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With winter right around the corner, it’s important to start thinking about efficient ways to keep your home warm. Sure, you can always just turn up the thermostat and rely solely on that, but when your electric bill comes, you’ll probably regret it. The good news is that there are plenty of other ways in which you can keep your place warm, without overpaying for electricity. Here are 11 simple but effective ways to heat your home efficiently this winter: 1. Seal any drafts and leaks you find The first thing you’ll want to do is to identify all the…

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The holidays are drawing closer. As you prepare to host dinners, throw parties and focus on being the perfect host, is your home dressed to impress? If you want to leave a lasting impression on your guests, you better start considering these home improvement projects. Although the holidays might seem a little far off, now is the perfect time to start. Here are a few home improvements to make before the holidays arrive. 1. Revamp your kitchen Your kitchen is the room that you will spend most of your time preparing meals for your guests. Most people prefer to congregate…

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The holidays are almost here and you are probably starting to stress out about how you’re going to dress up your table. Whatever your holiday theme may be, here are some unique ideas that will have your guests checking out the centerpiece. Interactive Centerpieces For an interactive centerpiece idea, take strips of colorful paper and curl them around a pen. When your guests arrive, pass out the strips and have them write down something that they are thankful for and then gather them up. Place the strips of paper into a decorative bowl on the center of the table. After…

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Have you been busy doing seasonal maintenance to ensure your home runs smoothly during the fall season? Most homeowners, upgraded their heating system, installed storm windows, cleaned the fireplace and chimney, upgraded the water drainage system and ordered firewood for the season. However, you forgot one thing; the roof. Most people don’t know what is happening to their roofs and this can lead to increased repair or replacement costs. The National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) advises homeowners to conduct regular roof check-ups every fall. Cleaning and repairing your roof now will help safeguard your roof against leaks during the fall…

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Whether you’re a chronic upcycler, a professional refurbisher, an inspirational creative, or a DIY addict, finding cool ways to turn the old into something new is always fun. Upcycling items and DIY projects are great ways to update your home and bring in extra cash by selling your spares. Here are 10 awesome ways to upcycle the most unlikely items into amazing DIY chairs. 1 – Hombre Festive Chair Have a holiday party coming up? Want a touch of eccentric elegance around your home? Then you definitely need to make a hombre festive chair. Take a plain white chair and…

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Everyone has some form of clutter in their home. But, if you have an increasing amount of mess in your home and are looking to minimize it, there are steps that you can take. Follow these 12 tips below on how to declutter your home. 1. Create Goals Before you start decluttering and minimizing your home, you have to create a plan first. You can do this by setting up a few goals that you want to complete to avoid overbearing your workload. Here are few things to keep in mind before decluttering your house • Create a map Circle…

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Interior designers use your lighting systems to give your home a unique decorative interior. Decorating your home and introducing unique lighting systems does not have to be expensive. Try these simple and unique lighting ideas to make your home brighter and more beautiful. Different Lighting Systems to Consider Incandescent This lighting system is relatively cheap and provides quality light. This type of light is compatible with dimmer switches and provides users with a wide variety of colors. These lighting systems provide glows due to an electric current that heats the lights’ metal filament. The only limitation is they burn out…

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Having on-demand hot water is one of the many modern conveniences that make our lives easier and more comfortable. Most of us don’t stop to think about the systems in our homes that make this possible and know very little about the care and maintenance of these complex mechanical necessities. Tell-Tale Signs That Your Water Heater Is About To Fail A majority of the time, you won’t worry about anything being wrong with your hot water heater until you’ve had your first unexpectedly cold shower or notice that it is taking longer than usual to get the expected temperature from…

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Get ready to jump full force into the fall season. Now is the time for colder weather, family gatherings and pumpkin spice everything. Not sure how to cozy up your home for the season? Check out these ideas to create the perfect fall escape. Decorate the Table One of easiest ways to bring the season indoors is to create beautiful tablescape for your dining room. The table is the center of family gatherings, where everyone convenes to eat, talk, and hang out. It is the perfect spot to put just a little decoration or a lot. Get a fall print…

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Owning a home is a huge financial responsibility especially if you suspect that your home might have faulty wiring. Many home owners are unsure of how to determine if there is a problem. According to the US Fire Administration, electrical home fires result in approximately 280 deaths and 1125 injuries each year not to mention the loss of property resulting in over 1 billion dollars of damages. Here are some warning signs that this may be the case and you might want to consult an electrician. Check Outlets Depending on the age of the home this could be an expensive…

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