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Summer home maintenance projects you can knock out in 10 minutes or less

Summertime isn’t exactly when we feel most compelled to perform home maintenance tasks. Getting the easier ones out of the way now, however, will lighten the “honey do” list you’ll face in fall. To make it even easier on you,…

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Summertime and the outdoor living is easy

If you’ve ever watched home and garden TV shows you may be dreaming of your own backyard makeover. With a truckload of dirt, the outdoor designer transforms backyards into cozy relaxation areas, resort-like pool areas or elaborate outdoor kitchens. Backyard…

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Hey Boomer: Can you retire here (and not starve)?

An estimated 10,000 U.S. baby boomers turn 65 every day. While many are choosing to continue to work, others retire, or at least contemplate it. Have you considered what you’ll do on that day that you take down the shingle,…

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5 Tips for keeping your pool sparkling throughout summer

Summer is a busy time, what with trying to keep the kids entertained, work, and often, out-of-town visitors dropping in. The pool is most likely the home’s focal point right now and getting lots of use. While you may not…

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7 Plants That Provide Summer Color in Shady Gardens

Shade gardens can be such a pleasant surprise. In that spot where you think nothing will grow, there are plants that will not only grow, but flower and thrive as well. Depending upon climate, there are tropicals, perennials and annuals…

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Redecorating the master bedroom on a shoestring

It doesn’t take a huge bank account to take your master bedroom from feeling like your college dorm room to the sanctuary from a noisy world that it should be. And, it doesn’t take a lot of time either. Broken…

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Spring and summer gardening for condo dwellers

There’s no need to pity your condo-dwelling, green thumber friends – where there is even a tiny space, there are gardening possibilities. Whether you call that spot a balcony, lanai, terrace or veranda, it can be transformed into a spring…

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Bring back the beauty of your vintage 1930s hardwood floors

The popularity of hardwood flooring has varied over the centuries. The replacement for the packed dirt flooring of the Colonial Era, hardwood floors were life-changers. High-end homes had tongue-and-groove flooring while more modest homes’ hardwood floors were laid by nailing…

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Tips to get rid of kitchen clutter

The junk drawer. Love it or hate it, most of us have one and most of the time it’s in the kitchen. NPR’s Linton Weeks says they serve “as a Rorschachian reflection of your life.” That’s rather distressing, isn’t it?…

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4 brilliant tub/shower cleaning hacks

The one thing we think most of us look forward to after a day out in the winter elements is a long, steamy-hot shower or luxurious soak in the tub. Busy lives, however, put the thorough cleaning of tubs and…

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