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When Should You Repair or Replace Common Appliances?

Appliance Repair

Sometimes it’s difficult to know when you should choose to repair a household appliance or replace it altogether. Homeowners often forget when they bought their appliances and then do not have a budget in place that accommodates replacement costs. Read below to determine the average lifespan of the major appliances and how to extend it… (read more)

Finishing Your Basement: Take Advantage of Unused Space

Finishing your basement can be one of the easiest ways to add value and square footage to your home. Compared to an addition the house, the basement already has walls, ceilings, and floors, putting the savvy homeowner ahead of the game in terms of construction costs. Homeadvisor writes, “The average cost to finish a basement… (read more)

When Should You Invest in Rooftop Solar Panels?

Solar panels

There are many benefits to investing in solar panels for your home. Recent advancements in technology and solar cell efficiency have made it an even more attractive proposition. In addition, the U.S. Congress recently implemented a plan to extend the tax credits for installing solar panels on one’s home through the end of 2019. With… (read more)

6 DIY Plumbing Jobs You Can Execute Confidently

Many homeowners find plumbing the least desirable DIY project in the home. The risk of failure can be high due to the threat of water damage. However, repairing plumbing fixtures can be one of the most satisfying to complete when done right, as well as one of the biggest ratios of money saved on hiring… (read more)

Designing for Personality Type: Home Decor for Extroverts and Introverts

Decor for Extrovert

Designing your home for your personality may sound difficult, but it’s the most natural way to approach home decor and home furnishing. Most people gravitate toward colors and patterns that are most pleasing to them. Here are a few tips to push your home decor to more closely match your personality type. Nobody is 100%… (read more)

How and When to Change Your Air Filter at Home

Sofa with air filter

Changing air filters is a necessary fact of owning or renting a home. Most homes have central AC these days, and ensuring that the air running through your home is clean is a crucial step in taking care of your health and the health of your family. In addition, changing your air filter regularly will… (read more)

Space-Saving Tips for Smaller Places

Woman in red shirt reading book

While some of us have the luxury of spreading out to our heart’s content, most people need to be conscious of how much space they’re using in their home. It can be tough to decide where your things go and how to arrange them without feeling like you’re living in a shoebox. In space-limited cities,… (read more)

National Flood Insurance: What It Is, If You Need It, and How to Get it

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The national flood insurance program received new attention in 2017 when Hurricane Harvey struck the Gulf Coast. After devastation in Houston, Puerto Rico, and beyond, many homeowners began wondering if they needed it themselves. Most home insurance does not cover damages related to floods and many homeowners do not even know if their homes lie… (read more)

How to Hang (Almost) Anything on Any Wall

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For a new homeowner, determining how to hang artwork or other heavy items from the wall can be a daunting proposition. There are several factors to consider, including wall type and how the electrical is run. Even veterans learn something new every time they try to hang something unconventional. Luckily, all it takes is a… (read more)

Money-Saving Tips for Homeowners this Tax Season

Tax season is upon us, greeted with the usual groans and procrastination. However, depending on your actions in the previous year and your decisions while filing, many homeowners save or even make money while filing taxes with the federal government this time of year. So, how are some ways to make sure you’re getting the… (read more)