4 simple swaps when planning a kitchen refresh

Spring is in full swing, which means it’s time to reinvigorate your kitchen with a new look! When planning your refresh, consider these simple, stylish swaps that don’t require investing tons of time or budget.

Upgrade your kitchen fixtures

Faucets often serve as the centerpiece of the kitchen. Replacing an outdated model is an easy way to give your space a facelift. Choose a piece that’s as functional as it is fashionable such as the Delta Allentown Faucet, which offers an industrial, versatile design and tech-savvy appeal for every modern homeowner.

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4 home remedies that will put more money in your pocket

What do you like to do for fun when you have some free time on your hands? Whether it’s seeing the latest blockbuster, sampling a delicious entree or taking a road trip, chances are your passions cost money. If you’re like many Americans, you may find you don’t have quite as many loose dollars, especially when you have to be a responsible adult and take care of all those monthly expenses.

The typical American spends less than 4 percent of their annual income on entertainment, with the lion’s share of their hard-earned money going to practical things, like housing, food and health care, according to a report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Silent destroyers: Tips to spot termites and prevent infestation

There are many reasons that termites have gained the nickname “silent destroyers.” Five billion reasons, in fact.

Termites cause more than $5 billion in property damage in the U.S. each year. If left unchecked, they can silently chew through the structural stability of a home, eating away at wood, flooring and even wallpaper. To make matters worse, the damage they leave behind is not typically covered by most homeowners’ insurance policies. Continue reading “Silent destroyers: Tips to spot termites and prevent infestation”

Add fire safety to your family’s routine

Think of all the items you replace regularly – your cellphone, lightbulbs and even your toothbrush. But when was the last time you replaced your smoke alarm batteries, or even the alarms themselves? It’s easy to overlook, but the time to think about fire safety is now – before an emergency strikes.

Many assume that because they have smoke alarms in their homes, they’re protected in the event of a fire. In reality, smoke alarms need to be installed, maintained and tested regularly to ensure they’re working properly. That effort includes knowing how old smoke alarms and their batteries are, as neither lasts forever. While smoke alarm lifespan and sensing technology have improved in recent years, the fact remains that all smoke alarms – even hardwired and sealed battery models – expire after 10 years. Continue reading “Add fire safety to your family’s routine”