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February 2018

Found 4 blog entries for February 2018.

By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Wednesday, February 28th, 2018.

What to Do If You Find Mold in the HomeMold is one of the most harmful substances that can happen to a home. It not only has the potential to make people ill, it can also spread as fast as fire. Depending on what type of mold a homeowner discovers and when, it can also be catastrophically expensive to remove. See what steps homeowners can take to get rid of mold once and for all.

Mold Safety Precautions

The first step to take is to take a sample before isolating everyone from the mold as much as possible. If anyone in the home has been suffering from allergy-like symptoms such as itchy eyes, headache, or fatigue, they should see a doctor as soon as possible. Prolonged mold exposure can be dangerous to all of the body's major systems, so it helps to be as thorough as possible. Use

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By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Wednesday, February 21st, 2018.

The Ultimate Room-by-Room Lighting GuideChoosing the right home lighting is essential for numerous reasons. First, it's vital to safety while traversing the home versatile and strategically placed lights can help set the ambiance and comfort within individual rooms. Choosing the most appropriate type of lighting can help reduce energy costs all year long, and this room-by-room lighting guide will break down the best home improvement options for each space within the home.

Lighting for Entries and Hallways

These areas typically don't require much lighting unless you have luxury home architectural features or artwork that you want noticed. Consider dimming drop lamps for high ceilings in foyers and side lanterns or recessed lighting in hallways that can be adjusted when additional

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By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Wednesday, February 14th, 2018.

Buying a House? Time to Get InsuranceAt some point or another during the home buying experience, many buyers start looking for homeowners insurance. Knowing what homeowners insurance is, how it can protect the investment, and how to get homeowners insurance can help buyers through the buying process.

Why Do Homeowners Need Insurance?

Homeowners need insurance for a variety of reasons. First, insurance is required by mortgage lenders. If a new homeowners is financing the purchase of their home, they will need to get insurance to fulfill the requirements of their loan. If buyers don't get insurance, their home loan may not get approved. When buying a home in cash, a lender will not be involved in the transaction, so their requirement will be removed. However, there may be other

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By Ryan Poppe - Last Updated: Wednesday, February 7th, 2018.

How to Make An Outdoor Living SpaceOutdoor living spaces have gotten a lot of attention in recent years. As more homeowners look for ways to boost their home's value and create more comfortable places to lounge and relax, outdoor living areas have become popular. If you're a homeowner who is considering installing an outdoor living space, these tips on how to plan an outdoor living space can help.

Create Privacy

Privacy is important for living spaces, even if that living space is outdoors. Privacy can be created in many ways. Many homeowners prefer to add privacy subtly, through natural barriers. A wall of ivy growing up a trellis, for example, is one way to shield your outdoor space from neighbors, without building an extra wall in your back yard. Potted plants, small shrubs

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