10 Hygge-Inducing Winter Homes

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Channel hygge, the Danish feeling of cozy contentment by checking out our 10 favorite homes to embrace winter on Redfin right now.   Maybe it’s the approach of Valentine’s Day, more likely it’s the polar vortex, but either way, as temperatures drop this winter, we can’t help but seek out the Danish concept of hygge. Pronounced hoo-gah, it encourages feelings … Read More

Furnace, Boiler or Heat Pump? Time for Heating Systems 101

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Heating your home accounts for an inordinate portion of your utility bill, so it pays to choose the most efficient heating system possible. This doesn’t necessarily mean you should upgrade to a different type of system, however. Generally speaking, it’s a bad idea to convert from forced air to central heating, or vice versa, since the benefits rarely justify the … Read More

Your Top 5 Fireplace Questions, Answered

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Fireplaces are one of the most sought-after home features, but using one can be intimidating, and you’ve probably got questions. Here’s a quick guide to get you and your fire started this fall . How do I use a wood-burning fireplace? If a cave man can start a fire, so can you. 1. Prepare the fireplace Clean out any old … Read More

Are You Covered If Snow and Ice Damage Your Home?

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By Stephanie Reid, Avvo attorney and NakedLaw contributor In addition to the health and safety dangers of sub-zero temperatures, blinding snowstorms and inconspicuous ice sheets, winter weather can also be incredibly dangerous to your home. Weather proofing your home for winter is a step in the right direction, but homeowners must also consider a number of winter weather issues, including legal … Read More

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