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Home Upgrades to Improve Indoor Air Quality
When most people think about air quality, they’re typically thinking about outdoor pollution. Read More
Plan the Ultimate Kitchen Upgrade
A kitchen serves as command-central of most homes, so it’s also one of the first rooms homeowners choose when it’s time to make … Read More
Four simple DIY tips to spruce up your home
(BPT) - After spending more time than normal in our houses this past year, a home décor refresh can be both tempting and … Read More
5 simple, sustainable backyard improvements
(BPT) - One in three consumers say they have increased their efforts to incorporate environmentally friendly practices, and 70% prefer … Read More
Goodbye Gym Membership—The Reimagined Connected Home Gym Is Here To Stay
(NAPSI)—After nearly a year at home and with access to more exercise resources and choices, including online workouts and classes, … Read More
Staying safe around the house

6 tips to make your house safer this summer

(BPT) - We all like to think our homes are a safe and secure place to relax and enjoy time with our family. Even though we try to make our homes as safe as possible for our children, accidents and …
Hints For Homeowners

What To Know About Mold And Mildew

(NAPSI)—If you’re like a lot of homeowners, your domicile is in danger from an insidious, invisible growth—mold—and you don’t even know it. That’s because for many people, mold conjures …

Safety fur-st: Pet safety and fire prevention tips

(BPT) - Pets nationwide are considered beloved members of the family. In fact, pet ownership throughout the U.S. has skyrocketed, with approximately 12.6 million Americans opening their home to a new …
Hints For The Home

Quality HVAC Cleaning

(NAPSI)—You could be more comfortable at home for less money. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, cleaning a HVAC system lets it run more efficiently. Clean, efficient systems …
Considering a move this summer?

The New Homeowner's Moving Checklist

(Family Features) Now that you've closed on your first house, you're officially ahomeowner. However, before you can get comfy in your new place, you need to actually move in. If you've never moved into a new house, there are a few things you may not be aware of.

How Buyers and Sellers Feel About Today's Housing Market

(Family Features) In the hottest real estate market in a generation, homes are flying off the market at record pace, there's fierce competition among buyers and there's limited housing supply to meet growing demand.

How Home Buying and Selling Preferences are Modernizing

Deciding to buy or sell a home is among the most important choices many people make in their lifetimes.

All you need is $5 and 5 minutes to improve your home's curb appeal

(BPT) - First impressions matter, especially when selling your home. The moment a potential buyer pulls up to your house they start to form an opinion. Curb appeal is important to draw buyers in and …
Upgrade your summer living
How To Have the Perfect Summer at Home

(BPT) - While cookouts and trips to the beach are great, sometimes it’s also nice to spend a hot summer’s day relaxing in the comfort of home. Especially on those break-the-thermometer …

Keep your cool this summer with these energy-saving tips

(BPT) - There's a lot to love about summer. At the same time, the season can run up your electric bill fast, especially for Americans living in places where summer temperatures are reaching record …

6 tips to make your house safer this summer

(BPT) - We all like to think our homes are a safe and secure place to relax and enjoy time with our family. Even though we try to make our homes as safe as possible for our children, accidents and …

The Truth About Thread Counts

(Family Features) Many companies use thread count to make their sheets more appealing and luxurious, but a bigger number doesn't always mean a good buy.

Improve Your Home and Its Value

(Family Features) Home upgrades happen for different reasons but enhancing your home's curb appeal and value are often at the top of the list. Consider these six ways to increase the value of your house.

5 Tips to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient This Winter

(Family Features) Winter is a time of year when many people are looking for ways to be warm and cozy to combat the chilly temperatures outside. Focusing on energy efficiency can help you keep your home temperature comfortable and your energy bills at bay while also reducing your carbon footprint.

Practical Steps to Plan a Remodel (Family Features) Starting any remodel or renovation can be nerve-wracking, but having the right steps in place, from picking the project to smart financing strategies, can lessen the stress. Consider these tips to complete the project on time, on budget and with less stress.
Footwear Organization 101 (Family Features) Under the couch, near the entry of almost every door and randomly scattered throughout your home, shoes can be one of the most difficult wardrobe staples to keep organized.
Weathering the Storm (Family Features) While no amount of preparation can stop the forces of nature, planning ahead to manage blackouts can have a significant impact on you and your family. Get your home ready for what lies ahead with these tips.
Take a Room-by-Room Approach to Renovations (Family Features) When your home needs updating in multiple spaces, you may find yourself wondering where to begin. The true beginning of any project is defining your vision for the finished space. These on-trend ideas can help you get started.
Wallpaper 101 (Family Features) Wallpaper can add instant texture and flair, and today's DIY-friendly options make it easy to create inspired spaces with little fuss.
How to Plant a Bountiful Fall Garden (Family Features) Beyond the pumpkins and gourds, fall brings an array of produce that can be grown in your backyard. Consider these tips to get your fall garden started.
Decorate Your Way to a Howling Good Halloween (Family Features) Costumes and candy may be the mainstays of Halloween, but decorating is a fun way to set the mood and add a little extra excitement in the weeks leading up to the holiday. These spooktacular ideas can help dial up the drama and delight for all ages.
5 Tips for Desirable Fall Decor (Family Features) Let the change in weather be your cue to swap out summer decor for the bold, rich tones of autumn. Regardless of your home's style, these design tips can add festive fall spirit.
5 Eye-Catching Ways to Update Your Home (Family Features) Your home is a reflection of you, and your decor should match your tastes. With some simple home upgrades, you can create the perfect space for you and your family, even if your design preferences change over time. Consider these ideas to get started.
3 Rooms Perfect for Adding Focal Points (Family Features) One way to make a room feel more inviting and comfortable is identifying a focal point to anchor the decor and create a natural, beautiful flow. These inspirational ideas for using focal points in three popular living spaces can add comfort and beauty that makes you feel right at home.
Survey Shows Low Levels of Cryptocurrency Literacy

(NewsUSA) -Cryptocurrency continues to expand through the global economy, but approximately 96% of Americans were unable to pass a quiz about the fundamentals of cryptocurrency, according to results …

Spend for the Holidays Without Breaking the Bank

(NewsUSA) - After scaling back celebrations last year, people are ready to spend money on gifts, vacations, decorations and entertaining for the 2021 holiday season. But the pressure is on with news …

Pandemic Sparked Family Conversations We All Should Have

(NewsUSA) - And you thought nothing good came out of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to a new survey from financial services firm Edward Jones, a third of all U.S. adults say that the trying …

Gift ideas that save energy (and do a world of good) (BPT) - When checking your holiday list, you’re searching for gifts that inspire joy and delight, and electronic items often fit that description. But what if that gift also happens to have a …
2022 bathroom technology trends poised for popularity (BPT) - The bathroom is one of the most personal spaces in the home. Whether you're energizing your body or relaxing the mind, the bathroom is utilized for many reasons throughout the day. Technology …
7 indoor air quality myths debunked (BPT) - Air quality has become a hot topic. COVID-19 heightened our awareness of all of our surroundings — especially the air we breathe. Because people spend 90% of their time indoors, …
Green and healthy floor refinishing: 5 tips from the pros (BPT) - As many homeowners prioritize natural beauty and ease of maintenance in their living spaces, hardwood floors have become a popular flooring option. And for many consumers, that means …
Making your bathroom work harder for you (BPT) - The bathroom tends to be the easiest space in the home to clean, spruce up or decorate. Buying the perfect shower curtain is way less frustrating than choosing the right couch or countertop. …
Boosting your home’s curb appeal? What to know about sealing your driveway (BPT) - Homeowners nationwide are making improvements on their homes, both to better enjoy them and to protect the value of their investment. If you’re one of the many people going the DIY …
Wise Ways to Stay Warm and Healthy this Winter: 4 Smart Tips to Prepare Yourself for the Cold Season (BPT) - From making snow angels to cozying up by the fire with a cup of hot chocolate, there’s no shortage of pleasures to pursue this winter. But to make the most of these festivities, …
Integrate principles of fashion for sleek grandeur in the bath (BPT) - Creating a sleek and elegant design in the bath requires a keen eye for not only interiors, but for high fashion design as well. Interior design is oftentimes directly inspired by iconic …
4 proactive holiday cleaning strategies for pet owners (BPT) - Keeping your house clean is a daunting task on the best of days, especially if you have pets. With the holidays approaching, you'll want your space to be tidy and inviting for guests. Instead …
Actress Emily Hampshire was the first to test 4 new faucets. Here’s what she wants you to know (BPT) - As a lover of everything at-home, actress Emily Hampshire jumped at the chance to be the first to test four all-new kitchen and bath faucet collections in a real home. Delta Faucet set her …
The Royal Roots Of Today’s Christmas Traditions

(NAPSI)—Many Americans are not aware that some of the enduring Christmas traditions they enjoy every year are rooted in those started by the British Royal Family back in the 1840s. Here’s a look …

Simple Packing Tips To Ship Holiday Gifts

(NAPSI)—Sending gifts to friends and family and getting them there intact can be easy, if you know how. Fortunately, the United States Postal Service does and offers these helpful tips: • To …

Renters Rely On Reviews And Ratings During Pandemic

(NAPSI)—For renters seeking a new apartment community since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, finding the best place to live has come down to the three Rs—ratings, reviews and …

Cleaning Up The Laundry Crisis (NAPSI)—Every day, people miss out on educational, employment and social opportunities simply because they do not have access to clean clothes. Laundry services in transitional housing and …
Calling All Backyarders: Fall Is Your Time (NAPSI)—Backyarding, the trend to move many indoor activities outdoors, is now a permanent way of life. During the pandemic, learning to work, entertain, vacation, work out and more right in …
Clean Your Clothes—And The Planet (NAPSI)—For many families, the cooling weather means a return to routines: work, school, sports practice, meal prep and household chores.  Busy parents have a lot on their plate getting …
If Your Home Survives A Fire, Will It Still Be Safe? (NAPSI)—Wildfires are burning hotter and moving faster than ever before. They create health and safety hazards long after being extinguished. The residue and small particles carried in wildfire …
What To Ask When Hiring A Contractor (NAPSI)—With record-high real estate prices, a growing number of homeowners are remodeling or renovating their existing homes rather than buying new. Increased demand and continued supply chain …
Across The U.S., Non-white Neighborhoods Are Hotter Than White Ones (NAPSI)—Nationwide, in both major cities and small towns, neighborhoods with more Black, Hispanic and Asian residents experience hotter temperatures during summer heatwaves than nearby white …
Ten Reasons An RV Will Level-up A Camping Trip (NAPSI)—You can get away from it all—without having to leave it all behind. Here’s how: Better than camping, even better than glamping, is traveling via recreational vehicle (RV). Don’t worry …
Today’s Weather Is Unpredictable: Keep Your Outdoor Power Equipment Ready (NAPSI)—Weather today is challenging and the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) reminds home and business owners that it’s important to make sure you have the right outdoor power equipment …
Apartment Living Fosters Much Needed Sense Of Community (NAPSI)—Communities are more than groups of people who live together in the same geographical area. In their truest sense, communities transcend the physical spaces they occupy to become places …
Healthy Air, Healthy Home (NAPSI)—Asthma affects more than 24 million people in the U.S., including more than 6 million children, reports the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. In addition, more than 50 million …
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