The Art and Craft of Refinishing Wood Floors

Beautiful floors are one of the first thing people see when they enter a home. And beautiful hardwood floors are a certain attractant for buyers. A National Association of Realtors study indicates homeowners are willing pay an extra $2,080 just … Continued

5 Essential Road Trip Tips

The road trip has become an American tradition, and it seems that nothing – congested roads, advancements in air travel or even the price of gas – can take away from its mystique and appeal. At its heart, the road … Continued

Signs of Termites: What’s Bugging Your Home?

Termites can be stealthy and they can show up anywhere. Particularly in warmer climates these insects can be an issue, cautions Brian T. Forschler, PhD, professor of entomology, University of Georgia, Athens. “I’ve lived in the South for 30 years, … Continued

4 Ideas to Make Your Company Picnic Great

A company picnic is a good way to enjoy some delicious food, promote socializing and create connections between your employees. Having a company outing shows that you appreciate your employees and care about them on a personal level. You know … Continued

6 Tips for Ladder Safety

Ladders are a common part of home repair and maintenance. They enable homeowners to complete tasks that would otherwise be difficult to reach. But as is the case for any tool, it’s important to use ladders safely. Ladder-related injuries send … Continued

7 Ways to Protect Your Home While on Vacation

Burglaries increase by 10.5 percent in the summer months, according to a Department of Justice report. July and August are the most frequent months for break-ins, perhaps because so many people leave their homes unattended while they’re on vacation. Here … Continued

4 Essential Boating Safety Tips

As the weather turns warmer, more water sports enthusiasts will be out on the water with their recreational powerboats and watercrafts – and accidents will happen. According to 2015 Coast Guard statistics, 85% of drowning victims were not wearing life … Continued

On a Roll: Scooters Hitting the Streets Again

In the 1980s, scooters and mopeds enjoyed brisk sales and became a popular way for getting around town. But the demand for these low-cost rides seemed to disappear almost immediately, thanks, in part, to more economical cars and falling gas … Continued

Reduce Your Summer Utility Bills in 7 Steps

Utility costs can be a real drain on the family budget. Try these energy-saving tips to ease the pain so you can get back to the pleasures of summer. 1. Be smart about peak-time utility rates. Plan to run your … Continued

Home Safety for the Elderly

Simple fixes and smart thinking can ensure a safe environment for seniors. Stairs are the most obvious barrier to seniors hoping to stay in their homes as long as possible. But lighting, bath and kitchen design as well as access … Continued

Backyard BBQ Party Ideas Infographic

Summer is upon us and it is time to fire up the grill! A good backyard BBQ is so much more than just eating. It’s a perfect opportunity to organize awesome entertainment and activities. Try out some of these fun … Continued

5 Surprising Reasons You Need Life Insurance

A key benefit of life insurance is it can provide enough money to help family members stay in their homes, even funding living expenses as well as debt left behind so the survivors have less financial stress during this difficult … Continued