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Before you renovate, have you considered this?

Home improvement projects are popular this time of year and youve certainly tackled your share of DIY to-dos in the past. But not this year. This year you realize its time to go big, to go bold, to set aside those traditional home improvement projects for another year and do something even bigger.Yes, this year, its time to renovate.Whether your plans include renovating one room, a floor or your entire home, theres no denying that a renovation project greatly increases... read more
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Are you doing enough to stay protected against germs?

When it comes to avoiding germs, some people take it to an extreme. They are fastidious about using a paper towel to avoid touching the door in a public bathroom, wipe down every square inch of an airplane seat and can hardly go 15 minutes without re-sanitizing their hands. Some habits, like using your foot to flush the...
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Chocolate platters have replaced cheese platters at parties

Whether a five-course social event, laid-back barbecue or progressive dinner party, what separates average from impressive entertaining is innovative and original ideas. One way to catch the attention of your guests while tempting their taste buds is to feature chocolate pairings in your entertaining itinerary.Fine chocolates add decadence to any event, but they are relatable and broadly enjoyed....
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3 warm-weather home cleaning tips

Warmer weather and more daylight hours bring renewed energy to truly enjoy your home with family and friends. Spring is a great time to get rid of the lingering grime and grit of winter to keep your clean home happening all season long. With a thorough home clean, you can create a vibrant living space for your day-to-day...
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Floor cleaning 101

Flooring trends change through the years as homeowners acquire new tastes and technology allows for a larger variety of flooring designs. Deep ebony and driftwood finishes peaked in 2017, while 2018 trends are pushing toward wider planks, gray tones and even durable porcelain tiles designed to mirror wood grains.As todays flooring choices evolve, the importance of maintaining a...
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