Managing Your Energy Use and Cost

June 16, 2020

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As families are spending more time at home, they will probably notice that they are using more energy than they typically do. Here are a few recommendations we have so you can conserve energy and keep electric bills manageable. Turn off lights when not in use. Devices that are plugged into an outlet can still use a small amount of energy, even when they are not turned on. Connect multiple devices such as phone chargers, laptops and tablets into a power strip that can be turned on and off. Add weather stripping or caulking to windows, doors or other area…

Kitchen Storage: Now and Later

May 27, 2020

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Is it important to have an organized kitchen? This is a question that many of us have asked—and answered—these last few months. As we adjusted to a new stay-at-home work/school environment, we have experienced just how functional our home truly is. The kitchen has long been the hub of the home. But as this space continues to be asked to do more, we are seeing how the kitchen plays a vital role in the overall health of our home’s ecosystem. And the more organized it is (based on each family’s needs), the better it functions. Here are a few of…

Tips for Selecting a Paint Color

April 2, 2020

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The right interior paint color can be inspiring, energizing or calming. But with thousands of paint colors available today, it can be difficult—even overwhelming—to select which one. Here are some tips to help you with this process. Don’t start with the paint color. It may feel counterintuitive to not pick the paint color first but don’t. Instead, use your furniture or décor to help narrow down the options. Gather inspiration. Pinterest is a great place to start to collect ideas. Create a board for each room of the house and start pinning. Use testers. Before purchasing a gallon of paint,…