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4 Creative Ways to Give Your Stairs a Makeover

4 Creative Ways to Give Your Stairs a Makeover

Stairs can be a major focal point of the home. Not only do you see them every single day, if your staircase is right by an entrance, they’re one of the first things visitors see when they come over. After a while, they might start to look a bit worn out or maybe you’re just starting to get tired of the way they look. Most people don’t have the budget to completely knock out their existing staircase and build a new…

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How to Make Sliding Glass Doors More Secure

How to Make Sliding Glass Doors More Secure

Sliding glass doors can make a beautiful addition to your home, letting in lots of natural light, creating a nice view of your yard, and giving you a convenient way for you to get to your deck or patio. However, just like any other type of door or window, sliding glass doors can pose a security risk.

Since so much of the door is glass, it’s easy for burglars to see what’s in your home and break through the glass…

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Tips for Saving Money on Homeowners Insurance

 Tips for Saving Money on Homeowners Insurance

Buying a home is one of the biggest investments you’ll make in your life and it only makes sense to want to protect it. Homeowners insurance is an extremely important way of protecting your home, but you certainly don’t want to be spending more than you have to on it. If you feel like you’re paying too much for insurance, here are a few ways you can cut down on that expense.

Shop Around

Sometimes, taking the time to shop around…

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Improving Energy Efficiency With Window Treatments

Improving Energy Efficiency With Window Treatments

Not all window treatments are created equally. At first, it may seem like a blind is a blind and a curtain is a curtain, but choosing the right kind of window treatment may help in making your vinyl replacement windows even more energy efficient. Why spend more on your heating and cooling costs when you can let your window treatments help you save some money? Here’s what you need to look for.

Awnings

For an excellent way to…

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Getting Rid of Energy Vampires Around the House

Getting Rid of Energy Vampires Around the House

Making your home more energy efficient is a multi-step process. You can do things like install vinyl replacement windows or add more insulation to reduce your heating and cooling bills, but you also need to look for ways to use electricity more efficiently. Getting in the habit of turning lights off when you leave the room and replacing old appliances with new Energy Star certified models are great ways to start, but sometimes, simply remembering to turn…

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