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(Family Features) Remodeling your home can be one of the most exciting projects to undertake. Whether you’re thinking about a bathroom update, kitchen overhaul or a new room addition, planning and setting realistic expectations are critical in ensuring your project goes as smoothly as possible.

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(Family Features) Spring is a time for renewal and awakenings. It’s also the perfect time to take your cues from Mother Nature and devise a plan to reduce and reimagine your way to a refreshing, updated home you can fully enjoy once more.

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(NAPSI)—For a lawn that turns the neighbors green with envy, heed these four hints:

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(Family Features) Blood clots can affect anyone and may lead to significant health problems, but some people are at higher risk for life-threatening blood clots.

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(NAPSI)—Two in five people say they’re more likely to win the lottery than lose their home in a fire, according to a 2019 national American Red Cross survey.

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(Family Features) Recreation vehicles, or RVs, are increasingly popular. Sleek new models and high-tech innovations are attracting younger and more diverse people to the RV lifestyle.

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(NAPSI)—It’s official: Pink is having its moment. From the runway to the red carpet, this coveted color is seen just about everywhere. And 1-800-Flowers.com is joining the pink party. Always ahead of the curve, this top floral gifting company has recently named the hot pink rose its 2019 Flo…

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(NAPSI)—When it comes to doing a thorough cleaning, there are the “usual suspects”: getting rid of old clothes and magazines, organizing the pantry, cleaning the yard and getting the garden ready to plant. But there’s one item that many people don’t think about when it comes to deep cleaning…

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(NAPSI)—If your family is like most, the kitchen is your home’s central gathering place. Now, homeowners are looking to enhance their kitchens’ appeal with a timeless and transitional design that also makes a personal statement.

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(NAPSI)—Remodeling a kitchen can be a great idea—for most families it is the heart of the home and most-used room—and it can be easier than you may realize, if you heed these four suggestions.

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(Family Features) There’s more to managing your money than paying your bills and successfully avoiding overdraft charges (although those are definitely steps in the right direction). Effectively managing your money takes time and planning, but the payoff may be a stronger financial future.

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(Family Features) Many of the growing problems around the world, from famines and food insecurity to climate change and profound poverty, need the contributions of brilliant scientists, engineers, mathematicians and technologists. Encouraging children to explore skills and careers in science…

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(Family Features) If you have a hard time falling asleep and waking up and find yourself feeling lethargic during the day, rest assured you’re not alone. Regardless of how hard you may work to try and maintain a healthy lifestyle, you may be in need of a way to reset your body clock for opti…

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(Family Features) With cable and satellite subscription costs continuing to rise, many people are turning to the internet for alternative entertainment options. According to eMarketer, 33 million people have canceled their cable or satellite services – or “cut the cord” – and that number is …

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(NewsUSA) - Mudrooms - transition spaces between the outdoors and the indoors that provide storage for footwear, wet clothes, sports gear, and other paraphernalia not wanted in the house - have grown in popularity as American homes have become bigger.

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(NewsUSA) - Plumbing leaks are rampant and such a problem that the Enironmental Protection Agency (EPA) has a Fix a Leak Week campaign in March to educate the public and save water. FloLogic, a smart leak control technology company, is participating in the effort with practical tips and smar…

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(NAPSI)—Remember the Lorax, who spoke for the trees? Dr. Seuss’ tale laid important groundwork by encouraging the next generation to care about the environment. As Seuss wrote, “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” Regardless of age or a…

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(Family Features) When thinking about errands, check-lists and even downtime, every busy person wishes there were more hours in the day. When tight on time, chores have a way of piling up and spilling into free time. With the right routine, however, day-to-day tasks can be tackled throughout…

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(Family Feature) A kitchen must be many things for the average family: a cooking center, social hub and, most importantly, a central command station for the entire household. Unfortunately, organization sometimes takes a backseat in the chaos of daily life, which means kitchens and pantries …

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(Family Features) If you often find yourself standing in front of a closet bursting with clothes but can’t find anything to wear, it may be time for a makeover – not only for your wardrobe, but for your closet, too.

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(StatePoint) The warmer weather means it’s time to start thinking about home improvement projects. Whether you’re getting your home in tip-top shape for your own enjoyment, or getting it ready to put on the market, not all home improvement projects are created equal when it comes to return o…

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(NAPSI)—When spring is on its way, home owners are often eager to get outside and spruce up their yards. It’s important when doing so to keep safety in mind.

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(Family Features) The influence of global cultures is increasingly visible in home decor as technology expands homeowners’ worldviews. Acting on the inspiration of global trends can be as simple as shifting your outlook to bringing eye-catching features and everyday functions into your home.

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(Family Features) Even if your home has seen a generation or two of living, creating a contemporary new look may not require a full-scale renovation. The key to creating a more modern feel is all in the details.

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(Family Features) Natural stone adds elegance and style to any home. With a nearly endless array of colors, textures and designs, it’s easy to create a one-of-a-kind look for your kitchen or bath. However, without proper care, that carefully selected natural stone may quickly start to show w…

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(Family Features) Pets have an incomparable ability to improve owners’ lives in a number of ways, so it’s only right that pet parents do the same for them. That’s why, if you’re considering adding a pet to the family, adoption can be a great choice.

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(Family Features) Whether playmates or protectors, the human-animal bond is often a powerful connection that goes beyond pure companionship. Dogs typically have many talents and personas – they can be man’s best friend, a canine companion during a difficult time or even a service dog helping…

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(NAPSI)—Two out of three American homes get a thorough cleaning at least once a year, reports the American Cleaning Institute, often in the springtime.

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(BPT) - Springtime means warmer temperatures, wide-open windows and a fresh outlook on life. With springtime on the way, many of us look forward to freshening up our homes by clearing out the dust and cobwebs that have accumulated over the winter. While spring cleaning can seem like a daunti…

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(NAPSI)—Is your family suffering from a multigenerational home energy crisis? If so, you’re not alone. Multigenerational households are on the rise, with a record one in five Americans living in homes shared by multiple adult generations, causing various domestic growing pains—including skyr…

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(Family Features) Enhancing your home’s energy-efficient features is a savvy way to make the space more livable while also making a smaller impact on the environment and your bank account.

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(Family Features) With the abundance of home improvement shows on TV, DIY has evolved from an intimidating trade for the pros to an easy-to-manage project for even the least handy of humans. Transforming a home from disaster to delightful through simple DIY projects and repairs is much easie…