Category: Home + Lifestyle

Prevention is Key to Home Fire Safety

Prepare. Respond. Recover. While no one wants to imagine what it would be like to have to respond or recover from a fire in their home, much can be done to prepare and prevent one from ever happening in the first place.

The second week of October is Fire Prevention Week. I hope that you’ll take some time to read the Red Cross’ important information and tips about the hazards of home fires.

Will you join me in creating a fire safety plan to keep our homes and loved ones safe? 

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6 Things to Try When A Room Just Isn’t Coming Together

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If you’ve ever had a room hovering at “almost there,” you know how frustrating of a situation it can be. The room doesn’t look bad, it just doesn’t quite sing. It’s missing something, and you can’t put your finger on it. You might find these six things to try helpful when a room just isn’t coming together like you thought it would!

Read the source article at Apartment Therapy

7 Home Tech Products To Upgrade Your Space Right Now

Each is compatible with Apple’s Home app, new to iOS 10

Your home is talking.

With the release of iOS 10 earlier this month, Apple is finally pulling the curtain back on its new Home app, and, as is the vogue in the smart home sphere, voice activation is the name of the game. We first heard about the company’s foray into the world of the automated dwelling when it announced HomeKit, a new hub for compatible products, at the annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) back in 2014.

Read the source article at Curbed

Take it Easy this Season: Fun, Festive and Inexpensive Ways to Enjoy Fall

Fall is a much-beloved season — and for good reason! After a long hot summer, there is finally a cool nip in the air, inspiring cozy nights spent by the fire and soft sweaters reintroduced into your wardrobe. And everywhere you turn, you’ll spot others diving headfirst into the season, hyping up fall fashion and reminding you that pumpkin spice everything is back on the menu.

Read the source article at Apartment Therapy

The Future of Decorating Is Here, and It Changes Everything

Sonia’s Bright, Modern Loft in Spain

(Image credit: Alicia Macias)

It used to be that if you wanted to create something custom for your home, you had to trek to a brick-and-mortar fabric store, sit down at your sewing machine, and a couple of hours later, you’d have a pillow. Flash forward to 2016: You can now order a king-size duvet cover with your cat’s face on it and have it delivered to your door with just a click of your mouse. Oh, what a time to be alive!

Read the source article at Apartment Therapy

The Mega List of Labor Day Sales

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It’s Labor Day weekend, and in between grilling and chilling, there are lots of ways to save some cash. As a new season (and new merch) arrives, retailers are marking down everything from outdoor goods to mattresses to summer fashion. Here’s our list of the biggest and best sales happening during Labor Day 2016.

Read the source article at Apartment Therapy

Inexpensive Flooring Choices That Actually Look Really Really Good

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If you’ve ever embarked upon (or even have just priced out) a remodel, you’ll realize that flooring is one of those things that seems like not much of a big deal but can actually add up to a whole, whole lot of money. So today we’re taking a look at inexpensive flooring choices: ones that initially may not seem particularly glamorous, but might actually wind up looking really great — and saving you a lot of money in the process.

Read the source article at Apartment Therapy