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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...

Interior Remodeling

Imagine leaving a window open all winter long - the heat loss, cold drafts and wasted energy! If your home has a folding attic stair, that may be just what is happening in your home every single day. But there is something you can do about it.

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Outdoor Living

Creating a concrete walkway to your home as opposed to worn out stairs makes an inviting statement for guests. Instead of simply replacing crumbling, vintage steps, consider creating a winding, gradually lifted walkway.

This concrete path would offer easier access for older or disabled visitors,...

Insulation and Ventilation

Imagine leaving a window open all winter long – the heat loss, the cold drafts, the wasted energy! If your home has a folding attic stair, that may be just what is happening every single day. But there is something you can do about it. 

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Home Safety

Stairs are among the more precarious spots in the home, but they can be even more hazardous without the right hardware.  To keep everyone safe, follow these tips for pairing the right hardware with each set of stairs in your home:

-- Stairs with at least three steps should have a hand rail...

Stairs and Railings

Proper stair railings are an important first step to safety.  Stairs with more than two steps should have a hand rail securely mounted to the wall.  For open staircases, spindles should be installed no more than 6 inches apart to prevent a small child from squeezing through.  Lastly, be...