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3 home exterior items to check now

(BPT) - As winter weather recedes, it is important to assess your home’s exterior in advance of spring rainstorms and summer heat. Proper exterior home maintenance can preserve your …

Affordable Cleaning Service Expands to New Headquarters

Affordable Cleaning Services is an independently-owned local business that combines professionalism, responsiveness, and thorough cleaning!

George Mason Mortgage is a Trusted Name in Virginia Real Estate

George Mason Mortgage has been a trusted name in real estate for 40 years. Ric Segovia, Senior VP and Branch Manager for for the last 27 years brings 34 years of mortgage banking experience to the profession.

A Budget-Friendly Flooring Option with Vibrant Variety

(Family Features) When you're sitting down to plan out a remodel, you don't typically start with a designer lamp or a sleek lounge chair - you design your spaces from the floor up. Consider these reasons to opt for resilient flooring during your remodel.

5 tips for creating a sparkling living space this summer

(BPT) - The warmer months offer a great opportunity to refresh your living space and create a sparkling clean home for months to come.Because of their eco-friendly nature and versatility, steam …

Feeling stressed? 3 ways to support mental health at home

(BPT) - It's easy to get overwhelmed as you go about your day. Between work, school, errands and extracurricular activities, there are plenty of things that can cause physical and mental stress. …

When the temperature drops, turn up CO safety

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

(BPT) - More than two-fifths of carbon monoxide (CO) exposure occurs during the months of December, January and February, according to the …

Top 2022 Home Improvements to Enhance an Evolving Lifestyle
(BPT) - Home is more than just where the heart is. Whether creating an office, a socially distant gathering space or making room for a loved one to move in, people are using their homes in ways they …
Designers’ trends to get your kitchen and bathroom ready for 2022
(BPT) - Life at home has changed a lot and, for many people, being “on trend” has taken a backseat to designing around their needs. When it comes to styling your kitchen and bathroom, …
Remodel with Universal Design in Mind
(Family Features) Universal design expands on regulations to create more user-friendly spaces regardless of abilities, resulting in more enjoyable, functional design.
2022 bathroom technology trends poised for popularity
(BPT) - The bathroom is one of the most personal spaces in the home. Whether you're energizing your body or relaxing the mind, the bathroom is utilized for many reasons throughout the day. Technology …
Small but important tips to help make your home more high-end
(BPT) - As many establish their goals for 2022, including traveling to bucket list destinations or living healthier lives through exercise or dieting, we’re faced with yet another year of …
5 tips to get your home through the winter more comfortably
(BPT) - As you’ve likely stayed indoors more over the past couple of years, you may have realized there are things about your home that need to be changed or upgraded. Rising heating costs may …
Remodeling ideas
Home Upgrades to Improve Indoor Air Quality
When most people think about air quality, they’re typically thinking about outdoor pollution.
Plan the Ultimate Kitchen Upgrade
A kitchen serves as command-central of most homes, so it’s also one of the first rooms homeowners choose when it’s time to make upgrades.
Four simple DIY tips to spruce up your home
(BPT) - After spending more time than normal in our houses this past year, a home décor refresh can be both tempting and daunting. Simple and quick DIY solves — such as a quick paint …
5 simple, sustainable backyard improvements
(BPT) - One in three consumers say they have increased their efforts to incorporate environmentally friendly practices, and 70% prefer to purchase eco-friendly products, according to a recent Trusted …
On-Trend Ideas for Sprucing Up Your Deck
(Family Features) Installing or updating a deck can transform your outdoor living area. If you're planning a deck build or renovation in 2022, consider incorporating one or more of these design trends.
Staying safe around the house

6 tips to make your house safer this summer

(BPT) - We all like to think our homes are a safe and secure place to relax and enjoy time with our family. Even though we try to make our homes as safe as possible for our children, accidents and …

What To Know About Mold And Mildew

(NAPSI)—If you’re like a lot of homeowners, your domicile is in danger from an insidious, invisible growth—mold—and you don’t even know it. That’s because for many people, mold conjures …

Safety fur-st: Pet safety and fire prevention tips

(BPT) - Pets nationwide are considered beloved members of the family. In fact, pet ownership throughout the U.S. has skyrocketed, with approximately 12.6 million Americans opening their home to a new …

Quality HVAC Cleaning

(NAPSI)—You could be more comfortable at home for less money. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, cleaning a HVAC system lets it run more efficiently. Clean, efficient systems …
Considering a move this summer?

The New Homeowner's Moving Checklist

(Family Features) Now that you've closed on your first house, you're officially ahomeowner. However, before you can get comfy in your new place, you need to actually move in. If you've never moved into a new house, there are a few things you may not be aware of.

How Buyers and Sellers Feel About Today's Housing Market

(Family Features) In the hottest real estate market in a generation, homes are flying off the market at record pace, there's fierce competition among buyers and there's limited housing supply to meet growing demand.

How Home Buying and Selling Preferences are Modernizing

Deciding to buy or sell a home is among the most important choices many people make in their lifetimes.

All you need is $5 and 5 minutes to improve your home's curb appeal

(BPT) - First impressions matter, especially when selling your home. The moment a potential buyer pulls up to your house they start to form an opinion. Curb appeal is important to draw buyers in and …
Upgrade your summer living

Building Your Dream Home Anytime, Anywhere

(Family Features) With a unique vision of your dream home's look, location and features, building a custom home is generally the easiest way to make that dream a reality. To keep things moving as smoothly as possible, consider these tips as you embark on the journey.

Fill Your Home with Comforting Color

(Family Features) In the world of design, what's old inevitably becomes new again, and a similar pattern is inspiring today's on-trend color palettes for home decor. The latest styles reflect reviving and comforting colors influenced by heritage and romance.

Comforting Color: Fill your home with balance and hope

(Family Features) In the world of design, what's old inevitably becomes new again, and a similar pattern is inspiring today's on-trend color palettes for home decor. The latest styles reflect reviving and comforting colors influenced by heritage and romance.

(Family Features) If you're looking to sell or just want to increase the overall value of your home, consider these high-ROI exterior upgrades that can improve aesthetics and increase resale value.
(Family Features) Unexpected, smaller spaces may not get the same attention as high-traffic areas like kitchens, bathrooms and living areas, but their impact can be just as powerful. Get inspired to make improvements to the lesser-used areas of your home with these tips.
(Family Features) Kitchen and bath upgrades are among the most popular home improvement projects. While current design trends offer some inspiration, it can be easier to visualize those concepts in your own home when you see them applied in show-stopping, award-worthy designs like these.
(Family Features) Backyard kitchens allow you to entertain and dine outside with ease. Whether modest modern or full-service functional, consider these ideas for integrating or updating backyard kitchens.
(Family Features) From decks and outdoor kitchens to guest houses and whole-home makeovers, there are a variety of ways homeowners can enhance the look and feel of their outdoor spaces while also creating new ways to enjoy time outside with family and friends.

Create a Space for Chillin’ and Grillin’

(NewsUSA) - It’s outdoor living season and there’s nothing better than kicking back and enjoying some fun in the sun with family and friends. And whether you’re looking to build an …

Smart Strategies for Choosing Your First Apartment

(NewsUSA) - Whether you are a recent college graduate, a grad student in a new city or a young professional shifting gears into a new job, finding your first home as an independent adult can seem …

Smart Strategies for Choosing Your First Apartment

(NewsUSA) - Whether you are a recent college graduate, a grad student in a new city or a young professional shifting gears into a new job, finding your first home as an independent adult can seem …

(BPT) - Sponsored by GladAs the housing market cools down, sellers will need to work harder to attract buyers. Whether you’re putting your home on the market soon — or if you’d just …
(BPT) - At the essence of CX (customer experience) is an increased focus on how customers feel when they experience a particular brand, product and service. Nowadays, comprehensively understanding CX …
(BPT) - As temperatures begin dropping this fall, you may be worrying about rising energy costs. Fortunately, there are a number of simple, proactive steps you can take that will save on energy and …
(BPT) - Attention, teachers! It may feel like summer, but it’s almost time to get your classrooms ready for the new school year. With back-to-school season already sneaking up, it’s …
(BPT) - Do you feel like you're constantly cleaning and it's never enough to stay on top of all the dirt, grime and germs? Do you wonder how professional cleaners get everything so sparkling and …

HVAC Technicians

(NAPSI)—The next time you walk in to a cool, comfortable home, you may care to thank an HVAC technician.  These men and women often have to brave extremely unpleasant conditions, especially …

Weathering A Storm Or Power Outage Safely

(NAPSI)­­—Having the right outdoor power equipment on hand year-round is important—in more ways than many people realize. That’s according to the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI), …

Prepare Now For ‘Above Average’ Hurricane Season

(NAPSI)—The 2022 hurricane season is underway, with the Colorado State University (CSU) Tropical Meteorology Project Team forecasting an above-average storm season for the Atlantic basin. Emergency …

(NAPSI)—A fast, reliable Internet connection has become a critical part of our daily lives. From remote learning and working to networking and searching for jobs, Americans everywhere felt an …
(NAPSI)—More than 5,400 postal employees were attacked by dogs in the United States in 2021. From nips and bites to vicious attacks, aggressive dog behavior poses a serious threat to postal …
(NAPSI)—For years, people have been told by brands and influencers to be “body positive” and embrace the way their bodies look—no matter the shape or size. Sounds good, right? Well, the …
(NAPSI)—The joys of warm weather are somewhat reduced for the more than 50 million Americans who have allergies or asthma.  The Problem When it comes to allergies, most people consider …
(NAPSI)—If you have 30 seconds—and a free new app—you can save yourself time, money and trouble, and help preserve the planet at the same time. The app helps people tackle and reduce home …
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