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Natalie H.

Natalie H.

Natalie Hoke is a writer and content manager at Puls. She is passionate about discovering the latest trends in home technology and using humor to tell a great story. In her spare time, she enjoys volunteering, travel, cooking (and eating) vegetarian food, and performing stand-up comedy.

Recent Posts:

What Type of Home Should You Live In?

Thinking about moving to a new home in the near future? Before you get started in the process, it’s important to do your research and thoroughly weigh out each of your options.

10 Amazon Alexa Skills to Use in the Kitchen

Amazon’s increasingly popular voice assistant, Alexa, makes a myriad of everyday tasks around the house an absolute breeze. The smart speaker is a fantastic means of entertaining company, kids, and streamlining just about everything we need at home.

Simple Tricks to Transform Your Outdoor Space, Patio or Deck

There’s nothing quite like lounging around, making the most of those beautiful sunny days and crisp evening breezes from the comfort of your outdoor space, patio, deck or balcony. Whether you’re a homeowner or an apartment renter, we all can agree it’s a special experience, combining the best of the indoors and out.

Stay Productive All Day Long with these 10 Alexa Hacks

Amazon Echo’s ultra-popular voice assistant, Alexa, came into our lives just a few short years ago. Now, many households rely quite heavily on Alexa, and she plays quite a significant role in simplifying our daily routines.

5 Smart Appliances You Didn't Know Existed

It’s 2019, and while we’re not driving around in flying cars, we do live in an immensely digital world. We walk around with tiny computers in our pockets, our tech industry is booming and we can have a package at our door within hours via the tap of our fingers.

How to Keep Your House Cool in the Summer

There’s nothing quite like relaxing at home, enjoying those warm summer rays in the morning and a cool breeze at night. Whether you detest the heat or you can’t get enough of it, you’ll need to find a way to sustain an ideal temperature throughout your house that’s comfortable for everyone.

Whirlpool Repair Washer and Dryer: What Are Your Options?

There’s nothing more frustrating than loading up your washer or dryer, only to find that it’s broken, leaking or that it simply won’t turn on. You’ve got a tight schedule and budget to stick to, and this mishap was certainly not something you’d planned for.

Mounting a TV Above the Fireplace: Everything You Need to Know

As you’re probably well aware of by now, TVs above the fireplace are pretty darn great. They provide you with the best of both worlds - watching all your favorite shows and movies while you simultaneously watch and enjoy a warm, crackling fire.

Summer Checklist: Top 10 Home Maintenance Tips for Summer

Go ahead and let out a sigh of relief - you’ve endured winter’s worst, and summer is finally here, once and for all. It’s time to pack away those winter clothes, and get ready to enjoy cookouts, laying out on your deck, and some much-needed vitamin D.

Avoid a DIY Disaster: 5 Reasons to Use a TV Mounting Service

Thinking about mounting your TV? Whether you’ve just gotten a brand new TV or you’ve had yours for years, your flat screen was meant to be mounted, and there’s no time like the present to get started.

Dishwasher Repair KitchenAid: What Are Your Best Options?

Picture this - you load up your dishwasher, push the ‘start’ button, and find, to your dismay, that no matter what you do, your trusted KitchenAid dishwasher isn’t working as it ought to. As frustrating as this situation may be, this can - and does - happen to everyone from time to time.

Bathroom Sink Faucet Replacement: How to Do It On your Own & How Much Does It Cost

There comes a time in your bathroom sink’s lifetime when it’s reached the point of no return. Whether it’s rusty, cracked, or you simply want an upgrade, the most feasible solution would be to replace it altogether.

How to Unclog a Sink: Step-by-Step Guide

Whether it’s in your kitchen or your bathroom, clogged sinks can happen to anyone, and, unfortunately, they always seem to happen at the most inconvenient times. From washing dishes to getting ready for bed, you rely on your sinks constantly, and thus, you need this resolved now, without delay.

How Much Does it Cost to Repair a Stovetop or Cooktop?

Imagine this scenario - you’re busy prepping ingredients for dinner, and to get that water boiling you reach to turn on your stovetop or cooktop, only to discover that it won’t turn on or ignite. As frustrating as this situation can be, it unfortunately happens all too often.

How to Unclog a Toilet: Step-by-Step Guide

There’s no way around it - a clogged toilet can instantly wreak havoc on your floors, linens, and your general state of mind. Whether it’s overflowing like crazy or it simply won’t budge, a clogged toilet isn’t something you can leave unattended, even for a few hours.

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