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6 Grill Safety Tips

6 Grill Safety Tips

Summer is the perfect time for cooking outdoor meals with friends, but using a grill can cause accidents if you aren’t careful. Let's take a look at some grill safety tips so that you can enjoy the summer incident-free. Placement for Grill Safety Where you place your...

Why You Should Request a Builder’s Warranty Inspection

Why You Should Request a Builder’s Warranty Inspection

Building a new house is a dream come true. However, if the house is not built properly, it can turn into an ongoing hassle. You need to guarantee that your dream house is free from hidden defects that cause problems over time. This is where the builder's warranty and...

5 Ways to Improve Curb Appeal

5 Ways to Improve Curb Appeal

In winter, many people give up on curb appeal since it’s difficult to work outside in the cold and snow. When spring comes around, homeowners kick their curb appeal efforts back into gear. Here are 5 ways to improve the curb appeal of your home that will benefit your...

Prevent Termites in the Home

Prevent Termites in the Home

Termites are small pests, but they can do a lot of damage in a short time. Termites destroy the wooden components of your home. They can cause extensive damage to door frames, window sills, and even the structural components of a building. Here are a few ways to...

6 Ways to Create a Home Office in a Small House

6 Ways to Create a Home Office in a Small House

Working from home is more difficult when your home is small. You may not have a spare bedroom or a bonus room, but still need some space to set up a home office. Here are 6 ways to create a home office when you have limited space. Desk Under the Stairs If you have a...

4 Reasons to Have a Home Inspection on New Construction

4 Reasons to Have a Home Inspection on New Construction

Building a new construction home is a lengthy process. You’ve purchased the land and drafted plans with an architect. You’ve watched the house be built from the foundation up. Now it is almost finished and you are excited to move. As eager as you may be to bring your...

5 Kitchen Remodeling Ideas on a Budget

5 Kitchen Remodeling Ideas on a Budget

Remodeling a kitchen can be an expensive undertaking with some projects costing upwards of $50,000. While not everyone has an unlimited budget, you can modernize your kitchen and add value to your home without spending a fortune. To save even more money, tackle these...

4 Ways to Lower Your Heating Bills

4 Ways to Lower Your Heating Bills

Winter is often is the most expensive season for homeowners because of heating costs. Fortunately, there are ways to heat your home more efficiently and lower your heating bills. If you have the budget, you might make a large investment, like a new and more efficient...

Prepare Your Plumbing for Winter

Prepare Your Plumbing for Winter

Winter is right around the corner. You’ve probably spent some time weatherproofing, cleaning the gutters, and getting your house ready for colder weather. While you’re taking care of all of these home maintenance tasks, don’t forget to prepare your plumbing for...

5 Family Moving Tips to Make Life Easier

5 Family Moving Tips to Make Life Easier

Moving can be stressful, and even more challenging when you have a big family. If you employ some good tactics and get an early start, it doesn’t have to be so difficult to move into a new home. Use these 4 family moving tips to help make the experience easier. Family...

6 Home Maintenance Services You Should Schedule

6 Home Maintenance Services You Should Schedule

Maintenance is part of owning a home. You can complete the tasks yourself or hire professionals to handle them for you. Many homeowners choose a combination of both, depending on the work needed. Here are six professional home maintenance services you should schedule...

Pros and Cons of 4 Flooring Material Options

Pros and Cons of 4 Flooring Material Options

When replacing your floors, finding the right type of flooring material may feel daunting. This article lists some of the pros and cons of different flooring materials.    Hardwood Flooring Material Hardwood has been in use as a flooring material for many years. It's...

5 Ways to Make Your Home Energy-Efficient

5 Ways to Make Your Home Energy-Efficient

An energy-efficient home will benefit you for years to come. Many tactics to reduce your home's energy use will require some initial investment, but you will see reduced utility bills and long-term benefits. Take one or all of the steps in this article to make your...

5 House Cleaning Tips for Pet Owners

5 House Cleaning Tips for Pet Owners

If you share a home with cats or dogs, you may notice you’re having to clean more frequently. Muddy paws, dirty fur, and piles of pet hair will keep you busy tidying up. Here are a few house cleaning tips for pet owners that will make maintaining a home with pets...

Pros and Cons of Different Types of Decking Materials

Pros and Cons of Different Types of Decking Materials

A deck enhances your outdoor living space and adds value to your home. When designing a deck, one of the biggest considerations is the material from which you build it. Let's look at the pros and cons of different types of decking materials. 5 Types of Decking...

5 Tips for Keeping Your Home Healthy and Safe

5 Tips for Keeping Your Home Healthy and Safe

Keeping your home healthy and safe isn't difficult, but it does require some attention and time. Nothing is more important than the well-being of your family, so follow these tips to protect your household. Keep Your Home Healthy and Safe Clean the House One of the...

The Uses of Drones in Home Inspections

The Uses of Drones in Home Inspections

If you're buying a home, it's important to schedule an inspection. A home inspector will examine the property and provide you with a report of any defects, problems, or safety concerns. More and more home inspectors are using modern technology to assist in the...

4 Projects That Add Value to Your Home

4 Projects That Add Value to Your Home

No matter if you’re hoping to sell your home in the next year or planning to stay put, home improvement projects make your space more comfortable and useful. When choosing which improvements to tackle, look at projects that add value to your home. Ideally, a project...

5 Tips to Improve Indoor Air Quality in Your Home

5 Tips to Improve Indoor Air Quality in Your Home

Would you believe that indoor air quality is generally more polluted than outdoor air, according to the EPA? Learn how to improve indoor air quality in your home and improve the health and comfort of your family.  Poor indoor air quality is harmful, especially for...

Understanding Proper Smoke Detector Placement

Understanding Proper Smoke Detector Placement

When a fire breaks out inside a house, there are only minutes to get to safety. It’s important to make sure you have smoke detectors, that their batteries work, and that they are placed in the most effective areas. This article goes over the best smoke detector...

8 Ways to Keep Your Fireplace Safe This Winter

8 Ways to Keep Your Fireplace Safe This Winter

House fires can begin in fireplaces and chimneys if you're not careful. Keep your fireplace safe by following these steps this winter.  Have the Chimney Swept Bring in a professional chimney sweep so this process is done correctly. It’s a good idea to have your...

Hiring a Real Estate Agent When Buying a Home

Hiring a Real Estate Agent When Buying a Home

Purchasing a home is a significant decision and substantial investment. When finding the right property to buy, most people enlist the help of a professional to navigate the process. If you're ready to buy a home, learn what to expect when hiring a real estate agent....

8 Signs of Mold in the Home

8 Signs of Mold in the Home

If you notice black spots on the wall, under the sink, or on the grout of your shower and tub, that’s mold. Mold can grow just about anywhere with moisture. Mold in the home is not only unsightly, but it can damage your property and affect your health. Learn About the...

Simple Ways to Babyproof Your Home

Simple Ways to Babyproof Your Home

Your home may be well-equipped with safety essentials like smoke alarms and fire extinguishers, but welcoming a new baby into your life will raise concerns about new hazards. To make sure you’re fully prepared before your new baby arrives, check out these simple ways...

How Buy a House in 6 Steps

How Buy a House in 6 Steps

Getting ready to buy a house is exciting, and if you're a first-time homebuyer, you probably have questions before you begin the process. This article goes over the basic steps of how to buy a house. 1. How to Buy a House: Create a List Before you begin the homebuying...

Tips for Summer Lawn Care

Tips for Summer Lawn Care

Most homeowners want to maintain a healthy lawn through the hottest parts of the year, though higher temperatures and droughts can stress your yard. Here are some tips for summer lawn care to keep it looking its best. Create a Plan for Summer Lawn Care While looking...

Unexpected Home Maintenance Costs for First-time Buyers

Unexpected Home Maintenance Costs for First-time Buyers

When budgeting for your mortgage, plan for home maintenance costs that you are likely to encounter. As a homebuyer, you expect to spend money on landscaping and replacing burned out light bulbs. Yet over the course of a year, other home maintenance needs may come up...

Best Home Safety Essentials

Best Home Safety Essentials

Home is a place to relax, have fun, and enjoy time with friends and family. You want everyone to feel safe and secure. Unfortunately, accidents do happen. Having some basic home safety essentials on hand is important for preventing and handling emergencies. Smoke...

Six Steps to Improve Home Security

Six Steps to Improve Home Security

Home burglaries are among the most reported crimes in the US. According to FBI statistics, burglars tend to break in during the day when there's no one around. Keep your property safe using these tips to improve home security, especially during the high-risk periods...

4 Advantages of a Pre-Listing Home Inspection

4 Advantages of a Pre-Listing Home Inspection

When you decide to list your home for sale, you’ll begin preparing it for potential homebuyers. While it is easy to focus your attention on the cosmetic aspects of your home, the physical condition of the home is often more important. When you order a pre-listing home...