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Cost of Sustainable Home Living

More people are talking about sustainable housing as the changes in our environment become clearer. What is a Sustainable House? In short, sustainable housing is simply a house that is built with recycled or eco friendly materials and habits in mind. This includes the actual materials used to construct the house and the way that…

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3 At-Home Safety Issues for Children with ADHD and How to Prevent Injury

Your home should be a haven for every member of your family. All parents know there are at-home safety precautions they need to take in order to protect their kids. However, if you’re the parent of a child with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), your living space may pose additional dangers to your little one when their…

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Porcelain vs. Ceramic Tiles

Left image: Photo: Allison / Adobe Stock Right image: Photo: Bryan / Adobe Stock Porcelain and ceramic tiles are often considered one and the same. However, there are significant differences in each tile’s porosity and makeup. Though both are made of clay and baked in a kiln, that’s where their similarities end. Porcelain is harder…

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What Do I Do If My Home Has Mercury?

What is mercury? Mercury is a metallic element that is liquid at room temperature. You may know it as “quicksilver,” though it was originally named hydrargyrum — hence its chemical symbol, Hg. Mercury occurs naturally in the earth’s crust and has three forms: elemental, inorganic, and organic. Types of Mercury Mercury Compound About Exposure Risks…

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Home Sales Decline Amid High Prices and Low Supply

June 20, 2018 New data on existing home sales just out from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) for May show that sales volume is now 3.0 percent below a year ago and has fallen year-over-year for three straight months.  And NAR revised the number for the prior month downward, so the reading is even…

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How to Paint a Ceiling – Tips & Best Practices

Painting a ceiling can be a long, arduous process—but it is often necessary and worth the visual impact. Follow this guide to painting flat ceilings for helpful tips concerning the right material choices, the best techniques, and the potential decision to hire a professional. This guide does not cover tips and processes involved in painting…

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How to Choose the Best Smart Thermostat for Your Home

Cold weather is just around the corner, bringing higher energy costs for many homeowners, especially if fuel prices skyrocket the way they did last year. A smart thermostat is one of the best ways to keep these costs in check. The device replaces the traditional thermometer on your wall, and enables you to program your…

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