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4 ways to lower homeowners insurance premiums

(BPT) - Getting the best price on home insurance, without sacrificing the quality of coverage, may be easier with a basic understanding of how insurance companies calculate your premium.“Many …

Keep your home and family safe with these 3 smart cybersecurity steps

(BPT) - Your home is your sanctuary, a place you want to feel safe. While you may rely on locks and security systems to keep your property secure, are you taking the same level of precautions when it …

Caring for your home’s air: What to tell a tech

(BPT) - Regular maintenance of a home’s heating and cooling system by a qualified HVAC technician can help support a homeowner’s investment in high-efficiency equipment. But while …

Hurricane Resilience: Manage and Mitigate Your Risks [Video]

(BPT) - A quiet hurricane season is no reason to let down your guard. The Insurance Information Institute (Triple-I) urges consumers to be …

Want your tools to last longer? Here’s how the pros care for them

(BPT) - From a simple hammer to the most complex power tools in your garage, it’s vital to practice constant maintenance if you want to use them as long as possible. The good news? It’s …

Working from home? This lifesaving upgrade protects you from fires

(BPT) - Do you work from home? Did you know home fires can become deadly in just minutes? Your work building probably has a fire sprinkler system to help people escape safely and contain fires, but …

Have a dated, drafty fireplace? Inserts are affordable and boost efficiency

(BPT) - As weather cools and daylight hours shorten, many people naturally spend more time indoors and there's no place more inviting than the fireplace. The problem is that while a traditional, open …

How biophilic design in your outdoor living space can help improve wellness

(BPT) - You’ve probably experienced this: At the end of a stressful day, you step outside, take a deep breath, maybe sit in your yard and feel the sun and breeze on your face. Before you know …

Don't overlook the importance of the right mortar in your tile project

(BPT) - Timeless, durable and available in countless shapes, sizes and colors, tile is a popular material for home improvement projects.

Spouting off tips to avoid water waste

(BPT) - Drought conditions persist in the Western United States, leading lawmakers to enact measures designed to reduce water consumption by residents. Homeowners are now having to make significant …
Colorful ideas

5 Tips for Desirable Fall Decor

(Family Features) Let the change in weather be your cue to swap out summer decor for the bold, rich tones of autumn. Regardless of your home's style, these design tips can add festive fall spirit.

Living Color: On-trend hues reflect comforting lifestyle design

(Family Features) While you might turn to family or friends for inspiration for your next DIY project, another resource for collecting concepts and options to upgrade your space is the internet.

Home Cleaning Hacks for Fall

(Family Features) Cooler fall temperatures mean you're likely to spend more time indoors. Taking time to spruce up inside and out can make you more comfortable and give you peace of mind that your home is tidy, clean and prepared to weather the months ahead.

Fill Your Home with Comforting Color

(Family Features) In the world of design, what's old inevitably becomes new again, and a similar pattern is inspiring today's on-trend color palettes for home decor. The latest styles reflect reviving and comforting colors influenced by heritage and romance.

High-ROI Home Upgrades to Improve Curb Appeal

(Family Features) If you're looking to sell or just want to increase the overall value of your home, consider these high-ROI exterior upgrades that can improve aesthetics and increase resale value.

OPEI Offers Tips For Storm-Stressed Communities

(NAPSI)—Hurricanes, tornadoes, floods and other storms can damage homes, businesses and communities. The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) offers tips to help everyone stay safe during …

Tips To Prevent Wildfire Destruction

(NAPSI)—In 2020, 58,950 wildfires burned 10.1 million acres, the second-most acreage impacted in a year since 1960. Nearly 40% of these acres were in California, where 30 people were killed, 8,500 …

Access Free/Low-Cost Internet Through New Federal Program

(NAPSI)—A fast, reliable Internet connection has become a critical part of our daily lives. From remote learning and working to networking and searching for jobs, Americans everywhere felt an …

3 home improvement projects with the highest payoff before and after COVID-19

Angi analyzed data from Zonda Media's Remodeling 2022 Cost vs. Value Report to look for some of the best values in home remodeling.  

Tips To Sell Your Home In Today’s Market

(NAPSI)—The real estate market is cooling down: Home inventory rose 9.6% between May and June. Interest rates are up and inflation is still a problem. Consequently, potential buyers are delaying …
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Unexpected Spaces: Surprising home upgrade ideas

(Family Features) Unexpected, smaller spaces may not get the same attention as high-traffic areas like kitchens, bathrooms and living areas, but their impact can be just as powerful. Get inspired to make improvements to the lesser-used areas of your home with these tips.

8 Award-Winning Kitchen and Bath Ideas

(Family Features) Kitchen and bath upgrades are among the most popular home improvement projects. While current design trends offer some inspiration, it can be easier to visualize those concepts in your own home when you see them applied in show-stopping, award-worthy designs like these.

Create a Space for Chillin’ and Grillin’

(NewsUSA) - It’s outdoor living season and there’s nothing better than kicking back and enjoying some fun in the sun with family and friends. And whether you’re looking to build an …

Smart Strategies for Choosing Your First Apartment

(NewsUSA) - Whether you are a recent college graduate, a grad student in a new city or a young professional shifting gears into a new job, finding your first home as an independent adult can seem …

Hot Tips For Cooler Weather

(NAPSI)—When it looks like winter is coming, there are certain steps you can take to breathe easier at home. In addition to clearing clogged gutters, closing storm windows and prepping the …

HVAC Technicians

(NAPSI)—The next time you walk in to a cool, comfortable home, you may care to thank an HVAC technician.  These men and women often have to brave extremely unpleasant conditions, especially …

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10 Easy Steps to Connect & Protect Your Home During Storm Season
(BPT) - While each season brings different types of extreme weather, it’s important to stay prepared for the unexpected. Having a plan and supplies ready ahead of time could protect you and …
Follow these steps for the best results
(BPT) - As the temperatures start to drop, you know it’s getting to be that time again — pool closing time. If you live in an area that sees snow and freezing temperatures, it’s …
5 Steps for a More Energy-Efficient Home According to HGTV Expert Carter Oosterhouse
(BPT) - By Carter Oosterhouse, TV Host and Home Improvement Expert Over the last two-plus years, I’ve watched the home transform into a centralized hub for every aspect of life. Although we …
6 home maintenance projects to keep your home looking and operating its best this fall
(BPT) - Fall is the perfect season to enjoy apple picking, pie making and everything pumpkin spice. The cooler weather will have many finding themselves embarking on fall foliage hikes and festive …
3 easy ways to enjoy living color in your outdoor space this fall
(BPT) - As temperatures drop and seasons turn, that doesn't mean you have to give up on the vivid blooms you love so much in your yard. …
5 steps to closing your swimming pool
(BPT) - If you own a swimming pool, you probably already know that you need to close your pool each year in preparation for the colder winter months, especially if you live in an area that sees …
4 essential questions to ask when hiring a professional house cleaner
(BPT) - Your home should be a sanctuary to take refuge from the world, relax and recharge. However, keeping a home clean and tidy can be difficult when life gets busy, especially when transitioning …
5 pro tips to sell your home quickly - or just make it more inviting
(BPT) - Sponsored by GladAs the housing market cools down, sellers will need to work harder to attract buyers. Whether you’re putting your home on the market soon — or if you’d just …
Why is customer experience essential to the MZ Generation? And why is that important?
(BPT) - At the essence of CX (customer experience) is an increased focus on how customers feel when they experience a particular brand, product and service. Nowadays, comprehensively understanding CX …
Top 5 ways to reduce your home energy costs this fall
(BPT) - As temperatures begin dropping this fall, you may be worrying about rising energy costs. Fortunately, there are a number of simple, proactive steps you can take that will save on energy and …