Ways to Add Privacy to Your Backyard

Whether you’re looking to block out the neighbors, hide an unattractive view or carve out some dedicated space in your backyard, creating privacy can sometimes be a tricky pursuit. But there are actually a lot of great options depending on your space and your family’s needs. We’ve rounded up our favorite ideas for creating some private spaces in your backyard or on your balcony this summer. No matter what your budget is or how tiny your space is, we’ve got a solution for you.

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Maximize Value Home Exterior Project: Gutters

Gutters might not seem like the most glamorous home improvement project to date, but they serve a critical purpose, and might in fact, be one of the best projects you can take on for the sake of your home’s protection. While a nice bathroom or beautiful kitchen might steal the show your roof and gutter will help to preserve the home.

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Budgeting for Your Bedroom Remodel

How Much Should You Spend?

How much money you’ll spend to give your master bedroom a fresh look depends many factors, including the remodel’s scope, where you live and unexpected problems that arise during construction. Costs for different types of projects vary widely, and the features you choose can be as expensive as your budget allows.

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7 Spring-Cleaning Tips

If spring is in the air, don’t let a musty house spoil it. Spring is already a time of year where our bodies are going through seasonal changes and adjusting to every plant blooming at once. Don’t have your home be another reason you’re feeling anything less than your best. Here are seven tips for giving the season the welcome it deserves.

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Warm Bedroom Color Schemes

A mix of warm colors on you walls and flooring can turn any bedroom into a cozy retreat that can wrap you in comfort as you settle into bed at the end of a long day. Such colors can help take the chill off north- or east-facing rooms, and they’re good choices in rooms with small windows or no windows.

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Top Roofing Materials

Updating any room in your home adds value room from your kitchen to the bathrooms and even the basement and bedrooms adds value. One of the biggest updates you can do is to your existing roof not only does it add value to your home but communicate your home’s look and feel. While roof framing, preparation and proper installation are always important, the material you choose for your roof can bring the exterior of your home to the next level.

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Bedroom Lighting Ideas and Styles

To set the perfect mood for your bedroom while providing adequate light, you need a plan. Just as you plan your color scheme and furnishings it’s important to take into consideration your needs, as well as the features and limitations of your room, when you design your lighting plan.

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Choose the Right Water Heater and Install It

Bigger is not necessarily better when it comes to choosing the size of a water heater. If you install a tank that’s too small, you’ll run out of hot water before finishing the shower. And if you get a tank that’s too big, you’re wasting money on heating water they won’t use.

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Black Mold Symptoms and Health Effects

Mold in homes can be a costly and dangerous problems, particularly when infestations of toxic black mold occur. The most common places to find mold it in your bathroom around your tubs and sinks or in your kitchens under the sinks and basements where it is usually wet. The symptoms and health effects of black mold exposure and black mold poisoning cover a wide range of health problems, but understanding the indicators can help keep you and your family safe.

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Bathroom Cleaning Challenges

Considering what we put them through each day, sinks, showers, tubs and toilets deserve special cleaning attention. Thankfully, modern plumbing fixtures are designed to make the job of bathroom cleaning as easy as possible.

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