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Your Top 5 Fireplace Questions, Answered

Ready for the snap, crackle and pop of a roaring fire? Fireplaces are one of the most sought-after home features, but using one can be intimidating, and you’ve probably got questions. We compiled this quick guide to get you and your fire started this winter. Here are your top 5 fireplace questions, answered.

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Don’t Give Up on Produce This Winter

Your summer garden season has ended, but don’t give up on fresh, seasonal fruits and veggies just yet. Here’s a list of 7 winter produce that add zest and variety to your winter meals.

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9 Tips for Achieving Maximum Coziness

Gray skies don’t have to mean a drab indoor life. Now that it’s winter, it’s tempting to just hibernate until spring. But there is, indeed, joy to be found in the quieter months of the year. Here are a 9 tips for achieving maximum coziness out of drab weather.

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4 Ways to Get Your Fireplace Ready for Fall

Is there anything cozier than snuggling up beside the fireplace in fall? Who doesn’t love staying in and watching the crackle of the fire?! The thought of fresh pumpkin spice everything, warm apple pies and a fuzzy blanket to curl up in is enough to get the firewood ready right now! Before you start sipping on the cider, get your fireplace ready for fall with these 4 unique ideas

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Guide to Growing Gourds in Your Garden

Cities across the nation get pumped about pumpkin season – so why not try growing your own gourds in your garden? It’s a great way to add beauty, color and style to your home. The fall season is prime time to harvest gourd varieties to use for decorations and even household tools. Pumpkin, squash and other gourds are an easy option for new gardeners, and we’ll show you how to grow a gourd harvest year after year with this guide to growing gourds.

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3 Reasons Fall Is the New Selling Season

Summer is traditionally thought of as the best time to buy and sell a home. But, just because the cold weather is approaching and people are getting cozy by their fires, doesn’t mean there aren’t advantages to going against the grain to sell your home. Here are 3 reasons sellers find fall is the new selling season

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8 Ways to Extend Your Patio Season This Fall

Cooling temperatures and the arrival of pumpkin spice everything doesn’t mean you need to head indoors just yet. Using your outdoor living space is a great way to enjoy the changing of the season and enjoy some outside time. Consider these 8 ways to extend your patio season into the fall:

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What Not to Store in the Garage

Skis. Bikes. Sports balls of all sorts. A lawnmower. Old toys. It’s easy for a garage to turn into a catchall storage unit. For most items that’s fine. But some things simply don’t belong in a garage, and they can even become a home hazard without proper storage protection. Here’s a list of items that […]

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The Pros and Cons of Converting a Garage to a Living Space

Record-low housing inventory across the nation has some homeowners rethinking their plans to move to a bigger space. Instead, they may be looking at ways to renovate or expand their current home. What about converting the garage into extra living space? Here are some pros and cons.

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