Why You Should Renovate Your Front Porch

Front porches add a quaint design detail to cottages and classical houses. They create a grand entrance, welcoming people to your home in a cute and cozy manner. Nowadays, many people bid their goodbyes to front porches, opting for more modern and sleek entrances. However, a porch offers numerous benefits, making it a worthy investment. Upgrading your front porch optimizes the space and allows you to reap the advantages a porch offers. Here are three reasons why you should renovate your front porch.

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How to Properly Store Your Patio Furniture This Winter

All summer long, you and your loved ones sat outside on your patio furniture to relax, and you look forward to doing it again next summer. 

However, even though the majority of patio products are designed to be used outside, your outdoor furniture may suffer damage from the impending winter if you don’t protect it. 

By taking the necessary precautions now to properly store your patio furniture for the winter, you’ll not only increase the longevity of your investment but it will also make things easier for you come spring.

The best scenario is to store everything inside, under a tarp, in a shed, a dry storage area, or under a roof to ensure that your outdoor furniture lasts for a long time. If you do decide to use a tarp, be sure to secure it and leave a gap at the bottom to encourage airflow.

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Energy-Efficient Upgrades To Make to Your Home

Energy-Efficient Upgrades To Make to Your Home

If you’re looking to minimize your energy usage while maintaining a comfortable home, rest assured that you have plenty of options. Make these upgrades to your home to boost energy efficiency without sacrificing comfort or function.

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How to Insure Your Collectibles

How to Insure Your Collectibles

If you are among the estimated 40% of people in the U.S. who maintain a collection of high-value items, chances are good you’re also among the many people who believe their prized collection is covered in the event of a loss.

But consider this: most personal property coverage with your homeowner’s insurance is a percentage of the value of your home (usually 50-70%), and insurers place limits on the reimbursement value of individual items.  If the value of your collection exceeds that limit, you’re out of luck.

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4 Ways to Budget For Home Maintenance Costs

Congratulations! You’re now the owner of a new (or new to you) home! Of course, you realize that your expenses have only just begun, even though you may have already bought your home, right?

I’m talking about home maintenance.

When putting together your budget as a new homeowner, remember to include the annual cost of this very important element of being a homeowner.

Wondering what’s included in yearly home upkeep? 

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