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Archive for December, 2009

Allison Millar
Dec
20
If you're wondering how to cut your household bills, take a look at your energy usage. You may be amazed how much energy and money you can save with something as simple as turning off unused lights or scaling back on your heat. Sometimes using a gas fireplace or stove to heat one room is more energy efficient than heating the whole house at once. Energy Efficient…Hot Tubs? We have ...
Allison Millar
Dec
16
Window blinds and shades. These are pretty common window treatments that you probably have in your family room, kitchen, bedrooms…somewhere. In recent years, we've seen articles about how to make window blinds safe for kids, but this week's news was a blockbuster. Following the strangulation deaths of several children, thre's been a massive window treatment recall--to the tune of 50 million window treatments. So, obviously it's not enough to just ...
Natalie Morris
Dec
16
While carpet has many redeeming qualities, it’s not generally known for the ability to withstand constant foot traffic. Ah, foot traffic, that constant dance of pressure and dirt from your kids, visitors, and pets. You know which parts of your home are the high-traffic carpet areas: the path from your front door to the kitchen, the route from your bedroom to the stairs, the black hole right in front of ...
Natalie Morris
Dec
15
Maybe it’s just that I’m a visual person, but I’m a sucker for simple, highly graphic websites that educate me and then let me move on. I’m all for information and research, don’t get me wrong, but don’t you ever feel slightly (or maybe a lot) overwhelmed by all of the home remodeling information available on the web from legit and sketchy sources alike? I do. Thus, my love for focused, ...
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