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Call 811 before digging for home improvement projects and landscaping this spring

April 5, 2018

BPT With spring having officially begun, many eager homeowners and landscape professionals across the country will roll up their sleeves and reach for their shovels to start projects that require digging this season. During the transition into “digging season,” Common Ground Alliance (CGA), the organization dedicated to protecting underground utility lines, people who dig near…

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Don’t re-roof until you do these five things

March 23, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  Pictured is the Heritage line of asphalt shingles by TAMKO Building Products Inc. BPT With spring officially arriving, home improvement season is swinging into full gear. Fair warning to homeowners looking to hire a professional — 2018 is predicted to be a record-breaker. A recent study by the Joint Center for Housing Studies…

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Ideas to help you reap big rewards from your garden

March 16, 2018

BPT Get active outdoors with a hobby more satisfying than binge-watching another television series. As a pastime, gardening can help you eat delicious, more flavorful food while transforming your patio or yard into a colorful hangout for butterflies and bees. Many people don’t realize how easy it is to have a fresh supply of crisp…

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Fresh home upgrades for Spring

March 9, 2018

Family Features After a long winter cooped up indoors, spring is the perfect time to start re-imagining your home and making upgrades that create a fresh, welcoming vibe. These project ideas – some big, some small – can help breathe new life into your home so you’re ready to enjoy your favorite rooms to the…

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Four bedroom upgrades that won’t break the bank

March 2, 2018

Family Features Upgrading your bedroom might sound like a daunting task. You may assume it costs an arm and a leg, takes months and requires professionals to complete. However, upgrading your bedroom doesn’t have to mean breaking the bank, or your back. Investing in a few quality upgrades to some bedroom essentials can make your…

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Mix, match and mosaic: The top interior design trends of 2018

February 22, 2018

BPT Whether you’re redecorating your home, changing up that old carpet for warm hardwood flooring, or just longing for a fresh coat of paint and some new accents in the living room, the design trends this year are all about texture, style and surprises. It’s hardwood floors celebrating knots and imperfections or variations in plank…

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Tricked out with Tech

February 9, 2018

Bathroom features that take smart living to a whole new level   Family Features No luxurious home upgrade is complete without the enhancements of modern technology. High-tech and intelligent devices lend ease to everyday activities and enrich your ability to enjoy the comforts of home. With new products joining this category at an exponential pace,…

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Escape with 2018’s most in-demand color

February 2, 2018

BPT Whether you’ve been a loyalist to the same shade of green for the last decade or if you’re an evolving follower of trends whose color choices have shifted over the years, the trending color of 2018 is sure to surprise and intrigue you. Indeed, black is back. But how was this classic shade named…

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Creating a dream home with cypress

January 26, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  Design professionals are creating stunning living spaces with cypress woodwork. (Photo: shutterstock)   BPT Transforming the unremarkable into the extraordinary need not be an impossible task. More and more homeowners are finding that lavish looks are both attainable and affordable. Their imaginative design professionals are making it happen, using cypress to create their clients’…

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Six must-know kitchen and bathroom design trends

July 14, 2017

BPT Many homeowners today wonder how they can turn their bathrooms or kitchens into something worthy of making the rounds on Pinterest or Instagram. As more people want to give their home a personal and stylish touch, home decorating and interior design is hotter than ever, and the possibilities are seemingly limitless. The only problem…

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