Home Improvement and Renovation Tips and Tricks

Coronavirus Renovation Diaries: We're Experiencing Pandemic-Related Delays

Coronavirus Renovation Diaries: The Final Reveal

By Tara Mastroeni / February 22, 2021
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Welcome back to the final installment of the Coronavirus Renovation Diaries! In my last update, I had finally begun to make some decent progress on my renovation. However, COVID-19 was still managing to make things difficult and slow things down…

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How to Choose a Home Security System

How to Choose a Home Security System

By Tara Mastroeni / February 5, 2021
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It’s only natural to want to keep your home safe — and choosing a home security system will go a long way towards giving you peace of mind. Below is a guide on how to choose the right home security…

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5 Tips to Help Spruce Up Your Work from Home Space

5 Tips to Help Spruce Up Your Work From Home Space

By Tara Mastroeni / January 14, 2021
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By now, most of us have been working from home for months and, in many cases, our workspaces are far from ideal. With that in mind, we’ve brought you a few tips to help you spruce up your work from…

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Hydrophonic Gardening: How to Get Started

Hydroponic Gardening: How to Get Started

By Aly Yale / January 8, 2021
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Hydroponic gardening comes with serious benefits — especially in the current economic climate. First off, it allows you to grow your own produce and potentially save tons of money (a big plus if your job’s been affected by the pandemic.) …

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5 Interior Design Trends to Look Out for in 2021

5 Interior Design Trends To Watch Out for in 2021

By Tara Mastroeni / December 31, 2020
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This year, the pandemic has had an effect on everything — from the way that we prepare to leave our homes each day, to the way that we plan to spend the holidays. With that said, it’s really no surprise…

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Wondering if Home Energy Efficiency Updates Are Worth It? Here’s How Much They Might Save You

Wondering if Home Energy Efficiency Updates Are Worth It? Here’s How Much They Might Save You

By Aly Yale / December 30, 2020
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Improving your home’s energy efficiency doesn’t just help the environment — it also helps your wallet. Energy-efficient upgrades can reduce the amount of water, gas, electricity, and other utilities your home uses significantly. In some cases, they can even qualify…

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6 Habits of Smart Homeowners

6 Habits of Smart Homeowners

By Aly Yale / December 9, 2020
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Owning a home is a big responsibility. Not only do you have that mortgage payment to stay on top of (plus insurance, utilities, and all those other bills), but you also the physical aspects of homeownership to tend to —…

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Furniture and Home Appliances Are Taking a Long Time to Arrive; Try These Non-Traditional Sources Instead

Furniture and Home Appliances Are Taking a Long Time to Arrive; Try These Non-Traditional Sources Instead

By Aly Yale / December 7, 2020
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It seems everyone is working on their homes these days — and it’s starting to show. Since the pandemic started, Americans have been pouring their efforts (and their savings) into home improvements. They’ve also been buying homes and moving at…

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What Is an FHA Remodel Loan? And What's Involved if I Want to Renovate?

What Is an FHA Remodel Loan? And What’s Involved if I Want to Renovate?

By Tara Mastroeni / December 5, 2020
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Sometimes, the perfect home isn’t brand new — it’s a fixer-upper. If you’ve found your new home but it needs some work, look no further than the FHA 203k renovation loan. Also known as the FHA remodel loan, this mortgage…

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6 Easy Ways for Homeowners to Save Money on Their Energy Bills This Winter

6 Easy Ways for Homeowners to Save Money on Their Energy Bills This Winter

By Tara Mastroeni / December 3, 2020
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Winter is right around the corner. For many homeowners, that often means enduring a season of surprisingly-high energy bills. However, there are steps that you can take to keep your energy bills as low as possible. With that in mind,…

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