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  • Outdoor kitchen? Second-floor laundry? How to easily achieve summer's hottest home improvements

    (BPT) - Whether you’re staying in place or planning to take advantage of an improving real estate market to sell your home, spring and summer are upgrade seasons. From adding a bathroom to creating an outdoor kitchen, certain improvements pay off for both homeowners who are selling and those who are staying. And while plumbing challenges, such as breaking through concrete or opening walls, may discourage some people, savvy homeowners know a tried-and-true option solves such problems.

  • Master suite upgrades: the secret to a speedier home sale

    (BPT) - All signs point to a hearty real estate market this summer. Experts say more inventory will be available and buyers will have an easier time getting mortgages, all of which means more competition among sellers.

  • How freeze-thaw cycles, water, impact, sun and pests can damage siding

    (BPT) - Spring is a great time to re-side your house, whether to increase your home’s value or to replace damaged siding but be sure to evaluate all your siding options. Not all residential siding exteriors perform the same.

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Monday 04/14/2014
Top Tools for Growing a Garden
Updated: April 14, 2014 - 3:33 am

(Family Features) Whether starting a new hobby or you just want to upgrade the gear you already have, there are many different tools designed to make maintaining your garden less of a burden.

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A Sparkling, Spotless Home
Updated: April 14, 2014 - 3:33 am

(Family Feature) Do you need to tidy up your home for spring? This vibrant season lends natural inspiration to home cleanup projects in every room. Whether you need to provide some overdue TLC to the tub, want a solution to freshen up the floors or long for laundry care that is safe for your family, refer to this guide for tips that will make your home feel shiny and new again.

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Friday 04/11/2014
Homeowners Desire American-Made Solar Panels
Updated: April 12, 2014 - 3:32 am

(NewsUSA) - With solar installation booming in the U.S., a growing number of consumers are choosing American-made solar panels for their homes.

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Thursday 04/10/2014
These Tips Can Help You Save Water And Money
Updated: April 11, 2014 - 3:33 am

(NAPSI)—Did you know that homes with automatically timed irrigation systems use about 50 percent more water outdoors than those without them? Your system could be wasting as much as 30,000 gallons of water each year if it is programmed incorrectly, a sprinkler head is pointed in the wrong direction, or you have a leak. Regular sprinkler maintenance could save as much as $120 annually on your water bills!

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Tips On Organizing Your Closets Like A Pro
Updated: April 11, 2014 - 3:33 am

(NAPSI)—Any time of year can be the right time to give your closets the once-over. A well-organized closet space offers several benefits. For starters, you can save time when you can find the items you are looking for. That can also mean less stress and more time to enjoy with family and friends.

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Helping To Make Baby's Room Safe And Comfortable
Updated: April 11, 2014 - 3:33 am

(NAPSI)—When there’s a little one on the way, certain small steps can make a big difference. Here are a few hints on helping to keep the nursery safe and secure from industry expert Sally Morse:

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Tuesday 04/08/2014
What's Underfoot? Tips for Finding Pet-Friendly Carpeting
Updated: April 09, 2014 - 3:32 am

(NewsUSA) - Adding new carpet is an easy way to rejuvenate the look and feel of any room in your home. But when you own pets, finding a quality carpet that is easy to maintain can be a tiring task.

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Monday 04/07/2014
Seasonal Home Maintenance Tips that Save Time and Money
Updated: April 07, 2014 - 3:33 am

(StatePoint) If you’re not careful, basic and seasonal home maintenance can cost you a pretty penny and a lot of time. Take steps to simplify these tasks.  

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Ways to Recycle at Home
Updated: April 07, 2014 - 3:33 am

(Family Features) Though recycling may seem like a chore, it is an important key to managing the waste in your family’s home.

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Friday 04/04/2014
From the Ground Up: Smart Building Product Choices for Homeowners
Updated: April 05, 2014 - 3:32 am

(NewsUSA) - Whether you're building a new house or remodeling a cherished older property, the product choices you make are critical to the long-term enjoyment of your home.

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Monday 04/07/2014
Lead with style: How to create clean, crisp curb appeal for your home's entry
Updated: April 15, 2014 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - Whether you are building a new home, or want to refresh your existing home, choosing a contemporary style creates high-class curb appeal.

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Wednesday 04/02/2014
Why a wood deck is one of the best investments a homeowner can make
Updated: April 10, 2014 - 3:32 am

By Laura Malm

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Tuesday 04/01/2014
Check the big move off the moving to-do list with ease
Updated: April 09, 2014 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - When you’re planning the big move, you’ve probably created a lengthy to-do list of everything that needs to be packed, planned and previewed. While you’re likely excited about your move, stress can create a bit of an emotional upheaval as well.

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Tuesday 03/25/2014
Renovating? Laying a good foundation for home improvement success
Updated: April 02, 2014 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - You’ve probably heard the saying: “Your home is your castle.” But if your current home - or the home you’re thinking of buying - feels more like the servant’s quarters than the royal palace, you may need to plan a renovation. At times like these it’s easy to give in to your excitement and get the project moving forward, but take a moment to plan your overall strategy. You’ll find that, much like your future castle, your renovation project will benefit from a solid foundation.

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Monday 03/24/2014
Ten Things to Consider When Deciding Whether to Sell Your Home
Updated: March 25, 2014 - 3:32 am

(StatePoint) As the economy continues to strengthen, you may wonder whether to stay in your current home or sell while the timing seems perfect.

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Thursday 03/20/2014
The best home improvement for less than $5,000
Updated: March 28, 2014 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - Curious which home improvement costs less than $5,000, delivers the highest return on investment and has the maximum impact on curb appeal?

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Sunday 03/16/2014
Increasing your resale value is easy when you save smartly
Updated: March 24, 2014 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - Investing in home improvements is a smart idea when you’re thinking of putting your home on the market. So where is the best place to spend your money?

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Reaching new heights: 4 tips for finding a skilled roofing contractor
Updated: March 24, 2014 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - Purchasing a new roof is one of the most important – and biggest – investments you can make in your home. That’s why it’s crucial to have a knowledgeable professional on hand to guide you through each step of the process. In fact, choosing the right contractor is just as important as choosing the right roofing components. Remember the four “R’s” to help ensure you have the best person for the job.

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Thursday 02/20/2014
Nix the neutrals: Undoing open house decor to make a new home your own
Updated: February 28, 2014 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - When selling a house, the mantra for most is neutral, neutral, neutral. To help potential new owners envision themselves moving in, real estate experts remind sellers to de-personalize their homes. That means removing family photos and mementos and replacing favorite color schemes with more vanilla shades and hues. So as a new homeowner, how do you begin to de-neutralize your new house to make it your new home?

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Tuesday 02/18/2014
Decked out from coast to coast: Top outdoor living trends for 2014
Updated: February 26, 2014 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - From genteel porches in the East to sleek, seaside balconies in the West, the popularity of outdoor living spaces is poised for significant growth from coast to coast with industry analysts predicting it will be a $5.7 billion market by 2016. Reinforcing these projections, 63 percent of architects cite an outdoor living space as the most popular ”special function room” in housing construction, according to the American Institute of Architects. What’s more, the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association reports that homebuilders list decks among the top three features most requested with new home buys.

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