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Planning Ahead Vital To A Successful Renovation

Remodeling projects are significant undertakings. Homeowners must consider a host of variables before any such project can begin. While planning ahead may take time, it is essential to ensuring...

 

Three Factors To Consider Before Converting An Attic

At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, many homeowners suddenly found themselves in need of more usable square footage in their homes. Required to work from home due to social distancing recommendatio...

 

Spring Lawn Maintenance Tips

Warmer weather signals plants to come out of dormancy and start flourishing again. Even if your lawn and garden never went fully dormant, you can still expect your home landscape to begin thriving with warmer temperatures. Begin Mowing the Lawn at a...

 

Signs of Winter Lawn Damage

Mother Nature can be harsh on a lawn, and it's up to homeowners to nurse their lawns back to health after they endure the elements. That's often the case when winter ends and homeowners uncover signs...

 

How To Garden From a Wheelchair

Gardening is a wonderful activity that people from all walks of life enjoy. A garden full of fresh fruits and vegetables and/or beautiful blooms can instill a sense of pride in gardeners and turn their backyards into colorful, peaceful respites....

 

Upgrade Bathroom Safety Features

Bathrooms can benefit from updates that improve their form and function. While styles and color patterns may inspire bathroom renovations, improvements to safety also should be considered. Bathrooms can be one of the most dangerous rooms in a house....

 

Six Ways To Prevent Falls Around The House

Despite all of the potential hazards around a house - from electrical issues to fire hazards to carbon monoxide - the National Home Security Alliance says that falls are the leading cause of death due to home accidents. Falls are responsible for...

 

How To Determine If It's Time To Downsize

Individuals work hard to save enough money to purchase their homes. And the hard work doesn’t end there. Once homeowners settle into a new home, they may set their sights on renovations that suit their individual needs. And even when buyers find a...

 

Signs of Pests At the Home

Pests come in many shapes and sizes, from the smallest of insects that crawl through crevices or under moldings to larger mammals that find their way into attics and basements. Taking care of a home or buying a new one can be stressful enough...

 

Protect the Garden From Pests

Homeowners frequently enhance their outdoor living spaces with attractive plants and trees. When that greenery also produces food, the results can be both beauty and bounty. People who plant...

 

Keep Groundhogs Out of the Garden

Groundhogs take center stage every Feb. 2. Individuals across the country anxiously await the news of whether one of these furry fellows sees his shadow or not - the latter indicating that an early...

 

Tips For Negotiating With Contractors

Spring is the season for fixing up a home. Homeowners who aren’t interested in doing the work themselves turn to contractors to ensure the job is done not only to code, but on time and efficiently. After receiving an initial estimate from a contrac...

 

Cutting Costs

Home renovations can be expensive, but there are ways to cut costs: • Assess the merit of the project. If you’re planning to sell your home soon, it may be best to focus on repairs and renovations that will generate the most substantial ROI....

 

Revamping the Living Room

Home improvement projects require substantial financial investment. But just because a homeowner wants to bring a fresh look indoors doesn't mean he or she has to break the bank along the way. Living...

 

Upgrading a Landscape

An inviting, well-tended landscape can add significant curb appeal to a home. Such a landscape also can serve as a point of pride and welcome homeowners each evening as they arrive home from work....

 

How to Find the Best Trees for Your Property

Trees benefit a landscape by serving both aesthetic and utilitarian functions. A home surrounded by healthy green trees can be a sight to behold, and those same trees can benefit surrounding plants...

 

Preparing Landscapes For New Plants

Much consideration is given to which plants to add to a landscape. That’s understandable, as homeowners want to choose plants that will thrive and won’t compromise the health of surrounding plants and trees. Before planting or even choosing...

 

Planting to Your Advantage: Popular Insect-Repellent Plants

Homeowners choose plants for their properties based on a number of variables. Some may be into growing their own foods, while others desire their gardens to be an awe-inspiring mixture of bright...

 

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