How to Install a Door Lock that Provides You with More Security and Privacy

The installation of a privacy lock can provide you with another level of protection against the hordes of home intruders that your local news anchors probably have tried to frighten you with. The tools necessary for a DIY job of installing a privacy lock are fairly basic: power drill, saw, chisel, screwdriver and some other tools. Even if you don’t have much experience making improvements…

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Preparing for Overnight Guests with Children

There may be occasions when you want to open your home to overnight guests who have children. The visitors may be in town for a one-day event like a reunion, wedding or funeral. As host or hostess, your primary goal is to provide them with a comfortable place to sleep and perhaps breakfast. Opening your house to overnight guests does not mean you have to…

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How to Reduce Allergens in Your Home

Step aside harsh chemical cleaners. Removing allergen causing dander, spores and pollens from your home just requires a little time and elbow grease, according to The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. Washing and purifying nearly everything in your home will eliminate a build up of allergens and reduce cases of itchy, watery eyes, sneezing and respiratory problems. Although the process isn’t quick, after…

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Prevent Ants from Invading Your Home in Winter

Ants invading homes is a year-round issue, but the problem often worsens during the winter months. Winter’s rain and cold temperatures drive ants to seek more hospitable environments. Unfortunately, ants frequently choose to ride out the winter in the same comfortable place that people do – indoors. Because of their ingenuity, persistence, and sheer numbers, it is very frustrating when ants invade your home. Luckily,…

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How Bedtime Chore Lists Can Help Keep Your Home in Order

Many families struggle with being able to keep their home in order. Keeping a neat, and organized home can be accomplished if you get the support, and help of the entire family. I have found that bedtime chores can really help to keep your home in the right order. Below you will find a list of ways how bedtime chores can help them to maintain…

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The Antique House: The Allure of Renovating Old Homes

Renovating an old home has an allure and mystic that is unparalleled in the building industry. Mostly, everyone either has or wants to remodel a historic structure – if they’re any kind of DIY enthusiast. An old home is an antique and should be treated as such. Imagine if you bought an old antique car to restore, you would pay two kinds of prices, high…

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Designing the Perfect Home Office

Before you begin any home office renovation project, it’s wise to consider and weigh the options that are available when designing a home office. From the traditional space with leather furniture and cozy bookshelves, to the eclectic space filled with cute cubbies and vibrant colors, a home office space can be one of many designs or a mix of a few. Here is a list…

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