Are Your Home and Family Disaster-Ready?

home and family disaster-ready

Protecting against natural disasters is just as wise as winterizing your lawn and garden, and routinely performing spring cleaning. Find out how to keep your home and family disaster-ready, so you have what you need, when harsh elements strike.   Don’t Ignore the Risk of Flooding Nature hit this past February quite hard, with many storms. According to WLWT Channel … Read More

Is Solar Energy Right for Your Home?

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In the past decade, the use of alternative energy has increased thanks to the increasing popularity of renewable energy resources and tax incentives. If you’re considering a switch to solar energy, or if you’re building a new home, now is a great time to dig a little deeper into whether it can save you money on your home.       … Read More

How to Start a Garden at Home

start a garden at home

A garden is a fantastic way to take some control over what you feed your family. It can also let you surround yourself and your home with gorgeous flowers. Gardening requires dedication, but the satisfaction of knowing you grew your own food and flowers might outweigh the time and work. You can learn a lot when you start a garden … Read More

Is a Sunroom Right For Your Home?

pros and cons of sunrooms

Whether you call it a solarium, a Florida room, a lanai, or a patio room, many people consider sunrooms to be the best seat in the house. A sunroom can feel like a retreat in your very own home. Maybe you’re building a new home and debating whether to include a sunroom. Or maybe you’re considering making an addition to … Read More

How to Display a Collection in Your Home

how to display a collection

When you buy or remodel a home, you consider many aspects of your lifestyle. You want your home attractive but functional. When you make changes, don’t forget about your collectibles. Perhaps it’s finally time to display a collection that’s been stored away. If you are building a new home, remodeling, or updating that spare room, keep your collection in mind. … Read More

What if Your Dream Home Means a Long Commute?

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Congratulations! You’ve found your new dream home. It has all the amenities you and your family want to make the most of life. However, you might be hesitating. What if it’s a long way from your job? Should the specter of a long commute stop you from buying the home you really want? A long commute is rarely a bonus … Read More

10 Ways to Fight Cabin Fever

fight cabin fever

This winter is shaping up to be pretty harsh for much of the United States. But this cold weather doesn’t mean you and your family have to stay stuck inside all winter. In fact, there are many ways to spend the day adventuring through the snow. The best part is that the fun doesn’t have to end when you come … Read More

Creative Uses for That Spare Room

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If you have an extra room in your house odds you likely use it as a spare room. If you love hosting guests then it probably comes in handy. However, if you don’t host very many get-togethers then this room goes unused a vast majority of the time. Maybe you just bought a new house and the idea of an … Read More

Put Down Your Phone and Reconnect with Your Life

put down your phone

Picture this: You get to work at 7:55 AM. By 8:10 AM you’re settled in and starting to work on your tasks for the day. You wonder if anyone has left any messages for you on Facebook from the day before. You reach for your phone but it’s not there. In a rush to leave for work on time you … Read More

6 Easy Ways to Manage Winter Home Maintenance

winter home maintenance

Winter is no longer coming–it’s here! If you didn’t manage to prepare your house for this sometimes challenging season, don’t worry. There are still ways to make sure your home not only survives through winter’s icy blasts, but thrives. Here’s a list of winter home maintenance tasks you can easily take care of to make sure your house won’t need … Read More