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Without the expense and pain of major surgery Here are some tips to take your current bath and give it a shot of style. Adding new medicine cabinets or faucet fixtures is a great way to give a whole new look to your bathroom. For good deals on these accessories, shop at the end of May and September when many high-end retailers have inventory sales in anticipation of the new merchandise arriving. A window in a bathroom is a luxury. Do you have a window that brings in lots of natural light? Maintain your privacy but keep the sunshine with a static cling window decal or texture. Cut out a...
Wow, Atlanta! This has been one crazy winter. Here are a few thoughts on how to save some energy and have your home function its best in the cold weather.Programmable Thermostats  According to Energy Star, lowering the heat by 8 degrees or more while you are at work and sleeping can lower household energy costs by an average of $180 per year. If you are worried such a drop in temperature will put too much of a chill in the air, keep in mind that you will be away during the day and under layers of covers at night. The easiest way to manage temperatures is with a programmable or “...
A build up of lint in your dryer can reduce its function but more importantly, it can pose a serious fire risk.  A quick clean out can prevent this home accident. Here is a quick tip on learning where lint is, how to get at it, and the best way to clean it.The first step tp dryer maintenance is easy. Empty the lint trap after every load, vacuum behind the machine regularly, keep flammables away from the dryer, and annually clean lint from inside the dryer cabinet and vent duct.Caution! If you are going to begin a serious clean out of your dryer, your first step should be to unplug the...
Atlanta and much of the country felt the effects of Mother Nature last week and many of you may be faced with some unexpected home repairs. If you weren’t able to drain the water from your outside hoses and waterlines, you may be dealing with burst pipes .  Although nothing feels more dramatic than rushing water in your home, the fix can often be relatively easy. To start, let’s review how to properly shut off the water supply and drain your outdoor faucets.In most cases, this is fairly straight forward and can be accomplished by following these simple steps:Locate the faucets on the...
Everyone wants to get in shape or stay in shape. Every January the collective voice seems to be saying, "This is the year I focus on my health." One way to do this can be to look into creating a home gym. Save on gym membership fees and invest in your home. A room loaded with expensive equipment may not be what your budget or space allows but we have some tips to creating that workout space without too much work!Basements or little used guest rooms seem to be the first place people look when they want a space for exercise. Start with cleaning out the space and evaluating what needs to be in...

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