(Family Features) No matter where you turn, pattern inspiration is all around you – from modern architecture and traditional flooring to animal furs, floral arrangements and fashion runways. As homeowners and designers look to personalize spaces and create impactful interiors, patterns are being replicated with paint on walls, floors, furniture and more.
(Family Features) If you’re looking for ways to improve your home but don’t have the budget for a full-scale renovation, look at upgrades that add instant value with a smaller investment.
(Family Features) A beautiful lawn can be the foundation to a happy, healthier life and lead to spending more time outdoors. In fact, 86 percent of Americans consider their lawn important to their home and life.
(Family Features) Knowing when it’s time to move yourself or a loved one to a smaller or more accessible home, or even an assisted living center, can be tough. There are some signs that can help aid you in identifying when the time is right.
(Family Features) Some people loathe the task of raking leaves and removing snow in the fall and winter months, with perfectly good reason. A bad back, or the fear of throwing out a perfectly good one, can be a hindrance when it comes to keeping up with your yard and driveway.
(Family Features) Leaves will soon begin to change into their golden vibrant hues. The aroma of cinnamon, crops being harvested and bonfires will dance in the wind as the autumn breeze begins to cool the air. Fall is right around the corner, and it’s time to start thinking about how to decorate for the upcoming season.
(NAPSI)—The American Cleaning Institute (ACI) is joining the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA) in their observance of Baby Safety Month. This month-long observance is geared toward increasing awareness of safety issues that may affect your littlest loved ones. It's crucial to keep every room in your home safe around young children including places that often go overlooked, such as the laundry room. Babies are curious, and even at a very young age, they tend to get into things that they shouldn't. In honor of Baby Safety Month, we're sharing three easy steps that can help keep your youngsters safe from the potential dangers hidden in the laundry room.
(NAPSI)—Falling leaves and dipping temperatures signal the turn of the season and with that comes the need to prepare your home for winter. Your outdoor living space is no exception; it’s an area you spent months enjoying with summer barbecues and gatherings. All that foot traffic wear and tear and direct sunlight can take a toll on any deck, but with a few easy tips, you can safeguard this area of your home and prepare it for the harsh winter weather ahead.
(NAPSI)—Just as you wouldn’t drive your car 100,000 miles without changing the oil, regular preventative maintenance is the best way to ensure trouble-free operation and peak performance from your home’s heating and cooling system. Preseason maintenance can help you avoid a system failure in severe weather, when you need it least, and it can keep your energy bill from getting you hot under the collar.
(NAPSI)—Year after year, millions of Americans face danger from major storms, natural disasters and threatening power outages. The increasingly unpredictable nature of weather patterns, along with threats to our infrastructure provide a warning that major headaches can occur if homeowners postpone taking the steps necessary for proper preparedness.
(BPT) - Winter this year promises to be harsh across much of the U.S. The Farmers’ Almanac predicts conditions will be “bitter cold,” “unseasonably cold,” “very chilly” and “frigid” for states east of the Mississippi River. In a word, brrrrrr!
(BPT) - Calling all DIY enthusiasts: Those popcorn ceilings have to go. They don’t get much love from homeowners or homebuyers, and they can really bring down the overall look and feel of an otherwise attractive room.
(BPT) - The rituals of fall include sending kids back to school, raking leaves and cheering on the hometown football team. In addition, a new fall tradition has emerged for America’s nearly 74 million homeowners — home improvement.
(StatePoint) Looking to sell your home? Then improve its curb appeal. That's the advice of realtors who say that many home buyers won't even get out of their cars unless they like the way the house looks from the street.
(BPT) - Imagine being able to heat your home with no more energy than used by a hair dryer turned on low, or even going off the grid altogether.
(BPT) - Though summer is winding down, for many families, hectic moving schedules are still underway. Whether you are moving this season or planning for a move in the near future, consider some helpful guidelines on packing up, moving out and settling in without a hitch — plus, the latest technologies to turn your new house into a home.
(StatePoint) While certain home upgrades provide obvious aesthetic enhancements, it’s important to ensure the projects are worth the expense.
(BPT) - Homeownership is a dream for many Americans, and maybe it’s one of yours as well. Making this dream a reality requires hard work, dedication and the proper preparation. You must figure out where you want to live, what type of home you desire, what you can afford and also how your credit rating may impact your home-purchasing goals.
(StatePoint) Want to get your home noticed? There are many ways to add value and design appeal to your house’s exterior, and doing so is important, say experts.
(StatePoint) Better employment prospects, rising home values and historically low mortgage rates are driving improvements in housing markets across the country. If these facts are tempting you to take the plunge, you’re not alone.