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  • What To Know When Picking Out New Interior Doors

    Sep 21, 2023

    Renovation projects run the gamut from patio paver installations to home additions to exterior lighting projects. There's no end to the ways homeowners can tweak their properties as they aspire to renovate and transform the interior and exterior of their homes. Interior door replacement projects can dramatically alter how a home looks, especially when existing doors are dated, damaged and/or fading. Though homeowners may have grand visions of a new kitchen or outdoor living room when beginning...

  • The Many Styles Of Front Doors

    Sep 21, 2023

    A grand entryway simply wouldn't be complete without an impressive front door. A front door can dazzle guests and create a homeowner's desired vibe before anyone even steps inside, which only underscores how important the choice of door style can be. When shopping around for a new front door for their homes, homeowners can consider the many popular styles as they seek to choose one that fits an existing scheme or use a new front door as a springboard to a redesigned home interior....

  • How To Handle Selling A Home When Moving Into An Assisted Living Facility

    Sep 21, 2023

    Families must make a number of important decisions when an aging relative decides the time is right to move into an assisted living facility. Such facilities help older individuals who are having troubling living independently. In addition to finding the right facility for a loved one, many families have to decide what to do with their aging loved one's home. Aging individuals with companions such as a spouse or a live-in partner may not need to sell their house if that person will not be...

  • How Empty Nesters Can Overcome Boredom

    Sep 21, 2023

    Raising children is a significant responsibility. Parents know there's no such thing as a day off, which is why the first day they come home to an empty nest can be so confounding. After roughly two busy and likely hectic decades or more of looking after their children, parents whose sons or daughters have left home for the first time may experience feelings of sadness and loss. That's not unusual, as the Mayo Clinic notes it's a phenomenon known as "empty nest syndrome." Though it's not a clinical diagnosis, empty nest syndrome can be a...

  • Safety Upgrades For Seniors' Homes

    Sep 21, 2023

    Many seniors want to spend as long as possible residing in the comforts of their own homes. According to AARP’s 2021 “Home and Community Preferences Survey,” more than three-quarters of U.S. adults age 50 and older prefer living at home. But getting older often comes with certain deficits that may not make current living situations the safest for seniors. Retirement Living reports that an older person is treated in an emergency room for a fall-related injury nearly once every 10 seconds. Falls cause millions of injuries and 32,000 deaths a year...

  • Potentially Low-Maintenance Trees To Consider For Your Property

    Sep 21, 2023

    Few things in nature are as breathtaking as a beautiful landscape. That beauty is perhaps one reason why many homeowners spend so much time and expend so much effort on their lawns and gardens. Though plenty of homeowners love spending time in the yard, others may not be so inclined. For the latter group, low-maintenance trees can be just what the doctor ordered. Low-maintenance tress can provide the beauty nature-loving homeowners desire without all the extra work of more needy plants. It's...

  • Fall Garden Maintenance Tips

    Sep 21, 2023

    As the autumn season approaches, it's an excellent time for homeowners to examine their gardens and prepare them for the cooler temperatures to come. Although you may think of gardening only during the summer months, caring for your garden during the fall can help it survive the winter season and produce a healthy crop next year. Whether growing a vegetable garden, flower bed or even trees and shrubs, these fall garden maintenance tips will ensure the entire landscape is ready for temperatures...

  • Historic Home Renovations Nearing Completion

    ANNE GRAY, For the Herald|Sep 21, 2023

    For nearly five years, the Davis family has been working on renovating their historic Hollidaysburg home. The 1877 home, once in a state of disrepair, has been transformed into a beautiful residence suitable for a modern family, with nods to its rich history around every corner. In the Spring 2023 Homebuilder, the Herald documented the family's long journey, with its many ups and downs along the way. Since then, the family has finally moved into the home and is enjoying each day making new...