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Lighting
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Should You Install Recessed Lighting in Your Home?

Recessed lights are installed in holes in the ceiling, unlike traditional light fixtures that are mounted on the ceiling and hang down. Recessed lights can use either incandescent or LED light bulbs. Lights that are powered by LED bulbs may cost more upfront, but they can save money in the long run. A recessed light...

7 Easy Food Swaps to Improve Your Health
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7 Easy Food Swaps to Improve Your Health

Adding healthy options to your diet may seem like a burden, but you don’t need a diet overhaul to gain extra nutritional benefits. With a few easy-to-implement swaps, you will be well on your way to improving your health without sacrificing your favorite foods. Swap traditional pasta for a high-protein option. There’s no doubt about it,...

Clean Hacks
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Quick-Clean Hacks Professionals Use When Time is Limited

Whether it is a visit from a family member or you had to call a repairman into your home after an emergent issue, everyone has experienced the sudden, overwhelming need to clean a lot in a short period of time. If you find yourself needing some quick cleaning hacks, look no further than these tricks...

Gym at Home
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How to Style Gym Equipment in Your Home

A home gym can be the perfect opportunity to remove barriers to your motivation. Whether you are social distancing, don’t feel confident at the gym or simply don’t have a flexible schedule, gym equipment in your home can be convenient and motivating. If you don’t want to sacrifice your home’s style for your fitness routine,...

Home
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5 Ways to Fall in Love With Your Home Again

If you’re like much of the world, you’ve been spending more time than usual at home. And, like many, you may have become less than satisfied with your surroundings as you hone in on decor and functionality in a whole new way. While a major renovation or a move to a new home might not...

Houseplants
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Short on Light? These 4 Houseplants Are For You

If you’d like to add some greenery to your indoor life, but your home is lacking in natural light, don’t worry—there are many varieties of houseplants that thrive in low-light environments. Select wisely, and you’ll have an indoor garden thriving in no time, not to mention a host of natural air purifiers making for a...

Living Room
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How to Choose the Right Color Scheme for Your Living Room

Your family will spend a significant amount of time in the living room, so you want it to be an area where you will feel relaxed and at home. An attractive color scheme can create a positive mood and make the room seem inviting. Your individual preferences will play a major role in choosing your...

Homeowners
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5 Benefits of Having a Homeowners Association

Are you considering buying into a homeowner’s association? There can be some significant benefits to purchasing a home in an HOA. Each homeowner’s experience with an HOA will vary depending on the amenities and rules that are in place in their community. It is important to understand what is offered before signing up for membership,...

Self Storage
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3 Things to Know About Self Storage Units Before Renting

3 Things to Know About Self Storage Units Before Renting Are you looking for a place to store your belongings while you’re on vacation or just need some extra space for the week? Maybe you are selling your home and have some interim storage needs before you move to your next home? It’s not uncommon...

Sustainability Practices
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Upgrade Sustainability Practices by Upcycling

(Family Features) Virtually everyone knows recycling helps promote more sustainable living. A lesser known but effective way to keep materials out of the landfill is upcycling. When items get recycled, they’re generally broken down and the materials are used to create other products. For example, glass can be melted to create new glass containers, milk jugs...