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Flooring comes in all shapes and sizes, materials and designs. Finding the best option for your home can be tricky, so hopefully our handy guide will help you find the perfect flooring solution for you! Hardwood Hardwood flooring is one of the more broad range options on the market. Solid and Engineered are the two main types of hardwood. Solid flooring is as it sounds on the tin, it’s a solid plank of wood that has been sanded down to make it suitable for homes. Engineered on the other hand is made up of layers, constructed mostly of core boards…

Before having children yourself, there is a good chance you visited friends/family members who were parents and who had stockpiles of their children’s artwork, school work, and photos spread throughout their house. There’s also a good chance you had a silent chuckle to yourself and told yourself that when you have kids you’re not going to let the piles build up like that. Skip ahead to the present day where the work of your children seems to be taking over your fridge, counter, table, home office space, and just about any other place you can find. The fact is that…

One way to help improve indoor air quality is by setting up a few plants. Plants have the natural ability to absorb allergens and other harmful toxins in the air, releasing clean oxygen in the process. Research has proven the value of plants time after time. In particular, look into getting spider plants, chrysanthemums, or Chinese evergreens for the most noticeable results.

If you have a new flat-screen TV or are thinking of setting up your television in a new way, then mounting your TV on the wall may be a good option. This is particularly true if you have limited space or if you would like to increase the safety of your household by making sure that wires and cables are suitably hidden and out of the way. But there are actually two main types of wall mounts from which you can choose: the fixed wall mount and the tilting wall mount. The tilting TV wall mount is becoming more popular…

Remember the cartoon “The Jetsons” and how everything in the house was just a button push away? Well, today’s smart homes look more and more like a futurist cartoon. Cook, clean, and listen to music at the touch of a button or the sound of your voice. Smart Security Keep your home safe and secure with smart camera security systems. The wireless and weatherproof units offer sirens, USB connectivity, motion activated notifications, and two-way audio. Pair the security system with smart locks, and you can allow your guests entrance to your home. Smart locks also recognize your smartphone and know when…

You just moved into your first house, unpacked the boxes, and are settling in. You know a house needs routine maintenance, but as a first-time owner, you don’t know where to start. Here is a list of do-it-yourself maintenance items to keep your home in working order. Air Conditioner and Heater Image via Flickr by Ivy Dawned As the air moves through your HVAC unit and heads to the ducts, it passes through a filter to catch dust, pollen, and other debris. Clogged filters keep your system from running efficiently, so check your air filter monthly. If it is dark…

Moles. They are every gardener’s greatest enemy! In fact, for TruGreen complaints about moles are some of the most common areas of their work. Again and again, a customer will contact them to comment on the fact that their beautiful lawn, which they have worked so hard on, is suddenly showing little mounds. Moles are absolute pests that can destroy lawns, and any good lawn service company like True Green can give help to deal with them. Choosing a Lawn Care Company The first thing you have to do is choose a service to work with. One way to find…

Sleep is vital to our everyday function. However, the National Sleep Foundation reports that lack of sleep is affecting a large number of Americans. In fact, 35 percent of respondents to the National Sleep Foundation Sleep Index Poll cited their sleep quality as poor. In many cases, a mattress may be to blame. Don’t sacrifice sleep. Here are four signs that it’s time to swap your mattress. You Wake Up Achy or Tired Think it’s time to replace your mattress? First, analyze your sleep. If you are having trouble getting a full night’s rest or waking up achy and tired,…