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Wednesday 01/28/2015
How to Keep Tabs on What’s Happening in Your Home
Updated: January 29, 2015 - 1:31 am

(StatePoint) Ignorance is not always bliss, as parents, pet owners and homeowners know all too well. Whether you’re away on vacation and unsure if you left the lights on, at work and worried about the kids, or even sitting on your couch wondering what mischief the dog is up to in the yard, knowing what’s going on inside your entire home is crucial for peace of mind.

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Upgrade Your Fireplace to Improve Energy Efficiency
Updated: January 29, 2015 - 1:31 am

(StatePoint) Heating and cooling your home typically comprises nearly half of the average American’s utility bill, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. Unfortunately, a portion of that expenditure is lost.

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Monday 01/26/2015
6 reasons why you should heat your home with wood in 2015
Updated: January 27, 2015 - 1:31 am

(BPT) - As temperatures drop, home heating costs increase across the country. In fact, experts predict this winter will be colder than previously expected, and electricity and natural gas prices will climb accordingly, ABC News reports. While the majority of Americans rely on those two sources to heat their homes, there is a time-proven alternative that should warrant consideration for homeowners looking to trim heating costs this winter: heating with wood.

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Managing Your Mortgage, Your Money And More
Updated: January 27, 2015 - 1:31 am

(NAPSI)—Settling into a new place can be an exciting time. You’re unpacking, meeting new neighbors, getting the “lay of the land” and making decisions about how to furnish and decorate your home. At the same time, you’re assuming many new financial responsibilities, such as mortgage payments and maintenance costs. That’s one reason it’s important to protect yourself and your family by making sure you have a sound financial foundation.

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Give Your Kitchen a New Look With a Lighting Update
Updated: January 27, 2015 - 1:31 am

(NewsUSA) - A simple, inexpensive lighting update can completely transform your kitchen from dull to dynamite.

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Sunday 01/25/2015
Define Your Unique Style
Updated: January 26, 2015 - 1:31 am

(Family Features) When thinking about your dream kitchen, what finish style of cabinets come to mind? Is it rich dark stained cherry wood? Maybe a clean, crisp white paint? Do you picture yourself having a rustic kitchen complemented by different techniques?

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Mini-Makeovers for Your Indoor Spaces
Updated: January 26, 2015 - 1:31 am

(Family Features) When cold winter days keep you inside, you may find yourself quickly bored with your surroundings. While you wait for the sun to make its next appearance, it’s the perfect time for a mini-makeover to make your indoor space feel fresh and appealing.

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5 Tips for Organizing Your Home Office
Updated: January 26, 2015 - 1:31 am

(Family Features) When temperatures begin creeping up again, it signals time for an annual tradition: spring cleaning. While big projects like windows are hard to overlook, don’t forget smaller areas that need attention, too, such as your home office.

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DIY Home Upkeep
Updated: January 26, 2015 - 1:31 am

(Family Features) Homeowners can avoid emergency repairs by completing a few home projects each season. A simple project such as inspecting the plumbing annually can prevent the unexpected cost of repairing water damage from a pipe that burst.

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Create Your Own Bathroom Retreat
Updated: January 26, 2015 - 1:31 am

(Family Features) With so much time spent in the bathroom, it is important to give that space a little TLC like the rest of the home. Almost everyone that enters your home sees your bathroom. From changing accessories to a total bath remodel, it is important that it receives a little refreshment. A bathroom should be an oasis, and the environment that it displays directly correlates with just how relaxing it is.

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