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10 Tips to Make Your Air Conditioner More Energy Efficient and Sustainable

(Family Features) Updating your HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) system to cool your home in a smart and sustainable way involves several steps that not only improve energy efficiency but also reduce environmental impact.
Monday, June 3

Focus on these 4 areas to protect your home's exterior

(BPT) - While you probably know your deck needs waterproofing, did you know many other materials outside your home like concrete, masonry and fabrics also need protection? To help keep exterior parts …
Friday, May 31

The future of home water heating: How heat pump technology is changing the game

(BPT) - The Department of Energy (DOE) recently released higher energy-efficiency standards for water heaters that will go into effect in 2029. Focusing on decarbonization, the new standards …
Wednesday, May 29

Update your window coverings to increase your safety, style and savings

(BPT) - It's time to welcome the freshness of the warmer months into our homes and embrace the new season. For many of us, this time of year is a chance to renew and re-organize. Spring and summer …
Wednesday, May 29

Residential Refresh: Personalized touches for your home

(Family Features) Your home is an expression of you, your personality and your lifestyle. When it comes to personalizing your home's aesthetic, try leaning into your senses to inspire change within your space.
Monday, May 27

5 Easy, Space-Saving Room Ideas

(BPT) - Looking to update a room that is short on space during this home improvement season? Converting traditional swinging doors into pocket doors is a simple, practical way to increase the amount …

Friday, May 24

Bring balance and imperfection to the kitchen through Japandi style

(BPT) - Balance and harmony. These are two important principles of design to consider during the initial phases of conceptualizing a space. This is especially true in the kitchen, the heart and soul …

Thursday, May 23
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Elevate your outdoor retreat with 4 innovative hardscaping designs
(BPT) - As spring and summer approach, it's time to consider how you'll use your outdoor spaces this year. Your backyard, patio, front lawn and garden aren't just for outdoor activities. They are …
Wednesday, May 22
7 tips for electrical safety in and around your home
(BPT) - May is Electrical Safety Month! It's a great time to remind yourself of the potential dangers associated with electricity and be proactive about electrical safety in and around your home, …
Monday, May 13
Building an ADU? Save space and energy by going tankless
(BPT) - Over the past few years, more and more American families have opted for multigenerational living arrangements. A survey by Generations United found that 26% of American adults live in …
Monday, May 13
High-ROI Spring Home Projects
(Family Features) Whether you're looking to add value for potential sale or simply create a more comfortable living space, you can make the most of the season and breathe new life into your home with projects like these.
Monday, May 13
5 Home Updates to Provide Peace of Mind for Your Family
(Family Features) Home improvement projects often focus on updating the aesthetic of your house, but upgrades that make your living space more secure and comfortable are sometimes even more important.
Monday, May 13
Caring for your home and family

From Kitchen to Curb: Simple Ways to Refresh Your Home

(BPT) - Following historical trends, spring and summer months represent an active time of year for the housing market. For sellers in 2023, homes listed in the first two weeks of June sold for 2.3% …
Friday, May 10

3 Tips to Improve Indoor Air Quality This Spring

(BPT) - As temperatures rise and flowers begin to bloom, it's more important than ever to make your home a sanctuary — safe from pollen and other allergens. This spring, upgrading your home air …
Friday, May 10
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A Tool to Help Hobbyists and Professionals Get the Job Done

(Family Features) Whether you're into woodworking, metalworking, building models or another craft or hobby, the right tools allow you to work faster, easier and smarter. Consider this capable and versatile project partner for your next DIY job.
Monday, May 6

Moving Season Security: 6 solutions to safeguard valuables

(Family Features) It's moving season, which means packing up valuables like tech devices, family heirlooms, jewelry and beyond and trusting they'll make it safely to your new space.
Monday, May 6
More Home Improvement News

Tips to “Yard Your Way” This Spring

(NAPSI)—Homeowners can put their own spin on their personal outdoor space this spring by adopting a “yard your way” attitude, advises the TurfMutt Foundation, which is celebrating 15 years of …

Tuesday, April 30

Keep Up with Kitchen Trends

(Family Features) Kitchen upgrades are typically all about making practical updates to meet the needs of a family. Before you dive into a kitchen project, consider these on-trend design recommendations.

Monday, April 29

Get Ready to Grill: Choosing the right outdoor cooking solution for your needs

(Family Features) Because firing up the grill can make prepping meals quick and easy, it allows you to spend more time with friends and family rather than missing out on the sunshine while stuck in the kitchen.

Monday, April 22

6 home improvement projects that offer the best return on your investment

Rocket Loans reports that there are large and small home improvements that provide a good return on investment.

Lauren Nowacki
Friday, April 19

Top Tips for Signature Scents and Better-Smelling Laundry

(NAPSI)—You should have a signature scent. Whether fruity or floral, herbal or homey, there’s something about carrying that fragrance with you that makes you feel put-together 24/7.   …

Thursday, April 11
Smart isn’t just for technology — welcome to the smart communities of tomorrow
(BPT) - In the ever-changing landscape of urban and suburban living, mixed-use developments have emerged as an example of smart communities. Blending convenience, sustainability, and a vibrant social …
Monday, May 6
Generac Urges Americans to Prepare for Power Outages Early
(NewsUSA) - Recent Generac/Harris Poll survey provides insights into preparedness for widespread power outages*With the 2024 Atlantic hurricane season expected to have the highest activity level in …
Monday, May 6
Moving Resources For Military Families
(NAPSI)—Military families and veterans know that relocating loved ones when PCS orders arrive can be stressful—but there are steps you can take to make things easier.   Keeping Military …
Thursday, May 2
Spray Texture 101
(BPT) - From adding a touch of dimension on ceilings to making a bold statement on accent walls, texture is playing a larger role in home décor. The use of visual texture can help elevate a …
Wednesday, May 1
The most affordable way to create your forever home? Above-floor plumbing
(BPT) - Buying a home may not be the wisest idea in today's housing market. If you bought or refinanced your home in early 2022, you likely were able to take advantage of a low interest rate and …
Wednesday, May 1