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Have a Power Failure Plan to Protect Your Home

Having a power failure plan to protect your home from a blackout has become a necessity today.  According to one study, 75 percent of U.S. homeowners experienced a power outage each year.

So how do you protect yourself from these power failure problems? By setting up backup power systems to...

Appliance Service Contracts

Appliance service contracts, also known as extended warranties, are popular add-ons for major appliance purchases such as refrigerators, dishwashers and clothes dryers. Much like product warranties, appliance service contracts provide repair and maintenance coverage for a certain length of...

Bathroom Decorating and Design

Serena Remote Controlled Cellular Shades from Lutron make for a simple, affordable room upgrade, providing privacy, practicality and convenience at the touch of a button. Raise or lower Serena Shades from anywhere in the room as daylight patterns change to avoid glare, keep out UV rays and...

Gadgets to Keep the Holiday Guests Happy

You’d like to make some upgrades to your home before the holiday guests arrive, but you’ve run out of time to add that extra room or build a wet bar in your basement. 

No worries – there are some nifty gadgets out there that make it easy to turn your home into an upscale bed-and-breakfast...

Landscaping

Home security is an important part of any trip plan, whether you're preparing for a weekend getaway or an extended vacation. Summer is a hot season for home burglaries, with break-ins typically peaking in July and August.

Besides being protected against burglary, mechanical problems can...

Electric

Compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) are a smart, energy efficient way to illuminate your home, but due to the small amount of mercury they contain, they require special handling to be disposed of properly.  To keep you and your family safe and green, the EPA recommends you follow these tips...