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9 Ways to Avoid Overspending on Fire Pits

Indoor evenings on the couch are so last year. Literally. Relaxing around a fire and under the stars is about to be the place for a perfect night. But a built-in fire pit can cost upward of $5,000 for an … Continue reading

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Extend your Outdoor Living Season

Make an outdoor living area comfy long after the sun sets or the leaves turn with outdoor lighting, a patio heater, and a glowing firepit or portable fireplace. Light the Deck or PatioThe sun sets sooner on your outdoor living … Continue reading

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6 October Home Maintenance Tasks

The temps are starting to drop; the smell of wood smoke is in the air. Temps are more chilly than warm. That’s when veteran homeowners know it’s time to do these six things if they want to avoid grief or … Continue reading

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Protect your Home From Severe Weather

Brown lawns. Flooded basements. Piles of snow dumped on your doorstep. Topsy-turvy weather can test your patience, and even put your home at risk. If a freak storm drops in your area, will your home be up to the challenge? … Continue reading

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Programming your Thermostat

Owners of programmable thermostats are misusing the devices, according to research from Energy Research & Social Science journal. About 40% don’t use programming features, and 33% had programming features overridden. But it’s really not that hard, and it’s definitely worth … Continue reading

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Why is my Grass Turning Brown?

Grass turns brown when roots can no longer grab nutrients or water from soil, or when soil doesn’t contain enough food or water. Here are the typical culprits, and tips on how you can green up your grass again. Drought/Heat … Continue reading

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A Myriad of Home Trends to Gain Momentum in 2021

As homeowners continue to stay in, avoiding the latest spikes in coronavirus numbers, many seek new ways to improve their abode’s function, aesthetics, fun. December 4, 2020 by Barbara Ballinger When it comes to the home and design trends experts anticipate prevailing … Continue reading

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12 Delightful Ways to Make Your House Brighter in Winter

Let more natural light shine indoors with these simple tips. Fall and winter start cozy — who hasn’t used the colder temperatures as an excuse to binge-watch Netflix while swaddled in a couch blanket? But come January, staying indoors can feel less … Continue reading

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7 Myths All New Homeowners Fall For

You’ve signed the closing papers and have your new house keys in hand. As you open the door to your exciting — and sometimes overwhelming — new life as a homeowner, steer clear of these seven common home ownership myths. Avoiding … Continue reading

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