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Declutter Your Home In 21 Days – Infographic

Clutter can really ruin the appearance of a home. Often clutter can build up without us realizing and it’s so easy to do when we’re busy with work and other commitments.

Laundry/Mud Room

photo image analysis: Another Laundry Room – This Time with Utility

Converting one of your rooms as your laundry room area might be too much of a sacrifice if the room area is large. But you can combine this area into a laundry room and utility room for household management. Let’s analyze how.

Laundry/Mud Room

photo image analysis: Do You Have a Mudroom?

Mudrooms! The must-need room in many new home constructions. But what about your home now? Can or should you convert your back entrance into a stage mudroom? And why?

HVAC & Utilities

Infographic: Reducing Heat Loss in Your Home

How often have you sat at home wrapped in a cardigan or sweater and still felt a bitter cold seeping into your bones? You might wonder how your home could be so cold all the time, but a quick walkthrough of the property may reveal several sources of preventable heat loss.

Automation & Security

There is a Tornado Storm Warning – What’s Next

Dark clouds ahead – could it mean a tornado? Depends where you are. But if you live within tornado alley, dark clouds ahead may mean you need to seek shelter.

Automation & Security

What To Do In the Unlikely Event of an Earthquake

Earthquakes! Not a fun event to be in. And they can strike suddenly without any warning. Question is what can you do to prepare for an earthquake?

Laundry/Mud Room

photo image analysis: Functional Laundry Room

What builders somethings leave out in home construction is a functional laundry room area. Most homes have just space for washer and dryer. A functional laundry room has more. Let’s view this pic image and view why a remodeling may include something more for a laundry room.

HVAC & Utilities

When You Need to Heat Only One Room

It’s cold in the house. Turn up the furnace! But wait! If you occupying just one room, why not close it off and use a portable (space) heater to warm you up.

Utility Needs

Making Home Repairs – Let’s Talk Plumbing and Water Management

DYI plumbing – perhaps on some of the smaller plumbing problems. But to tackle the major issues, maybe a professional plumber will do.

Green Home

Eco-House Designs

Private homes are estimated to be responsible for about one fifth to one-fourth of global carbon dioxide emissions; and for that reason, eco-friendly construction or green building is becoming more and more of a necessity.

Automation & Security

Don’t Forget to Install Fire Extinguishers For the Outside

Should you have a fire extinguisher outside? It depends on your activities and projects. If what you do can start a fire, you should have an extinguisher.

Home Storage

Having Your Own Home Wine Cellar

What would be that one room you would love to have if you can make it work? It is your own personal wine cellar room.

Automation & Security

Preventing a Home Fire

Home fires can strike at anytime. The best protection is prevention. Listed are the 5 top reasons for home fires. Taking a little care can help avoid a home fire and maintain the safety of your family.

Automation & Security

Building Your Personal 72-Hour Kit for Emergency Needs

Something can strike anytime that will force you out of your home. It could be a floor, chemical spill, tornado, or other disaster. Do you have a 72 hour kit?

Automation & Security

Keeping Pests Out Your Home

Pest! They just need to stay out of your home. But no matter how many “stay out” signs you put up, they seem to invade anyway.

HVAC & Utilities

Setting Up Home Utility Types … And To Save

What type of utilities are needed for comfortable home? You have electric, natural gas, water, communications, and refuse collection. Let’s review each.

HVAC & Utilities

Keeping Cool … the Old Fashion Way

There are ways to keep cool. But more importantly, there are ways to move the air to keep a room comfortable. Getting back to the portable fan. It works wonders when you need it.

Automation & Security

Planning for Natural Disasters That Can Strike Anytime

Natural disasters can occur at anytime and at any location. They can be pending like a hurricane; sudden like a earthquake. Question: what emergency planning do you have if a disaster were to hit?

Green Home

Living In a Drought – Ways to Conserve and Save Water

No matter where you live, you need to conserve and save water as needed. No reason to waste. This is especially true is drought stricken areas. So what can you do save water?

Laundry/Mud Room

Using Stackable Laundry Appliances To Save Space

Some laundry room areas are just not big enough to hold a side-by-side washer and dryer. So that is when you use stackable laundry appliances for those tight places.

Automation & Security

What Can You Do With A Smart Home???

There is growing interest in smart home technology – and the future is wide open. But what is smart home? And what benefits does it offer?

Home Storage

Storing Food for Later Use and Emergency

So you have food on sale or harvested from you garden. Now what should you do? Learn how to store food for later use and for emergency!

Automation & Security

Smart Thermostat – Efficient Home Cooling and Heating

Another facet of home automation is using a smart thermostat. You can set it automatically or control the thermostat with your WIFI device.

Laundry/Mud Room

Managing Your Laundry in Style – Maybe Not!

Okay!, who really takes notice of your laundry basket. It is just a basket for gathering up dirty clothes. So who takes notice? Maybe you do!

Automation & Security

Automated Home Networking for Work and Recreation

Home networking is connecting all of you devices for gaming, video streaming and updating each device no matter where you might be.