10 Tips for Making Your New House Smart

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Whether you want automatic doors and windows or color-changing lights that can be controlled by your phone, turning your home into a technologically advanced smart home can be an intimidating venture. Today’s market contains hundreds, if not thousands, of internet-connected devices that can all be controlled by separate means. Smartphones, touch sensors, and voice activation Read More

7 Things Every Homeowner Should Do Once a Year

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When you bought your house, there were a million things you needed to do. Then real life set in, and those driveway pavers you always meant to replace are still staring you in the face. Stay on top of your home maintenance to-dos by making sure you tackle each of the following once a year. Read More

How to Ward Off Mosquitos From Your Property

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Nothing kills spring and summer fun faster than a swarm of mosquitos. These bitey bugs are more than just an itchy annoyance – they can also carry disease. Orkin recommends the following tips to help residents protect against mosquitoes: Eliminate Mosquito-Friendly Conditions in and Around Your Yard – Remove standing water buckets, toys and other Read More

Square Footage: It’s Not the Size That Counts, but How You Use It

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One of the first focuses for most people looking for a home is square feet. How many square feet are there? How does it compare to the rest of the neighborhood and area? Does size really matter? Size, of course, does have an impact. More square footage provides the opportunity to have more flexibility with design, 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

5 Ways to Let Spring into Your Home

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No matter how mild or harsh your winter may have been, spring is a rite of passage that should be recognized throughout your home with elements of renewal. This will not only serve as a refresh for your living environment, but for your state of mind as well. Here are some simple yet highly effective Read More

Renovate or Decorate? 3 Things to Consider Before Choosing

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If you are unhappy with the current look of your home, you may be thinking about redecorating to spruce the space up. For most, redecorating includes repainting the walls, refreshing the decor and even purchasing new curtains or furnishings. However, in some cases, redecorating is not enough to produce the desired results. The last thing 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

5 Smarter Ways to Keep Your Home Warm

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When cool winds are blowing and the temperatures outside take a dive, even a well-insulated house may feel the chill. Simply kicking up the thermostat can be expensive and depending on your home’s circulation, you may still have areas that need an extra blast of warmth. Cozy up with these tips for heating up your Read More