore it to its former Read More