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Sidestep the Dangers of Your Stairs

You might not think of climbing the stairs as a risky endeavor, but you probably should. In the United States, a child with a stair-related injury is admitted to the ER every six minutes, and many other stair-related accidents go unreported. Luckily, these accidents are preventable. Educating yourself about the dangers of an improperly constructed staircase can save you and your family from future tumbles. Our Home professionals are answering our latest question right now! Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to get all the latest updates and info from our Home Expert Network. Sidestep the Dangers …

Pests

Pesky House Pests

Pests are annoying, costly, and downright dangerous. So when pests enter your home, it should be your highest priority to get rid of them. In most cases, hiring an exterminator is the fastest, most cost-effective way to rid your home of problem pests. Figure out what kind of pests you have, what removal options are available and get to exterminating. The infographic below was created out of joint collaboration between our staff writers and our Expert Network professionals. Our Home professionals are answering our latest question right now! Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to get all …

Home Hazards

Caution! Home Health Invaders

Keeping your home safe and secure is the most important priority as a homeowner. But sometimes, it’s hard to know that you are even being exposed to harm. From toxins in the air to mold in your walls, there are lots of threats to your home’s health that you can’t even see. To help ensure that we know how to keep our home free of these hard-to-see invaders, we asked our home improvement experts for some tips. With their help and our own research, we created the infographic below to help guide you towards a safer, healthier home. Our Home …

Break ins

Breaking Down Break-Ins

Getting robbed is one of the most traumatic experiences a person can go through and a primary concern for all homeowners who want to keep their families and their possessions safe. We asked our experts for some tips on ensuring that your home is as secure as possible. With their help and our own research, we created the infographic below to help guide you towards a safer, burglar-proof home. Our Home professionals are answering our latest question right now! Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to get all the latest updates and info from our Home Expert …

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Winterize Your Home

Getting your home ready for winter is important no matter where you live, whether you need to prepare for heavy rains and wind storms or freezing temperatures and feet of snow. Keeping your home safe and comfortable for your family is made easier by paying attention to key features that are susceptible to winter weather changes. When the storms and foul weather of winter arrive, you’ll want to know that your home is prepped to meet any challenge.   Winterizing Your Home When the storms and foul weather of winter arrive, you’ll want to know that your home is prepped …

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Save the World by Saving Energy

We’re always looking for ways to help out the planet, whether it’s helping to educate homeowners on greener living or promoting new energy efficient products. But sometimes it’s hard to get a complete picture of how the world uses energy and how we might enact global change as individuals. To help answer this question, we created the infographic below, comparing energy use by country and illustrating real world solutions that can help curb our energy usage. Click on the image to view it at full size. SAVE THE WORLD By saving energy in your home WHY YOU SHOULD CARE ABOUT …

Seasons

How to Design by Season

This week we asked our design experts how to welcome new seasons by adapting interior design. They replied in force and we’re excited to share their expertise in our final summary article. But such a colorful question deserves more than simple text so we’re presenting an infographic that showcases all the creative ways you can change your design to match changing seasons  using colors, texture, artwork, and aroma. Our Home professionals are answering our latest question right now! Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to get all the latest updates and info from our Home Expert Network. …

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Green Behavior vs. Green Products

We asked our green experts whether it was more beneficial to act green or to buy green. We wanted to know whether energy efficient, eco-friendly products trumped simple changes of wasteful habits. Check out the infographic below, comparing the operating costs of energy efficient, green products and their regular, outdated counterparts. You might also enjoy our related infographic on wasting water in the home. Our Home professionals are answering our latest question right now! Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to get all the latest updates and info from our Home Expert Network. ACTING GREEN vs. BUYING …

Remodels

Renovations With the Best Resale Value

There are an endless number of renovations a homeowner can make to his home. However, are they all created equal? During our 4th Blog-Off, we asked our experts what remodeling projects have the best resale value. Here, we’ve distilled their answers and created an infographic outlining the renovations with the best rate of return. Our home professionals are answering our latest question right now! Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to get all the latest updates and info from our Home Expert Network. Click on the image to view it at full size. Need expert help? Find …

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The Benefits of Buying Locally

The benefits of spending more money within our own communities are far-reaching. Although there is an ongoing movement to shop more conscientiously, we still have a ways to go before these effects can be felt nationally. If you’re wondering what the benefits of buying locally might be, take a look at the infographic below. It represents a compilation of information on the ways our spending can affect our environment and our lives. Our Home professionals are answering our latest question right now! Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to get all the latest updates and info from …