3 Easy Holiday Crafts to Get You Feeling Festive

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Even when you’re eager to get in the spirit, the busy holiday season can make extra projects feel like a chore. That’s where these easy, how-to hacks come to the rescue! Fun, festive and functional, these DIYs provide the perfect opportunity to spend a cozy night indoors while also crossing a few to-do’s off the list for your next holiday bash. … Read More

The Secret to No-Fuss Holiday Decor? Use What You Already Have

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Hold your holiday decor horses! Before you purchase gobs of tinsel and piles of twinkle lights, take another look at items you already have – they may be the holiday embellishment you’ve been looking for. By hunting through your cabinets and closets, you can easily repurpose common household items into yuletide decor for your abode. Need a little inspiration? These … Read More

A Fireplace for Every Room

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Although a longtime living room fixture, fireplaces are a comfort best enjoyed everywhere. From bedrooms to basements and even the master bath, there’s no right or wrong way to curl up and snuggle ’round the fireside. To spark your fireplace fancy, here’s a roundup of ideas for inviting warmth into even the unlikeliest of rooms. Entryway Give guests an immediate … Read More

Winter Weatherproofing Ideas That Take Just Minutes

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According to the Punxsutawney Phil, winter is sticking around for a while this year. It’s not too late to seal up your house from the cold and save money on your heating bill . These fixes are quick and easy to install, and they’ll help your home stay cozy and warm for the duration. Insulating windows and doors Weather stripping … Read More

5 Home Projects Under $1,000 That Will Save You Money On Bills This Winter

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Electric fireplace in the interior of the scenery It’s that time of year again—Daylight Savings Time has ended and the sun is setting earlier every day. Unfortunately for you, this means that you’ll now be using more energy each evening to light your home as well to as to keep warm in the colder weather. Before you get too concerned … Read More

4 Things New Homeowners Should Do to Prep for Fall and Winter

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Image via iStock Fall is just around the corner, and not long after that winter will follow. This means that now is the time to start thinking about how you can prepare your home for what’s heading your way. For new homebuyers spending their first fall and winter in their new home, this preparation is even more important. You’ll want your … Read More

Rustic Tiny Homes for a Wintertime Retreat

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Not everyone chooses to flock to tropical destinations on their vacation days. When a break from civilization is just what the doctor ordered, the serenity of a cabin in the woods is unparalleled. A wintertime getaway consisting of quietly falling snow and the sports that accompany it, drinks by the fireplace, good conversation, and page-turning novels can be just the … Read More

Preparing Your Home for Severe Winter Storms

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By Joseph Truini Winter is here, and with it comes beautiful snow and comforting fireplaces. However, this time of year also brings the very real chance of severe winter storms. Blizzards, ice storms and dangerously low temperatures can pose serious threats to you and your home. Having your home ready to combat the worst of winter weather is something no homeowner … Read More

Winter Lawn Care for Every Type of Yard

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Winter means a break from lawn care, right? Well, maybe. Winter lawn care varies depending on your growing zone, but it generally comes down to three things: Keeping your grass protected, short and fed. If your lawn is still covered in fall leaves, don’t rake them up. Remove any branches or other large debris, and then mow over the leaves to … Read More

6 Ways to Cut Costs This Winter

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The winter months can be expensive. Beyond holiday shopping, they often encompass travel, big meals, unexpected splurges, and large energy bills. Here are some ways to lower those costs as the temperature drops. Save on home heating Make simple, inexpensive adjustments in your home to cut energy usage and costs. Invest in a programmable thermostat, for example. Did you know … Read More