Homeowners

Nov. 12, 2021

Surprising Issues Tiny Houses Face in Winter

Before the temperatures drop super low and a new season comes in, tiny homeowners need to prep their homes for winter to ensure comfortable living all winter long. Some of these necessary preparations may look different than those of your traditional regular-size home.Surprising Issues Tiny Houses Face in Winter

Here are some things to think about ...

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Nov. 2, 2021

Tips to turn an Attic into a Cozy Work Space

So many people in the Portland area have made the shift to working either full or part-time from their homes permanently. Where can a homeowner find some space to dedicate to this new work arrangement? Many homes around Portland have potential space in the attic, especially those cool historic homes ...

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Oct. 4, 2021

Oregon's New Plans to Protect Homes from Wildfires

Oregon government officials are hoping some home hardening measures can help to prevent houses from burning during a wildfire. Summers in the west are getting hotter and dryer and more fire-prone especially in the recent past few summers. The most controversial part of the sweeping new wildfire protection plan is ...

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Sept. 29, 2021

Whittle down options before choosing exterior house-paint colors

“Trust your eyes.”

That’s the advice one color consultant gives to homeowners who are overwhelmed when debating what colors to choose for exterior house paint.Whittle down options before choosing exterior house-paint colors

But before reaching that final stage in the decision-making process, homeowners should identify undertones found in their home’s elements that will remain unchanged after ...

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July 14, 2021

Kitchens Take on New Purposes Following the Pandemic

During the 2020 pandemic, kitchens became a beehive of activity. Kitchen tables, islands and desks became ersatz home offices and classrooms where family members plunked down laptops to login to their virtual accounts.

The kitchen became more of a “command center” where all ages gathered together to figure out logistics ...

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June 17, 2021

Tripping Over Toys? Organizing Your Kids’ Toy Room

Being a parent is often said to be the most demanding — and the most rewarding — job in the world. Just about any parent will agree that they feel privileged to love and raise their children, at least when they’re not dealing with a toddler who’s melting down or an ...

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June 16, 2021

Store Clothes In Your Closet, Not Dust

Household dust are tiny particles that can add up to big problems. Dust might appear harmless, but look at it more closely and you are likely to see the various nasty components such as dust mites, dust mite excrement, pollen, toxic chemicals, and other materials that can cause discomfort, trigger ...

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June 14, 2021

New Technology Spurs "Smart Home" Advances

Thanks to rapid-fire advances in technology, today’s “smart home” is getting smarter every day.

A short time ago, possibilities for integrating technology throughout a home seemed like science fiction. Now, they are now everyday realities.New Technology Spurs "Smart Home" Advances

The amazing smart home is capable of learning how to predict and adapt to your ...

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June 7, 2021

Avoiding Construction Pitfalls When Remodeling

Before tackling a major remodeling project, take steps to avoid pitfalls that could lead to frustration, unexpected delays and dissatisfaction with project results.

Builder Grade?Avoiding Construction Pitfalls When Remodeling

For instance, you could find--to your chagrin--the contractor used builder-grade products during the remodeling project rather than quality supplies and materials you expected. To avoid ...

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May 19, 2021

Mixing Metals: Finishing Your Kitchen’s Look

Infographic created by Gerber.

The metals in your kitchen aren’t like other home décor pieces: there’s no rule they have to match. In fact, mixing materials can create a more collected, contemporary, beautiful style — one that’s on trend and timeless. Designer kitchens often feature more than one metal, and ...

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