(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.
(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.
(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!
(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.
(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:
(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.
(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.
(Family Features) Though recycling may seem like a chore, it is an important key to managing the waste in your family’s home.
(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.
(BPT) - Whether you are building a new home, or want to refresh your existing home, choosing a contemporary style creates high-class curb appeal.
By Laura Malm
(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.
(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.
(StatePoint) As the economy continues to strengthen, you may wonder whether to stay in your current home or sell while the timing seems perfect.
(BPT) - Curious which home improvement costs less than $5,000, delivers the highest return on investment and has the maximum impact on curb appeal?
(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?
(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.
(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?
(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.