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Home Maintenance Mistakes to Avoid

A man cleaning the dishwasher, an often-forgotten home maintenance task.

As a homeowner, you know the importance of maintaining your home. If you don’t give certain parts of your home tune-ups every year, you risk having to deal with costly repairs.

Most homeowners know about scheduling AC maintenance and cleaning the gutters, but many other maintenance tips might fall to the wayside. This article lists some common home maintenance mistakes and how to avoid them.

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Ideas to Make Home Eco-Friendly

A hand holding a home cutout linked to various energy sources.  This represents home-ecofriendliness.

Keeping a home in constant tip-top shape can be a challenge. When it comes time to fix, remodel, or install upgrades, many people are now considering the environmental impact. Eco-friendly upgrades can help you save money, live comfortably, and minimize your environmental footprint.

There are many choices when it comes to improving your home’s energy efficiency and eco-friendliness. Read on for some affordable ideas to make your home greener!

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Inexpensive Bathroom Upgrades

A new faucet with a large mirror, two inexpensive bathroom upgrades.

When you want to upgrade your home, one room to look towards is the bathroom. So many people start and end their day showering, brushing their teeth, and more, so it makes sense that you should give your bathroom a makeover.

When you can’t afford to install a new bath or shower, what are some ways you can give your bathroom an upgrade that won’t break the bank? Here are several.

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What to Look for in a Garage Door When Buying a Home

A white garage door located at the end of a home.

When viewing potential new homes, it is easy to focus on floor plans and closet space, but what about the garage door? After all, your new home’s garage door will determine more than just curb appeal. It can also shape the energy efficiency of your home and become a costly burden if it’s not in good shape. That is why you need to consider these four factors when checking out that garage door along with the rest of your potential new home.

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Color Trends for Summer 2022

A couple looking over swatches to decide on color trends for summer.

Summer is right around the corner, which means it’s time to start decorating your home in colors that help bring feel-good energy indoors. We’ve rounded up all the color trends you need to know for this season. Feel free to mix complementing colors together or choose the one that best fits in with your established home décor. Incorporating these fun colors can lead to a bright and cheery atmosphere without ever having to leave home!

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7 Tips for Getting Your Yard Ready for Summer

A man and his son trimming the bushes to get the yard ready for summer.

Everybody wants their yards to look perfect for the summer. And why wouldn’t they? When it’s warm outside, we want to spend our free time in the yard. Some people like to barbecue and entertain friends, some make a private mini park for their kids, and some create a relaxation space for themselves. So, if you want to use your yard for something like this (or something different altogether), now is the time to start thinking about it. Today, we prepared seven tips for getting your yard ready for summer. If you want to know how to make your outdoor area perfect, keep on reading.

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Small Appliances for a First Apartment

A collection of appliances on a counter.

Moving into your first apartment is not an easy task. You need to keep track of so many things that you’re practically guaranteed to forget some of them. Don’t worry, though. We are here to take some of that load off. We’ve made a comprehensive list of home appliances you need for your first apartment. We’ll tell you what to buy and why.

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Cost-Effective Entertaining Tips

A group getting together in the kitchen, one of the most cost-effective entertaining options.

Entertaining is a rite of passage for any household in the spring and summertime. Between the official holidays and the nights you simply want to relax with friends and family, throwing a party can get a little pricey. If you’re hoping to make the most of the warmer weather this year without breaking the bank, here are some cost-effective entertaining tips to get you through the planning process.

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8 Spring Cleaning & Organization Ideas for Your Backyard

A backyard that has been cleaned and organized for the spring.

Spring is a time for general renewal, and what better place to start than your own backyard? As everything comes back to life, you want to make sure that your own corner of nature is in the best possible shape. After winter, when your backyard didn’t play a major part in your day-to-day activities, you might consider decluttering it and finding new ways to keep it organized for the upcoming summer, whether you’re ditching some of the outdoor items for the yard or continuing to use them.

Here are some ideas to help you get your backyard in shape:

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