Home Air Filter Replacement

Anyone who has lived through wildfire smoke lately may be looking for home air filter replacement and subscription options or air purifiers to use in their homes. I get that. With the fires air quality is poor. This is outside, …

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Water from the Dehumidifier

Is the water from the dehumidifier close to overflowing? You’re likely not alone. During summer, your dehumidifier may be working overtime. And if you live in a hot and humid climate year round, your dehumidifier may run year round, too. …

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How Long Do Home Appliances Last

I never thought about how long appliances last until we moved into our second home. There, we found a kitchen straight out of the 1970s — complete with harvest gold and brown appliances. In fact, the refrigerator was almost as …

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How to Clean Quartz Countertops

When we renovated the kitchen in our first home, we replaced laminate with quartz countertops. Suddenly, I needed to relearn how to clean up after cooking. You see, there are cleaning methods that can sabotage your quartz countertops. It’s the …

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Bathroom Plants that Absorb Moisture

Did you know there are plants that absorb moisture? People usually put them in bathrooms to help keep the humidity down.  It’s something I’m considering for my home. You see, moisture is a problem in our upstairs bathroom. It shouldn’t …

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Refinishing a Fireplace

When Bill and I started our home renovation, we knew that one of the projects we wanted to do was refinishing the fireplace in the dining room. It was painted white with a sky-blue mantle. Bill hates painted brick. I …

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