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Thursday 12/10/2020
Designing beautiful and functional spaces for living, working and playing at home
Updated: January 24, 2021 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - Over the last year, life has been synonymous with ongoing changes, and chances are your home has had to adapt to these changes too. Your kitchen table might now be your office, the living room now serves as a classroom and your kitchen island is now a space for virtual social hours with friends. Are you longing for more functional and flexible spaces that work for your evolving needs? You're not alone.

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Wednesday 12/02/2020
Top things homeowners forget when prepping their home for winter
Updated: January 24, 2021 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - In the winter, keeping the cold out and the heat in is everything. For many busy homeowners, it can be easy to overlook a few simple preventive maintenance tasks before cold weather sets in. Doing so can reduce the risk of home damage and help maximize energy efficiency. So before frigid temperatures are here for good, you can use this list to make sure your house is shipshape.

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Wednesday 11/25/2020
Jumping on the real estate boom? Do your homework first
Updated: January 24, 2021 - 2:32 am

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Monday 11/16/2020
People everywhere are being priced out of housing. But together, we can make it more affordable.
Updated: January 24, 2021 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - Over the years, the inventory of affordable homes has been in sharp decline, while home prices have risen dramatically. With housing becoming increasingly unaffordable, the shortage of safe and affordable homes is affecting more and more prospective homebuyers every day. However, potential impacts go beyond individual would-be homeowners, with growing implications for society at large. This problem has no one solution, but with collaboration across the entire housing industry, together we can create more opportunity for more people to achieve sustainable, long-term homeownership.

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Friday 11/06/2020
5 top tips for refinishing hardwood floors
Updated: January 24, 2021 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - Since spending more time at home, you’ve probably started eyeing projects that need attention. If so, you’re not alone — Houzz home renovation website reported a 58% increase in leads for home improvement professionals this past summer.

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Friday 10/30/2020
5 tips to save on higher energy costs
Updated: January 24, 2021 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - Home may be where the heart is, but the higher energy bills from staying home 24/7 are causing households across the country a hefty case of heartburn. The hot summer months were tough enough, but as we head into the cold winter months, we’re in for another peak in power bills. Although you may not feel in control of lowering those bills, there are a number of ways households can reduce monthly energy usage and costs.

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Wednesday 10/28/2020
3 unexpected ways to save time and money by building a deck during the off-season
Updated: January 24, 2021 - 2:32 am

(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: January 24, 2021 - 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.

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Monday 10/05/2020
Haven't you always wanted a high-end bidet? Here's what to look for
Updated: January 24, 2021 - 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.

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5 do's and don’ts of fire safety
Updated: January 24, 2021 - 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:

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