Giveaway! Win a HomeHawk Home Monitoring System ($400 Value!)

This week we're giving away a Panasonic HomeHawk ™ Home Monitoring system. Scroll down to see how you can enter!

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Home monitoring has never been more simple, effective and secure than with the new HomeHawk™ by Panasonic KX-HN7000 Series of HD cameras. The KX-HN7002W model comes equipped with a front door HD camera, one peripheral HD camera and a wireless access point base to ensure that your home is protected inside and outside. Continue Reading

How To Get Your House Ready For Winter: A Must-Do Maintenance Checklist

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I know you’d rather this post was about Christmas decorations (pretty!), DIY gift ideas (fun!), or cozy holiday recipes (yum!), but the truth is, home maintenance should be part of your fall routine, too. Spring has its cleaning, so it’s only natural that fall has its prep. And, oh boy, should you prep. Here are a handful of tips to help you make the most of this season of transition, and help your home stay safe and warm all winter long. Continue Reading

Infographic: The DIYer’s Guide to All the Paint Tools You Need

Want to paint like the pros? It’s all about having the right tools and proper preparation. No matter what your project, it’s important to have an essential set of paint tools at your disposal and that’s where Purdy can help. Check out the most popular Purdy tools for DIY projects and their many uses before you tackle your next at-home challenge!

Prepping for your next big project? Watch this video to see how Purdy paint tools deliver noticeably superior results every single time. Continue Reading

22 Ways To Cut Your Energy Bill

How to save energy this spring - switch to a tankless water heater, leave the shower door open, and more

It's been a record El Niño winter this year, sending much of the country into a roller-coaster ride of weird, unseasonal weather. But despite warmer-than- average temps in many places, it's still important to get in the habit of saving energy and reducing your carbon footprint. From sealing up cracks to getting a tankless water heater, here are twenty-two energy saving tips you might not have heard of before… 

 

Keeping moisture in your home can improve comfort

 

1. Leave the door open when showering

By leaving the bathroom door open, and leaving the exhaust fan off, you introduce more moisture into the home. Continue Reading

How to Throw a Chocolate and Champagne Open House

This post is sponsored by Lindt® and EVITE®

Chocolate and Champagne Holiday Open House
This is a holiday party that won’t cause you any stress. Skip all the hard stuff (multiple-course meals, etc.), and treat yo’ self and yo’ friends to the good stuff: champagne and chocolate. End the year with sweets and bubbles, and host a decadent open house to wrap up the season with style. Here’s how you can pull it off with ease. 

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Creating a decorative, eye-catching table arrangement doesn’t have to be a lot of work. Continue Reading

How To Buy The Perfect Piece

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How to buy the perfect piece

A few pieces of furniture can transform your house into a welcoming home. American Signature Furniture can help you find the ultimate comfort sectional to sit back and binge watch your favorite show, or take you through an easy, three-step process to find that affordable high quality mattress. American Signature Furniture offers the best prices, widest selection of styles, and is the easiest way to find the perfect pieces for your home.  Continue Reading

Get To Know Your Water Heater

Is it time to get a new water heater? Find out what to look for.

If the sleet is falling and bare branches are creaking in the frosty wind, then winter must be around the corner. Now's the time to make sure your home is ready, so when the real cold hits, you can stay warm and cozy. If you haven't thought about your water heater in a while, it might be a good time to learn a little more about it. Waiting until your water heater fails could cost you money, or worse, cold showers on frigid winter mornings.  Continue Reading

Bringing Makers to Market: Dremel Makers-in-Residence Winners Announced

2015 Dremel Makers-in-Residence winners announced

Earlier this year, Dremel started taking applications for its “Makers-in-Residence” program, an initiative meant to support makers who exhibit a passion for creativity and a do-it-yourself ethos. People from all walks of life were invited to apply for a chance to win the title of 'Chief Maker' and a prize package of Dremel tools worth more than $5,000. Last week at World Maker Faire in New York, the winners were announced, and they're an impressive group. Continue Reading

Our Top 10 Destinations for Design-Minded Travelers

Our ten favorite travel destinations for design lovers

Travel opens and inspires your eyes like nothing else, helping you see the world anew. For those who live and breathe design, it's important to step away from the familiar and gain some new perspective. You may love where you live (we do!), but that shouldn't stop you from getting out and seeing how other people live. Today, we've teamed up with Villas.com to share some of our top places to visit for great inspiration, and pair them with gorgeous lodging options. Continue Reading

Awesome Send-Off Gifts for Your College-Bound Student

Back to school is all around us. Along with the school supplies and dorm room decor, it’s a great time to think about including a little something special in your sendoff. Whether it’s your child, your niece, your grandson, or your best friend, we’ve teamed up with Best Buy and Evite to round up a set of “happy trails” gifts that will help them off with style.

Top 10 Gifts for Her

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1. Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Instant Film Camera from Best Buy, $99.99  

Your girl can document all her college adventures with this instant mini film camera, and then use the prints to give that dorm room some personalized flair. Continue Reading