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Bedrooms

Choosing a spiral staircase kit for your home saves space and adds a stylish focal point to the living area it serves. Spiral staircases only take up about half the space of traditional straight staircases, and with a range of designs and finishes to choose from, they can be like architectural...

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,...

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...

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...

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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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...