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Kitchen and bathroom remodeling on the rise

You bought a home. You have been putting off remodeling the kitchen for some time. But now the appliances need to be replaced. It’s time for the 30-year-old kitchen to be updated. That’s when Sandy Holston of Vision Flooring and Interiors comes in.

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Monday 07/21/2014
Home Improvement Tips to Make the Most of Small Spaces
Updated: July 22, 2014 - 1:34 am

(StatePoint) No matter where you live, you want to make the most of your available living and storage space.

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Sunday 07/06/2014
Art evolves with new technology
Updated: July 08, 2014 - 1:33 am

(BPT) - Can you imagine a museum without paintings? Technology has impacted society in countless ways but many overlook its impact on the arts. The very phrase “the arts” might evoke images of oils, watercolors or sculpture but technology is inspiring a whole new generation of artists who are using new mediums to create their masterpieces.

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Monday 06/30/2014
Tricks for less mess and stress this summer - indoors and out
Updated: July 08, 2014 - 1:33 am

(BPT) - Summer vacation means children, teens and in-betweens are spending more time at home, resulting in more messes, mud and madness. By tackling a few projects around the home now, you’ll be able to sit back, relax and enjoy the beautiful weather and carefree days ahead.

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Sunday 06/08/2014
Small Touches Can Make a Big Impact on Your Home’s Interior Design
Updated: June 09, 2014 - 1:39 am

(StatePoint) For homeowners looking to make a big interior design splash while staying on-trend, it’s all about focusing on little touches, say experts.

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Monday 06/02/2014
Spruce Up Your Home this Summer for Under $100
Updated: June 03, 2014 - 1:36 am

(StatePoint) Looking for an easy and inexpensive way to refresh your home this summer? With a little inspiration and work you can give your home a quick makeover within a limited budget.

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Monday 05/12/2014
Fresh ideas for summer alfresco entertaining
Updated: May 22, 2014 - 1:37 am

(BPT) - Warm days are calling, as summer traditionally kicks off the outdoor entertaining season. But this year, tradition takes a new direction. More hosts are breaking the boundaries of indoor versus outdoor entertaining. Gone are the paper plates and plastic cups. Instead, people are daring to take their dinnerware outside.

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Wednesday 05/07/2014
What to Know When Redoing Your Home’s Flooring
Updated: May 08, 2014 - 1:33 am

(StatePoint) Whether you’re purchasing a home or remodeling your current one, floors are perhaps the biggest piece of your home investment puzzle. They’re also the literal base from which all other design choices are made.

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Sunday 03/16/2014
New Technology Can Help with Home Improvement Projects
Updated: March 18, 2014 - 1:32 am

(StatePoint) Will you be remodeling your home or doing any home improvement projects this season? Planning ahead and using new available technologies can help you design and prioritize your updates and projects.

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Wednesday 08/14/2013
Renting? How to Make Your Space Feel Like Home
Updated: August 15, 2013 - 1:32 am

(StatePoint) Creative decorating solutions are needed when decorating your rental space.  Make sure you are complying with the rental rules and regulations.

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Thursday 07/31/2014
Lower Home Cooling Costs And Increased Energy Efficiency
Updated: August 01, 2014 - 1:38 am

(NAPSI)—Energy prices in California are among the highest in the nation. Fortunately, homeowners in the Golden State and across the country can beat the heat at home and in their wallets with spray polyurethane foam (SPF) insulation.

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Da Vinci Code For The Yard
Updated: August 01, 2014 - 1:38 am

(NAPSI)—An idea the Renaissance genius Leonardo da Vinci had back in 1490 could make a difference in how well you can keep your lawn looking today.

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New PSA Campaign Encourages Firearms Owners To "Lock It Up" When Not In Use And Provides Firearms Safety Resources For Families
Updated: August 01, 2014 - 1:38 am

(NAPSI)—Launching today, the Safe Firearms Storage campaign encourages firearms owners to make safe firearms storage a priority. According to a study by the RAND Corporation using statistics from the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 1.4 million homes have firearms stored in a way that makes them accessible to the wrong hands—children, at-risk youth, potential thieves, and those who intend to harm themselves or others.

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Tuesday 07/29/2014
Going home again: A great office is a key to success for new home-based workers
Updated: August 01, 2014 - 1:38 am

(BPT) - Whoever first said, “You can’t go home again,” probably wasn’t considering the 38 million home-based businesses in the United States, or the approximately 37 million households that have active home offices. More workers are plying their trade from home, as employers recognize the value of flexibility for their work force and more employees decide to enter the ranks of American entrepreneurship.

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Sunday 07/27/2014
Give Your Kitchen a Facelift
Updated: July 28, 2014 - 1:35 am

(Family Features) Ever hear the saying “Kitchens sell a home?” Well it’s true; the kitchen is the most important room in the home. Whether you’re considering putting your house on the market or investing in your home for personal long-term enjoyment, an upgraded and attractive kitchen can make your home irresistible. 

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Outdoor Stain Busters
Updated: July 28, 2014 - 1:35 am

(Family Features) Engaging in outdoor activities are a great way for families to stay active and spend quality time together, but between tree-climbing, nature hikes, and backyard barbecues, outdoor adventures can lead to piles of dirty, dingy and stained clothing.

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Create a Room Fit for a Queen with Crown Molding
Updated: July 28, 2014 - 1:35 am

(Family Features) If you’re looking for a cost-effective way to dress up a room in your home, crown molding is a simple way to add elegance and class with minimal investment.

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DIY Ideas for Every Room
Updated: July 28, 2014 - 1:35 am

(Family Features) From simple storage solutions that freshen up messy rooms to projects that enliven a space, do-it-yourself options are a popular choice among many homeowners. Try out some of these ideas to make every room in your home feel new again, without having to empty your pocketbook or call a handyman. 

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Home Updates That Go Back In Time
Updated: July 28, 2014 - 1:35 am

(Family Features) Mid-century modern inspiration draws from the 1940s through the 1960s, a twenty-year span when design was sleek, elegant and functional. Although the style originated more than 70 years ago, this trend has resurfaced with a fresh revival. 

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Thursday 07/24/2014
Prepare For Extreme Weather By Being A Force Of Nature
Updated: July 26, 2014 - 1:34 am

(NAPSI)—When it comes to dealing with extreme weather such as hurricanes, planning and preparedness can pay big dividends. That’s the word from the experts at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, also known as NOAA.

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Tuesday 07/29/2014
Beautifying Your Home’s Outdoor Spaces
Updated: July 30, 2014 - 1:39 am

(StatePoint) In the warmer months, the importance of your yard and patio becomes top-of-mind as you spend more free time outside. While there’s no better place to read a book, meditate or simply kick back with some lemonade, you can only truly enjoy those activities if the space inspires tranquility and relaxation.

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Monday 07/28/2014
5 simple ways to inspire and improve your inner 'making' skills
Updated: August 01, 2014 - 1:39 am

(BPT) - Summer is often a great time to tackle your do-it-yourself and “making” projects. But between summertime travel, social commitments and long hours at the office, carving out time to “make” can be challenging.

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Sunday 07/27/2014
Give Your Kitchen a Facelift
Updated: July 28, 2014 - 1:35 am

(Family Features) Ever hear the saying “Kitchens sell a home?” Well it’s true; the kitchen is the most important room in the home. Whether you’re considering putting your house on the market or investing in your home for personal long-term enjoyment, an upgraded and attractive kitchen can make your home irresistible. 

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Outdoor Stain Busters
Updated: July 28, 2014 - 1:35 am

(Family Features) Engaging in outdoor activities are a great way for families to stay active and spend quality time together, but between tree-climbing, nature hikes, and backyard barbecues, outdoor adventures can lead to piles of dirty, dingy and stained clothing.

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Create a Room Fit for a Queen with Crown Molding
Updated: July 28, 2014 - 1:35 am

(Family Features) If you’re looking for a cost-effective way to dress up a room in your home, crown molding is a simple way to add elegance and class with minimal investment.

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more »
DIY Ideas for Every Room
Updated: July 28, 2014 - 1:35 am

(Family Features) From simple storage solutions that freshen up messy rooms to projects that enliven a space, do-it-yourself options are a popular choice among many homeowners. Try out some of these ideas to make every room in your home feel new again, without having to empty your pocketbook or call a handyman. 

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Home Updates That Go Back In Time
Updated: July 28, 2014 - 1:35 am

(Family Features) Mid-century modern inspiration draws from the 1940s through the 1960s, a twenty-year span when design was sleek, elegant and functional. Although the style originated more than 70 years ago, this trend has resurfaced with a fresh revival. 

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Sunday 07/20/2014
Energy-Saving Ideas for Home
Posted: July 20, 2014

(Family Features) Making improvements around the house to curb your energy usage is not only good for the environment, it can make a big impact on your utility bills, too.

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Get Growing with an Urban Garden
Updated: July 21, 2014 - 1:34 am

(Family Features) Urban living and lush gardens aren’t as mutually exclusive as one might assume. In fact, it’s possible to cultivate thriving gardens in even the smallest spaces.

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Ways to Protect Your Family Outdoors
Updated: July 21, 2014 - 1:34 am

(Family Features) Before your family begins enjoying the great outdoors during this adventure-filled season, make sure your yard is properly treated to avoid the dangers of poison ivy, oak or sumac.

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