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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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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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Sunday 06/02/2013
Budget-Friendly Tips to Prepare Your Backyard for Entertaining
Updated: June 03, 2013 - 1:32 am

(StatePoint) There is no better place to entertain on a warm sunny day than in your own backyard. But before the parties start, make sure your outdoor space is a place where people want to spend time.

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Wednesday 05/08/2013
Tips for Choosing Carpeting for Your Home
Updated: May 09, 2013 - 1:33 am

(StatePoint) Is updating your flooring on your home improvement to-do list this season? From color to style to performance, there’s a lot to consider. Learn how to find flooring that fits your lifestyle and reflects your family’s personality.

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Wednesday 04/16/2014
Some Home Improvements Can Improve Your Health
Updated: April 17, 2014 - 1:34 am

(StatePoint) Small changes to your surroundings can have a strong impact on mood and overall health, say experts. A relatively new movement in design and construction, called “designing for health,” aims to make homes and communities have positive impacts on the way people live, work and play.

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Go green with eco-friendly outdoor living spaces
Updated: April 20, 2014 - 1:33 am

(BPT) - Warmer weather means days spent in the backyard with barbecues, pool parties and neighborhood gatherings. This year, create a more satisfying and sustainable outdoor living space that you’ll feel extra good about by going “green.” With some expert advice, it’s easier than you think.

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Tuesday 04/15/2014
Stay cool by going green this summer
Updated: April 20, 2014 - 1:33 am

(BPT) - If the thought of a scorching summer without adequate cooling sounds tough, think about the strain an overworked air conditioner unit places on both your household budget and the environment. Around two-thirds of all American homes have an air conditioner unit, amounting to a cost of more than $11 billion annually in usage alone, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. Accounting for around 19 percent of all household electricity consumption, every home equipped with an air conditioning unit emits roughly two tons of carbon dioxide each year, significantly impacting the environment.

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Sunday 04/13/2014
Organize Entryways with Decorative Storage
Updated: April 14, 2014 - 1:33 am

(Family Features) An entryway is the first impression guests have of your home, yet it can quickly become a chaotic mess. Most entryways serve multiple functions as the receptacle for all things you and your family members shed as they walk through the door, from coats and backpacks to keys and mail.

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Bring Fun to Life's Messiest Moments
Updated: April 14, 2014 - 1:33 am

(Family Features) Who says cleaning has to be boring? Glad Black Bag, the strongest trash bag around, is on a mission to provide good, clean fun, one home at a time. If you’ve just had a large party, are making room for a new wardrobe or simply doing house chores, there are plenty of ways to turn an otherwise mundane task into a fun activity.

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Refresh Your Routine
Updated: April 14, 2014 - 1:33 am

(Family Features) The changing season evokes a sense of renewal, inside and out, making it the perfect opportunity to rejuvenate you and your surroundings. It’s time to let a little sunlight in and celebrate the warmer months ahead. 

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Top Tools for Growing a Garden
Updated: April 14, 2014 - 1:33 am

(Family Features) Whether starting a new hobby or you just want to upgrade the gear you already have, there are many different tools designed to make maintaining your garden less of a burden.

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A Sparkling, Spotless Home
Updated: April 14, 2014 - 1:33 am

(Family Feature) Do you need to tidy up your home for spring? This vibrant season lends natural inspiration to home cleanup projects in every room. Whether you need to provide some overdue TLC to the tub, want a solution to freshen up the floors or long for laundry care that is safe for your family, refer to this guide for tips that will make your home feel shiny and new again.

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Friday 04/11/2014
Homeowners Desire American-Made Solar Panels
Updated: April 12, 2014 - 1:32 am

(NewsUSA) - With solar installation booming in the U.S., a growing number of consumers are choosing American-made solar panels for their homes.

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Thursday 04/10/2014
These Tips Can Help You Save Water And Money
Updated: April 11, 2014 - 1:33 am

(NAPSI)—Did you know that homes with automatically timed irrigation systems use about 50 percent more water outdoors than those without them? Your system could be wasting as much as 30,000 gallons of water each year if it is programmed incorrectly, a sprinkler head is pointed in the wrong direction, or you have a leak. Regular sprinkler maintenance could save as much as $120 annually on your water bills!

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Wednesday 04/16/2014
Increase your home's curb appeal and value with simple outdoor improvements
Updated: April 20, 2014 - 1:33 am

(BPT) - First impressions happen at the curb. A good first impression raises the value of your home and pride in home ownership. If you are considering listing your home, it’s important that its curb appeal entices potential buyers to come inside and see more. A few improvements to the home’s exterior will go a long way in making it more inviting and desirable to buyers on the market. It’s also a great investment. Curb appeal can increase the value of a home as much as 5 percent, according to Realtor.com.

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Monday 04/14/2014
Five ways to celebrate the return of the sun
Updated: April 20, 2014 - 1:33 am

(BPT) - With warm weather in sight, it’s time to celebrate the return of sun, travel and outdoor parties. Whether taking a break from the workday to enjoy the park or hosting an event for friends, there are many ways to bask in the warmth.

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Sunday 04/13/2014
Organize Entryways with Decorative Storage
Updated: April 14, 2014 - 1:33 am

(Family Features) An entryway is the first impression guests have of your home, yet it can quickly become a chaotic mess. Most entryways serve multiple functions as the receptacle for all things you and your family members shed as they walk through the door, from coats and backpacks to keys and mail.

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Bring Fun to Life's Messiest Moments
Updated: April 14, 2014 - 1:33 am

(Family Features) Who says cleaning has to be boring? Glad Black Bag, the strongest trash bag around, is on a mission to provide good, clean fun, one home at a time. If you’ve just had a large party, are making room for a new wardrobe or simply doing house chores, there are plenty of ways to turn an otherwise mundane task into a fun activity.

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Refresh Your Routine
Updated: April 14, 2014 - 1:33 am

(Family Features) The changing season evokes a sense of renewal, inside and out, making it the perfect opportunity to rejuvenate you and your surroundings. It’s time to let a little sunlight in and celebrate the warmer months ahead. 

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more »
Top Tools for Growing a Garden
Updated: April 14, 2014 - 1:33 am

(Family Features) Whether starting a new hobby or you just want to upgrade the gear you already have, there are many different tools designed to make maintaining your garden less of a burden.

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A Sparkling, Spotless Home
Updated: April 14, 2014 - 1:33 am

(Family Feature) Do you need to tidy up your home for spring? This vibrant season lends natural inspiration to home cleanup projects in every room. Whether you need to provide some overdue TLC to the tub, want a solution to freshen up the floors or long for laundry care that is safe for your family, refer to this guide for tips that will make your home feel shiny and new again.

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Wednesday 04/09/2014
Ways to Update Your Home’s Outdoor Spaces for the Season
Updated: April 10, 2014 - 1:32 am

(StatePoint) Are your home’s outdoor spaces a viable place to dine, relax and entertain? If not, consider making better use of your patio, balcony, yard or deck by prioritizing this home upgrade.

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Bringing life back into your yard and garden
Updated: April 17, 2014 - 1:34 am

(BPT) - Spring season is a time of regeneration and renewal as you prepare to bring life back to your lawn and garden. Taking the proper steps after seasonal changes or severe weather conditions can prove to be the difference between creating a breathtaking landscape or an outdoor space with unsightly mishaps. By following a few simple steps, you can take pride in your backyard year after year.

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Tuesday 04/08/2014
Easy tips and menu for outdoor entertaining
Updated: April 16, 2014 - 1:34 am

(BPT) - Whether you’re celebrating a birthday, bridal shower, graduation or simply inviting friends over to revel in the good weather, the change in seasons offers a great excuse to enjoy a meal outdoors and spend time with family and friends. Here are a few tips to help you simplify, so you can make the most of your good weather soiree.

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