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Revive your powder room with these simple upgrades

(BPT) - Whether you call it a half bath or a powder room, the small space in your home is frequently used by your guests and family — but might be one of the most overlooked. And since it …

4 ways to lower homeowners insurance premiums

(BPT) - Getting the best price on home insurance, without sacrificing the quality of coverage, may be easier with a basic understanding of how insurance companies calculate your premium.“Many …

Keep your home and family safe with these 3 smart cybersecurity steps

(BPT) - Your home is your sanctuary, a place you want to feel safe. While you may rely on locks and security systems to keep your property secure, are you taking the same level of precautions when it …

Caring for your home’s air: What to tell a tech

(BPT) - Regular maintenance of a home’s heating and cooling system by a qualified HVAC technician can help support a homeowner’s investment in high-efficiency equipment. But while …

Hurricane Resilience: Manage and Mitigate Your Risks [Video]

(BPT) - A quiet hurricane season is no reason to let down your guard. The Insurance Information Institute (Triple-I) urges consumers to be …

Want your tools to last longer? Here’s how the pros care for them

(BPT) - From a simple hammer to the most complex power tools in your garage, it’s vital to practice constant maintenance if you want to use them as long as possible. The good news? It’s …

Working from home? This lifesaving upgrade protects you from fires

(BPT) - Do you work from home? Did you know home fires can become deadly in just minutes? Your work building probably has a fire sprinkler system to help people escape safely and contain fires, but …

Have a dated, drafty fireplace? Inserts are affordable and boost efficiency

(BPT) - As weather cools and daylight hours shorten, many people naturally spend more time indoors and there's no place more inviting than the fireplace. The problem is that while a traditional, open …

How biophilic design in your outdoor living space can help improve wellness

(BPT) - You’ve probably experienced this: At the end of a stressful day, you step outside, take a deep breath, maybe sit in your yard and feel the sun and breeze on your face. Before you know …

Don't overlook the importance of the right mortar in your tile project

(BPT) - Timeless, durable and available in countless shapes, sizes and colors, tile is a popular material for home improvement projects.
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5 Ways to Make Your Home Smell Fresh and Clean

(Family Features) A clean and inviting home doesn't just look tidy, it smells pleasantly refreshing, too. Consider these sensible ideas to improve the scents throughout your home.

4 Benefits of Adding a Fireplace to Your Home

(Family Features) Whether you're constructing a new home or simply redesigning your current living space, there are many considerations that can truly make a house a home. Consider these four benefits of including a fireplace as part of your next home update.

Breathe Easy

(Family Features) Improving your home's air quality begins with recognizing what contributes to poor indoor air quality, the potentially harmful effects and how to address these problems.

5 Tips for Desirable Fall Decor

(Family Features) Let the change in weather be your cue to swap out summer decor for the bold, rich tones of autumn. Regardless of your home's style, these design tips can add festive fall spirit.

Living Color: On-trend hues reflect comforting lifestyle design

(Family Features) While you might turn to family or friends for inspiration for your next DIY project, another resource for collecting concepts and options to upgrade your space is the internet.
With a little forethought you can keep the home fires from burning.
Safety Around The Home

Tips To Prevent Wildfire Destruction

(NAPSI)—In 2020, 58,950 wildfires burned 10.1 million acres, the second-most acreage impacted in a year since 1960. Nearly 40% of these acres were in California, where 30 people were killed, 8,500 …

Home Cleaning Hacks for Fall

(Family Features) Cooler fall temperatures mean you're likely to spend more time indoors. Taking time to spruce up inside and out can make you more comfortable and give you peace of mind that your home is tidy, clean and prepared to weather the months ahead.

3 home improvement projects with the highest payoff before and after COVID-19

Angi analyzed data from Zonda Media's Remodeling 2022 Cost vs. Value Report to look for some of the best values in home remodeling.  
Amanda Zachman, founder and executive director of MV Realty, offers hints to help you sell your house.
Hints For Homeowners

Tips To Sell Your Home In Today’s Market

(NAPSI)—The real estate market is cooling down: Home inventory rose 9.6% between May and June. Interest rates are up and inflation is still a problem. Consequently, potential buyers are delaying …

Spouting off tips to avoid water waste

(BPT) - Drought conditions persist in the Western United States, leading lawmakers to enact measures designed to reduce water consumption by residents. Homeowners are now having to make significant …
More Home Improvement News

Building Your Dream Home Anytime, Anywhere

(Family Features) With a unique vision of your dream home's look, location and features, building a custom home is generally the easiest way to make that dream a reality. To keep things moving as smoothly as possible, consider these tips as you embark on the journey.

Fill Your Home with Comforting Color

(Family Features) In the world of design, what's old inevitably becomes new again, and a similar pattern is inspiring today's on-trend color palettes for home decor. The latest styles reflect reviving and comforting colors influenced by heritage and romance.

Create a Space for Chillin’ and Grillin’

(NewsUSA) - It’s outdoor living season and there’s nothing better than kicking back and enjoying some fun in the sun with family and friends. And whether you’re looking to build an …

Smart Strategies for Choosing Your First Apartment

(NewsUSA) - Whether you are a recent college graduate, a grad student in a new city or a young professional shifting gears into a new job, finding your first home as an independent adult can seem …

Hot Tips For Cooler Weather

(NAPSI)—When it looks like winter is coming, there are certain steps you can take to breathe easier at home. In addition to clearing clogged gutters, closing storm windows and prepping the …

HVAC Technicians

(NAPSI)—The next time you walk in to a cool, comfortable home, you may care to thank an HVAC technician.  These men and women often have to brave extremely unpleasant conditions, especially …

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10 Easy Steps to Connect & Protect Your Home During Storm Season
(BPT) - While each season brings different types of extreme weather, it’s important to stay prepared for the unexpected. Having … Read More
Follow these steps for the best results
(BPT) - As the temperatures start to drop, you know it’s getting to be that time again — pool closing time. If you live in an area … Read More
5 Steps for a More Energy-Efficient Home According to HGTV Expert Carter Oosterhouse
(BPT) - By Carter Oosterhouse, TV Host and Home Improvement Expert Over the last two-plus years, I’ve watched the home transform … Read More
6 home maintenance projects to keep your home looking and operating its best this fall
(BPT) - Fall is the perfect season to enjoy apple picking, pie making and everything pumpkin spice. The cooler weather will have many … Read More
3 easy ways to enjoy living color in your outdoor space this fall
(BPT) - As temperatures drop and seasons turn, that doesn't mean you have to give up on the vivid blooms you love so much in your … Read More
5 steps to closing your swimming pool
(BPT) - If you own a swimming pool, you probably already know that you need to close your pool each year in preparation for the colder … Read More
4 essential questions to ask when hiring a professional house cleaner
(BPT) - Your home should be a sanctuary to take refuge from the world, relax and recharge. However, keeping a home clean and tidy can … Read More
5 pro tips to sell your home quickly - or just make it more inviting
(BPT) - Sponsored by GladAs the housing market cools down, sellers will need to work harder to attract buyers. Whether you’re … Read More
Why is customer experience essential to the MZ Generation? And why is that important?
(BPT) - At the essence of CX (customer experience) is an increased focus on how customers feel when they experience a particular … Read More
Top 5 ways to reduce your home energy costs this fall
(BPT) - As temperatures begin dropping this fall, you may be worrying about rising energy costs. Fortunately, there are a number of … Read More
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