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Sustainable Home Upgrades for Better Health

(Family Features) When you’re on a quest to create a home environment that promotes wellness, it can be difficult to know where to begin. One easy solution is to look for small changes that improve your personal well-being while also promoting a better environment overall.

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Wednesday 02/19/2020
4 Home Improvement Ideas
Updated: February 21, 2020 - 2:44 am

(Family Features) Whether you’re thinking about a bathroom update, kitchen overhaul or any other type of home improvement project, these tips from the experts at the National Association of the Remodeling Industry and can help you get started.

Small-Scale Home Upgrades with a Big Impact
Updated: February 21, 2020 - 2:44 am

(Family Features) When it comes to remodeling, there are dozens of ways to improve your home’s overall value and appeal without breaking the bank. Opt for projects that are manageable in scale, affordable and deliver benefits in multiple ways, such as aesthetics and energy efficiency.

Energy-Efficient Ideas to Upgrade Your Home
Updated: February 21, 2020 - 2:44 am

(Family Features) Energy bills are likely among the largest expenses for homeowners, but you can take action to lower those costs. During a remodel, a certified contractor can help you make smart decisions when it comes to selecting appliances, windows and insulation for your projects.

5 Ways to Add Luxury to Your Laundry Room
Updated: February 21, 2020 - 2:44 am

(Family Features) Updating your laundry room with a distinctive design and increased functionality can be one of the most exciting ways to refresh your home. Chic decor and elements of personal style can transform a dull, tired space into a luxurious retreat you may find yourself sneaking off to. Use these five tips to breathe new life into a room that is often forgotten.

Home Upgrades that Really Work
Updated: February 21, 2020 - 2:44 am

Ideas and inspiration to create more functional spaces

Thursday 02/13/2020
3 Smart Ways to Boost Home Curb Appeal
Posted: February 13, 2020

(StatePoint) Taking steps to boost curb appeal makes good sense for any homeowner. Not only does it help make a great first impression on guests and neighbors, but certain updates can actually increase your home’s resale value when it comes time to put your property on the market.

Taking a Top Down Approach to Home Exterior Updates
Posted: February 13, 2020

(StatePoint) Whether you want to boost the beauty of your home for your own enjoyment or you’re looking to sell in the near future, experts recommend taking a top-down approach to evaluate the outside of your home.

Wednesday 02/12/2020
A DIY fire pit creates a welcoming outdoor retreat
Updated: February 22, 2020 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - The outdoor living trend continues to flourish with homeowners desiring exterior spaces that are beautiful and inviting while also increasing a property’s overall value. Providing a gathering place and focal point for the yard, fire pits are one of the most requested outdoor features. In fact, according to the American Society of Landscape Architects, fire pits are one of the most popular outdoor design elements among homeowners.