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TURNING A BEDROOM INTO A LUX BEDROOM

For most of us, our bedroom is little more than a place to sleep and relax. However, just because it’s always been that way doesn’t mean that we have to settle for drab and dreary. One trend that’s gaining steam these days is converting your current bedroom into a luxury...

A Primer for First-Time Homebuyers

After having waited on the sidelines for what seemed like forever, first-time homebuyers last year made 38 percent of all U.S. single-family home purchases - the biggest share since 2000 - and the 2.07 million new or existing houses they bought ended up being 7 percent more than in 2016,...

PROTECTING WINDOW OPENINGS

In hurricane-prone regions, builders have choices when it comes to toughening their windows. When Hurricane Andrew slammed into South Florida in 1992, it wiped out thousands of homes. It also set in motion a procession of code upgrades designed to make homes tougher. One significant change in the 2000s was...

18 New Building Materials

18 New Building Materials That Will Revolutionize Construction Throughout the ages, we’ve seen the construction industry undergo a series of building material innovations. From durable concrete used in ancient structures to the production of steel for bridges and skyscrapers, these materials shaped the way we build today and influenced some of the greatest architectural...

Why Florida is poised to keep growing

Tech jobs, sun, and no income tax: experts explain why Florida is poised to keep growing even after the pandemic. More and more workers are moving to Florida during the pandemic — and the sunny climate isn't the only reason why. Top companies are opening new offices in the state,...

On-Demand Water Heating from Efficient Tankless Water Heaters

With the rising energy costs, there has been an increase in interest in energy-saving appliances. Efficient "tankless" water heaters have become very popular for their capability to heat hot water on demand, with no storage tank required. Instead of holding water in a traditional water tank, they circulate the cold...

CREATE THE HOME OFFICE OF YOUR DREAMS

Whether you work full-time at home or occasionally need to conduct business in the evenings or on the weekends, a home office a great way to utilize an extra room. A dedicated workspace in your home can be designed to increase productivity and comfort. Here are 5 ideas to get...

EASY LANDSCAPING DIY PROJECTS

Ever get the itch to do a DIY project? Whenever we do, our favorites involve getting outdoors and mixing up our landscaping features. Whether it's as simple as installing some lighting or a little more time-consuming like re-plotting plants, a fresh look for the lawn always gives your home a...

PREPPING PETS FOR THE MOVE TO A NEW HOME

Your moving day is set and it’s time to start preparing. As you’re making your lists and checking them twice, don’t forget to factor in your furry friends. Here are some tips for making sure the process goes smoothly. Medical records. When moving to a different city or state, one...