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Tuesday 05/19/2015
Find space with grace, the best positioning for items around your house
Updated: May 27, 2015 - 1:33 am

(BPT) - Equations are for more than just math class; did you know there’s a proper order of operations for your home, too? Whether it’s arranging your couch and television for optimal viewing or making sure towel bars are right within reach, knowing a few key numbers can help you determine the ideal place for each item in your home – creating spaces that look great and are easy-to-use.

Tuesday 05/12/2015
Great Products for People Who Hate Mornings
Updated: May 13, 2015 - 1:30 am

(StatePoint) Do the words “rise and shine” make you cringe? Face it -- you’re just not a morning person. Luckily, there are many products out there that can help you get out of bed... and even on the right side.

Monday 05/11/2015
Save water - and money - in the most budget-draining room in your house
Updated: May 19, 2015 - 1:33 am

(BPT) - Certain home appliances and features have a reputation for being energy and money wasters; everyone knows the air conditioner draws more electricity and old, leaky windows boost utility bills. But are you aware of the room in your home that uses – and wastes – the most water?

Wednesday 05/06/2015
Top Time-Saving Tips for Household Chores
Updated: May 07, 2015 - 1:33 am

(StatePoint) On average, people spend more than two hours daily on such household activities as cleaning and organizing, according to the 2013 American Time Use Survey by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics. But there’s no need to spend the bulk of precious free time achieving a spotless home.

Wednesday 04/08/2015
Why DIY? Projects can pay you back big time
Updated: April 16, 2015 - 1:33 am

(BPT) - Hiring professionals to get jobs done around the house may be convenient, but it can set your budget back quite a bit. Instead, consider doing it yourself – not only to save big bucks but also to showcase your creativity. Do-it-yourself (DIY) home improvement is a major trend that will pay you back many times over.

Tuesday 04/07/2015
4 sensible, affordable ways to give your bathroom spa-like panache
Updated: April 15, 2015 - 1:33 am

(BPT) - Americans’ love of a spa-like bathroom experience continues to be strong, with industry watchers reporting that luxurious touches like freestanding bathtubs, separate vanities and top quality materials remain in demand. But if you’ve delayed renovating your bathroom, thinking that creating the ultimate spa at home won’t fit your space, budget or lifestyle, think again. It’s possible to create a spa experience that’s as sensible, space appropriate and affordable as it is lavish.

Sunday 04/05/2015
Refreshing your kitchen? What you need to know about the kitchen sink
Updated: April 13, 2015 - 1:33 am

(BPT) - If the kitchen is the heart of your home, it would be easy to make the case that the sink is the heart of your kitchen. It’s where you prepare foods, clean dirty hands and scrub dishes before the next culinary project. It's also one of the best features to update when planning a kitchen remodel, thanks to new technology and designs aimed at improving how well kitchen sinks perform.

Thursday 03/26/2015
6 things you should never do when renovating a kitchen
Updated: April 03, 2015 - 1:33 am

(BPT) - Whether you’ve heard it in the office, a classroom or a soccer field, that old saying about mistakes being valuable learning tools really rings true, doesn’t it? If those mistakes occur during the course of a kitchen renovation, however, it may be difficult to be philosophical about them. Bungle a kitchen redesign, and you’ll either have to live with the consequences for a long time or invest even more money to correct them.

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