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Living Organic: Green New Year’s Resolutions for Your Home
For a twist on New Year resolutions, consider an organic approach to your home. Image: Jason Boyd from Pexels.

Living Organic: Green New Year’s Resolutions for Your Home

While deciding to lose weight, work out more, and eat less junk food are typical New Year resolutions, among the best ones you can embrace are those that make your living space more organic and green. Our…

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Five Natural Threats to Your Home—and How to Thwart Them
Common in Texas hill country summers, storm fronts can bring extremes of wind and rain. Image: Digitized House.

Five Natural Threats to Your Home—and How to Thwart Them

Thanks to tropical storms and other severe weather patterns, homeowners have many unique obstacles when it comes to home maintenance. These top five natural threats are the weather-related issues you need to know about—plus how to address them…

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Seven Fresh Trends Shaping the Face of the Real Estate Industry
Many of the trends in real estate, such as PropTech, are happening behind the scenes. This modern farmhouse outside Austin, Texas, was designed by Tim Brown Architecture and built by Strong Roots Development. Image: Digitized House.

Seven Fresh Trends Shaping the Face of the Real Estate Industry

Trends are an ever-changing phenomena, whether it’s the fashion industry, music, business, technology, or real estate market. These shifts, however, may not always be positive for the respective genre. But in the case of real estate, things…

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Why Home Warranties and Smart Appliances Don’t Mix
Smart refrigerators, such as those in the Samsung Family Hub line, will be a forcing function for home warranty providers as these appliances become more commonplace and homeowners are seeking to protect their investment. Image: Samsung.

Why Home Warranties and Smart Appliances Don’t Mix

Home warranties are an effective way to protect yourself from having to pay a huge repair bill for your appliances. However, this protection is limited when it comes to smart devices. As the popularity of the Internet…

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5 Essential Tips for Upgrading the Electrical System in Your Home
Electrical power is the lifeblood of your home. If your electrical system is not up to the demands of today's connected home, it may be time for an upgrade. Image: Andreea Ch from Pexels.

5 Essential Tips for Upgrading the Electrical System in Your Home

Do you find yourself having to juggle multiple power strips so that you can keep all your tech devices charged while trying to accomplish your daily tasks? Now may be the opportune time to stow away the…

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5 Best Smart Technology Upgrades to Boost the Value of Your Home
What are the best smart home upgrades to add value to your dwelling? Read on.

5 Best Smart Technology Upgrades to Boost the Value of Your Home

Smart homes are becoming a more affordable reality for many Americans. According to statistics firm Statista, the smart home market is expected to grow by 12 percent annually to reach a market value of $43.7 billion by…

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9 Scandinavian Design Trends You Will Love at Home
Scandinavian design can be a compelling option for your home. Image: BoConcept.

9 Scandinavian Design Trends You Will Love at Home

Minimalism has taken off. With the new movement toward functionality, small space living, and keeping things decluttered, it’s not surprising we’re looking further north for our design trends.  Scandinavian design is all about function, style, and minimalist…

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4 Alternative Decking Materials for Your Outdoor Space
Polymer decking from Azek is among a new wave of highly durable decking materials. Image: Digitized House Media.

4 Alternative Decking Materials for Your Outdoor Space

As technology marches forward, the materials we use for constructing our homes continually evolves. In many cases, building products manufacturers are developing hybrid, synthetic, and metallic materials designed to supplant conventional wood, which can bring higher durability,…

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Locky Adds Smart Safety to Dumb Door Locks
Locky brings smart features to conventional door locksets by enveloping your key with a hi-tech housing. Image: Locky.

Locky Adds Smart Safety to Dumb Door Locks

One of the caveats of converting your home into a “smart” space is that you essentially have to replace the devices, items, and components you have already invested in with updated tech. So, for example, if you…

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Are Smart Homes Normalizing Energy-Efficient Living?
A multitude of energy- and resource-efficient smart-home technologies are becoming mainstream in today's homes, thereby normalizing energy-efficient living. Image: Brian Babb on Unsplash.

Are Smart Homes Normalizing Energy-Efficient Living?

Smart and sustainable homes can offer excellent energy efficiency, curbing energy and resource waste on a global scale. A variety of technologies and applications promote efficiency in smart homes, with light bulbs, thermostats, window coverings, sprinkler controllers,…

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Smart Solutions to Accelerate Garden Growth
Robotic mowers can be a big time saver in your landscape, giving you more time to tend to the garden. Image: Husqvarna.

Smart Solutions to Accelerate Garden Growth

Having a garden is one of the biggest joys a nature enthusiast can have in their lives. You get to hand pick the little plants you want to raise in your yard and take pride in raising…

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