Buying a Home? Know your Must-Haves

Thursday, December 29th, 2016

By Maria Patterson

A fenced-in yard. Double sinks. A wrap-around porch.  An open floor plan. Solar panels. There are just so many things we want our new home to have.

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By Andrea Davis

Many homeowners find the holidays to be a difficult time of year. To ensure that your holidays are as enjoyable as possible, be sure to get your home ready to face this festive season. Here are a few tips to prepare your home for the holiday hustle:

Create a Master To-Do List

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We were under the impression that Thanksgiving was supposed to commemorate a cooperative feast shared by Native Americans and Pilgrims. Somehow, it’s turned into a high-pressure challenge to show off how well we cook elaborate dishes that we never make any other time of year.

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By Barbara Pronin

Amazon Prime’s “Black Friday in July” sale was a major win for both the retailer and shoppers—and prompted a number of big-box and department stores to ante up sales of their own. More savings opportunities are in store this Labor Day Weekend.

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Comeback Kitchen: 3 Old-Is-New Trends

Thursday, August 18th, 2016

By Suzanne De Vita

Kitchen design’s trending more behind the times than ahead of the curve, with once-dated features like colored appliances and tile countertops resurfacing in new, of-the-moment styles.

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7 Ways to Declutter Your Kitchen

Thursday, July 28th, 2016

 7 Ways to Declutter Your Kitchen

By Barbara Pronin

If you are always short of cabinet and counter space, it’s time to de-clutter the kitchen. But that’s a chore that seems to get relegated to, ‘someday.” The job may be easier if you know where to start, say consumer editors at Country Living Magazine.

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5 DIY Projects for DIYers

Thursday, June 30th, 2016

Everything and the Kitchen Sink: 5 Projects for DIYers

(BPT)—Much of the expense of a kitchen renovation comes from the labor involved—but many remodeling projects, such as backsplash installment or cabinet refurbishment, can be completed by homeowners with DIY experience. If you’re of the “can-do” variety, consider “hiring out” the following projects—to yourself!

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Bigger, Better Remodels: Who to Hire and How to Do It

The bigger, the better. That’s the sentiment many of us agree on when it comes to remodeling, according to a recently released National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) survey indicating a rise in additions and whole-house remodels. Remodeling spending is following suit, reports the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University, up to $325 billion by the beginning of 2017.

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Can Refrigerators Take The Heat?

Thursday, August 20th, 2015

Refrigerators were made to take the heat and weather the cold, or were they? The Washington Post claims that it’s not a good idea to have a second refrigerator in your garage, and we agree with them. For one thing, it wastes energy. You are paying the cost of having your fridge sweat it out in the summer, and bundle itself back up in the winter. Often times garage ridden fridges will need heat run in the garage during the winter, and air conditioning run in the summer just to keep up with the high temperatures.

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Remodel Your Kitchen for LE$$

Monday, February 23rd, 2015
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