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Pruning and Trimming

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...

Garage Doors

Fall is here, bringing seasonal weather like heavy winds, hail and electrical storms. Once a home power outage hits, your automatic garage door opener will also be impacted. Is your home ready?

Prepare for fall and winter storms with the new line of smarter, extremely quiet garage door...

Home Theater Design: Top Tips

With all the static about new digital technologies, more and more people are looking to design their very own home theaters. To make sure your new media room is a hit, lead design consultant Davis Remignanti of www.furniture.com offers do-it-yourself solutions for all budgets with these...

Bathroom Decorating and Design

Learn tips to keep your home safe by visiting www.MySafeHome.org from the Home Safety Council. The room-by-room virtual safety tour shows you how to protect yourself and your family from the leading causes of home injury, including falls, poisonings, fires and burns, choking/suffocation and...

Buying or Selling a Home

Applying for a home loan is a complicated process, and if we've learned anything from the recent round of foreclosures and the credit crunch, it's not a purchase that allows for unrealistic views of personal finances. Saving money for a respectable down payment is just the beginning of the...

Pools, Spas and Saunas

Now that the kids are home for summer, keep vacation fun and safe by taking precautions indoors and out. This season is especially active and challenging, so make sure everyone understands the importance of safety, and do all you can to protect kids from summer dangers in the following...