Home Maintenance & Tips

Jan. 24, 2022

4 Essential Tips for Updating Your Kitchen Countertops

Countertops can make or break a kitchen. Over time, any well-used work surface for meal prep, dining, and cleanup endures normal wear and tear. But if your countertops have seen better days and you’re feeling stuck in a kitchen design rut, it might be time for an upgrade.  “Countertops ...

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Jan. 10, 2022

Color Trends 2022 & Color of the Year: A Complete List

Chances are, your living room is one of the most frequented spots in your home—and with good reason. It's a spot where you can entertain friends and family, or just kick back and watch TV on your day off. Naturally, the color palette you choose for this space is ...

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Oct. 18, 2021

6 Ways To Insulate Your Drafty Windows (When New Ones Aren’t in the Budget)

Stop us if this sounds familiar: Your thermostat is hiked up to 74 degrees, you’re covered in blankets, you’ve donned your fuzziest socks—and your house still feels cold.  The likely culprit: Drafty windows. Whether they’re old as dirt or just not energy-efficient, windows that let in cold air not ...

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Sept. 13, 2021

10 Practical Kitchen Improvement Projects Based on How Much Time You Have

 

Whether you’re a professional-level home cook or a take-out fanatic who uses the oven to store shoes, the design and function of your kitchen is very important. No matter its square footage or number of built-in features, the kitchen plays a big part in how you live at home ...

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June 21, 2021

Backyard Renovation?!

 

How much does a backyard renovation cost?  It's a question that many homeowners ponder if they're on the verge of upgrading their yard from an overgrown thicket to a beautifully landscaped oasis.  But how much money should you budget for this project?  According to ...

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April 19, 2021

Spring Maintenance Tasks that Shouldn't be Overlooked

 

Ah, the telltale signs of spring: trees in bloom, slightly warmer weather, allergies flaring—and a long list of chores to tackle around the house.  Before you pause to savor the sunnier days, it’s important to make sure your home is ready for the season. Here’s what experts say you ...

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Jan. 18, 2021

Annual Home Maintenance Checklist


If you’ve been a homeowner before, you know that just like your vehicle needs regular maintenance like oil changes to run well—so does your home. It can be easy to ignore or put these things off, but a well-maintained home will save you money from costly repairs in the ...

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