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4 Popular Ways to Update Your Kitchen

Being able to purchase your own home is a joyous feeling. That being said, it’s rare that a homeowner will move directly into their dream home. Considering that, you’re probably thinking about doing a bit of renovating. In this post, you’ll learn how to begin renovating your kitchen.

The Popularity of Kitchen Renovation

The joy of owning your home is being able to renovate it. There are many ways to renovate a room. That being said, many homeowners prefer that renovations start in either the bathroom or kitchen. Depending on your budget, you can either slightly improve your kitchen or completely revamp it.

4 Great Ways to Renovate Your Kitchen

Many homeowners are understandably confused regarding how to renovate their kitchen. There are many ways to renovate a kitchen, making it difficult to know where to start. Considering that, you might want to find out more about the latest kitchen renovation trends. With that in mind, here are four great kitchen renovat

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5 Tips and Tricks to Get More Storage Space in Your Home

if you would like to have more space for storage, you are not alone. Many people find they have more stuff than they have space and look for ways to get the most out of the space they do have. The good news is that if you look, you can find a number of ways to stretch your space to make it all more workable for your needs. Even better, you can make the changes to your home yourself. Using the right materials such as Gyford standoffs and adjustable wood shelf brackets and you can improve the usability of your home.

  1. Consider putting in shelves behind your doors. These spaces are often forgotten but are great spots for installing shelving units that are more shallow. There are a number of Gyford standoffs that work well for this. Find your studs, measure your area, and cut your materials. This can make what was wasted space a great set of shelves in your laundry room and elsewhere. Just think, in one area of your home that you do not look at can be turned into a great sto

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Squirrels in Your Attic? Reasons You Need to Send Them on Their Way

Many people like to watch squirrels. They look cute and cuddly and are great, as long as they stay out of people’s homes. While the rodents with the cute tails and high intelligence, they can be disastrous to your home if they find a way in. While it is possible to have the experts in rodent removal come in and perform the live removal of squirrels, this is one area where “an ounce of prevention” is worth more than “a pound of cure.” If squirrels decide to get in and make your home theirs, there is almost no limit to how much damage they can do. Moreover, if they get into your wiring, they can burn the whole place down. They are cute when they are outside but once inside, they are very destructive animals. Here are some reasons to keep the critters out of your home:

  1. They can cause safety problems in your home. Once you know you have squirrels in the attic, you should know that they are experts at chewing things. They will chew just about everything in your home. Nothing

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Four Priorities in Homeownership

Homeowners often do not consider exterior home maintenance and cleaning a priority until the expense is unavoidable. There are always more important things to consider, it seems: newer furniture, interior home renovations, cosmetic lawn updates. However, as optional as something like a chimney cleaning may seem, here are five reasons why you should find out if you’re in need of some outdoor tender loving care today.
1. The National Fire Protection Association advises that homeowners should inspect and clean not only their chimneys but also their vents and fireplaces at least once a year. That number may be higher for people who smoke indoors or regularly use their fireplace systems.
2. Chimney fires cause $125 million in property damage each year. Are you prepared to replace your whole home because of neglect in chimney cleaning? There are an estimated 25,000 chimney fires eve

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Four Ways You Can RId Your Home Of Bed Bugs

Whether it’s at home, in a college dorm in a nursing home or on public transportation, bed bugs seem to be popping up everywhere. According to the National Pest Management Association’s (NPMA’s) 2018 survey, 97 percent of pest professionals treated for bed bugs in the past year.

The top three places pest professionals report finding bed bugs in the highest numbers are apartments (95 percent), single-family homes (93 percent) and hotels and motels (75 percent). Bed bugs are small, dark colored and only seven millimeters in length, so spotting them isn’t always easy.

The influx in bed bugs makes things more difficult for pest control services. In 2015, 68 percent of U.S. pest control workers stated that bed bugs were the most difficult pest to control, according to a survey from the NPMA and the University of Kentucky.

One way to rid a place of bed bugs is through bed bug heat treatment. Bed bugs are parasitic and depend on the blood of a host i.e. humans for survival. Mos

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