Crawl Space Care: Insulation, Ventilation, Encapsulation, Oh My!

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Crawl spaces are often out of sight and, consequently, out of mind, making them easy to neglect. But don’t “space out” on your crawl space! Without proper care, your crawl space is susceptible to moisture, heat loss, pests, and a host of other complications. These common problems can damage your home’s foundation, cause sky-high energy bills, and introduce toxins to … Read More

Asbestos Exposure in the Home: Risk, Removal, and Remodeling

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Many people are alarmed to learn that their house may contain asbestos. Asbestos exposure has been linked to lung cancer and mesothelioma – particularly in construction workers and manufacturers, who were frequently exposed to it on the job. Most Americans will spend at least one-third of their time every day inside their home – that is a lot of time … Read More

7 Drought-Tolerant Landscaping Tips for a Greener Yard This Summer

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Maintaining a beautiful yard is a point of pride for many homeowners. From keeping the grass mowed to planting flowers and manicuring shrubbery, a lot goes into keeping a yard up to standard. For households that experience the occasional drought, the need to conserve water can take a significant toll without drought-tolerant landscaping. Providing a lawn with one inch of … Read More

6 Smart Home Devices for a Healthy and Happy Pet

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As pet owners, we all face that familiar pang of guilt when leaving the house to go to work, school, or to run errands. Your pet is home alone, fending without you, waiting for your return. Until recently, there was no way to periodically check-in, or confirm your pet’s safety throughout the day. Instead, pet parents were left to wait, … Read More

4 Affordable Spring DIY Updates You Can Try This Weekend

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Spring is one of the most popular times to list a home. HGTV’s Chip Wade reveals easy projects to attract buyers.   If springtime has you eager to roll up your sleeves and give your home a fresh feel, there’s more you can do beyond breaking out the vacuum. Spring is also a great time to take on easy DIY … Read More

Lasagna Gardening: A Backyard Guide for Beginners

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Looking to cook up your own lasagna garden? Okay, maybe there’s no cooking involved (at least not until harvest time), but lasagna gardening has become an increasingly popular no-till, or no digging, gardening technique that uses layers of compostable materials, including kitchen scraps, cardboard, coffee grounds, as well as numerous other materials to grow vegetables. Furthermore, lasagna gardening is sustainable, … Read More

Why Insulating a Garage Should Top Your Home Improvement List

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If you’re like most homeowners, insulating a garage may not be high on your list of home improvement projects – but it should be. Adding insulation to a garage delivers a great return on investment in terms of energy savings throughout the year, and the benefits don’t stop there. A well-insulated garage can help extend the life of your vehicles, … Read More

Landscaping Trees: Choosing the Best Design for Your Yard

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Landscaping trees and shrubs provide opportunities to accentuate the beauty of your home, while also delivering several other benefits. Choosing the right tree typically involves thinking about the reasons behind your decision to include trees in your backyard design. It’s also important to consider the environmental aspects of your outdoor area while complimenting the existing size, color, and shape of … Read More

8 Ways to Detox Your Home

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There are more toxins in living spaces than you may realize. Author and expert Christine Dimmick explains how to have a healthier home. Looking to detox in 2019? There’s more to it than simply sipping green juice and bone broth. The act of cleansing is extending to the home, where cleaning is no longer a spring chore. Just look at … Read More