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    Pet-friendly design tips

    (BPT) - Whether you're dreaming of a complete home remodel or a simple decor update, you may not be factoring your pets in your decision-making and overall design process. But how many times have you regretted a furniture or upholstery choice once Fido or Fluffy got their paws (and fur) on it?

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    How to use the noir aesthetic in home design

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    4 home improvements that may affect your homeowners insurance

    (BPT) - Many of today’s homeowners have been inspired by house-flipping shows to learn practical tips and savvy tricks to either increase their home’s resale value or, for those who prefer to stay put, refresh their living space for its long-term use. While these shows highlight the newest trends that resonate with new buyers or help customize a house to an owner’s current needs, what they don’t tell you is how remodeling might affect your homeowners insurance coverage.

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Thursday 08/06/2020
What to Know About Selecting Materials for Your Home Exterior
Posted: August 06, 2020

(StatePoint) Whether you’re building a new home or making exterior updates, there are many decisions you’ll have to make. Perhaps topping the list in importance is what materials you select for your roofing and siding. Not only do your selections impact your home’s curb appeal, but some choices have the potential to save you money and help increase your family’s safety.

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Wednesday 08/05/2020
Cocktail railing and more: 5 trends for your deck
Updated: August 10, 2020 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - When determining the look of your outdoor living space, decking is only half of the equation. In many cases, it’s the deck railings that are most visible and the design element that makes the first impression.

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On-Trend Kitchen and Bath Upgrades
Updated: August 07, 2020 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) Kitchens and bathrooms remain among the top picks for homeowners looking to upgrade because their functional contributions to the household can’t be overstated and they typically provide high return on investment.

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5 Time-Saving Laundry Tips
Updated: August 07, 2020 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) Between sorting, washing, pouring, transferring, drying and folding, laundry can often feel like a daunting chore.

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Identifying Your Kitchen Style
Updated: August 07, 2020 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) With so many different styles of kitchens and cabinets, sometimes it can be hard to decide on a favorite. While you may see kitchens in a variety of styles and find them all beautiful in their own way, finding inspirations for your dream kitchen often requires sorting through many different considerations.

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Factor Pets into Fire Safety Planning
Updated: August 07, 2020 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) Pets are not just animals, they’re members of the family. While four-legged friends bring joy, it’s important to protect them in the event of a home emergency.

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5 Tips for Creating a Low-Maintenance Home
Updated: August 07, 2020 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) Because most people are spending more time at home than usual, ensuring your living spaces are clean and uncluttered can make being home more comfortable and enjoyable. However, not everyone has the time, or desire, to devote to constant maintenance.

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5 Ways to Add Luxury to Your Laundry Room
Updated: August 07, 2020 - 2:30 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.

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Make Your House a Home
Updated: August 07, 2020 - 2:30 am

Tips for adding personality to your leased living space

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Monday 08/03/2020
How to use the noir aesthetic in home design
Updated: August 10, 2020 - 2:32 am

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Wednesday 07/15/2020
Have time and energy? 5 affordable DIY projects homeowners can finish now
Updated: August 10, 2020 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - Paid Content by Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance, Inc.

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Wednesday 07/08/2020
Simple solutions to create a modern home oasis
Updated: August 10, 2020 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - When people think of modern homes, many picture classic floor-to-ceiling glass windows, white rooms and contemporary furniture. The reality is, adding modern touches to your home does not require a rebuild, a huge investment or a blank space. A few design tips and simple swaps can transform your existing space into an updated, modern oasis.

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Friday 06/26/2020
Staying secure beyond National Home Safety Month
Updated: August 10, 2020 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - Assessing and updating your home’s security measures should be a year-round focus for homeowners. While timely reminders, such as National Home Safety Month, are great for encouraging immediate action, these considerations should remain top-of-mind 365 days of the year.

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Home renovations to fit the ‘new normal’ of homeownership
Updated: August 10, 2020 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - With people across the country spending more time at home than ever before, home improvement projects are increasingly becoming top of mind for homeowners. Despite the financial difficulties brought on by the pandemic, 77% of homeowners say their home renovation budget for 2020 is the same or greater than last year, according to a survey by the National Association of Realtors® (NAR).

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Friday 06/05/2020
4 easy steps to a chemical-free backyard
Updated: August 10, 2020 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - Because everyone is spending more time in their own backyards now, parents are wondering how to create healthier lawns for their families.

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Wednesday 06/03/2020
5 ways to go green and stay comfortable at home
Updated: August 10, 2020 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - Paid Content by Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance, Inc.

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Wednesday 05/27/2020
5 Ways to Master a Move
Posted: May 27, 2020

(StatePoint) While real estate agents report that far fewer people than normal have been moving during the COVID-19 pandemic, that may soon change. A recent Harris Poll found that nearly a third of U.S. adults living in urban areas are considering a move to less densely populated cities in the wake of the pandemic. Others may not be fleeing the pandemic but simply want or need to move, either for a job change or other reason.

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Tuesday 05/19/2020
Is your home ready for hail and high winds? 3 ways to make sure
Updated: August 09, 2020 - 2:34 am

(BPT) - Severe thunderstorms are increasing in frequency and intensity, according to government data that point to more than 16,000 incidents of damaging wind and 5,000 large hail reports in the U.S. last year alone.

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Thursday 04/30/2020
Take care of your car – starting with your driveway
Updated: August 10, 2020 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - After the snow and ice has melted away each spring, drivers and homeowners around the country are left with their aftermath — annoying and destructive potholes.

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Monday 04/27/2020
Buying or selling a home during a pandemic? Here’s what you need to know
Posted: April 27, 2020

(BPT) - While the COVID-19 pandemic has delayed real estate transactions across the country, some still need to buy or sell their homes. It’s critical to understand the pandemic’s impacts on real estate, from simply touring a home to the ability to close transactions.

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Pet Central

pets

Having a pet is a lot of responsibility, and we’ll help by giving you lots of tips and tricks! More >>

Fitness

Fitness

Our fitness articles will help teach you how to work out with gym- and home-based exercises. More >>

Crosswords

Crosswords

Enjoy the crosswords challenge in our free daily puzzles, from the harder Sunday crossword to the quicker daily. More >>

Sudoku

Sudoku

Every Sudoku has a unique solution that can be reached logically. Enter numbers into the blank spaces so that each row, column and 3x3 box contains the numbers 1 to 9. More >>




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