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What to Frequently Clean During COVID-19

One of the most effective ways to help fight the spread of COVID-19, aside from social distancing and washing your hands, is cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces in your home on a daily basis, according to the Centers for…

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10 Tips for Taking Care of Wood Furniture

Quality wood furniture can last a lifetime and is often a treasured heirloom, passed down through multiple generations. Still, even the highest quality wood is susceptible to scratches and abrasions if not properly cared for.

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Nothing is More Sought After Than Birdseye Maple

Birdseye maple gets its name from its unusual appearance, in which tiny swirling “eyes” disrupt the regular flow of the natural wood grain. No one knows exactly what causes this unique look, and since there are no clear indicators for…

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5 Cities Millennials are Flocking To

There are several places in the U.S. where millennials can be found due to the high employment rates and beautiful settings. For adults who are in their 20s and 30s, there are several places where it’s smart to invest. When…

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House Trim Options

Whether a home has wood, stucco, brick or stone siding, the fascia, soffits and trim around doors and windows are traditionally wood. Wood is second-to-none for decorative materials, and for most homeowners, the primary function of exterior house trim is…

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Get to Know Kitchen Faucets

Your water faucet is probably the most important fixture in your kitchen. Filling pots, washing dishes, and cleaning off and preparing meat and vegetables all happen at the sink. Faucet design and supply companies, like industry heavy Moen faucets, realize…

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Solved! When—and How—to Repot a Plant

It’s inevitable that your houseplants will eventually outgrow their containers. While the signs can be subtle, understanding a little plant language will help you determine when the time has come to upgrade to roomier digs.

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Biggest Buzzwords in Housing Design for 2019

From rising energy costs to the aging population, seismic shifts throughout U.S. society are changing the way Americans think about housing. As we turn the corner into 2019, the final year in a decade that’s already seen massive change and…

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Top States for Home Improvement

Spending on home improvement products in the U.S. hit $303 billion last year, so it’s clearly a major topic on homeowners’ minds. But to get a better look at just what kind of renovations are being made across America (and…

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Before & After: Bring on the Curb Appeal

On every episode of Curb Appeal: The Block, a so-so house gets a major makeover, and a couple of others in the neighborhood get spiffed up too. See how fresh landscaping and a facelift can take a home from boring…

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The 7 Deadly Sins of Home Remodeling

Every homeowner who has taken on a home remodeling project has a sad story about past mistakes. Some of these errors are merely embarrassing, some are costly, and others are downright dangerous!

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How To Find and Hire a Gardener

Looking for a Gardener? Choosing a gardening contractor is not easy. The professional you hire needs to know their craft, improve your space, and offer reasonable rates.

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Test Garage Doors

To keep kids safe, check the auto-reverse feature by placing a block of wood in each door’s path; if it doesn’t bounce back after hitting the wood, call a pro.

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Embrace the Future with an Induction Cooktop

The U.S. is rarely noted for being behind the times when it comes to the use of cutting edge technology. When it comes to induction cooking, however, that is certainly the case. Though induction cooking has already taken over the…

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15 Problems Hard Water Can Cause

Some homes have hard water—water that contains a high level of calcium, magnesium, lime, or other minerals. Hard water doesn’t pose any health risks, but it can cause a number of plumbing, maintenance, and household cleaning issues.

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