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As summer officially rolls around, the sounds of hammers and saws fill the air, reminding us that ‘tis the season for home improvements. But is the timing right for all your projects?
Today's appliances are so reliable that you rarely think about them until there's a problem. Of course, with summer fast approaching, lifestyle changes can impact how you use your appliances and may put them at risk for breakdowns.
When you fire up the barbecue this summer, you’ll want to devote your attention to getting the perfect sear on that steak or grilling those veggies to smoky perfection -- not to mention spending a little time with your guests. Constantly answering the door or having to make a last-minute supermarket run can certainly make hosting a strain (and may possibly even risk your reputation as pitmaster).
Tips for Keeping Your Home’s Electrical System Safe Electricity is an essential element in your home that keeps the house warm, charges phones, powers up appliances, and so much more. However, electricity comes with several risks. That is why every homeowner needs to take precautionary measures in ensuring that the household is safe from electrical dangers. Here are several tips to keep your home free from electrical hazards.
Now it's time to enjoy a little playtime—outdoors. To help you get the most out of your backyard this summer, you should consider adding some trending outdoor upgrades. Not only will they make your home more attractive and usable, but patios and outdoor renovation projects can also generate a great return on investment when you sell your home.
Spring is nearly here, and as the balmy days of tank tops and shorts beckon, we’re ready to throw open our doors and windows, get some fresh air and sunshine into our homes, and simply let it all hang out. After being cooped up all winter, it’s about time.
All household plumbing problems are not created equal. While some may require professional assistance, there are many repairs you can tackle yourself. With the right tools and a little plumbing knowledge, you can save time and money by doing some common plumbing fixes yourself.
It’s cold and snowy outside, and you can’t wait to snuggle up with some tea and a book. But suddenly, your heater shuts off — and when you head to your basement to see what happened, you notice a leaky pipe and mold growth. These are just some winter maintenance problems homeowners face every year.
This Valentine’s Day, give your partner a gift that shows them good, old-fashioned romance isn’t dead – it’s just been given a 21st century update. There’s nothing wrong with presenting your significant other with another small velvet box this year, but then again, all that glitters isn’t necessarily gold.
Whether we were ready for it or not, technology seems to have taken over every aspect of our lives for the last year. Admit it, when you first heard about "smart home" products, you probably thought they were something out of a sci-fi movie.
One of the great things about 2021 is that people are giving more thought as to what they put in their bodies – and that doesn’t just go for what’s in a product, but also where it came from.
Whether you've been working remotely or helping the kids with schoolwork, you've probably been spending a lot more time at home. As the seasons changed and the temperatures dropped, you may have noticed your utility bills going up and your comfort level going down.
Folks can debate until the cows come home about which is a better reason for getting a high-efficiency washing machine: saving the earth or saving money. We’re not here to take sides – no matter why you’re looking for an eco-friendly washer, we’ve compiled a list of the best high efficiency washing machines 2021 has to offer.
We're all familiar with the phase-out of incandescent lights in favor of more environmentally friendly and energy efficient LED bulbs, strips, and fixtures. While you may have started to replace a few of your lights as the old ones burn out, you've probably noticed that the new lighting can cost an arm and a leg.
The holidays are a magical time of year when everything seems lighter and brighter. You may have already started sorting through all the bins and boxes you've had tucked away since last year in preparation for a little home decoration.