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Among the many unwanted changes the pandemic is dropping on our laps, one is even more surprising and scarier than all the others. According to the latest reports, rodent infestations are reaching a jaw-dropping increase of 30% since the COVID-19 craziness caught us off guard!

Cats are fascinating animals that have been around for thousands of years. However, they’re also very particular creatures, and they want to be comfortable when you bring them into your home. Cats need a space that is just right for their size, so it’s essential to create the best possible living area for your feline friend.

Mudrooms! The must-need room in many new home constructions. But what about your home now? Can or should you convert your back entrance into a staged mudroom? And why?

Green homes and the concept of eco-friendly living go hand in hand. They have both come a long way in the last few years or so. What was once part of the fringe is now in the mainstream.

The laundry room! Not one of the most prized areas of the home. When it comes to remodeling, we think of kitchens, bathrooms and basements. But not laundry rooms. But maybe you should. Doing laundry for a family is a major household operation.

Apartment living and dorm apartments are nothing if not small. Moving into your first apartment is exciting because this is likely your first time living independently. But it’s also likely a bit overwhelming as you try to find space to stash all your important stuff.

Floods are the bane of every homeowner’s existence. You put all your hard work into taking care of your home, inside and out, only to hear about a sudden flash flood warning from your local weather station. It can feel scary and stressful, and you’re probably hoping that nothing gets destroyed.

By the end of the year, the U.S. will have approximately 63 million smart homes. That number expects to climb substantially in the next few years. By 2024, 53% of all homes in North America are likely to be smart homes.

The most recent reports suggest that it is already too late to stop the planet warming by 1.5°C and that global warming is accelerating. The report suggests that the key to reducing the amount the planet warms is in reducing carbon emissions, that is something everyone can help with.

No matter where you live, you need to conserve and save water as needed. No reason to waste. This is especially true is drought stricken areas. So what can you do to save water?

It is a sad reality that we live in a world where our homes are at risk of being broken into. With the rise in home invasions, it has become increasingly important to have an alarm system installed on your property.

Pests are unwanted guests in the human environment. Besides looking gross, bugs, rodents, and small reptiles can transmit various infectious (even some deadly) diseases and cause damage to your home. Because of their size, you are often unaware of their presence.

Keeping a close eye on utility costs is an important way to keep the family budget on track. Too many homeowners waste hundreds of dollars a year simply by failing to make simple changes to make their homes greener.

The presence of mold in your home is not something that you should ignore by any means. Mold can cause a myriad of different health conditions, including some severe illnesses. Mold will also ruin the value of your home and can cause irreversible damage.

Even when you are on a budget and can’t do a full remodel for your laundry room, there are many things you can do to improve the look and make it look interesting and fun.

Many common household cleaners are full of harmful chemicals, and carpet-cleaning products are no exception. It is probably easier than you think to keep carpets clean and fresh without resorting to unhealthy cleaning products that can harm you and the environment.

As a homeowner, you might be contemplating making home improvements to uplift the appearance of your house. According to experts, adding more rooms, upgrading your kitchen and the bathroom is a great way to add value to your home.

We discussed in a previous post (noted below) about making your home dwelling more eco-friendly. Let’s shift gears and address life-style changes. Things you can do inside and outside the home that are eco-friendly and more healthy to you.

Rainwater harvesting is the process of collecting, preserving and storing rainwater. It provides a free and independent water supply that offers several ways this water can be utilized.

When owning a house in the USA, it is likely that you will be in the vicinity of an area prone to one of the five natural disasters outlined below. Due to the rapidly rising effects of climate change, it is also likely that the chances of disasters happening will increase.

Generally, the best way to safeguard your family is to clean your house. Germs are everywhere! Typically, most germs are harmless, but some can live on surfaces around your home that cause sickness. The best way to kill off any germs lurking about inside your home is with disinfectant.

A security system is a network of integrated electronic devices working in conjunction with a central control panel to protect against intruders. Security systems have become more versatile than ever.

If you are purchasing a new home, you may not be prepared for some of the tasks that are involved in the maintenance of your home. This is especially true if you are a first-time homeowner and are looking to know what you need to do for the very first time.

New, eco-friendly home look very interesting. But what can you do in your current home to make it more eco-friendly? Inside are 10 tips of eco-friendly options that you can consider.

Tombola recently discovered that over a quarter of Brits spend 470 days of their lifetime cleaning. So they are giving away all the tips and tricks to clean your white goods in under 2 hours, using household staples such as baking soda and white vinegar.

The “Great Outdoors” is your retreat when you crave a breath of fresh air. But thanks to vehicle exhaust, smokestacks, and chemical fumes, 90% of people lack quality air. The only alternative — your home — could be an even worse offender.

Keeping your house properly insulated is an oft-overlooked component of home maintenance. Even if you don’t feel the constant drafts, a lack of proper insulation is still having a negative impact on your old home.

Generally, people have a few spare tools around for minor home improvement fixes. Typically, you’ll find hammers, screwdrivers, pliers, and some extra light bulbs. While all those are good to keep around, here is some more basic equipment to have in your tool kit at home.

Laundry room renovation is not as elegant as a kitchen or bath remodeling project. But it can be transformed into a very important room if you have the space.

The year 2020 will always go down as a year of great suffering and monumental change. But it’ll also go down as a year in which we came to see environmental concerns as one of the most important global priorities.