How to Conserve Water on Earth Day (and Every Day)

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Reading Time: 4 minutesToday (April 22nd) marks Earth Day, an annual event celebrated across the globe that’s dedicated to demonstrating support for environmental protection. Hundreds of countries observe this day each year with various areas of focus, all aligned with the common goal of helping the environment. In light of the current water crisis in Cape Town, we’ve […]

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3 Annoying Floor Sounds and What They Mean

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Reading Time: 4 minutes  If you have hardwood, engineered wood, or laminate floors in your home, you might notice some unusual sounds coming from them. Discover the three most common annoying floor sounds you might hear in your home and what they mean. Squeaking Squeaking is one of the most prevalent complaints homeowners have about wood floors. There […]

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What to Ask When Shopping for Engineered Flooring

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Reading Time: 4 minutesWhether you’ve started browsing for flooring or you’re choosing between two styles of engineered flooring, you should consider a few questions to make sure you’re getting the right product for your space. Ask the following eight questions when shopping for engineered wood flooring. What Hardwood Species Should I Choose? All engineered wood flooring starts with […]

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Stop Your Dog From Chewing Your Furniture

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Reading Time: 2 minutesApproximately 60 million US households own a dog — and one thing they could all say is that: dogs love to chew! Chewing is a normal, healthy canine behavior. But unfortunately, unchecked chewing can often be destructive and mean the worst for our much-loved pieces of furniture. So, how do you stop your dog from chewing the […]

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The Nitty-Gritty of Sandstone Tile

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Reading Time: 4 minutes  Revamping your home can be a lot of fun. Though when you’re in the thick of it, it’s a lot of work. But there’s something satisfying about walking into a room and seeing that new floor, especially when you know it’s there because of your efforts. If you’re planning on replacing your floor with […]

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10-Point Security Checklist – Guide to Making Your Home Safer

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Reading Time: 4 minutesWhen it comes to home security, we often undermine the importance of safeguarding the garage. Truth be told, the garage is one of the most vulnerable areas – security wise. The items one normally stores in the garage might seem enticing to burglars – cars, lawnmowers, power tools, and the list may go on. Plus, […]

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Puppies vs Floors: How to Protect Your Floors from Your Pets and Vice Versa

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Reading Time: 4 minutesHave you ever wished a specific day existed to celebrate your puppy? You’re in luck. Launched in 2006 as an American celebration, International Puppy Day came about in 2012. Almost a dozen countries will celebrate today (March 23rd) and focus on the unconditional love puppies give their families. Having a puppy isn’t always going to […]

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19 Spring Maintenance Musts

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Reading Time: 4 minutesToday’s the first day of spring, which means it’s time for spring cleaning. In addition to cleaning and organizing your home, you should also perform some maintenance work. When parts of your home are regularly maintained, it increases their longevity and decreases the number of tasks you need to do in the future. These 19 […]

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A to Z(zzz): A Guide for Different Bed Styles

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Reading Time: 4 minutesToday (March 16th) people around the world are celebrating World Sleep Day. The World Sleep Society works actively to decrease sleep problems through prevention and management. While there are many aspects to getting a good night’s sleep, there is one part that’s crucial — a good bed. If you’ve had enough of your old bed, […]

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The 10 Best Places to Celebrate #NationalNappingDay at Home

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Reading Time: 3 minutes  National Napping Day falls on March 12 this year, so make sure you take advantage of it and celebrate! Napping can be beneficial for your health, especially when your body is lacking sleep. In fact, many countries purposely have a designated time for naps at midday. Take their cue and take a nap, whether […]

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