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Give Your Kitchen a Facelift - Easy Updates to Increase Your Home's Value & Save You Time
Ever hear the saying "Kitchens sell a home?" Well it's true; the kitchen is the most important room in the home. Whether you're considering putting your house on the market or investing in your home for personal long-term enjoyment, an upgraded and attractive kitchen can make your home irresistible.

Make Your Home Smarter
With apps that offer comfort, convenience and security, homeowners are getting more out of their smartphones to make their homes better, smarter places to live. Smart home apps such as those from Nest are expected to link various home devices together to bring peace of mind, control and even energy savings to our lives.

DIY Ideas for Every Room/Simple steps to update and organize
(Family Features) From simple storage solutions that freshen up messy rooms to projects that enliven a space, do-it-yourself options are a popular choice among many homeowners. Try out some of these ideas to make every room in your home feel new again, without having to empty your pocketbook or call a handyman.

Home Updates That Go Back In Time/Revive the charm of mid-century modern design
(Family Features) Mid-century modern inspiration draws from the 1940s through the 1960s, a twenty-year span when design was sleek, elegant and functional. Although the style originated more than 70 years ago, this trend has resurfaced with a fresh revival.

Safe, Green Ways to Protect Family & Home
(Family Features) There are many ways to keep pests away from your home, but many homeowners question the safety risks certain products pose on their family and pets. Here are some simple ways to successfully keep the pests at bay without compromising your family's safety:

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.