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Month: March 2022

Necessary Home Improvements: How to Prepare Your Home for Winter
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Necessary Home Improvements: How to Prepare Your Home for Winter

In the United States, winter officially begins on December 21st and ends on March 20th. However, depending on the region, the weather can start feeling like winter much earlier or later. For example, it's not uncommon for snow to start falling in October in the northern states, while in the southern states, it might not start getting cold until December. Certain states tend to become much colder than others, with Alaska being in the top one spot. Regardless of when winter starts where you live or how cold it is in your state, there is no doubt that it can be quite an uncomfortable experience for your family. The winter cold has been associated with the common flu and other diseases for quite some time now. Your first step into preventing this from happening is to improve your home. T...
Top 10 Tips for Keeping Your Family Clean and Healthy
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Top 10 Tips for Keeping Your Family Clean and Healthy

The average individual spends around 2 to 4 hours cleaning their house each week. When running a family household, this is time that could be spent on quality activities together. So how do you cut down on all that lost time? When you have finished work and settled the children, cleaning is often the last thing you want to do. Yet by putting a few easy systems in place, you can make the process much simpler. Read on as we give 10 essential tips for a family clean. Declutter as You Go Children accumulate items much quicker than adults. All it takes is a birthday or Christmas and your house can suddenly be cramped with more clothes, toys, and games. Add this to your items and it starts to get hard to move. Many people choose to declutter as part of the spring clean. How...
The Best Lawn on the Block: 5 Benefits of Aerating Your Lawn
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The Best Lawn on the Block: 5 Benefits of Aerating Your Lawn

Did you know that the average homeowner spends over $100 on lawn care? Depending on how much you're willing to invest in lawn care, the costs can add up fast. While you can cut expenses on things like landscaping or mowing, one area you shouldn't skimp on is lawn aeration services. If you haven't heard of the benefits of aerating your lawn before, you might not have even considered this as part of your routine lawn maintenance. However, investing in lawn aeration up front can save you a lot of time and money in the long run. Keep reading to learn five of the benefits of lawn aeration and why you should factor it into your lawn care plan today. Reduces Soil Compaction Soil compaction is when the top layer of soil in your lawn becomes packed down over time. This happens...
5 Simple Ideas for Stylish Window Decorations
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5 Simple Ideas for Stylish Window Decorations

With all the different window styles added to new homes, homeowners have many options or dilemmas about how to decorate them. One of the oldest window coverings, the Roman shade, which dates back to the Roman Coliseum is a popular option. Plantation shutters, wood blinds, and floor-to-ceiling curtains are other popular choices when it comes to interior window design. Which other possibilities pop into your head? The right window decor can add so much style to your home. Keep reading to learn about five beautiful window decorations and elevate your window decor on a budget. Pencil Pleat Panels  This style of curtain uses folds of fabric gathered together (about the size of a pencil) to give them a detailed look. You use small hooks that are attached to the back of the cur...
What Are the Pros and Cons of Family Life in an Apartment Building?
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What Are the Pros and Cons of Family Life in an Apartment Building?

Did you know that around 39 percent of Americans call an apartment building home? Apartment living has many benefits. It's cheaper, and you have all the amenities you need in the building. Does living in an apartment with your family make sense? If you're considering moving into an apartment building, we've put together this helpful rundown to explain the advantages and drawbacks of living with children in apartments. Read on for everything you need to know. Pros of Family Family Life in an Apartment Apartment living can benefit you and your family in a range of ways. Let's take a look at some of the benefits of apartments: Affordability One of the main perks of family life in an apartment is the reduced costs. If you have children, you'll know that every penny cou...
Buying New Construction: The How-To Guide That All Home Buyers Need
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Buying New Construction: The How-To Guide That All Home Buyers Need

The new construction home buying process is different from purchasing an existing home. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, new home construction rose by over 22 percent as of February 2022. If you're thinking of buying a new construction home, there are some key things to keep in mind. Read on for a how-to guide and tips for buying a new construction home, so you're ready for the adventure. Look at the Pros and Cons Before buying new construction, it's important to weigh the pros and cons. The benefits of a new construction home include more options to customize and better energy efficiency. But there are some cons of buying new construction, too. First, it will likely cost you a lot more than a pre-existing home. The process also takes much longer to complete so your ...
How To Care for Outdoor Furniture
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How To Care for Outdoor Furniture

Home improvement is a billion-dollar industry! Every homeowner wants their home to look great and one easy way to achieve this is with the right outdoor furniture. Outdoor furniture can make your patio or backyard look its best. However, because they are outside this furniture tends to be vulnerable to damage. Taking care of them does not need to be difficult as long as you develop a routine for their care and know exactly what to do. Here's a look at how to do outdoor furniture maintenance so that your furniture can last longer. Cleaning Outdoor Furniture Outdoor furniture must be cleaned gently, using a mild cleanser. If you have to brush away dust make sure that you are using a soft bristle brush that will not scratch or tear the fabric of the furniture. If the outdoor furniture i...
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Benefits a Professional Mold Remediation

The fungus doesn't really "form" because it takes root and spreads quickly. Fungi are actually everywhere around us in the form of spores that float in the air. These spores are tiny living organisms looking for a place to take root, grow, and reproduce. After serious water damage from a flood, accident, or natural disaster, one of the most serious impacts you will have to deal with is a fungal attack. Mold is a serious problem that can be very difficult to get rid of fungus spreads quickly, is difficult to eradicate completely, and doing it incorrectly can only exacerbate the problem by spreading spores. Mold is ugly and a bit dirty, but the real danger of mold is a serious health hazard, especially poisonous black mold. Fungal spores are very harmful to human health. They are a se...
Is Marble Floor Tile the Right Choice for You? A Closer Look
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Is Marble Floor Tile the Right Choice for You? A Closer Look

You step into a room with the most beautiful and reflective marble floors you've ever seen. No, you aren't in a fancy hotel. You are in your home! If you want to make this illusion a reality, marble floor tile is the way to go. Before stripping your current flooring, there are things you should know about marble floors before making a final decision. Keep reading to learn some of the facts. Types of Marble Flooring Marble floor tile comes in different colors and surface patterns to fit the look of your home. Hundreds of marble varieties are available to choose from but each can be pl Over a hundred varieties of marble exist but there are three main categories. Carrara Carrara is a popular white marble flooring option that has been used for centuries. Ancient Romans and Grecian...
Shower Installation: How to Budget for a Bathroom Renovation
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Shower Installation: How to Budget for a Bathroom Renovation

A beautiful bathroom remodel increases the value and comfortability of your home. Whether your upgrades include a tub and shower installation, brand new fixtures, cabinets, and more, you are improving the functionality of your bathroom. But you may be thinking, how do you complete a beautiful bathroom remodel without breaking the bank? While it's true that remodels can be expensive, doing your research, planning a budget, and sticking to it, you can complete a remodel that fits your needs. If you are wondering how to budget for a bathroom renovation while still making the remodel as beautiful as possible, this short and simple guide is for you. Consider Your Bathroom The first step for creating a budget for your bathroom renovation is to consider the layout and footprint of your b...