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Home Maintenance: 5 Quick Exterior Fixes

It can be easy for the exterior of your home to look a bit worn after just a few years. Maintenance tasks that need to be taken care of get put off due to time constraints, and the fact that you don’t necessarily see them every day. If you find yourself in this situation, consider these five outdoor fixes that’ll have your home in tip-top shape in... (more)

Put Your Home Equity to Good Use

With home values enjoying a steady rise over the past several years, most Americans have witnessed a return of home equity, and many are leveraging that equity toward other important financial goals. A recent study by LendingTree, which assessed home equity loan requests since the start of 2018, tracked six uses for home equity loans: home improvement; debt consolidation;... (more)

Zen Zone: Bring Peace to Your Bedroom

We all want a little less anxiety in our lives. When it comes to creating a zen zone at home, you should start with your bedroom. Your room isn’t merely the place to rest your head—it’s where you wake, and the vibe of your room can set the tone for the rest of your day. Below are five tips for bringing a peaceful vibe to your bedroom. Calming colors.... (more)

A Handy Guide to Starting a Home Remodel

Apprehension and inexperience keep many homeowners from pursuing renovation projects that would make their homes more functional, enjoyable and comfortable. Getting your hands dirty on the front end – with some planning and preparation – is the best blueprint for a successful home remodeling project. To help you start your remodel on the right track, consider... (more)

More Tips for Cooling Your Home and Saving Money This Summer

A hot home is never comfortable. However, a sky high utility bill can seem even less appealing. With that in mind, Petri Plumbing & Heating offers these five tips for more efficiently cooling a home during summer. Check the seals around windows and doors. A homeowner will often take the time to make sure their air conditioner is running properly, but they... (more)

7 Outdoor Grilling and Barbecue Safety Tips

Warm temperatures mean more time to enjoy the outdoors, and that means more grilling and BBQ parties. Unfortunately, it also means the number of reported injuries and house fires tend to go up every year around this time. Take precaution and follow these seven barbecue safety tips to help keep you and your home safe throughout the barbecuing season. Grill away... (more)

Trick Your Way to a Bigger Bathroom

When knocking down walls to create more space isn’t an option, there are still plenty of ways you can maximize a small bathroom space to make it look and feel larger than it really is. Opt for monochromatic cabinetry. Whether you buy new or paint existing cabinets, make them blend in monochromatically in the lightest shade possible. White and light colors... (more)

Tips for Safe Summer Travel With Pets

With warmer weather, people often spend more time on summer trips with the family. These trips can be more enjoyable when your four-legged friends tag along, but it can be less of a vacation if your pets are uncomfortable on the road. Taking pets out of their homes can induce stress on both the pets and the owners, so it’s important to keep them comfortable... (more)

5 Tricks to Get Your Whole Family to Clean Out Their Closets

In family life, there’s so much to love—the laughter, the little adventures and the days filled with play. But with that fun can come a mess—more specifically the mess that accumulates when you have less time for organizing than you’d like. Finding yourself in a home that’s overflowing with stuff isn’t unusual, but it can leave you feeling... (more)

Get Ready for Guests This Summer

Summer entertaining season brings joy, laughter and plenty of ways to create special memories. From a fresh coat of paint to some simple sprucing up, you can ensure your home is poised to be the perfect backdrop to a fun-filled summer. Color can have an enormous effect on a room’s overall atmosphere, so bringing out your home’s unique charm can be... (more)

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