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Staging Your Home for a Quicker Sale

Did you know that a staged home can sell almost 50% quicker, and for as much as 10 percent more, than a non-staged home? * The goal of staging is …

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Quick Tips for Making Your Home a Haven

Gas prices – and the prices of everything else – are on the rise, and it looks like it’s sparking a major decorating trend. Sanctuary. No matter where they live, people are …

Ideas & Quick Tips Kitchen Practical Tips For the Home

Damage to Granite Countertops: Can Citrus Juice Damage Granite?

Image via DecorPad Question: Can citrus juice damage granite countertops? How can I keep my granite countertops protected? Answer: First things first:  Granite is actually resistant to household acids such as …

Flooring Ideas & Quick Tips Practical Tips For the Home

Silencing Wood Floor Squeaks

When the air in your home becomes extremely dry, your floor will lose moisture and contract. Conversely, when humidity is high, your floor will absorb moisture and expand slightly. As …

Home & Interior Design Home Decor Ideas & Quick Tips Practical Tips For the Home

Quick and Easy Children’s Decorating Idea

Question: What’s an easy way to decorate a kids room that’s not too permanent? Answer: Room Make-Over Kits are an easy and affordable way to transform an ordinary child’s room …

Housekeeping Ideas & Quick Tips Practical Tips For the Home

Is All Purpose Cleaner Best?

Question: I want a quick cleaning routine around the house. Is all purpose cleaner OK to use on all surfaces? Answer: Every surface in and around the home requires special …

Home Improvement Ideas & Quick Tips Practical Tips For the Home Remodeling

How to Avoid Remodeling Fraud

Question: My neighbors recently finished an extensive remodel of their home. They paid their contractor in full, but he did not pay his subcontractors. As a result, several subcontractors put …