How to enjoy a spring refresh — without breaking the bank

(BPT) - With spring comes the desire for a fresh start — whether it’s for yourself, your wardrobe or your home. It’s the perfect time to sport a new look, clear out clutter and swap …
The ABCs of fire safety
(BPT) - You have smoke alarms in your home, you check them regularly and you practice your emergency escape plan with your family … Read More
Four Ways for Successful Spring Cleaning
(NAPS)I—When the weather gets warmer, many say it’s time for spring cleaning. While this isn’t everyone’s idea of fun, there … Read More
Just a click away: 5 benefits of online shopping
-(BPT) - Shopping online has radically changed since the early days of the internet. Nowadays, because of the rise of global … Read More

3 Essential Home Improvements for Aging in Place Safely

(BPT) - Certain home improvements can have a big impact on comfortably aging in place. Modernize Home Services asks professionals at Leaf Home Safety Solutions to explain the top three items that …

Renovation inspiration: Top 5 home trends that combine elegance and purpose

(BPT) - Balancing beauty with practicality is a common challenge when renovating and upgrading a home. This desire to marry personal style with purpose was evident at the 2023 Kitchen & Bath …

More ideas for your home
9 Simple Tips for Using Generators Safely and Preventing CO Poisonings
(BPT) - When winter storms, hurricanes and other severe weather events hit and knock out power, having a portable generator can make a … Read More
5 DIY bathroom repairs that will save you money in the long run
(BPT) - If you’re a homeowner, you learn that when something goes wrong involving water, it’s going to cost you. Water damage, … Read More
Allergy Avoidance
(NAPSI)—Ah, Spring: Flowers in bloom, birds on the wing, fun in the sun—and itchy eyes, runny noses, sneezing, coughing, hives, … Read More
Don't skip these 4 important spring home maintenance steps
(BPT) - Maintenance is an important part of home ownership, but many people delay tasks, thinking a few weeks or even months won't do … Read More
Six Sensational Hardwood Bathrooms
(NewsUSA) -  Have you considered using solid hardwood cabinetry and millwork in your bathroom, but hesitated given the constant … Read More
Caring for your home and family

4 smart ways to spend your tax refund while adding value to your home

(BPT) - If you’re expecting a tax refund this year, now is the perfect time to strategize how to use it. Why not maximize your refund by investing it in your home? There are a variety of …

Design Trend Report 2023

(BPT) - “Style and design surround us — impacting how we feel, the personality of a room, or the energy of a space,” said Laura Grill, director of product design for Daltile. …

5 off-the-wall uses for retaining walls

(BPT) - Segmental retaining wall (SRW) systems make attractive walls, but they also are used to build many beautiful and functional outdoor features for homeowners and professionals alike. As the …

5 smart ways to protect your roof

(BPT) - For many homeowners, their house is the largest investment they've ever made and their most important one. Protecting that investment is a priority, which is why roof maintenance should be …

5 Home Fix-Ups that Can Be Tackled with Super Glue

(BPT) - According to Hippo, more than half of homeowners (59%) had something go unexpectedly wrong in their home last year. While some repairs are larger or more serious that require contracting a …

3 things every homeowner should do at the start of spring

(BPT) - Spring is the perfect season for home improvement as it presents many opportunities for first-time homebuyers and experienced homeowners to be more thorough when it comes to maintenance. As …

Why landscaping stone is your best choice for sustainability, low maintenance and beauty

(BPT) - If you’ve ever struggled to maintain a beautiful garden or wondered if there were better alternatives to standard mulch options, it may be time to consider upgrading your yard by using …
Home ideas

Enhance Your Home's Style with Stone

(Family Features) Natural and textured walls continue to be trendy choices, and many building pros and homeowners are gravitating toward stone siding to add comfort, character and beauty.

Strong, Stylish Spring Home Upgrades

(Family Features) If you're considering adding brick to your home's aesthetic, consider these five projects to tackle this spring.
Hints For Homeowners

Making Smart Homes Better And More Secure

(NAPSI)—If you’re like many people, the idea of a “smart home” is both enticing and a bit intimidating. There’s the promise of an ideal in which simple voice commands and automation can set …

Ask an expert: 7 most common questions about automatic home generators

(BPT) - Do you know how much a power outage costs? When the power goes out, it affects more than just your ability to watch TV or read with the lights on. Food and medicine in your refrigerator and …

What to do after property damage from a natural disaster

Using a variety of sources, Westfield compiled a list of helpful tasks to complete after experiencing property damage from a natural disaster.   

How homeowners in 15 major metros are investing in energy efficiency

Belong studied data from the Census Bureau's 2021 American Housing Survey to learn how many homeowners in 15 cities are upgrading energy efficiency.   
Your Yard

Get Ready for Spring & Summer “Backyarding”: Keep Safety in Mind

(NAPSI)—“Backyarding”—the art of taking indoor activities to the outdoors—is a trend that has caught on. As winter begins to wind down, thoughts of playing in and working in the yard often …