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10 Home Renovations That Affect Insurance Rates

Some home improvement projects like a new roof or storm-proof windows will help lower your insurance costs, but others can have the opposite effect.

The Most Essential Products for New Homeowners

From cleaning supplies to tools, here's a list of everything you'll need for your new home.


What to Do Within the First Year After Moving Into Your New Home

When you move into your new home, there are a number of cleaning tasks, basic projects and upgrades to consider....



10 Hazards You Haven’t Thought of at Home

Learn more about the hazards you haven't thought of at home

20 Home Renovations That Instantly Add Value to Your Home

These home renovations are so worth the upfront expense.


40 Things You Should Know About a Home By Age 40

Home repair is learned over time

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9 Tool Hacks You’ll Use Time and Time Again

Tools are usually designed with one task in mind, but many can be used for all sorts of jobs.


12 Best Home Improvement Projects Under $100

A little can go a long way when it comes to home improvements. For just $100 you can make some...


Here’s Why Spray Foam Can Regulate Your House Temperature

If you’re looking to keep the house at a comfortable temperature, it may be time to consider spray foam insulation....


Which Exterior Renovation Adds the Most Value to a House?

Not all exterior renovation projects are created equal. These are the ones that add the most value at resale.

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7 Best Gas Fireplaces Inserts

Gas fireplace inserts deliver warmth with ease of operation. Read on to learn which of these standouts may be the...


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8 Best Ethanol Fireplaces

Indoor and outdoor ethanol fireplaces are a beautiful and eco-friendly alternative to burning wood.


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Is a Wood Burning Stove Right for Your Home?

Like the idea of heating your home with wood? Wood burning stoves can be a beautiful thing. Learn what they...


15 Hidden Dangers in Your Home You Should Never Ignore

"If it ain't broke, don't fix it" is not the philosophy to live by when you're a homeowner. The plumbing...


Parts of Your Home Prone to the Most Winter Weather Damage

Knowing where your home is most vulnerable and taking precautions can save you thousands of dollars in repairs next spring.

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How to Install a Gas Fireplace

Complete DIY instructions for installing a direct-vent gas fireplace


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Homeowner’s Guide to Gas Fireplace Inserts

Tired of dealing with the constant mess and maintenance of your wood-burning fireplace? Consider whether a gas fireplace insert is...


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26 Things That Changed DIY Forever

Innovations that improved home improvement.


Foam Outlet Insulation Stops Cold Air Coming Through Electrical Outlets

Stop drafts cold at electrical boxes with these easy foam outlet insulation tips.


Can Homeowners Insist Contractors Wear Masks In Their Homes?

Social interaction is an essential part of most home repairs, but can be dangerous in the midst of a pandemic....


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Your Guide to Winterizing Everything

From cars, boats and lawn mowers to pools, gutters and grills. Here's how to winterize everything around your home.


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Why You Need to Check Your Chimney Before You Cozy Up to the Fireplace

It's that time of year again! If you have a fireplace, here's a quick way to tell if your chimney...


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Ceiling Fan Buying Guide

Keep a cool head with these tips for selecting and buying ceiling fans.

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Which Direction Should My Ceiling Fan Spin?

Help your home stay cool in summer or warm in winter just by flipping a switch.


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8 Styles of Ceiling Fans to Beat the Heat

Considering a ceiling fan to help with your summer cooling? Check out your options before making your selection with help...


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How to Winterize Your Home in a Weekend

Have you been putting off winterizing your home? Here are a few small-ish items that you can probably accomplish in...


10 Ways to Insulate Your Home Without Opening Up Walls

Don't live in an under-insulted home just because you don't want to destroy your walls.


Fluorescent Light Covers to Transform Your Drop Ceiling

Fluorescent light has been linked to migraines, sleep disruption, increased stress and more. Fortunately, there are many beautiful ways to...


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Save Money by Insulating Crawl Space Ducts

Special duct wrap insulation keeps ducts dry and mold-free