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5 renovation resolutions for your home this year

(BPT) - It’s no secret that springtime is synonymous with spruce-ups. But, as is often the case, homeowners hone in on prettying-up patios and backyards with fresh florals and new outdoor furniture, leaving the inside of the home as “same old, same old.” This spring, resolve to reinvent your home from the inside out with stylish décor sure to add the wow-factor it deserves.

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Thursday 04/20/2017
Uniquely you hues: Decorating with your personality in mind
Updated: April 26, 2017 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - Whether you realize it or not, the colors you select for your home and your personal belongings tell a lot about your personality. In fact, according to a recent survey by PPG, 58 percent of 2,500 consumers surveyed agree that colors selected for their home, car and consumer products — such as appliances and electronics — reflect their personality and style all or most of the time. In addition, 70 percent of those surveyed agreed color selection is important when purchasing paint for their home. So, how do these color preferences come about?

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Boost Your Recipes with Protein
Updated: April 24, 2017 - 3:31 am

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Practically Perfect Gift Ideas for Dad
Updated: April 24, 2017 - 3:31 am

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4 Simple Steps to a Lawn Mower Tune-up
Updated: April 24, 2017 - 3:31 am

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Get Cooking on Your Outdoor Kitchen Design
Updated: April 24, 2017 - 3:31 am

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5 Things to Consider When Buying a Mattress
Updated: April 24, 2017 - 3:31 am

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Tips for Finding the Right Walk-Behind Mower
Updated: April 24, 2017 - 3:31 am

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5 Ways Fuel-Injected Lawn Tractors Will Change How You Mow
Updated: April 24, 2017 - 3:32 am

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Highly Anticipated Multiple Sclerosis Medicine Offers New Hope
Updated: April 24, 2017 - 3:32 am

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Wednesday 04/19/2017
Eight Tips For Hiring A Quality Contractor For Your Next Digging Project
Updated: April 20, 2017 - 3:31 am

(NAPSI)—An excellent way to celebrate the season is with an outdoor home improvement project: a pool, perhaps, or professional landscaping.

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30 Minutes to Mealtime
Updated: April 20, 2017 - 3:31 am

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Refresh Your Space for a Brighter Season
Updated: April 20, 2017 - 3:31 am

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Keep Clutter at Bay
Updated: April 20, 2017 - 3:31 am

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A Natural Sleep Aid
Updated: April 20, 2017 - 3:31 am

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5 Ways to Add Luxury to Your Laundry Room
Updated: April 20, 2017 - 3:31 am

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Take a Mindful Approach to Fighting Spring Allergens
Updated: April 20, 2017 - 3:31 am

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Monday 04/17/2017
Reverse Mortgages Benefit Younger Seniors
Updated: April 21, 2017 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - This article is a paid advertisement. The content was provided by One Reverse Mortgage.

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Look Before You Buy: Virtual Reality Comes to Home Improvement
Updated: April 17, 2017 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored by GAF-You're about to shell out a significant amount of money to upgrade your house, and the choices make your head spin. Traditional asphalt or slate shingles? Summer blue or teardrop blue paint for the walls?

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Spring into home fire safety
Updated: April 18, 2017 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - As spring fever begins to take hold, it is important to seize the opportunity to do more than cleaning around your home. The change of the season marks the perfect time to evaluate your home’s fire safety quotient and make necessary updates to ensure you are prepared!

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Wednesday 04/12/2017
5 spring cleaning projects to take on immediately
Updated: April 20, 2017 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - Spring cleaning is a seasonal tradition. You’ve been setting house projects aside all winter, and now’s the perfect time to make sure the warm weather season starts with a cleaner, happier home. So open the windows, turn on your favorite song, and start your spring cleaning with these five to-dos.

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Getting smarter about temperature control
Updated: April 20, 2017 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - The key to reducing your home’s energy bills could literally be at your fingertips, hanging on the wall of your home. Multiple studies have shown the connection between lower energy bills and thermostat settings. In fact, reducing thermostat settings just seven to 10 degrees for eight hours per day can reduce heating and cooling use by 10 percent, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.

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3 ways to get your home spring ready
Updated: April 14, 2017 - 3:31 am

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Easter Eggs to Dye For
Updated: April 13, 2017 - 3:31 am

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Homemade Solutions for Pest Problems
Updated: April 13, 2017 - 3:31 am

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Room-by-Room Refresh
Updated: April 13, 2017 - 3:31 am

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Know Before They Grow
Updated: April 13, 2017 - 3:31 am

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Home Design Trends
Updated: April 13, 2017 - 3:31 am

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Tuesday 04/11/2017
How To Keep Your Garden Growing
Updated: April 12, 2017 - 3:31 am

(NAPSI)—When it comes to creating a yard that makes the neighbors green with envy, many Americans are saving time and trouble by turning to a surprising “garden tool.”

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Monday 04/10/2017
Tips To Help Cool Down Air-Conditioning Costs
Updated: April 11, 2017 - 3:31 am

(NAPSI)—When temperatures rise, many people automatically crank up the air conditioners to stay cool. However, it may surprise them to learn that air conditioners use about 5 percent of all electricity produced in the U.S., costing homeowners more than $11 billion a year in energy expenses.

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Make Your Home Safer in Wicked Weather
Updated: April 10, 2017 - 3:31 am

(StatePoint) Wicked weather can happen anytime, anywhere. Being prepared will offer you, your family and your home greater protection. Here is what to know.

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Thursday 04/06/2017
Getting Out Your Lawn Mower: Safety Tips To Remember
Updated: April 07, 2017 - 3:31 am

(NAPSI)—Spring is on its way and home owners are eager to get out their lawn mowers and start planting, trimming and sprucing. Before you fire up your outdoor power equipment, look over these smart tips.

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Wednesday 04/05/2017
Get safer drinking water
Updated: April 13, 2017 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - Your home plumbing could be making you sick and costing you money. Hard water, which contains high levels of calcium and magnesium, may be directly contributing to the buildup of dangerous bacteria in your household pipes. This is a serious problem across the United States, especially when you consider that nearly 90 percent of American homes have hard water.

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Smart Ways To Keep Your New Home Safe
Updated: April 06, 2017 - 3:31 am

(NAPSI)—Home buyers rejoice—spring is here! Time to dig into the competitive real estate hunt and discover the home of your dreams.

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Mix Up Something Eclectic
Updated: April 06, 2017 - 3:31 am

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4 Tips for Helping Pets in Need
Updated: April 06, 2017 - 3:31 am

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8 Steps to a Better Deck
Updated: April 06, 2017 - 3:31 am

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Make Spring Cleaning a Cinch
Updated: April 06, 2017 - 3:31 am

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Health Help for Your Feline Friend
Updated: April 06, 2017 - 3:31 am

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Tuesday 04/04/2017
Home Improvement On The Level
Updated: April 05, 2017 - 3:31 am

(NAPSI)—Whether your idea of a home improvement project involves DIY construction or hanging pictures, there’s one tool that saves time on these jobs and more—the self-leveling cross-line laser.

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Protect Our Environment Year-Round—Here's How
Updated: April 05, 2017 - 3:31 am

(NAPSI)—Invasive pests threaten to destroy the forests and crops that beautify our lives and put food on our tables. Fortunately, no matter the season, you can take simple steps to help stop the spread of these damaging, non-native insects and other species.

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Friday 03/31/2017
7 often missed baby-proofing tips
Updated: April 01, 2017 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - Most parents, or soon-to-be parents, are often aware of the obvious baby proofing checklist items: baby gates, electrical outlet covers, cabinet locks, sharp furniture corners, etc. However, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), there are a surprising number of “hidden” hazards around the home. These hazards, such as window cords, hide in plain sight and should be on everyone’s list of items to baby proof.

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Thursday 03/30/2017
Increase The Value Of Your Home Quickly And Affordably With These Helpful Tips
Updated: March 31, 2017 - 3:31 am

(NAPSI)—When it comes to making your home more attractive to potential buyers, one of the most important considerations is right at your feet: the floor. According to Realtors and home inspectors, quality flooring is more likely to increase your home’s value than the roof, windows, even room additions.

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Easy Maintenance Project
Updated: April 01, 2017 - 3:31 am

(NAPSI)—Tackling a few do-it-yourself projects now can help you keep your home in tip-top shape all year long.

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Wednesday 03/29/2017
For A Lovelier Laundry Room
Updated: March 30, 2017 - 3:32 am

(NAPSI)—While most people think of the laundry room as pretty utilitarian, an increasing number of savvy homeowners have found a way to make it pretty attractive.

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Better Balance for Heart Health
Updated: March 30, 2017 - 3:32 am

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Dare to Dream
Updated: March 30, 2017 - 3:32 am

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8 Ways to Optimize Your Sleep
Updated: March 30, 2017 - 3:32 am

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Giving to the Next Generation
Updated: March 30, 2017 - 3:32 am

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Going Green with Natural Stone
Updated: March 30, 2017 - 3:32 am

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