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5 questions to answer when considering a new deck

When planning a deck project, choosing the right material is key to the enjoyment and value you’ll get from your outdoor living space. Today, there are more choices in decking materials than ever before, including high-performance composites, which are increasingly replacing wood in backyards across the country.As you weigh your options, here are answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about composite decking:What are the key benefits of composite decking?Unlike wood, high-performance composite decking resists fading, scratching and... read more
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5 steps to help improve the value of your prefabricated home

[Sponsored Ad Content by Vanderbilt Mortgage] (BPT) The majority of Americans believe buying a home is a wise financial decision — 84 percent, to be exact, according to a recent survey1 Why is this such a widely held belief? In short, buying a home brings the potential for home equity and appreciation into your financial situation. For some, including...
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5 bathroom DIY projects for weekend warriors

Dreaming of a bathroom update? Don't wait until you can hire a professional to get the upgraded bathroom you desire. With some simple DIY projects, you'll enhance your home's value and functionality in just a weekend (or less).Project 1: Shower overhaulMany people are surprised it doesn't take weeks for a shower update. Convenient all-in-one kits provide a custom...
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Holiday shopping tips to save money and reduce stress

Lines, crowds and stress — if that describes your holiday shopping experience, you’re doing it all wrong. The cost of gifts and decorations can add up quickly, but there are plenty of ways to reduce the dent in your wallet.Here are six money- and time-saving tips from The Home Depot to minimize your shopping stress and get the...
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Winter allergies: The allergies you didn't know you could have

When temperatures get below freezing, people with seasonal allergies to grass, tree and weed pollens get well-deserved relief from their symptoms. But if you're still sneezing and blowing your nose when winter descends, you might have indoor allergies.The problem for many allergy sufferers is figuring out what, exactly, is causing their symptoms. Why? Most allergy sufferers develop similar...
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