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How to Prevent Pests This Holiday Season

Posted on: December 17, 2018 by in Blog
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It's easy for things like pest prevention to get overlooked during the hustle and bustle of the holidays. Homeowners have a lot on their minds, from the relatives coming to town to the presents they have yet to purchase. But pests don't necessarily rest during the cold winter months; in fact, many are active year-round and may seek shelter in your warm house as the weather worsens. With some tips from the experts at Terminix, you can learn about the kinds of pests that can find their way Continue Reading ...

New Tips and Tactics for Buying a Home

Posted on: December 10, 2018 by in Blog
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If you've been in the process of buying or selling a home this past year, or even considering it, you know it's been a seller's market for the most part. Inventory of homes available for sale has been low, creating more demand than the market can supply. Couple that with low interest rates, which make it a great time for prospective buyers to get more bang for their mortgage dollar, and you've got a marketplace in which buyers have been competing for nearly every listing. The forecast for 2019 Continue Reading ...

Steps for Homeowners Dealing with Snow

Posted on: December 3, 2018 by in Blog
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Are you ready if a blizzard hit tomorrow? While smaller snowstorms certainly create a level of frustration for homeowners, large storms require preparation to stay safe and comfortable. Families don't want to be caught off guard in the event of a large snowstorm. Finding yourself unprepared and without power can be a dangerous predicament. A loss of power can reduce your access to water, food, and light. Follow the tips below and you'll be ready to weather any snow event! Have at least Continue Reading ...

4 Ways to Recreate Your Entertaining Space

Posted on: November 26, 2018 by in Blog
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The holidays, the big game, New Year's and everything in between: At this time of year there are plenty of reasons to invite family and friends to your home to entertain. In addition, there are also plenty of times - particularly on cold winter nights - when you just want to have a place you can go to get cozy, play a video game or watch a movie in peace. Either can be an appealing option, but do you have an entertaining space that fits the bill? One where you want to spend your free Continue Reading ...

Tips for Using Metals in Home Decor

Posted on: November 19, 2018 by in Blog
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While trends in home decor often change, there is one constant design feature that continues to shine, literally: metals. Today, homeowners can find creative ways to incorporate a regal touch that produces a timeless look with modern appeal. Take the Temperature A first step in implementing metallic decor is understanding the temperature of the metals. Think of brass, copper, and gold as warm, while silver and aluminum are cooler, and cast iron or black metals are neutral. When you couple Continue Reading ...

4 Unexpected Bed Bug Hotspots

Posted on: November 12, 2018 by in Blog
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The term "bed bugs" might make you shudder and picture a mattress teeming with the bloodsucking insects, but don't be fooled; the name is a bit of a misnomer. While almost 70 percent of bed bug infestations are associated with beds or items found near beds, the insects don't limit themselves to those spaces. Bed bugs are experts at hitchhiking and can be found in common spaces like movie theaters and public transportation. Here are a few tips from Terminix on spots and objects where you may not Continue Reading ...

Winter Weatherproofing: Prepare Your Home to Stay Safe and Save Energy

Posted on: November 6, 2018 by in Blog
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The heat will certainly be on this winter. With winter storms hitting many parts of the country early in the winter season, furnaces are plugging away, causing heating bills across the country to increase. According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the typical U.S. family spends at least $2,200 per year on energy bills - with nearly half of that going toward heating and cooling. To help homeowners combat the cost of heating a home during the winter months, Valerie Mastalka, a home Continue Reading ...

How to Create The Perfect, Four-season Outdoor Living Space

Posted on: October 30, 2018 by in Blog
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Creating an outdoor living space will give you an extra "room" to enjoy in all types of weather, even as the temperatures drop. You can start small with an inexpensive patio set and charcoal grill on a new deck, go all out with a fully installed kitchen, fireplace and living room, or something in between. It depends on your budget and how you plan to use the space. Here are some ideas for must-have elements in your perfect outdoor living space that will allow you to enjoy your backyard in Continue Reading ...

Prevent These 4 Winter Home Problems Now

Posted on: October 23, 2018 by in Blog
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4 Steps to Prep Your Home for Winter When you start feeling those first hints of winter, the instinct to get ready kicks in. You may dig out your car's snow brush, blanket, shovel and winter survival kit and place them in the trunk of your car. The winter coats and boots come out of storage, and you may pick up some extra mittens. But what do you do to protect your house against the hazards of winter? If you don't take time for maintenance and winterization now, you can end up paying for it Continue Reading ...

Integrate Home Accessories for Added Luxury

Posted on: October 16, 2018 by in Blog
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Accessories bring a sense of purpose into a space. With thoughtful selection, can transform a room into an elevated experience. When used creatively and in unexpected ways, they add the perfect finishing touch to a space. And can transform the overall aesthetic and design. From hardware to purposefully placed décor, integrate accessories artfully and functionally to achieve beauty and balance for an even more luxurious space. A balanced perspective Assess the space and identify Continue Reading ...