Home Improvement News, Articles, and Guides


  • Protect Your Home And Roof From Snow And Ice Damage

    Posted by Kylie Noell on January 15th, 2016

    In many parts of the country snow is falling and accumulating quickly. Snow and ice buildup can be extremely dangerous to your roof. If you don’t take steps to alleviate the weight on your roof system, it could suffer from serious damage. According to the Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS) most residential roofs—if they’re not damaged or decayed—can support 20 p

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  • Carpet Or Hardwood Flooring: The Pros And Cons

    Posted by Kylie Noell on December 15th, 2015

    If you’re contemplating swapping out that wall-to-wall carpet for sleek hardwood, you’re not alone. Many homeowners are getting rid of carpeted rooms and trading them in for wood floors. If you’re still on the fence, here are some pros and cons that may help you decide which flooring type is best for your home and family. Carpeting Pros & Cons Carpeting is a t

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  • ​Protect Your Hardwood From Salt Damage This Winter

    Posted by Bradley Moberg on November 25th, 2015

    What does a fresh snowfall mean to you? Is it a time to shovel the driveway, build a snowman or simply stay warm inside? At some point you will need to leave your home, and there is no foolproof way to avoid tracking snow back with you. Unfortunately for your hardwood floors, the road salt from parking lots, streets, or sidewalks will stick to the soles of your shoes and damage your

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  • 3 Ways To Prepare Your Kitchen For The Holidays

    Posted by Kylie Noell on November 25th, 2015

    With the holiday just around the corner it’s important to prepare your appliances for the festivities in advance. If you’re hosting this year, take the time to give your kitchen a deep and thorough cleaning. Clean your refrigerator. Your refrigerator can be a pretty dirty place if it’s not kept in check. It’s prone to spills, spoiled and forgotten food, peculiar od

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  • Take These 5 Steps To Winterize Your Outdoor Furniture

    Posted by Kylie Noell on November 9th, 2015

    Unfortunately it’s time to pack up your outdoor oasis and get ready for the impending winter weather. To make sure your outdoor furniture stays in good condition through its hibernation period you want to clean and store it properly. Here are 5 tasks to tackle before temps dip any further: 1. Protect the fabric. Before you throw your cushions into storage for the winte

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  • 6 Alternatives To Granite Countertops

    Posted by Kylie Noell on November 2nd, 2015

    If you are trying to decide on an attractive, affordable and sustainable material to use for the countertops of your home, you should know that there are more options than the commonly sought after granite countertops While granite is a commonly-chosen material for countertops in the bathrooms and kitchens of many homes today, there are times that having a granite countertop just won't fit th

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  • 3 Ways You Can Guard Your Gutters This Fall

    Posted by Kylie Noell on October 30th, 2015

    Fall is here, which means that the leaves are falling, leaving messy debris around your house and in your gutters. Now more than ever, it’s best to take precautionary measures to safeguard your gutters from potential blockages. Gutter protection systems are a smart choice that will save your home and wallet from the serious and damaging risks of clogged gutters. There are se

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  • Giveaway: Win The Bonne O Sparkling Beverage System

    Posted by Kylie Noell on October 27th, 2015

    This week’s Fab Furnishings Giveaway features the Bonne O Sparkling Beverage System. Enter beginning on Monday, October 26 through Sunday, November 1 until 11:59 p.m. Eastern by visiting the TotalHousehold Sweepstakes page. The Bonne O Sparkling Beverage System is the very first of its kind, without a CO2 tank. The system instead uses carbonators, made of food grade materials in

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  • Get A Free Ticket To The Fall Connecticut Home Show

    Posted by Kylie Noell on October 22nd, 2015

    This weekend, Friday October 23 through Sunday, October 25 marks the 36th Annual Fall Connecticut Home Show in Hartford, CT. The event, hosted by Jenks Productions, will showcase over 350 companies and their latest home product innovations. Attending homeowners can find ideas for home projects and have the opportunity to interact with the pros to answer any home improvement questio

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  • Cedar Shake Siding: Pros And Cons

    Posted by Kylie Noell on October 8th, 2015

    If you are thinking about what kind of siding to use for your house, you’ve surly stumbled across charming cedar shake siding. Before you give the green light on this siding though, it’s important to understand the pros and cons of using cedar instead of vinyl or another material for your siding. Pros of Cedar Shake Siding Cedar shake siding has the benefit of being

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