Home Ownership

4 pieces of protective equipment you should have at home

A lot of homeowners like to save money on home repairs by tackling tasks themselves. They know what they want and may have the right tools to get the job done, but what some do-it-yourself home improvement fans forget is the importance of safety precautions.

Before you start on any project, think about what kinds of protective equipment you may need. Following are some items you should have, if you’re planning any remodeling or construction projects in your home.<?xml:namespace prefix = o />

Safety goggles

Five Signs It's Time to Dehumidify Your Home

Many home owners simply don't understand when they need a dehumidifier versus a humidifier. It's easy to become confused, especially when units look so similar. It's important to understand that these machines perform two very different duties. While a humidifier will add moisture to the air inside of your home, a dehumidifier will remove it. In order to help you understand which unit you need, here are five signs it's time to dehumidify your home:

There's Still Time to Prep for the Cold Ahead

We've been lucky to have relatively mild weather the past few winters, but this season is shaping up to be just as cold as usual for most of the country. Although there might not be any "snowmaggedons" on the horizon just yet, it's important to prepare for the cold weather ahead by making a few crucial, relatively simple changes to your daily life. From adapting your home to updating your wardrobe, take a look at the following projects that will get you ready for winter.

Upgrading Your Shelter

In Your Hands: iPhone App Uses Old Devices to Add Security

Don't throw away or donate that old iPhone or iPad that you have lying around, take advantage of the new smartphone app that will turn your iPhone or iPad into a baby monitor or a security camera. You'll find that it's easy to download the app and it will keep you from having to purchase a monitor or a security device.

Easy to Install

Quick Tips for Home Staging

Are you thinking of selling your home or has it already been on the market?  Hopefully the home selling process is something that is going smoothly for you.  How well have you prepared your home for the selling process?  When you are staging your home remember that it is important to highlight the greatest features of your home.  Appearances are a big deal for prospective home buyers and you want to make sure that your home appears in tip-top shape and there are some tips you can use to help increase the appeal of your home.

Five Ways To Effectively Protect Your Home And Belongings

You leave the house and lock the doors expecting to come home to find it safe and sound. But that's not the reality anymore. If door locks are the only things preventing people from entering your home without permission, you aren't as safe as you could be. There are five easy ways to protect your home and belongings. We'll start with the non technical ones before we discuss more expensive solutions.

 

• Know Thy Neighbors

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