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2017 Home Decor Trends

2017 may be your year to re-decorate your house or even just one room. With the internet and websites like Pinterest, you get to see what the latest trends in home decor are right away. Be prepared to splurge at your local home decor store after you read this.

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Things to Consider When Redesigning Your Office Space

3043545-slide-s-4-the-open-office-designed-with-purposeThe design for your office space is important. The colors and patterns that surround your workspace can actually affect your productivity. The chairs you use can either support you properly or not at all. There are many things to think about when redesigning your office. You don’t want to cut any corners and end up with an unproductive workspace. Here are just a few of the top things to consider when redesigning your office.

 

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Is Home Remodeling Tax Deductible?

6355404323_ac5691e105_oWe are always looking for new ways to save money. Tax deductions are a great way to do that. There are different activities in your day-to-day life that create expenses, this we all know. Tax deductions are a way to get some of that money back. So what about home remodeling and additions. We all know that is no small expense, so is there a way to get a tax deduction on that money? Continue reading “Is Home Remodeling Tax Deductible?” »

Furnace Repair and Maintenance Tips

furnace-repairThere are many household maintenance jobs that most homeowners don’t normally think about until the time comes when it actually doesn’t work – specifically heating and cooling systems. Colder weather comes quick in the Northern United States and the day will soon be here when you have to turn on your furnace to stay warm. But wouldn’t it be terrible if it didn’t work and now you are stuck in the cold? Although you can quickly call a furnace repair specialist near you to fix any problem you are having, wouldn’t it be easier to just take a few simple steps to keep your system working with just a little maintenance? Here are 5 easy furnace repair and maintenance tips to keep your system running smoothly all year long. Continue reading “Furnace Repair and Maintenance Tips” »

Decorating Tips for Your First Home

No more renting out apartments that 100 of people have already lived in, you finally have your own place! A way to make your new home finally yours is to decorate it the way that you want. Looking at your new and empty home is like looking at a blank canvas. You want to decorate in a way that looks grown-up, comforting, and inviting all at the same time. But where does one get started on decorating? Follow these decorating tips for your first home.

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Office Trends of 2016

2016 home office trends

Trends come and go like seasons. Some people partake in trends, and others stick to what they are comfortable with as the trends pass. One of the trendiest places can be your office, whether it is your corporate office of your home office. For some people, their work space impacts the quality of the work they do. Check out the corporate office trends of this year that you could implement in your home office today!

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Keep Your Home Safe While on Vacation

You and your family are all set to go on vacation. But, you begin to worry about the safety of your home, even when you do the security basics of locking your doors. How can someone ensure that their home will be safe when they are away on vacation? Check out these tips on keeping your home safe, beyond locking the doors, while you are on vacation.

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Benefits of Renting a Cabin on a Lake

Time for some de-stressing without added distress? Kiss those high-maintenance getaways goodbye, and head for the water. Here are seven benefits of renting a cabin on a lake. Continue reading “Benefits of Renting a Cabin on a Lake” »

Home Office Design Inspiration

If you are a blogger, a freelancer, or any other stay-at-home worker, you have a designated home office area. Being able to get up every day and get work done from home takes a lot of self motivation. A work space that is unorganized or dull can make it even harder to stay motivated throughout the work day. Since you spend a lot of your time at your desk when working from home, it wouldn’t hurt to give yourself an organized work space. It also wouldn’t hurt to add some color or design to your home office either. After all, you do spend a lot of time in your work area, you might as well make it look exactly how you like it. If you are interested in spicing up your home office workspace, here are some design inspiration and ideas to get you started.

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How to Make Your Home Eco-Friendly

Eco-friendly Home Picture

Today, a lot of home owners are going green by making their homes more eco-friendly and energy efficient. Climate change is a real problem all over the world, and a lot of people are wondering how they can help out in some way throughout their everyday lives. If you are one of those people, keep reading to find out ways to make your home more eco-friendly by providing a good balance between the health of the environment and the health of your household.

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