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Setting the Mood for Summer in the Home
(Family Features) Creating a happy, energized home during the warmer months starts with getting “chore-ganized” to spend the maximum time enjoying family and friends. Tapping into your senses – particularly the sense of smell – can also boost the mood throughout your home.

Smart Kids' Rooms that Grow with Time
Costs for furnishing and decorating a child's room can mount quickly, but with careful planning and a few smart purchases, the decisions you make for that nursery or toddler's room can create a functional and clutter-free space that grows with your child well into the teen years.

Tips for a Healthier Home - Follow the Four C's from Trusted HGTV Contractor Mike Holmes
Every household has its honey-do list, but inevitably you're not always going to have time to cross off every project on the list. Rather than setting lofty goals that make it easy to procrastinate, the key to a productive and effective list is to be realistic.

5 Ways to Create a Safer Bathroom
According to the National Safety Council, approximately 70 percent of all accidents occurring in the home happen in the bathroom - accounting for nearly 200,000 accidents each year.

Add Appeal, Save On Your Remodeling Project
For those who wish to make updates to their home, the kitchen is a great place to begin. According to the 2013 Cost vs. Value report from Remodeling magazine, a minor kitchen remodel should recoup up to 75 percent of total remodeling dollars, based on the value of the home increasing.

Caring for Your Stone Surfaces
Many homeowners install granite or marble countertops and vanities for their durability and to add more value to the home. But in the end, nothing beats the most visible benefit - that rich shine and luster right after the workmen install the new natural stone.

Five Simple Tips to Enhance Your Home’s Personality
Your home can say a lot about you. A state-of-the-art kitchen outfitted with a double oven likely means you enjoy cooking and entertaining friends and family.

Room-to-Room Home Additions/Add quality and comfort to your favorite rooms
When considering a home renovation, think outside the box for design inspiration and setting the overall tone. With homeowners staying in their homes longer due to the economy, renovations should focus on usability and personal style.

Bringing Indoor Comfort Outside- Make outdoor space an extension of your home
The arrival of summer, along with its sunny skies and beautiful weather, beckons homeowners to create a space to entertain guests and enjoy the great outdoors. Design an outdoor living room that merges style and function, and incorporates elements of indoor comfort.

Four Steps for Attacking Garage Organization
Organizing the garage may be one of the most feared tasks in household history. According to a recent Gladiator GarageWorks survey, nearly three out of four households can only park one car in their two-car garage, illustrating the need for a serious garage intervention.

Colorful Springtime Crafts - Easy projects add color to the home
Celebrate the uplifting colors of spring with easy-to-make crafts that bring inspiration and creativity to the home.

Organize Entryways with Decorative Storage
An entryway is the first impression guests have of your home, yet it can quickly become a chaotic mess. Most entryways serve multiple functions as the receptacle for all things you and your family members shed as they walk through the door, from coats and backpacks to keys and mail.