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The Galveston County Daily News: Home Improvement

January 20, 2017

Home Improvement

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Wednesday 01/18/2017
Keep Your Home Safe Without Compromising Style
Updated: January 19, 2017 - 2:32 am

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Reach Your Resolutions
Updated: January 19, 2017 - 2:32 am


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5 Ways To Create Healthy Days
Updated: January 19, 2017 - 2:32 am

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5 Bathroom Upgrades for Style, Function
Updated: January 19, 2017 - 2:32 am

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Simplify Your Cleaning Routine
Updated: January 19, 2017 - 2:32 am

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Natural Stone in the Shower
Updated: January 19, 2017 - 2:32 am

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Save Time with a Dream Closet
Updated: January 19, 2017 - 2:32 am

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Saturday 01/14/2017
A Blended Take on Family Favorites
Updated: January 16, 2017 - 2:31 am

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Resolve to Make Your Lunchbox Healthier
Updated: January 16, 2017 - 2:31 am

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Thursday 01/12/2017
Playroom upgrade: A wall-mount 'barn door' makes more room for fun
Updated: January 20, 2017 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - With spring fast approaching and the kids at school, there’s no better time to upgrade the playroom.

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Wednesday 01/11/2017
Big Results on a Little Budget
Updated: January 12, 2017 - 2:32 am

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3 Ways Seniors Can Control Prescription Costs
Updated: January 12, 2017 - 2:32 am

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Tuesday 01/10/2017
How To Express Sympathy
Updated: January 11, 2017 - 2:31 am

(NAPS)—When a friend, family member or co-worker experiences a loss, it can be hard to know what to say, but just about any acknowledgment of sympathy is better than nothing.

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Friday 01/06/2017
This security system alerts you before something bad happens
Updated: January 07, 2017 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - There’s a distinctly unwelcome sentiment that every parent, no matter how vigilant, must experience once in a while. You might know it as, “that was close.”

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Reverse Mortgage Can Help With Retirement Planning
Updated: January 06, 2017 - 2:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - This article is a paid advertisement. The content was provided by One Reverse Mortgage.

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Thursday 01/05/2017
5 easy DIY projects to tackle this winter
Updated: January 13, 2017 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - The winter months are the perfect time to dig in and tackle easy DIY projects for an updated home you'll enjoy all year long. These five simple home improvement projects are incredibly easy, affordable and can be completed in three hours or less.

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4 tips to save water in your home
Posted: January 05, 2017

(BPT) - The average American family uses more than 300 gallons of water every single day, 70 percent of which occurs indoors. Flushing the toilet, brushing your teeth and taking a long hot shower all add to the consumption of this valuable natural resource.

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Wednesday 01/04/2017
Shop Your Way to an Organized Closet
Updated: January 05, 2017 - 2:31 am

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Spruce Up Your Space Inside and Out
Updated: January 05, 2017 - 2:31 am

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Tuesday 01/03/2017
5 tips to keep your home warm, cozy and protected this winter
Updated: January 04, 2017 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - Winter is a harsh and cold season that can be terribly straining on homes, causing costly and inconvenient breakdowns, especially to plumbing and heating systems.

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A Comfortable Way To Save On Energy
Updated: January 04, 2017 - 2:31 am

(NAPSI)—When it comes to getting a good deal on home cooling and heating, an increasing number of homeowners are going underground.

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Thursday 12/29/2016
Monitor Your Comfort And Savings
Updated: December 30, 2016 - 2:31 am

(NAPSI)—You don’t have to sacrifice comfort to save money and energy when heating and cooling your home.

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Save Energy And Money
Updated: December 30, 2016 - 2:31 am

(NAPSI)—A cool way to save some cold cash can be to install a heating and cooling system that takes solar energy out of the ground.

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Wednesday 12/28/2016
Easy Decluttering Tips
Updated: December 30, 2016 - 2:31 am

(NAPSI)—Even the cleanest home will look messy if it’s not properly organized. Jule Eller, director of trend and style at Lowe’s, says there are a few simple ways to declutter your home and make your space look tidy.

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5 Tips for Managing Diabetes
Updated: December 29, 2016 - 2:31 am

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Nurturing Selflessness in a Selfie Culture
Updated: December 29, 2016 - 2:31 am

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Millennial Parents Struggle with High Cost of Living
Updated: December 29, 2016 - 2:31 am

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Friday 12/23/2016
Kitty Christmas
Updated: December 24, 2016 - 2:32 am

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5 Steps For Easy Entertaining
Updated: December 24, 2016 - 2:32 am

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Simplify Last-Minute Holiday Shopping
Updated: December 24, 2016 - 2:32 am

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’Tis the Season … for More Laundry
Updated: December 24, 2016 - 2:32 am

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3 Ways to Get Resourceful with Gift Wrapping
Updated: December 24, 2016 - 2:32 am

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Preserving Holiday Traditions
Updated: December 24, 2016 - 2:32 am

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Perfect Party Zones
Updated: December 24, 2016 - 2:32 am

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Tips for Easy Holiday Shipping
Updated: December 24, 2016 - 2:32 am

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Winning at Holiday Giving
Updated: December 24, 2016 - 2:32 am

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A Holiday Survival Guide
Updated: December 24, 2016 - 2:32 am

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5 Ways to Add Luxury to Your Laundry Room
Updated: December 24, 2016 - 2:32 am

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Give the Gift of Donations
Updated: December 24, 2016 - 2:32 am

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High-End Home Upgrades
Updated: December 24, 2016 - 2:32 am

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Wednesday 12/21/2016
Tips On Buying A House While Single
Updated: December 22, 2016 - 2:31 am

(NAPSI)—A new home is one of the biggest purchases a couple will make. Now imagine doing it on your own.

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Tuesday 12/20/2016
Make a design statement with cypress
Updated: December 28, 2016 - 2:32 am

(BPT) - As Americans design their dream homes, or plan the remodel of their existing ones, wood is once again becoming a prominent feature in their interior design schemes. One species in particular — cypress — is attracting the attention of both millennials in the suburbs and boomers along the shoreline. So what’s the appeal?

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Smart storage ideas to squeeze extra space from your bathroom
Updated: December 28, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - Shampoo bottles, makeup tools, lotions, linens and laundry — the bathroom is one of the most frequented rooms in the home and clutter can collect quickly. Stop the chaos before it gets out of control by implementing some smart storage solutions. With these simple ideas, your bathroom will be the most functional and fashionable room in the house.

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Simply sleek: How to create today's top shower design
Updated: December 28, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - Love the look of sleek, elegant shower spaces featured in popular home-improvement magazines and TV shows? You don’t need to be a design expert to update your favorite bathroom with touches of modern luxury and influences of European simplicity. To create a fashionable, functional and fabulous shower, follow these three rules.

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Ho, Ho, Ho...Save H2O!
Updated: December 21, 2016 - 2:33 am

(NAPSI)—During this busy season of holiday parties, shopping, and family festivities, it's easy to forget how much this time of year can increase your environmental footprint. A family of four uses about 400 gallons of water at home daily, but when you add holiday cooking and guests to the mix, the gallons can really add up!

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How Do You Know When You're Really an Adult?
Updated: December 20, 2016 - 2:31 am

(StatePoint) Think back on those milestones that made you feel like you were finally a grown-up.

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Monday 12/19/2016
3 easy home improvement projects you can tackle right now
Updated: December 20, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - During the milder months — like summer and fall — homeowners naturally tend to prioritize working on the exterior of their houses, because the weather is nice. But in the winter, we’re more apt to tackle smaller home improvement projects inside. This seems like a no brainer, right? After all, no one wants to redo landscaping when it’s 35 degrees outside.

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Saturday 12/17/2016
The evolution of kitchen design: Timeless tips through the decades
Updated: December 18, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - As a reflection of the ever-changing American lifestyle, kitchens have evolved over the past 100 years from a space that was once viewed as a utilitarian work-room in the back of the house, to become the centerpiece of the home. While trends come and go, history has made its mark on kitchen design.

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Wednesday 12/14/2016
Easy Ways to Make Your Bathroom Safer
Updated: December 14, 2016 - 2:31 am

(StatePoint) You may think of your bathroom as a relaxing oasis. Unfortunately, bathrooms are actually the site of 200,000 injuries annually nationwide, according to the National Safety Council. These incidents happen to people of all ages -- from young children who may see the bathroom as a play area, to expecting women whose balance may be off kilter, to seniors.

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