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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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Thursday 08/14/2014
Ten Home Décor Trends for Your Rental
Updated: August 15, 2014 - 1:36 am

(StatePoint) Just because you’re a renter doesn’t mean you need to settle for bland, boring décor. You can make more of your space in an inexpensive yet trendy way.

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Wednesday 08/13/2014
Stay on Top of Design Trends When Updating Your Home Décor
Updated: August 14, 2014 - 1:39 am

(StatePoint) Whether you have a traditionally styled interior or your home sports more contemporary décor, you can stay on top of design trends when refreshing your home’s look.

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Tuesday 08/05/2014
Quick, Easy Ways to add Warmth to Your Home Décor for Fall
Updated: August 06, 2014 - 1:33 am

(StatePoint) We all get bored from time to time and want to change things up. While it’s easy to add items to your wardrobe or try a new hairstyle, it may not always feel as easy to change the look and feel of your home.

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Monday 07/21/2014
Home Improvement Tips to Make the Most of Small Spaces
Updated: August 14, 2014 - 1:39 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: September 13, 2014 - 1:32 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: September 03, 2014 - 1:34 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: September 17, 2014 - 1:34 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 09/14/2014
Emergency Preparedness Tips
Updated: September 15, 2014 - 1:34 am

(Family Features) Americans who have recently endured a prolonged power outage at home are much more likely to improve their family's emergency preparation for the future, according to a recent report.

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Outdoor Stain Busters
Updated: September 15, 2014 - 1:34 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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How to Be Prepared for an Emergency
Updated: September 15, 2014 - 1:34 am

(Family Features) To be prepared in any situation, planning ahead is critical. Engine-driven portable generators are intended for multiple uses and designed for portability. When utility power is unavailable due to extreme weather, portable generators become a useful source of temporary or remote electric power.

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Tips for a Clean, Guest-Ready Home
Updated: September 15, 2014 - 1:34 am

(Family Features) Now is the season for enjoying backyard BBQs and poolside parties with friends and family - not being trapped in the house for pre- and post-party cleaning. With a little planning, you can minimize time spent on daily chores and maximize time spent soaking up the sun and creating memories with guests.

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Keep Family Safe from Home's Hidden Hazards
Updated: September 15, 2014 - 1:34 am

(Family Features) In the U.S. alone, approximately 60 million people suffer from asthma and allergies, which according to the American Lung Association can be triggered by mold for those who are allergic. As a responsible homeowner, it's essential to be aware of the many threats, such as mold and fire, which may cause harm to your family and your investment.

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Lawn Care Tips for Fall
Updated: September 15, 2014 - 1:34 am

(Family Features) Taking time in the fall to prepare your lawn for the colder months ahead will pay dividends come spring and allow you to enjoy lusher, greener grass when temperatures rise again. 

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Thursday 09/11/2014
Ethanol Proven To Lower Gas Prices
Updated: September 12, 2014 - 1:33 am

(NAPSI)—Recently, the price of gasoline reached a six-year high. Fortunately, there’s a way to handle that cost. You can use less gas—without reducing your driving. Making that possible is one of the more promising alternative energy sources, ethanol, which is blended with regular gas—a little in most cars and a lot in flex-fuel vehicles.

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Standby Generators Can Provide Safety And Comfort
Updated: September 12, 2014 - 1:33 am

(NAPSI)—There’s good news for homeowners who want to protect their family and property from the damage and discomfort that can be caused by a power outage.

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Cork Pops Beyond The Bottle
Updated: September 12, 2014 - 1:33 am

(NAPSI)—Good news for homeowners trying to choose among beauty, function and responsible sourcing when it comes to flooring: As famed architect and designer Vern Yip points out, you can now get all three-with cork. A longtime champion of sustainable design, the HGTV star is constantly looking for eco-friendly materials with a fashion-forward appeal that can adapt to just about any taste.

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It's A Natural
Updated: September 12, 2014 - 1:33 am

(NAPSI)—When it comes to home decor, leading designers say it’s all about style fusion and natural materials. Also in are recycling and retro decor ideas, says HGTV star Vern Yip, a champion of eco-friendly materials with a fashion-forward appeal.

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Sunday 09/14/2014
Emergency Preparedness Tips
Updated: September 15, 2014 - 1:34 am

(Family Features) Americans who have recently endured a prolonged power outage at home are much more likely to improve their family's emergency preparation for the future, according to a recent report.

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Outdoor Stain Busters
Updated: September 15, 2014 - 1:34 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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more »
How to Be Prepared for an Emergency
Updated: September 15, 2014 - 1:34 am

(Family Features) To be prepared in any situation, planning ahead is critical. Engine-driven portable generators are intended for multiple uses and designed for portability. When utility power is unavailable due to extreme weather, portable generators become a useful source of temporary or remote electric power.

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more »
Tips for a Clean, Guest-Ready Home
Updated: September 15, 2014 - 1:34 am

(Family Features) Now is the season for enjoying backyard BBQs and poolside parties with friends and family - not being trapped in the house for pre- and post-party cleaning. With a little planning, you can minimize time spent on daily chores and maximize time spent soaking up the sun and creating memories with guests.

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more »
Keep Family Safe from Home's Hidden Hazards
Updated: September 15, 2014 - 1:34 am

(Family Features) In the U.S. alone, approximately 60 million people suffer from asthma and allergies, which according to the American Lung Association can be triggered by mold for those who are allergic. As a responsible homeowner, it's essential to be aware of the many threats, such as mold and fire, which may cause harm to your family and your investment.

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more »
Lawn Care Tips for Fall
Updated: September 15, 2014 - 1:34 am

(Family Features) Taking time in the fall to prepare your lawn for the colder months ahead will pay dividends come spring and allow you to enjoy lusher, greener grass when temperatures rise again. 

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Thursday 09/11/2014
Fall clean-up tips for your lawn and garden tools
Updated: September 18, 2014 - 1:34 am

(BPT) - As the temperature drops, your lawn and garden will start settling into a dormant state. As you prep your landscaping and garden for a winter’s slumber, it’s a good idea to review the tools you used all summer. Taking care of this task now will ensure they’re in good shape come spring when it’s time to use them again.

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Sunday 09/07/2014
Tips to Keep Your Family Safe
Updated: September 08, 2014 - 1:35 am

(Family Features) Portable generators are useful when temporary or remote electric power is needed, but if used incorrectly, they can cause harm to you and your family.

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Make Your Home Smarter
Updated: September 08, 2014 - 1:35 am

(Family Features) With apps that offer comfort, convenience and security, homeowners are getting more out of their smartphones to make their homes better, smarter places to live. Smart home apps such as those from Nest are expected to link various home devices together to bring peace of mind, control and even energy savings to our lives.

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Thursday 09/04/2014
Accomplish your to-do list of finishing the deck with ease this fall
Updated: September 12, 2014 - 1:33 am

(BPT) - If you have a wood deck, chances are that it’s made its way onto your summer to-do list. And if summer quickly slipped by you without that list being completely checked off, don’t worry, you still have plenty of time in the fall months to finish your deck. 

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