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How To Stay Cool in Extreme Heat

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Summer has arrived. Heatwaves can occur in areas of the country where cooler climates are the norm during most of the year. Some homes in these areas lack air conditioning, making coping in extreme temperatures difficult for everyone. With the temperature rising, it’s time to consider keeping your home cool and ready for the long, hot days ahead.  As the…

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HOW TO REFLECT SUNLIGHT FROM WINDOWS

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On warm days, sunlight pouring into your house can become oppressive and overwhelming, sometimes bringing a lot of excess heat with it. While sunshine can be very inviting and welcoming at times, if left unchecked, it can generate a lot of heat inside your house. So here we are going to suggest a few ways to help block sunlight heat…

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What Are the Best Environmentally Friendly Blinds?

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As a homeowner, there are many ways to make your home more environmentally friendly. Eco-friendly and energy-efficient window treatments are one of the best ways to add green features to your home while also significantly lowering your energy costs.  When choosing the new window treatments to use during home renovations, you should consider the impact they have on the environment…

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How to Prepare Your Yard for Spring

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Often one of the first things you think about when the weather warms and the snow melts are those wonderful outdoor barbecues with delicious food, a cold beverage, and great company. But before you can do this, you want your yard to be presentable, so you will want to keep a few things on your checklist. Things like preparing your…

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NOTICE: New Canadian Window Covering Regulations For Child Safety

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An Important Update Regarding the Sale of Corded Window Coverings In Canada, Effective May 1st In an effort to eliminate strangulation hazards to children due to dangling lift cords, new Corded Window Covering Regulations have been issued in Canada. These new rules restrict the length of reachable cords and the size of loops, applying to all indoor window coverings with…

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What to do if you Have a Hard Time Sleeping

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Restful sleep is desired by everyone, and sleep problems are something that is dreaded by all. The quality of your sleep can be determined by a number of factors, from your personal habits, to the environment around you. Things like the temperature of your bedroom, the  softness of your sheets, and the level of darkness you have in the room…

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How to Keep your Home Private

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Windows are a wonderful thing to have in your home, they allow natural light and fresh air to come inside and they allow you to have a view of the great outdoors. Unfortunately, the same applies to people on the outside, the windows allow them to see into your home. So what can you do to remedy this, how can…

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Ways to Keep Your Home Earth Friendly

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Protecting our planet has never been a more important thing to do. As climate change continues to affect our planet, changing our lifestyles to become more environmentally friendly has become more and more urgent. With that in mind, we should really think about investing in our homes to make it more eco-friendly.  Your house is where you spend most of…

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How to Make Easy Room Decorations

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Home decor can be a fun and fulfilling project to undertake. Our houses are not only our homes, but are lifelong investments. They are the place where we eat, sleep, and enjoy time with our families. While upgrades and upkeep to the house require large monetary investments, there are several ways to decorate your home that are fairly inexpensive. If…

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