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How Universal Design Can Help You ‘Age In Place’

For many Americans, approaching retirement also means getting ready for another major life transition – purchasing a new home. That’s because features like stairs, narrow hallways, and small bathrooms can become difficult to navigate as you age. But what if you could have your “forever” home now? Universal design is a new architectural science that makes this possible. It helps builders create homes that are...

9 Things To Know If You Have A Backup Generator

Whether it’s a hurricane or a routine power outage, navigating a dark house is never fun. That’s why many people choose to install backup generators in their homes. A backup generator can power your home until regular electricity resumes. While backup generators can come in handy in a pinch, owners should know the right way to install and maintain them. Knowing what to do can help reduce risks...

How Much Is Renters Insurance?

The great thing about renting is that you usually don’t have to deal with home improvements, major repairs, or mowing the yard. But that doesn't mean renting is completely worry-free. There’s always the chance of a fire, water damage, burglary, or some other calamity that could turn your life upside down. Imagine if all your belongings were ruined or stolen and you had to start...

Buyer’s Remorse: Can You Guess What Homeowners Regret Most?

These stainless steel appliances show EVERY fingerprint! Is that how much it’ll cost to refinish our hardwood floors!? I thought I’d love these granite countertops… but I’m so over them! Ever experience a homebuyer’s hangover? You’re not alone. What seemed like a great feature during that walk-through gradually loses its sparkle when you’re living with it every day. Our latest national survey asked 500 U.S....

How To Know If Granite Countertops Are Right For You

When my husband and I decided to buy our home, there were many features we fell in love with: The brick fireplace…the wooded yard…the built-ins. But the one thing we couldn’t get past was the bathroom countertops. Straight out of a 1982 home design magazine, the bathroom included countertops with 4-inch tiled squares. So far so good, right? Did I mention the tiles were pink...

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