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Summer Recipes: Get Your House and Menu Ready for Outdoor Family Fun

Debbie D.

Debbie D.

Debbie Dey is a professional writer with over three decades of experience in residential construction. Her background gives her a wealth of knowledge about all kinds of home improvement projects, which she enjoys sharing through her writing. She has been a Puls staff writer since 2018. In her free time, you can find her relaxing by the water or cruising with her husband in their sports car.

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Summer Recipes: Get Your House and Menu Ready for Outdoor Family Fun

It feels like we’ve been waiting over two years for summer to finally arrive. Oh wait, we have. Luckily, things seem to be improving enough that we can all start to gather again and that means you’ll need to get your house and menu ready for guests.

Home Warranty: What is it? And is it Worth the Cost?

Home Warranty: What is it? And is it Worth the Cost?

Moving Checklist: How to Make Your Move Seamless

Moving is both exciting and time-consuming. Whether you’re moving from an apartment into your first home, relocating to a place with more room, or downsizing to a residence with less maintenance, there’s a lot to do. 

How to Achieve Better Efficiency Through Green Home Remodeling

With new energy-efficiency regulations going into effect throughout the U.S. and the cost of just about everything going up, now is the perfect time to start making some green home improvements. Not only can you make your home more comfortable and sustainable, but you can save hundreds or thousands of dollars each year.

Boost Your Home's Resale Value Before the Spring Selling Season

Over the last couple of years, we’ve all been spending a lot more time in our homes. We’ve watched the home and garden shows on TV and seen the housing market provide record-breaking returns to homeowners that have done a few improvements and updates.

What To Do If Your Dryer Won’t Start

There's never a good time for your dryer to break down. Call it Murphy's Law or just plain dumb luck, but doesn't it always seem like you have dryer problems at the worst possible moment?

Top 4 Projects to Focus on to Keep your Home in Tip-top Shape.

With two months gone in 2022, you may be feeling a little guilty about not keeping your New Year's Resolutions. Whether you promised yourself that this would be the year you'd get back in shape, or start saving money for that summer vacation, or finally tackling those home improvement projects, there's no time like the present to get started.

Top Reasons You Need an Appliance Protection Plan

Whether you have new home appliances or are comfortably getting along with your old ones, there will come a day when you'll encounter a breakdown. There's never a good time for any appliance to stop working, but if you don't have a plan for repairs, your household could be in chaos. An appliance protection plan is the best way to keep things running smoothly especially in times of trouble.

Home Improvement Projects to Complete During the Winter

The last two months were really busy. Between preparing for the holidays, hosting get-togethers, and visiting friends and relatives, you probably didn't have a lot of time to think about home improvement projects.

Make these Home Repairs a Top Priority for the New Year

New Year’s Eve is fast approaching and while those resolutions to be healthier are more important than ever, it’s just as critical to put your home’s “health” toward the top of that to-do list too.

What You Need to Know about Repairing vs. Replacing LED Lights

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.

2020 Appliance Brand Buying Guide

We are happy to share our national appliance report to help consumers make the best appliance purchase decisions using our data on affordability, the best value for money, ease of use, and more.

Hot Climate Effect on Appliances

Summer's coming, and as a hot climate resident you know that means it's going to be hot and humid. While you may be used to the steamy climate, protecting your appliances from the extreme heat and damaging power surges might be more of a challenge than you think. To keep your most-valuable equipment running smoothly year-round, take a look at these important tips:

Handyman Services Costs

Remember all the great plans you had to fix up your house when you first moved in? Did you spend hours poring over paint decks to choose the perfect shade of green for the living room? Weren't you going to hang your family photos in a beautiful display for everyone to enjoy? How much money were you going to save by installing your own window treatments?

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