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15 Home Repairs And Inspections To Do Before Winter

15 Home Repairs And Inspections To Do Before Winter

By Lee Wallender Contributing Writer Are self-congratulations in order? It might be okay to pat yourself on the back already. A large number of these pre-winter repairs, fixes, and inspections are so easy and inexpensive that it is inevitable you ...

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Healthy Lawns, Healthy Homes

Healthy Lawns, Healthy Homes

(NC) — A thick, healthy lawn is a lot more than nice-looking green space.  Well-maintained turf contributes to a deeper root structure that helps your lawn withstand the extreme heat and cold of our Canadian climate, cools our atmosphere and ...

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Fall Maintenance Tips For In And Around Your Home

Fall Maintenance Tips For In And Around Your Home

(NC) — Although some of us may be hanging on to warmer temperatures, it’s inevitable that cooler weather is on its way. With the change in seasons comes a change in home maintenance that’s needed to prepare for the cooler ...

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How To Prepare Your Home’s Exterior For The Fall

How To Prepare Your Home’s Exterior For The Fall

By Scott McGillivray Contributing Writer Spruce up your home’s curb appeal with a fresh coat of paint. Not only does a paint touch-up maximize the first impression, it protects your investment from the elements. Follow these five easy steps to ...

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Customize Your Smart Home To Your Lifestyle

Customize Your Smart Home To Your Lifestyle

The way we live today has evolved and so have our homes. And interior design should not only reflect your personality, but also mirror your everyday lifestyle. “Smart homes have gone far beyond simply helping us control lighting or connect ...

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Kitchen Space Design: Code and Best Practices

Kitchen Space Design: Code and Best Practices

By Lee Wallender Contributing Writer Building code and design practices are mean, illogical, and an obstacle to creativity. Right? Not so fast. Most building code is geared toward safety and is perfectly logical. In one classic example of space-related code, ...

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How To Plant A Pest-Resistant Garden

How To Plant A Pest-Resistant Garden

By Jodi Helmer Guest Writer You’re not the only one enjoying the garden this summer. Chances are good that aphids, gnats, rabbits, and deer also love your lush annuals, perennials, vegetables, and herbs. Watching pests destroy your garden is frustrating, ...

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How To Make Natural Dyes From Your Flower Garden

How To Make Natural Dyes From Your Flower Garden

By Chris McLaughlin Guest Writer If you’re a gardener who enjoys crafting, then a garden, devoted to dye plants, just might be your next project. We plant gardens for food, health, and beauty. But did you know that many plants ...

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