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Monday 01/26/2015
Define Your Unique Style
Updated: January 26, 2015 - 3:32 am

(Family Features) When thinking about your dream kitchen, what finish style of cabinets come to mind? Is it rich dark stained cherry wood? Maybe a clean, crisp white paint? Do you picture yourself having a rustic kitchen complemented by different techniques?

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Mini-Makeovers for Your Indoor Spaces
Updated: January 26, 2015 - 3:32 am

(Family Features) When cold winter days keep you inside, you may find yourself quickly bored with your surroundings. While you wait for the sun to make its next appearance, it’s the perfect time for a mini-makeover to make your indoor space feel fresh and appealing.

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5 Tips for Organizing Your Home Office
Updated: January 26, 2015 - 3:32 am

(Family Features) When temperatures begin creeping up again, it signals time for an annual tradition: spring cleaning. While big projects like windows are hard to overlook, don’t forget smaller areas that need attention, too, such as your home office.

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DIY Home Upkeep
Updated: January 26, 2015 - 3:32 am

(Family Features) Homeowners can avoid emergency repairs by completing a few home projects each season. A simple project such as inspecting the plumbing annually can prevent the unexpected cost of repairing water damage from a pipe that burst.

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Create Your Own Bathroom Retreat
Updated: January 26, 2015 - 3:32 am

(Family Features) With so much time spent in the bathroom, it is important to give that space a little TLC like the rest of the home. Almost everyone that enters your home sees your bathroom. From changing accessories to a total bath remodel, it is important that it receives a little refreshment. A bathroom should be an oasis, and the environment that it displays directly correlates with just how relaxing it is.

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Monday 01/19/2015
Ways to Recycle at Home
Updated: January 19, 2015 - 3:32 am

(Family Features) Though recycling may seem like a chore, it is an important key to managing the waste in your family’s home.

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Monday 01/12/2015
Keep Winter Energy Bills in Check
Updated: January 12, 2015 - 3:32 am

(Family Features) As winter temperatures drop, the potential for higher utility bills goes up. Taking steps ahead of the cold season can help you trim costs and make your home more energy efficient, keeping those utility bills in check even as the winter weather rages.

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Friday 01/09/2015
Give Your House A Fresh Start: Get The Ductwork Cleaned
Updated: January 10, 2015 - 3:31 am

(NAPSI)—While professionally cleaned ductwork can be like a breath of fresh air to many houses, there are a few facts you should know when it’s time to have your home’s air ducts cleaned.

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Wednesday 01/07/2015
Three Ways To Save Money In 2015
Updated: January 08, 2015 - 3:31 am

(NAPSI)—Good news for some homeowners looking to save money: Utility costs are your biggest housing expense after the mortgage, but there are more ways than ever to save on energy bills. Homeowners who act now can save thousands in the years ahead.

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Tuesday 01/06/2015
Small Fixtures Make a Big Design Impact
Updated: January 07, 2015 - 3:31 am

(NewsUSA) - When considering lighting design, chances are you picture major fixtures like ornate chandeliers, groupings of colorful pendants or elaborate track lighting. However, even small fixtures, such as portable lamps, can transform a room, according to the American Lighting Association (ALA).

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Monday 12/29/2014
The easiest resolution to keep: Upgrading your bathroom
Updated: January 05, 2015 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - Whether committing to losing weight, improving your health or furthering your career, New Year’s resolutions create stress and require time and hard work. This year, along with those admirable but difficult-to-keep resolutions, why not set a goal that’s easy to achieve and will leave you with long-lasting satisfaction? Start the new year with a new bathroom, and you’ll reap the rewards for years to come.

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Monday 12/08/2014
Get the Low Down on Low Down Payments
Updated: December 09, 2014 - 3:33 am

(StatePoint) You may have heard the rule of thumb that you shouldn't buy a home unless you can put down 20 percent of the purchase price. However, today’s home buyers have many choices when it comes to the size of the down payment.

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Friday 11/21/2014
New homebuyers checklist to ID costly repairs
Updated: November 28, 2014 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - When you’re about to buy a house, it’s easy to get excited about its great location, spacious floor plan or beautifully decorated interior. Yet the old saying, “beauty’s only skin deep” can apply to any home, especially if you’re considering an older, previously owned property. Before signing on the dotted line, use this checklist to help avoid some potentially costly surprises and anticipate repairs or upgrades that may be needed.      

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Thursday 11/20/2014
Add a signature style to your home
Updated: November 27, 2014 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - To satisfy homeowners seeking to add a signature style to their indoor living spaces, more and more design professionals and builders are going back to basics and rediscovering the versatility, durability and good looks of cypress.

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Wednesday 11/19/2014
Expert tips to make your new house feel like home
Updated: November 26, 2014 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - You know that moving into a new home can be one of life's biggest stressors - the packing, the paperwork, the unpacking and of course finding the nearest coffee shop. Making your new house feel like your home can help alleviate some of this stress and provide a safe-haven for some much needed relaxation.

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Wednesday 11/12/2014
Factors that Impact a Home's Value
Updated: November 12, 2014 - 3:32 am

(StatePoint) It may seem like the size of your home is the be-all and end-all of your home’s value. But there are many other factors that come into play when determining the listing price of a particular home.

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Monday 11/10/2014
6 steps for choosing the best remodeling contractor
Updated: November 17, 2014 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - A remodeling project is one of the most invigorating lifestyle changes a homeowner can make. However, trusting a contractor with both your home and your money can feel overwhelming. Spare your time, money and sanity by following these steps for choosing the best remodeling contractor:

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Monday 11/03/2014
Millennials: How to make your home ownership dreams a reality
Updated: November 10, 2014 - 11:15 am

(BPT) - Owning a home is part of the American Dream, yet standards on income, credit and debt are making it tougher to buy a home than it was 10 years ago. Even though requirements are relaxing, only three out of five borrowers get approved.

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Wednesday 10/29/2014
Energy-efficient home trends for 2015 and beyond
Updated: November 05, 2014 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - One of the top trends driving today’s housing market is the demand for energy-efficient homes that don’t sacrifice comfort for quality. If you’re looking to purchase a new home, green features can save money both now and in the future, with numerous earth-friendly benefits. Here’s what is trending for 2015 and beyond.

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Tuesday 10/28/2014
Putting Your Vacation Home to Work for You
Updated: October 29, 2014 - 3:31 am

(NewsUSA) - If your vacation home has started to become more of a financial headache than a refuge, it might be time to consider renting out your property.

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