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Tips to stop drafts, save money and improve your home
Can you imagine keeping your windows open all winter long? The heat loss, cold drafts and all that money spent on wasted energy would be staggering. But if your home has folding pull-down attic stairs, a whole-house fan, a fireplace or clothes dryer, you may be doing the equivalent of leaving the windows open every day...

Conserve energy and save money this fall by weatherizing your home with these easy tips
Cooler seasonal temperatures can have an impact on not only your home, but also your wallet. Along with adjusting your thermostat as the cooler weather embraces much of the country, weatherizing your home also has a direct impact on the amount of energy required to maintain a comfortable temperature indoors...

Tackle those air leaks now before heavy snow and cold temperatures hit
Home renovation experts suggest now is the ideal time for homeowners to prepare their home for winter and think about home improvement plans they can complete now.

5 easy ways to 'charge up' your recycling habits
Americans generate about 254 million tons of trash annually, according to the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) most recent figures, and only about one-third of that waste is recycled...

5 kitchen updates that stand the test of time
Whether you’re undergoing a full-scale kitchen renovation or a simple refresh, design decisions can oftentimes feel overwhelming. Renowned interior designer and artistic advisor to LG STUDIO appliances, Nate Berkus, shares advice for making no-fail design decisions that will stand the test of time.

Create grand, open living spaces with unique pocket door frames
Offering twice the opening width of their standard pocket door frame, Johnson Hardware's new 1562 Series Commercial Grade Bypass Pocket Door Frame lets you easily create a wider room divider using just a single wall recess.

4 nursery design trends you'll love now - and later!
When you’re decorating a nursery, it makes sense to design a room that pleases you as much as it will thrill your little one — after all, you’ll be spending as much time in the room as your baby, if not more!

You're Free! Five Great Ideas for Repurposing Kids' Bedrooms
Now that your kids have launched lives of their own, you may be considering how to maximize the extra space they left behind.

How to use color psychology when painting your home
Do you ever wonder why you feel immediately relaxed when you enter a spa, yet when you enter a gym, you feel alert and energized? The answer can be found in the colors selected to decorate the space.

Secrets to marrying style, eco-sense and luxury in any bathroom
Whether you’re planning a bathroom renovation, or just looking to make one or two stunning yet sensible upgrades, here are some improvements that can turn your bathroom into a luxurious, savvy and stylish oasis...

Refresh your home with 6 easy DIY paint projects
Few things are as satisfying as pulling off a DIY project, especially when the results are successful. Whether you’re looking to refresh something old or create something new, there’s no need to hire a professional.

Home improvement: What's old is new again
Fall is a popular time for home improvement as people think about impressing their guests during the holidays. It is also a time for change, which makes the current trends in home décor so unique.