• October 29, 2020

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3 unexpected ways to save time and money by building a deck during the off-season

(BPT) - With temperatures cooling and leaves changing from golden yellow to deep auburn, there’s no denying that it’s the season of all things cozy and comfy. And as you begin to hunker down and bundle up indoors, the thought of embarking on a deck building project might not be top of mind.

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Monday 10/26/2020
DIY projects that will have you falling for outdoor living
Updated: October 29, 2020 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - Never before has a home’s outdoor space been more cherished or vital. It’s not surprising then that nearly two-thirds of American homeowners have either recently undertaken or are in the process of upgrading their home’s exterior, according to Porch.com. For those of you still in the planning phase, professional designer and TV personality Alison Victoria, host of HGTV’s “Windy City Rehab,” suggests four DIY-friendly projects to undertake this fall to turn your backyard into an outdoor oasis.

Monday 10/05/2020
Haven't you always wanted a high-end bidet? Here's what to look for
Updated: October 29, 2020 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - There’s no shortage of choices when it comes to bidet toilets. If you’re someone who insists on having the best, here's a tidbit to simplify your search: The evolution of the bidet largely occurred in Japan. Though the French get credit for inventing the bidet, it was actually Japanese innovation that reshaped the bidet experience into a must-have luxury.

5 do's and don’ts of fire safety
Updated: October 29, 2020 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - A fire department responds to a fire every 24 seconds, and a small flame can turn into a major fire rapidly. With Americans spending more time at home than ever before, it is important to be ready before disaster strikes. To ensure your family is prepared for the unexpected, make sure you know these five fire safety do's and don’ts from First Alert:

Friday 10/02/2020
4 easy – and effective – ways to protect your home
Updated: October 29, 2020 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - Data collected in recent years by the FBI has revealed that there are roughly 2.5 million burglaries a year. This averages out to one burglary about every 13 seconds nationwide. So, while many feel safe and secure at home, one can never be too prepared when it comes to protecting your loved ones.

Monday 09/28/2020
Bring personalized expression into kitchen design
Updated: October 29, 2020 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - Personalizing a kitchen’s design is an opportunity to showcase true individuality. The space will feel like a true reflection of self when finished with handpicked details. Adding special touches throughout a space, from unique materials to striking statement pieces, can work together to form that cohesive, yet individualized feel.

Thursday 09/24/2020
Top tips for weathering storm season
Updated: October 29, 2020 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - It’s not over yet. Just past the peak of hurricane season weather forecasters have already had to resort to the Greek alphabet to name storms. And with severe storms and tornados appearing around the country, it is more important than ever to take steps and be prepared before, during and after a storm.

Wednesday 09/02/2020
3 ways to build a lasting dream deck with steel framing
Updated: October 29, 2020 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - A recent Houzz survey reports that 1 in 5 homeowners who underwent home renovations in the last year made exterior upgrades to their property. Breaking it down further, 1 in 8 of those weekend warriors funneled their energy into a complete deck overhaul. With the rising popularity of DIY home improvement projects in today’s ever-evolving landscape, these statistics will only continue to climb.

Thursday 08/27/2020
Tips for jump-starting your next home project — safely
Updated: October 29, 2020 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - While health and safety concerns remain top of mind for all Americans, many are also using this season and the extra time at home to get started on long-awaited home improvement projects. Thankfully, there are plenty of ways to achieve your vision for your abode safely, with a little planning and know how, while practicing social distancing.

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