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Keys to a Healthy Home on a Budget

The Healthy House Institute (HHI) has released Keys to a Healthy Home on a Budget, designed to inform both professionals and consumers alike about how to upkeep a healthy home on a budget. "Most healthy-home factors involve a prevention or 'removal' strategy hence are...

8 Surprising Household Hints

Home store shelves are full of goop and gadgets for cleaning or fixing just about anything. But, says Julie Edelman, better known to readers and viewers as The Accidental Housewife, you can save a lot of money by cleaning and fixing things with the goop and gadgets...

HVAC Safety as Warm Weather Approaches

For individuals owning furnaces and other HVAC units, it's important to keep safety in mind as the spring and summer season approaches. “Many homeowners don’t realize the potential risk factors involved when their HVAC unit is not properly maintained after the cold...

Spring Roofing Tips to Keep You Safe and Sound

Spring is here and it’s time to clean and get ready for the changing season. What simple steps can be taken to improve your home’s value besides dusting and vacuuming? Alyssa Hall from GAF, North America’s Largest Roofing manufacturer, is an expert on things related...

Freshen your Closet this Spring with These Tips!

Spring is the perfect time to give your home a fresh start, and one of the best places to begin is with your clothes closets. Admit it: There are items lurking there that haven't seen the light of day in a very long time. Follow these tips from the cleaning experts at...

Latest Trends Heat Up Barbecue Industry

As the May-September peak outdoor cooking season approaches, consumers can expect to see grills, smokers and outdoor living products in high demand. The trends that will drive sales during 2014 and beyond include: Wood Pellets on the Rise: Made from compressed...

Deck Design: Bigger Is Better!

As homeowner's look ahead to warmer weather, many are dreaming of summer days spent on a brand new deck. So what is new in the deck design section of home building? Builders and manufacturers agree, the current big trend in decks is just that: big. "People are wanting...

Elegant Roofing Trend Colors

From calming grays to soothing purples, national color expert Kate Smith believes 2014 will be the year of "quiet elegance" for roofing colors across America. "Our homes provide us with a haven to satisfy a craving for a place to think and renew," says Smith,...