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Health

The Complete Guide to Pool Safety

Staying up to date on pool safety can help prevent water emergencies in and around the pool. Here’s a complete guide to pool safety, including general safety tips and recommended equipment for your backyard swimming pool.

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Inspiration

How To Hygge This Summer

Though hygge (pronounced hoo-gah) is typically associated with winter and colder weather, it takes on a whole new meaning during the warmer months. Here are nine ways to hygge this summer.

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Maintenance

How to Save Energy During the Summer

Making simple energy-efficient changes to your home can save you from paying hefty utility bills this summer. Beat the heat, practice environmental responsibility, and lower your energy bills with these 11 home upgrades.

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Lawn

How to Care for Your Lawn in the Summer

Summer is a busy time of year for lawn upkeep. Learn how to keep your lawn in top shape this season with our guide to summer lawn care.

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Inspiration

Outdoor Kitchen
Configuration and Design Ideas

With outdoor kitchen season among us, here’s everything you need to know about building and designing your outdoor space, from design and configuration to safety considerations.

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Inspiration

How to Build a Backyard Bonfire

A backyard bonfire is the perfect complement to a cookout, s’mores, or just drinks. Learn how to build a backyard bonfire safely and easily.

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Inspiration

7 Summer Staycation Ideas

Sometimes the very best vacations are had in the comfort of our own homes. Here are seven ways to have a summer staycation.

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House Tours

A Staycation Getaway on the Sandy Shores of Lake Erie

Meet the owners of a modern lakefront house who built the ultimate local vacation property.

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Inspiration

The Story Behind the Beloved Adirondack Chair

Most of us are familiar with the Adirondack chair and its quintessential summer charm. Here’s a brief history of the design that became an iconic image of coastal landscapes across the US.

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Maintenance

Everything You Need to Know About Renters Insurance

Learn what renters insurance is, who needs it, what it covers, and how to find a plan that suits your needs.

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Maintenance

Everything You Need to Know About Homeowners Insurance

A simple guide to shopping for homeowners insurance—what is covered, what is not, and how to find a great policy.

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Home Safety

The Limits of Hurricane Insurance & What You Can Do About It

Do you know what your hurricane and flood insurance policies cover–and what they don't? CoreLogic estimates that nearly 7 million Americans are at risk for serious hurricane damage in 2018, but unfortunately, fewer and fewer homes are adequately insured.

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Maintenance

What Is Home Appliance Insurance?

Home appliance insurance, also known as a home warranty, protects you from paying expensive repair and replacement costs on major systems and appliances. Here’s everything you need to know about home appliance insurance.

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What Is Home Repair Insurance?

Use home repair insurance to cover home improvements you've made, like installing new appliances. Compare costs and find out if a home warranty is worth it.

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Maintenance

What Is a Home Warranty?

Be prepared in the event that a major system or appliance breaks down by securing a home warranty. Learn how a home warranty works and how to choose the best policy.

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Home Safety

The Best Home Protection: Home Security Systems

If you want to protect your valuables, home, and most importantly, family, purchasing a home security system is an invaluable asset.

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Real Estate

How to Decode a Home Inspection Report

So you’ve received your home inspection report, now what? We explain what’s included in the report, which issues are considered red flags, and what to look out for that you may be missing.

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Home Warranty vs Home Insurance

What's the difference between a home warranty and homeowners insurance? Find out here, compare contracts, and learn why homeowners should buy both plans.

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