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3 Ways to Use Propane in Your Home

(Family Features) A reliable, environmentally friendly energy source, propane can help power key home systems and appliances. Consider these ways to integrate the clean energy source into your home.

Planning home improvements in 2024? Start at the top

(BPT) - At first glance, the value of some home improvements can be hard to see — particularly when the improvements are in the attic. While a gleaming kitchen backsplash, an expansive patio …

Do you need a standby generator? 6 things to know before you buy

(BPT) - Every day on the news, it seems, there's a report about another extreme weather event. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 2023 was a record year for …

How to prepare for power outages and stay safe this winter: Life-saving tips from CPSC

(BPT) - When a severe weather event like a winter storm hits your town, a portable generator can power your necessary appliances, electronic devices and medical equipment. The U.S. Consumer Product …

Improve home value and safety by leveling uneven floors

(BPT) - Do you have a basement or other room with unlevel flooring? This can make the space difficult to use, plus detracts from your home's overall value. Change this problem into opportunity by …

How to maintain a healthier home on a budget

(BPT) - Living healthily remains a primary concern for many today, with homeowners looking to make home improvements with an emphasis on the health benefits of living in an environmentally friendly …

2024's most lead paint-vulnerable cities

Paint Gnome compared the 500 biggest U.S. cities to determine 2024's most lead paint-vulnerable cities.

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From hobby shops to garages and storage facilities, buildings tailored to one’s lifestyle are popular across America.
Hobby Shops and Recreational Buildings Popping Up All Over
(NAPSI)—If you’re like many homeowners seeking to enhance your property and support your lifestyle interests, adding a freestanding hobby shop, vehicle storage building or recreational facility …
It’s a cool idea to know the answers to 12 important questions before you use a snow thrower.
12 Questions to Ask Before Powering Up the Snow Thrower: Keep Safety Top of Mind
(NAPSI)—Snow flurries and winter storms can be unpredictable and the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) encourages home and business owners to prepare in advance before bad weather hits. …
Now is the Time to Take Control Before Winter Power Outages
Now is the Time to Take Control Before Winter Power Outages
(NewsUSA) - For homeowners across the United States, cold weather can cause heightened concern each winter. Severe weather events themselves threaten safety and comfort, but they are made even more …
A clean HVAC system is more efficient and doesn’t use as much energy to maintain a comfortable temperature this winter, ultimately saving you money on utility costs.
Simple Ways to Lower Your Heating Bill
(NAPSI)—There’s good news for the 46% of U.S. households who heat their homes with natural gas this winter: it’s expected to cost 7.8% less this year than last year. Heating with electricity or …
How to eliminate problems with your sewage ejector system
(BPT) - If you've experienced issues with your existing sewage ejector, you know how troublesome it can be. You can end up with bad smells and clogs that mean frequent calls to your plumber — …
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Secure Your Financial Future During Home Renovations

(BPT) - Home renovations can be expensive. In fact, an average home renovation cost $22,000 in 2022, according to Houzz research. Even with the cost being substantial, more than half of homeowners …

Level up your New Year's resolutions with the help of smart appliances

(BPT) - Ready to start 2024 and improve your home life? You don’t have to do it alone. This year, achieve your New Year’s resolutions with a little help from smart appliances and …
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Efficient Ways to Warm Your Home

(Family Features) Using propane appliances like furnaces, water heaters, fireplaces and kitchen appliances alongside other energy sources, like electricity, can help reduce the strain on the electrical grid.

Debunking Common Bathroom Remodeling Misconceptions

(Family Features) Many homeowners put off upgrading essential spaces like the bathroom because they perceive the hassle or expense outweighs the benefit.
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How to Build an Energy-Efficient Home

(Family Features) Sustainable architecture and materials can help ensure you rely less on limited resources while reducing the cost of operating your home.

Home Exterior Trends for 2024

(Family Features) If you're looking to refresh or improve your home's function and style in the new year, consider these 2024 home exterior trends.

5 tips to create a spa-inspired shower

(BPT) - Today’s homeowner wants their bathroom to be a sanctuary for relaxation and self-care, so it’s no wonder that the bathroom redo has become one of the most popular renovation …

Elevating the home with inspired design in 2024

(BPT) - Interior design trends are always in motion, as the industry pulls inspiration from various styles and environments. There are a multitude of ways to elevate and personalize your design, and …

Give Guests The Gift of Clean Air

For happier, healthier holidays, have your home’s air ducts professionally cleaned.

(NAPSI)—This holiday season, when family and friends gather at your house, you can all breathe easier if you’ve done one unexpected thing: Have your air ducts cleaned.   The Problem Even the …

Three No-Stress Tips for Tidying Up at Holiday Time

Greet holiday guests with a home that looks and smells as clean as you’ve made it.

(NAPSI)—If the holidays are at your house this year, you may find they can be even more magical when you have a good plan for cleaning up before and after the company comes.   Keep Holiday …

Transitional design 101: How to bring this sophisticated look to your home
Americans are embracing the simplicity of transitional style. Rent explains how you can apply this dynamic interior design philosophy to your own home.
New year, new home: 5 inspiring trends for 2024
(BPT) - The new year brings an air of excitement and inspiration that many people channel into new projects. This year, use that energy to refresh your home! Your home should be a space that you …
How to add functionality to the kitchen without sacrificing style
(BPT) - As the heart of the home, you want your kitchen to reflect your style but also help you get the job done — whether that’s cooking, cleaning, entertaining or numerous other tasks. …
From Raspberry Blush to Rustic Greige, these were 2023's Colors of the Year
Rent.com collects 2023's Colors of the Year from the leading producers of paint and interior design materials.
The ultimate holiday wishlist: Essential appliances for every home
(BPT) - Gift-giving and the holidays are practically synonymous, but you've likely forgotten to get a gift for someone special. Can you guess who? You! LG Electronics USA is here to help you pick out …