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5 Simple Ways to Spruce Up Your Home’s Bathrooms

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Is your bathroom bumming you out? Since we tend to think of bathrooms as functional spaces, it’s easy for them to get neglected, but there’s no good reason for that. Here are five simple and straightforward ways to spruce up your bathroom space on a budget this spring or summer:

  1. Give Everything a Good Scrubbing

    You’ll be amazed at how much grime builds up in the bathroom, even if you try to keep on top of regular cleanings. And since many bathroom staples (tubs, toilets, sinks, etc.) are white, that general dinginess can really change your impression of the overall room. Take the time to remove anything that could get stained and give the room — even the walls — a good scrubbing. If you find quite a bit of mold or mildew, you might want to install a fan to prevent

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Floor Coverings What’s Underneath Your Feet Can Make You Money

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Homeowners and prospective buyers have a lot on their plate. So much deciding and planning go into getting a new home. The mortgage process alone can take months — if not years — to complete. When deciding on a home, people place a surprising amount of emphasis on the floor coverings. Why? Because believe it or not, floors offer several advantages to homeowners besides looking pretty.

For example, certain floor coverings can increase the value of your home. The National Association of Realtors found that 54% of home buyers would pay more for a house with a hardwood floor. Hardwood is known for its smoothness, durability, and easy maintenance (and of course its refined looks). Homeowners interested in renovating or selling thei

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Rub a Dub Dub Why You Should Consider Refinishing Your Tub

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Bathroom, along with kitchen remodels, are two of the most common home renovation projects completed by both DIY-ers and contractors each year? Why? Well, these are the two rooms in a home where the most time is spent. However, you shouldn’t be spending too much time rub-a-dub-dubbin’ in an old bathtub that has a chipped, scratched, or worn surface. These nicks and dents are not only unsightly, but they’re the perfect breeding ground for bacteria and germs that can cause infection.

However, before you get too gung-ho about your bathroom remodel and decide to purchase a completely new bathtub, you may want to consider a simple bathtub refini

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Three Home Waterproofing Mistakes Too Many Homeowners Make

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Did you know that the average American homeowner will pay anywhere from $3,000 to $5,000 to have their basement repaired following a flood? As The Weather Channel reports, the likelihood you’ll have to deal with home flooding is only set to increase as the climate continues to morph. It’s the main reason so many insurance companies are increasing their premiums on flood insurance.

Taking steps to seal your basement and implementing other common home waterproofing techniques can protect your home from the costly wrath of mother nature. That said, foundation repair and other waterproofing methods can be done incorrectly, actually making matters worse. Make sure you’re only protecting your home by avoiding the

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Three Reasons Your Ducts Need to Be Cleaned

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If you haven’t cleaned your air ducts in a while, you should probably call a residential HVAC cleaning service in to take care of that. Here’s why.

Clean Air Ducts Are Safer.

Clean air ducts are safe air ducts. You see, your HVAC system doesn’t just regulate the temperature of your home. It also clears your air of any dust, debris, pollutants, allergens, and other irritants. The dirtier it gets, the less capable it is, which means more and more dust and debris gets into your air. Consequently, the air quality of your home is lowered.

Clean Air Ducts Are More Efficient.

Cleaning your HVAC system also helps keep it in good working condition. The dirtier the system is, the harder it needs to work to put out the same level of service, because the air is

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