March 2022

Save Utility Bill

4 Ways to Save on Your Utility Bills…Even With a Full House

If you’re spending more time at home, as well as accommodating more family members than usual under your roof, you may be seeing an increase in your utility bills. But don’t despair! There are several simple strategies you can implement to save on energy costs, even with a house full of people—just make sure everyone’s on board and follows suit! 1. Lower/raise your thermostat. Heating and...

Destress

How to De-Stress in Stressful Times

A certain amount of stress from time to time is to be expected given the demands of work and family. However, the type of stress that is triggered by outside events beyond our control can be much more difficult to manage compared to everyday stressors. Here are a few strategies for staying calm when the world around you is anything but. Be more selective on social media. While social media sites...

Outdoor Furniture

4 Tips for Choosing the Perfect Outdoor Furniture

Your outdoor living space is one of the most important parts of the home. From breakfasts on the terrace to afternoons spent soaking up the sun to evenings under the stars, it’s the perfect spot to be any time of day. That’s why picking out the right furniture requires careful consideration to ensure your outdoor living area is stylish, functional and of course, comfortable for the entire family....

Healthy Living

3 Tips to Live a Heart-Healthy Lifestyle

(Family Features) Following a healthy diet, prioritizing exercise and limiting alcohol and tobacco intake can have a dramatic impact on your day-to-day life, especially if you have a heart condition such as atrial fibrillation (AFib). AFib is an irregular heart rhythm that affects more than 6 million people in the United States and can increase the risk of stroke and heart failure. AFib symptoms...

Mortgage Offers

How to Compare Mortgage Offers From Competing Lenders

Mortgage lenders use their own criteria to set the terms for their loans. The quotes you receive from different financial institutions may vary widely. A bank or credit union with which you already have a relationship, may offer you better terms than a financial institution that you have never done business with before. In some cases, you may qualify for more favorable terms through a government loan...

Door Knob

How to Change Your Door Knob

Do you have a busted door knob or want to change the locks after buying a new home so you can be sure that only you have the key? Thankfully, replacing a door knob isn’t that hard or expensive, and you don’t need a locksmith to get the job done. You can buy a door knob kit relatively cheap from any home improvement retailer or your local hardware store, or simply order one online and it will be...

Kitchen floor

How to Choose the Right Tile for Your Kitchen Floor

Whether you’re planning to completely remodel your kitchen or want to give it a new look without making a major financial investment, flooring tile is one of the most important elements. The floor is one of the first things that guests notice when they come to visit and it typically experiences significant foot traffic on a daily basis. Choosing kitchen tiles can feel overwhelming since there are so...

Gutters

Upgrade Your Exterior With Quality Gutters

It’s easy to take gutters for granted. They serve a utilitarian purpose by directing rainwater away from your home’s foundation. In luxury real estate, however, installing high quality gutters can also be a way to set your home apart. While aluminum and vinyl are the most prevalent materials for a home’s drain system, here are a few other options you can use to upgrade your...

basement to bedroom

Should You Convert Your Basement to a Bedroom?

If your family is growing and your kids need their own space, or if you want to give guests some privacy when they visit, you may be thinking about adding another bedroom. If local zoning laws would not allow you to build another floor, or if you don’t want to give up some space in the yard to construct an addition, converting the basement could be a good alternative.  Cost and Design...

Cooking

4 Kitchen Features for a Streamlined Cooking Experience

It’s easy to get caught up in the latest interior design trends, especially when it comes to creating your dream kitchen. Color schemes and countertops are often the first things discussed, but it’s equally important to make it functional. After all, first and foremost, the kitchen is a workspace. If you’re looking to make some upgrades to the heart of your home, here are several features that will...

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