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  • Ways to celebrate National Curb Appeal Month with projects you can do on your home

    (BPT) - Can the look and condition of your roof affect the resale value and curb appeal of your home? What about your window frames, entry door or shutters? The answer is absolutely.

  • The homebuilding method you've never heard of that cuts energy bills up to 60 percent

    (BPT) - For people building new homes in the coming months, the ever-increasing pain of monthly utility bills for cooling and heating their homes has them looking for more energy-efficient construction methods. In 2014, homeowners have been burdened with electricity costs that rose 5 percent, heating oil 7 percent and natural gas 10 percent, as reported in USA Today.  At the same time, homebuilders are challenged to meet increasingly stringent energy codes imposed by cities and counties.

  • Three success tips for converting an attic into living space

    (BPT) - Moving up – vacating your current, smallish home for a larger, roomier abode – was the American way before the Great Recession. Now that the economy is humming again, at least some of the people who stayed put during those lean years will be looking to move into larger, nicer homes this summer. High demand and low inventory, however, may leave many with nowhere to go. Some will rediscover a time-honored space-gaining technique: attic conversion.

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Monday 07/21/2014
DIY Ideas for Every Room
Updated: July 21, 2014 - 3:33 am

(Family Features) From simple storage solutions that freshen up messy rooms to projects that enliven a space, do-it-yourself options are a popular choice among many homeowners. Try out some of these ideas to make every room in your home feel new again, without having to empty your pocketbook or call a handyman. 

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Ways to Protect Your Family Outdoors
Updated: July 21, 2014 - 3:33 am

(Family Features) Before your family begins enjoying the great outdoors during this adventure-filled season, make sure your yard is properly treated to avoid the dangers of poison ivy, oak or sumac.

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Home Updates That Go Back In Time
Updated: July 21, 2014 - 3:33 am

(Family Features) Mid-century modern inspiration draws from the 1940s through the 1960s, a twenty-year span when design was sleek, elegant and functional. Although the style originated more than 70 years ago, this trend has resurfaced with a fresh revival. 

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Thursday 07/17/2014
Geothermal: A Comfortable Way To Cut Costs
Updated: July 18, 2014 - 3:33 am

(NAPSI)—One way to keep your home at a comfortable temperature without your heating and cooling bills going sky high can be found underground.

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Monday 07/14/2014
Add Appeal, Save On Your Remodeling Project
Updated: July 14, 2014 - 3:32 am

(Family Features) For those who wish to make updates to their home, the kitchen is a great place to begin. According to the 2013 Cost vs. Value report from Remodeling magazine, a minor kitchen remodel should recoup up to 75 percent of total remodeling dollars, based on the value of the home increasing. When focusing on this important part of the house, many homeowners are looking for ways to add luxurious and modern touches without breaking the bank.

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National Curb Appeal Month: Tips to Upgrade Your Home’s Exterior
Updated: July 14, 2014 - 3:32 am

(StatePoint) Curb appeal is important in setting a welcoming tone. And if your home is for sale, an attractive exterior becomes crucial.

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Caring for Your Stone Surfaces
Updated: July 14, 2014 - 3:32 am

(Family Features) Many homeowners install granite or marble countertops and vanities for their durability and to add more value to the home. But in the end, nothing beats the most visible benefit — that rich shine and luster right after the workmen install the new natural stone.

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Tips to Make Your Home More Peaceful
Updated: July 14, 2014 - 3:32 am

(StatePoint) Life is busy and loud. A home used to be a relaxing, calming haven to hide away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. But with televisions in every room and a constant connection to the outside world through tablets, laptops and smartphones, finding a fortress of solitude, or even a room of quiet, has become a near impossible task.

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Thursday 07/10/2014
Keeping Your Cool In A Heat Wave
Updated: July 11, 2014 - 3:32 am

(NAPSI)—While high heat can drain your energy, increase your utility bills and make your AC work overtime, there are simple ways you can save energy without compromising comfort.

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Enjoy A Summer Of Celebrations
Updated: July 11, 2014 - 3:32 am

(NAPSI)—Whether you are enjoying a long holiday weekend or a birthday or just sharing a nice day outside with family and friends, the lifestyle experts at Celebrations.com offer some tried-and-true tips to ensure a successful summer of celebrations.

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Thursday 06/12/2014
Design inspiration at your fingertips: Homeowners go digital to jumpstart home improvement projects
Updated: June 21, 2014 - 3:34 am

(BPT) - More than 40 percent of homeowners plan to update their homes in the next two years, according to the latest Houzz & Home Study. Of those who plan to remodel, 78 percent cite their motivation as improving the look and feel of the space.

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Tuesday 06/03/2014
Bathroom remodeling should start at the studs
Updated: June 10, 2014 - 3:38 am

(BPT) - Remodeling a bathroom can increase the value of your home but short-sighted planning can wash projects down the drain.

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Thursday 05/29/2014
Debunking the Myths about Homeownership
Updated: May 29, 2014 - 3:36 am

(StatePoint) As a result of the recent housing crisis, many potential homebuyers, especially first-timers, are hesitant to enter the market. But if you’re holding back, evaluate why. Experts say your reasons may be based on myth.

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Smooth moves: Tips to take the hassle out of moving day
Updated: July 23, 2014 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - Americans are on the move. More than 35 million Americans moved last year, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. While relocating to a new place is exciting, it also brings its own set of worries, with packing and unpacking topping the list of stressors. With careful planning and organizing, your move can be more celebratory than stressful – just follow these tips.

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Friday 05/23/2014
Most often-overlooked truth of curb appeal: Little things mean a lot
Updated: July 23, 2014 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - Curb appeal relies not just on the color of a home’s siding or the beauty of its landscaping, but on often-overlooked, underplayed details. Whether it’s charming intricate gingerbread scrolls on the porch, or fluted door casing that imparts an elegant, upscale look, trim can have a strong impact on a home’s curb appeal.

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Monday 05/19/2014
Home design: the value of the ideal exterior color
Updated: May 26, 2014 - 3:34 am

(BPT) - When it comes to designing a home – whether it’s new construction or a renovation – choosing beautiful exterior colors and complementary accent hues is critical to creating an appealing household.

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Thursday 05/15/2014
Top 10 Tips Every Renter Should Know
Updated: May 15, 2014 - 3:41 am

(StatePoint) The number of U.S. renters has expanded significantly since the burst of the housing bubble, and renters now represent 34 percent of all households, according to government statistics. Meanwhile, rents climbed 3.2 percent last year.

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Wednesday 05/14/2014
Selling this summer? 6 upgrades to secure a speedy sale
Updated: May 24, 2014 - 3:35 am

(BPT) - When the weather warms up, so does the real estate market. Spring and summer are traditionally the seasons when both home buyers and sellers are most active across the country. If you’ll be putting your home on the market this year, simple, cost-effective upgrades can help ensure a speedy sale at a good price.

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Tuesday 05/13/2014
Trim applications give the world a creative preview of your home
Updated: May 20, 2014 - 3:35 am

(BPT) - Beauty is in the details when it comes to home exteriors. That’s why choosing the right exterior trim products and decorative elements is essential, whether you have a modest home or coastal mansion. In fact, exterior trim is one of the most important architectural accessories you can use to dress up your home.

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Driveways to mailboxes: Oft-overlooked items that drive curb appeal
Updated: June 25, 2014 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - Selling or staying, it makes no difference – everyone wants a home that looks great from the curb. Curb appeal comes together when all the elements of a home’s facade are in good shape and working together. Driveways that are cracked or pitted with potholes, dingy front doors and other seemingly minor complaints like a shabby, scuffed mailbox, can all significantly detract from a home’s overall curb appeal.

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