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  • Bathroom renovations even the pickiest in-laws will love

    Bathroom renovations even the pickiest in-laws will love

    While the approach of the holidays has many people focused on gift lists and celebrations, you're thinking about the guest bathroom. More specifically, you're thinking about your mother-in-law's commentary on the dripping showerhead, your brother-in-law's judgment of the archaic toilet that uses...

  • One-weekend DIY projects to get your house relative-ready for the holidays

    One-weekend DIY projects to get your house relative-ready for the holidays

    When the holidays arrive, you can prepare a scrumptious feast, present ideal gifts that are perfectly wrapped and decorate the house like something off a magazine cover. However, your mother-in-law is still going to focus on the stained upholstery in the family room, the tacky and dated wallpaper...

  • 5 home-building secrets you should know

    Thousands of Americans who are in the process of building their own home, or simply looking into it, are faced with hundreds of different questions. Granite or quartz countertops? Neutral or bold colors? Tile or hardwood flooring? And those questions are just the tip of the iceberg. Being able to...

  • 5 tips to prepare the bath for winter

    5 tips to prepare the bath for winter

    As chilly weather approaches, it’s time for homeowners to consider ways to winterize their living spaces. New seasons serve as a great opportunity to refresh bath décor and incorporate simple upgrades — ultimately transforming the bath from a cold, simple space into a warm and comforting winter...

  • 5 budgeting tips to host a spirited, not spendy holiday party

    5 budgeting tips to host a spirited, not spendy holiday party

    If you find the guests attending your upcoming holiday party delightful, but the bills associated with hosting frightful, here are five tips to know. So on with the snow, the glow and the show! * Lose the formal invitations. As you’re looking to cut expenses associated with your holiday party, simplifying...

  • 6 insider tips on upgrading your home

    Life moves in many different directions, and the constant changes people face each year provide challenges, growth and opportunity. Many of life’s biggest changes happen when you realize your home is too small for your growing family. The once comfortable space you've lived in for years feels much...

  • Unlock the value of insulated garage doors (Infographic)

    To provide homeowners with more durable and energy efficient garage doors, Dow is using science and technology to develop innovative insulation solutions for garage door manufacturers, like C.H.I. Overhead Doors. High-performance polyurethane insulation increases a home’s resale value, reduces...

  • Natural elements in the home make you healthier (Infographic)

    Incorporating natural elements, such as wood or plants, into the design of your home can actually improve overall health, according to recent research*.

  • 10 clever ways to organize your space

    As the end of the year approaches, have you asked yourself if you have organizational goals on your resolutions list? Fortunately, home organization is made easy with a plethora of clever options that are as smart as they are stylish. From custom cubbies to hidden pantries and more, Clayton Homes...

  • Create grand, open living spaces with unique pocket door frames

    Create grand, open living spaces with unique pocket door frames

    Offering twice the opening width of their standard pocket door frame, Johnson Hardware's new 1562 Series Commercial Grade Bypass Pocket Door Frame lets you easily create a wider room divider using just a single wall recess. It's a great alternative to converging doors. Designed to support two heavyweight,...

  • How to get the most out of your lawn and snow tools

    How to get the most out of your lawn and snow tools

    Remember when you actually had to leave the house to do things? Today, you could use your smartphone to do all your holiday shopping, order groceries and have them delivered, and then watch all the Oscar nominated films without ever getting off the couch. It’s pretty amazing, but for all the convenience...

  • 3 reasons why winter is a smart time to buy a home

    3 reasons why winter is a smart time to buy a home

    Don't give up on buying a home as winter nears. In fact, December through February may be better for buyers than the busy season in spring and summer. Enjoy less competition and lower prices. Fewer properties are typically available during the winter, as sellers and buyers aim to complete transactions...

  • 6 holiday-friendly home design features

    6 holiday-friendly home design features

    Sponsored Ad Content by Clayton Whether you’re shopping for a new traditional, manufactured or modular home or just attempting a renovation project, it’s important to consider the functionality of key spaces like kitchens and living rooms. These most-frequented rooms will host meals, family gatherings,...

  • 5 kitchen updates that stand the test of time

    5 kitchen updates that stand the test of time

    Whether you’re undergoing a full-scale kitchen renovation or a simple refresh, design decisions can oftentimes feel overwhelming. Renowned interior designer and artistic advisor to LG STUDIO appliances, Nate Berkus, shares advice for making no-fail design decisions that will stand the test of time....

  • Investing in spray foam the right way (Infographic)

    Investing in spray foam insulation for your home can lead to significant savings each month. Spray foam insulation can reduce your heating and cooling costs as well as contribute to lowering your home's carbon footprint. It's important to understand what goes into selecting and installing it. Here...

  • An affordable way to qualify for a home loan without that big down payment

    An affordable way to qualify for a home loan without that big down payment

    For many Americans, the biggest hurdle in buying a home is the 20 percent down payment they think is required for mortgage approval. According to a recent survey by the National Association of Realtors, 34 percent of respondents believe they need more than 20 percent. Meanwhile, low down payment...

  • 5 hot home trends for 2017

    The choice to remodel a home is growing among U.S. homeowners. In fact, Americans will spend $31.2 billion in 2016 to remodel 1.8 million kitchens and 2.5 million bathrooms, according to the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA). Some experts predict this number to rise into 2017. Emerging...

  • 5 ways to design with the 1980s comeback kid: Marble

    5 ways to design with the 1980s comeback kid: Marble

    Marble touts a long precious history in design. For thousands of years, the beautiful stone has been used to complete some of the most famous structures in the world, such as the Taj Mahal, the Supreme Court building, the leaning tower of Pisa, the Pantheon and Michelangelo’s Statue of David. However,...

  • Home improvement tips for your car that can save you money

    Home improvement tips for your car that can save you money

    Do you tend to put off some tasks, especially mundane ones like those pesky home improvement chores? While procrastination is not uncommon, staying on top of the chores not only can help keep you organized, it can save you money. Take cleaning your garage, for example. With the winter season rapidly...

  • 4 ways to make your family's holiday portraits shine

    4 ways to make your family's holiday portraits shine

    Take a look at your family. How many changes have crept in since last year? And one year from now, when it’s time to send out holiday cards again, think about how much more they will have changed. Sending a family photograph as your holiday card is one way to share with your friends and loved ones...

  • Autumn and early winter: The best times to be a homebuyer?

    The long-held belief that summer is the only time to buy a home is fading fast. Savvy home-buyers are learning that when temperatures drop, numerous benefits emerge that simply aren't available other times of the year. "With warm weather and many homes on the market, summer is generally the busiest...

  • Tech tools that can help you find a mortgage and home faster

    Whether you're a first-time or experienced homebuyer, chances are a good portion of your real estate journey will take place online. In fact, four in 10 homebuyers start their house-hunting with an online search, according to the National Association of REALTORS. It's easy to understand why: Online...

  • 4 easy ways to pest-proof your home

    It's late and you're in your favorite, cozy pajamas. You get in bed and pull up the warm comforter. You turn out the light and are just about to drift off to sleep when you hear a noise coming from the attic. You sit up to listen, but it quickly goes quiet again. You lay back down and close your...

  • 5 must-do fall yard care tasks

    With winter approaching, it's almost time to hang up your gloves, and retire from the lawn and garden until next spring. But before the snow and cold temperatures arrive, there are a few fall yard care tasks you need to check off your list. Follow these steps to get your yard ready for winter and...

  • Tips to prepare your home for hurricane season

    NOAA predicts a 70 percent likelihood of 10 to 16 named storms in 2016 with four to eight potentially becoming hurricanes. However, while weather experts monitor storm patterns, homeowners don’t have to sit idly by and wait for disaster to strike.  "Getting your home prepared before a hurricane...

  • Refresh your home with 6 easy DIY paint projects

    Few things are as satisfying as pulling off a DIY project, especially when the results are successful. Whether you’re looking to refresh something old or create something new, there’s no need to hire a professional. Updating your home both indoors and out can be effortless. All you need is a fresh...

  • Making memories: Tips for preserving and creating meaningful wooden pieces

    From your first meal as a married couple at your oak dining table, to enjoying a glass of lemonade with your grandchildren on your pine kitchen stools — your most cherished memories are made at home. "Families have so many pieces of wooden furnishings in their homes that are meaningful to them,"...

  • Home improvement: What's old is new again

    Fall is a popular time for home improvement as people think about impressing their guests during the holidays. It is also a time for change, which makes the current trends in home décor so unique. Simply put, what's old is new again. Homeowners are gravitating to classic and timeworn elements to...

  • Smart tips for buying a first-home that will be easy and affordable to personalize

    Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag. Call this the age of personalization. You can customize practically anything these days, from the kind of information you get on your favorite news feed and the offers you receive from your bank to the icons, background and sounds on your...

  • Site-built, manufactured or modular: What's the difference and what does it mean?

    Sponsored Ad Content by Clayton When you’re planning to purchase or build a new home, you’ll have to choose what kind of house you want — site-built, manufactured or modular. There are slight differences to each type and all have their own pros and cons. “A newly constructed home may be any of the...

  • 5 ways to reinvent your garage

    Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag. The garage – it’s that space where you used to just store your car, lawn mower, power tools, bikes, bats and boxes of things you wore in the 90s. But to say a garage is only for storage is like saying a truck is only for hauling dressers and...

  • The rise of the basement: Top tips for a better space

    With fewer homes for sale and good returns on the remodeling investment, more homeowners are reclaiming their lower levels and remodeling their basements. Basements are coming out of hiding these days. And they’re doing it in style, with before-and-after transformations featured everywhere from...

  • 4 important tips for planning a kitchen remodel

    Kitchen upgrades can seem daunting. From full renovations to hardware updates, the possibilities are endless when it comes to creating your dream kitchen. To make the process as smooth as possible, Delta Faucet compiled key tips to keep in mind as you embark on the remodeling journey. These quick...

  • 6 steps to close your home loan (Infographic)

    Want to get on with your happily ever after? Just follow these six easy steps to apply for your home loan. Save Save

  • 5 secrets to building the best media room

    There was a time when only a few could afford a large screen television. The resolution was clunky, the sound poor and the cost high. But over the past decade, technology has advanced so remarkably fast that today a 60-inch television with unbelievably crisp resolution is within many people's budget....

  • 3 surprising home elements you can automate

    Just a decade or two ago, home automation was still something of a novelty. Some homeowners might have had programmable thermostats in their homes, but many probably hadn't thought of automating things like window coverings. Moreover, they likely viewed any home automation they did have as a convenience....

  • 4 DIY projects for your first home

    "Where should I start?" It's a question many homeowners ask themselves. DIY is a great place to start for new homeowners. DIY projects are very versatile — they can easily be adapted to your skill level, budget and desired project. With a little extra time and creativity, you can transform your...

  • Tips for creating a virtually self-cleaning bathroom

    Americans may be spending less time on housework, but that's probably not much consolation when you're scrubbing the toilet for the third time in a week. Meanwhile, hours spent working are taking more of our time, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics' American Time Use Survey....

  • 4 questions smart homeowners must ask remodelers

    If you're like millions of Americans, you're doing some sort of home improvement project within the next year. Have you thought about how you'll select your remodeler? Don't be wooed by beautiful before-and-after photos — they are created to grab your attention and impress you, but they don't tell...

  • 4 Smart Reasons to Upgrade Your Home Security System

    Think of what has changed forever in the span of a decade. How do you watch movies at home? You've replaced the DVDs with digital streaming. How do you send a picture of your kids to your parents? You skip the printing and post it on social media or send a quick text. Another thing you can add to...

  • 10 Home Upgrades Under $500

    With the overwhelming popularity of home renovation shows, now more than ever, people are looking to tackle their own upgrades and invest in making their homes look and feel stylish, updated and reflective of their personalities without breaking the bank (or spending months in the process). To...

  • Superior design, superior functionality

    Incorporating style and sophistication is becoming a standard in today's modern homes. As the center of activity and entertaining, the kitchen is the room to truly "wow" guests with elevated design choices that don't compromise the space's necessary functionality. From countertops to fixtures,...

  • 5 DIY projects to liven up your office

    Whether you go into the office every day or work from home, most of us probably spend a lot more time at our desk than anywhere else. Why not take some time to make it a space that you can enjoy? With some creativity and individual flare, you can transform a utilitarian work station into a personalized...

  • 3 things to look for when buying a new home

    Purchasing a new home is an exciting and sometimes stressful experience. Whether you're moving to a new town or looking to upgrade from your current space, finding a new home requires patience, expert guidance and a keen eye for detail. As a home seeker, the first thing you'll evaluate is location,...

  • 6 simple ways to freshen your home inside and out

    Looking for some easy ways to breathe new life into your home? Whether it's the air inside or the decor itself, freshening things up can make your home look and feel more welcoming at any time of year. You don't need a lot of time or money to reinvigorate your home; just a few simple and affordable,...

  • Building a Strong Fence Starts with Properly Set Posts

    There are a variety of reasons people put up a fence around their home. Often it’s to increase privacy, security, curb-appeal or property value. No matter what the reason or rationale, the long-term benefits of a fence are only as strong as the posts that keep it standing. There are a variety of...

  • Smart renovation investments to prepare your home for winter

    Do you shudder at the thought of shivering through another frigid winter? Now may be an opportune time to consider investing in some energy efficient winterizing projects to let your home stay comfortable throughout the colder months. By investing in several simple, yet cost-effective measures,...

  • Wildfire protection starts in these 5 places

    As recent wildfires in California and other parts of the U.S. have shown, nature's wrath is a good reminder to evaluate your own home's safety. If you live in a wildfire-prone area, it's essential to stave off potential damage long before flames rage toward your doorstep, experts warn.  And one...

  • Helpful hints for keeping tile surfaces gorgeous

    Apparently, Texas isn't the only place where things are bigger when it comes to tile. During the past decade, homeowners across the country have installed larger and larger tile onto floors throughout their homes. In fact, the majority of tile installed today is considered large format, which is...

  • Upgrade your backyard with a DIY outdoor fireplace

    Upgrading an outdoor living area with a fireplace continues to grow in popularity at homes across the country according to the American Society of Landscape Architects. In fact, the latest Residential Landscape Architecture Trends Survey by the organization identified fireplaces and fire pits as...

  • What to look for when buying a garage door for your home

    The most important factor that garage door buyers consider is not the price!  That was the surprising result of a 2016 national survey completed in February. According to that study, the buyers’ most important consideration is appearance/curb appeal, followed by price, durability, low maintenance,...

  • 3 simple DIY updates to make your home safer and more energy efficient

    At the height of summer when busy schedules are at their peak, it’s difficult to find time to cross home improvement projects off of your to-do list. But as the seasons change, it’s important to be mindful of best practices around the house when it comes to safety and energy efficiency. From installing...

  • You're Free! Five Great Ideas for Repurposing Kids' Bedrooms

    Now that your kids have launched lives of their own, you may be considering how to maximize the extra space they left behind. Making renovations can be a fun way to turn their now-empty rooms into a useful and/or relaxing space for your own enjoyment. And your timing could be spot on; a recent...

  • Simple ways to add curb appeal and character to your home

    Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag. Homes with great curb appeal not only make you the envy of every neighbor on your street and provide a great first impression for guests, but they also offer increased value and take less time to sell. There are many simple, quick and low-cost...

  • 5 ways to turn your deck from drab to fab

    Is your deck living up to its full potential? After a few years of wind, rain and general use, a deck might begin to lose its beauty, making it tough to relax on deck or entertain your friends and loved ones. Although it may seem like an overwhelming project to take on, restoring your deck to its...

  • Top 5 secrets from professionals on home renovation

    When asked what kind of upgrades homeowners would like to make in their home, most have a similar wish list that includes features like marble or granite counter tops, an open concept kitchen, a remodeled bathroom and a deck. There are plenty of good reasons why people opt for these features. They're...

  • Practical remodeling tips for modern multi-generational families

    Parents, grandparents and children all living happily together under one roof — it's an iconic American image you may associate with "the good old days." In reality, more Americans are now living in multi-generational households than at any time in the past 75 years, according to Pew Research Center...

  • Modern family portraits: A snapshot of today's family from the living room (Infographic)

    - Today's living room is not your grandparent's living room. Let's take a look at the changing dynamics of today's modern family across life stages – from the millennial couple that is living life large to thetraditional family that is anything but traditional to the empty nesters embarking on...

  • Fast fixes to boost curb appeal for a quick home sale

    It takes just seven seconds to form a first impression after meeting someone new. The same psychology applies to the first impression people get when shopping for a new home. Within seconds of arrival, home buyers are forming positive and negative opinions about the property. This is invaluable...

  • Make a home feel bigger, function better without adding a square foot of space

    Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag. Party balloons, elastic waistbands and the universe — for some things, expansion is easy. When your home is too small, however, it’s not always possible to expand it. Whether you live in a suburban townhouse, an urban condo or a big, modern...

  • The science of lawn care made simple

    America has home renovation fever. At one time, a handful of home improvement shows were on late at night or during the day, but now entire networks are dedicated to showcasing remodels, flips, additions and new constructions. The result is that more homeowners are ready to tear out the old and...

  • 5 smart tips to keep your home secure during your vacation

    Excited for your summer vacation? You probably have several things to remember and get ready. The good news is that you can do some of them when you're there, should you forget. Didn't pack your bathing suit? Hello, outlet mall. However, some essentials can only be done at home, and your sun-soaked...

  • Simple summer home improvement: Upgrade your curb appeal

    Summer is a great time to complete your home improvement projects, but deciding which ones to tackle can be overwhelming. Here are a few simple curb appeal projects you can tackle this summer to welcome your family and friends into your home with style. Start fresh with a new front door For a dramatic...

  • Cypress: The natural choice for siding

    Known for its honey-like hues and ability to withstand the elements, cypress is fast becoming the go-to-product for siding and a host of other outdoor applications. There's no denying it — cypress is a natural beauty. And with proper care and maintenance, it's a product that will provide a lifetime...

  • Tips for creating a multi-purpose home office space

    Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag. Many Americans feel working from home would be a dream job, and more than one-third are already living that dream; 37 percent of U.S. workers telecommute, according to Gallup. However, unless you’re a full-time telecommuter or an entrepreneur...

  • Finding the best cooling options for hot garages

    The garage is a haven for car enthusiasts and hobbyists like woodworkers — that is until the temperatures start to increase. Outdoor work spaces get hot fast when the mercury rises. Whether the garage is your man cave or where you work to make a living, don't let the heat stop your productivity....

  • Relocating in 2016? 6 tips for a stress free move

    Does the prospect of moving have you buzzing with excitement? Or are you left with worries about packing and clutter? This moving season, an estimated 40 million Americans will move or relocate, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Moving is an exciting time, creating opportunities to start fresh...

  • Reimagine your home with these 5 design ideas

    When it comes to decorating your home, you've spent a lot of time curating pieces that complement your lifestyle and match your personality. If there's one thing you've learned about interior design, it's that one size doesn't fit all, at least not for you. From furniture arrangements to upholstery...

  • 5 simple ways to liven up any room

    Today's décor options are endless for adding style to any room renovation. Unique shapes, angles and textures add depth and interest to even the simplest of room elements. Here are a few tips on how to use these decorating strategies to liven up any kitchen or bath in your house.  1. Be square Or...

  • See the light: Get the real facts about LED bulbs

    Light-emitting diode (LED) light bulbs have transformed home lighting since coming on the market. Despite proven benefits that far outweigh older lighting options, like incandescent and compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs, many people remain hesitant to make the switch. It's time to finally dispel...

  • Houses: Building them better than they used to

    The phrase, "they don't build them like they used to," has been applied to nearly everything from cars to footwear, but most often it seems people say it about houses. In fact, this sentiment has become so common, that many believe the homes today aren't built to the standards they were 60 or 70...

  • Get unhinged: 3 ways to create visually striking doors in your home

    Think of a door opening and closing. Chances are you pictured it swinging on hinges, since that's how most doors operate. But, more homeowners are choosing other door hanging hardware for a unique look with their interior and exterior doors. If you're looking for a way to make visitors to your home...

  • 5 interest rate terms every first-time homebuyer should know

    You've saved enough for a down payment, your budget is looking good and you're earning steady income. You're at the point in your life where you feel confident you're ready to buy that first home. Congratulations! Buying a home is one of the most exciting and rewarding purchases you'll ever make....

  • Go big for less: 4 simple ways to make a small kitchen feel bigger

    Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag. Kitchen renovation is a common theme of home improvement shows, and it's typical for the host and designer to talk about removing interior walls and "bumping out" exterior ones in order to gain more space. Everyone wants a big, beautiful kitchen,...

  • 8 ways to bring the spectacular beauty of nature into your home

    There’s nothing like being outdoors. It soothes the soul, calms the spirit and delights the senses. Most of us can’t spend as much time as we’d like outside, but many clever methods can bring the serenity and beauty of nature into your home. Take a look at a few of the innovative ways that you...

  • 3 simple, fast changes to make your kitchen more usable and beautiful

    Why do you want to remodel your kitchen? Sure, the cabinets date back to the disco era, but the doors and hardware all still work. Your stove may be older than your college senior, but you can still bake a batch of chocolate chip cookies in it. So why invest the time, money and emotional capital...

  • 6 deck dos for creating your own deck escape

    No longer simply a rectangle attached to the back of your home, today’s decks are built in creative designs to make them an ideal place to relax and de-stress. These six simple ideas will allow you to use the workability of modern decking to achieve an outdoor living space that’s the perfect “deck-escape”...

  • Helping first-time home buyers get from 'I can't' to 'I can'

    Finally! The economy is improving, interest rates are low and many consumers now find themselves in a great position financially to become a first-time homeowner. There's a small problem though for some locations around the country — the booming real estate market is resulting in rising home prices...

  • First-time homebuyers: You're closer to a down payment than you think

    For many first-time buyers, saving for a down payment is the most difficult step in the home-buying process. However, it's a common misconception that you need 20 percent down to buy a home. Actually, lenders across the country offer mortgage products with very affordable down payments — some as...

  • 3 tips for keeping natural stone countertops beautiful

    The versatility and beauty of marble, granite, limestone, travertine and other natural stone countertops make them extremely popular in kitchens around the country these days. Unfortunately, as arguably the most heavily trafficked area of a home, kitchen countertops are exposed on a daily basis...

  • Turn your empty attic into new living space with 3 smart moves

    Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag. When your family outgrows your home's available space, moving to bigger digs isn't always the best option. Maybe you really love your current home. Perhaps you can't find a bigger home in your price range in the area of your choice. Whatever...

  • Golden rules for an easy summer move

    The nicer weather and longer days of summer make it the ideal season for moving. In fact, an estimated 17 to 20 million people move during the summer months. While it's exciting to settle into a new home, the logistics and process of moving can feel overwhelming. If you're getting ready to pack...

  • Miserable mold: How to win the spore war (Infographic)

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  • Separating fact from fiction: A closer look at American hardwoods

    As home improvement projects take center stage, the search is on for products that will enhance, rather than jeopardize the health and well-being of our families and loved ones. Products made from American hardwoods have been the natural choice for healthy home and work environments for generations....

  • New home improvement trends that strengthen your property investment

    When you're in the process of buying or building a home, you're constantly researching trends and technology that will set your home apart. Fast forward a few years and you probably don't have your finger on the pulse of home advancements like before. It's good you've settled in to your home, but...

  • Simple tips to save money, conserve energy as the heat rises

    With temperatures — and therefore, electric bills — on the rise, American homeowners are looking for the most effective ways to make the biggest dent in their energy bills; however, many may be overlooking some of the most important energy-saving strategies. Homeowners are more likely to do simple...

  • Gym-free fitness ideas anyone can do

    Visiting a gym to lift weights or take a class is great for your health. However, busy schedules, tight budgets and simply not feeling like the gym environment is for you are reasons that frequently cause people to stop going. Fortunately, being fit doesn't require the gym! Tavis Piattoly, a sports...

  • Award-winning interior designer reveals 5 ways to a must-have media room

    It's hard to believe that at one time, Americans watched television by huddling around a small box with poor picture quality and sound. Even nicer televisions were tucked in the corner of living rooms where noise from the kitchen, kids running around the house and other distractions constantly...

  • Top energy-efficient housing features every new homebuyer should know

    Sponsored Ad Content by Clayton Homes Most Americans want an energy-efficient home, and they’re willing to make the necessary changes to help improve efficiency, whether it’s changing their habits or buying more energy-efficient appliances. But reducing energy bills and making your home more efficient...

  • 5 ways to shake up your summer beauty routine

      Stay cool this summer and let your natural beauty shine with products that protect, hydrate and get you glowing. With the warmer months ahead, now is the perfect time to lighten up your beauty routine with new, fresh formulas that will get you out the door in minutes and help you look and feel...

  • The Tip List for Pets - Keeping Your Dog Fit and Healthy

    For pet owners and their four-legged friends, interacting with other dogs provides great opportunities for exercise and socialization. Whether it's playing at the dog park, hiking through the woods, strolling around town or making new friends at doggy daycare, these activities can improve your...

  • Four simple ways to stay safe this summer

    June is National Safety Month — an appropriate time to assess your personal safety and plan ahead for emergencies. This is especially important for those living on their own and looking for ways to maintain their independence. A few simple tips and safety measures will help give peace of mind that...

  • 5 ways to increase productivity in the yard

    Between cookouts and baseball games, there are countless ways you can enjoy the outdoors and keep busy once the weather warms up. But with so many activities on the calendar, it can be hard to stay focused on that seemingly never-ending yard to-do list.  Get your yard chores done faster and easier...

  • Summer Nights Live: 3 ways to get the most out of your summer

    Brighter skies. Longer days. Warmer nights. As summer sets in, the time is right to make the most of every sun-kissed day and embrace each sizzling night through no-holds-barred fun and good times all season long. From barbecues and trips to the beach, to hanging out poolside and going on bike rides,...

  • 5 ways to beautify your deck without breaking the bank

    Are you ready to put your deck on the best-dressed list this summer, but hesitant to dent your savings? With these simple design ideas, you can make your deck the perfect place for summer festivities. 1. Accessorize with railings. An easy way to give your deck a beauty boost is to update the railing....

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