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5 Interior Design Trends for the Next Decade

A guest post today by Valerie Taylor 5 Interior Design Trends for the Next Decade Photo by Spacejoy on Unsplash The year 2020 was a game-changer for everyone worldwide due to the coronavirus health crisis. As people spent a big chunk of their time inside their homes, they started to see the value of creating

By |2022-07-29T08:14:58-04:00August 17th, 2022|Categories: Happy Home Ownership|Tags: , , , , |

Throw Some Shade

Insulated window shades and curtains are effective in lowering heating and cooling costs. It’s common sense! Just think about how much cooler it is under the umbrella in the summer instead of being directly in the sun. When the sun shines into your windows, heat passes through the glass into your house. It then rises

By |2022-07-26T11:04:20-04:00August 3rd, 2022|Categories: Happy Home Ownership|Tags: , , |

Indoor Plants That Can Improve Air Quality

As houses become more energy efficient, they circulate less air with the outdoors. We used to call that “leaking air”, as if it were a bad thing. But the downside of energy efficient houses is indoor air pollution.  Can plants help keep your indoor air cleaner? Yes, they can! As allergy season (hopefully) wains and

By |2022-06-07T12:42:22-04:00June 15th, 2022|Categories: Happy Home Ownership, Health and safety|Tags: , , , |

Easy Fixes that Improve Indoor Air Quality

You can improve indoor air quality by routinely addressing sources of dust and mold. The more we insulate our houses  against winter cold and summer heat, the less air leaks between the house and the great outdoors. Pollen and dust that gets into the house stays there, unless you pay attention to it. Areas that

By |2022-05-18T11:16:04-04:00June 1st, 2022|Categories: Energy efficiency, Happy Home Ownership|Tags: , , , , , , |

5 recommended insurances not always in a homeowners policy

Real estate must be insured before a lender will close on a mortgage. First time house buyers need to buy homeowner’s insurance before closing on their property and have the policy approved by the lender before closing. If they buy a condo, the condo association has already chosen the insurance and is paying for it

Molds at Home: 5 Health Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore

Do you suspect you have mold allergy? Guest blogger Elizabeth Shields writes about mold allergy symptoms and what you can do if you find out that you have a mold issue at home. Mold is a typical issue every homeowner has to deal with from time to time. They’re the slimy black, sometimes greenish, white,

By |2022-03-22T10:36:38-04:00March 30th, 2022|Categories: Happy Home Ownership, Problems and repair|Tags: , , , |