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Is Your Bedroom Designed for Sleep?

Sounds like a dumb question, right? However, in reality, the reason you might not be sleeping as well as you should could have a lot to do with what’s going on in your bedroom. According to the Better Sleep Council (BSC), the nonprofit consumer-education arm of the International Sleep Products Association, getting adequate sleep can positively impact every area... (more)

Having a Party? Prep the Plumbing

If you’re getting ready to host a house full of people, you’re likely focusing on a zillion details, from food to home staging, music and more. But have you thought about your pipes? Here are some recommendations for party hosts and guests to help avoid common plumbing mishaps and help ensure everyone has a great time…   Be mindful of... (more)

7 Secrets of Killer Home Decor

Want to make your home look like you hired an interior designer with some amazing home decor? Steal some of these secrets interior design pros recently shared and your abode will be cover-story ready in no time: Choose a color scheme. Boston-based designer Gary McBournie says to start with a basic color scheme for the whole house then let it play out a little... (more)

5 Interior Design Details for Winter

Are you interested in adding a little seasonal oomph to your space? Below are a handful of cozy—and inexpensive—winter updates. Cozy blankets galore. Nothing is better than a snuggly blanket on a cool winter evening. Drape heavier blankets over sofas, chairs or reading nooks, and even fold one up by the fireplace for stretching out on the floor. Just make sure... (more)

5 Ways to Celebrate the Season of Giving

Giving is the true spirit of the holiday season. However, in addition to gift-giving in the traditional sense, there are other meaningful ways to make a difference in your community and give back to those in need – including the 3.5 million people who experience homelessness each year, according to the United States Census Bureau – during one of... (more)

4 Ways to Keep the Outside Activities Going

If you’re like a lot of people, that first nip in the air sends you running for the couch and the clicker, ready to start a binge-watching bonanza until the spring thaw signifies it’s safe to head outdoors again. But don’t relinquish your outdoor activities yet! The crisp autumn air and sun’s natural vitamin D dosage are important for... (more)

5 Tips to Care for Your Floors

You may spend a lot of time thinking about how to keep your home tidy and up-to-date, but how often do you look down at your floors? Flooring is one of the biggest factors on overall feel of a space. It may be tempting to opt for cheaper flooring materials and methods in intermediary areas, but putting in a little extra time and effort can increase a property’s... (more)

7 Steps for a Healthier Home

As homeowners become increasingly aware of the impact their homes can have on the environment – and on their health – making eco-conscious choices is as important as ever. From controlling the types of materials used within your home to keeping an eye on indoor air quality, these tips can help you create a healthier, more earth-friendly indoor environment. Use... (more)

4 Reasons Why Bamboo Is Taking Home Decor by Storm

4 Reasons Why Bamboo Is Taking Home Decor by Storm Homeowners are often looking for home improvement options that strike the right balance between affordability, functionality, aesthetics and eco-friendliness. Bamboo has been marketed as something of a panacea—a kind of wonder wood that checks all the boxes. Designers, contractors and consumers have all taken... (more)

Odd Things to Run in the Dishwasher

Move over, dinner plates! The dishwasher can actually be used to wash a myriad of strange items. Below is a good rundown. A quick bit of common sense: if suds-ing up something super greasy or grimy (like an old hubcap), don’t mix your eatery into the same load. Rubber Boots and Flip Flops – Want to wash your favorite rubber footwear? Pop them in the dishwasher... (more)

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