How to – measure the square footage of your home

There are many reasons you may want to know the square footage of your home. From assessing your home’s value or listing it for sale to selecting upgrades (like HVAC systems) or shopping for a new home, an accurate square footage number is important to know. While self-measured square footage isn’t always allowable for purposes like real estate transactions, it’s good information to have. Here’s how to measure one popular definition of your home’s square footage: the gross living area (GLA). 

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How high should you mount your TV?

Installing a new TV is an exciting moment, and who could be blamed for rushing to get it set up and ready to enjoy? Before you put holes in your drywall or drop serious dough on a new entertainment center, however, take some time to ensure you’re putting your screen at the best height for comfortable viewing.

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14 foods to leave out of your refrigerator

Your humble refrigerator makes a major contribution to food storage, safety and convenience in your home, but it’s not right for all foods. With some products, cold storage can degrade flavors, reduce nutrients or even speed up spoilage. Here are 14 favorites that you should consider leaving out of your fridge.

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How to – check off all your spring cleaning tasks

Spring is the season for renewal. That’s why it’s the perfect time for some traditional spring cleaning and some important spring maintenance. If you’re not sure where to get started around your home, just follow these handy checklists.

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What do builders’ warranties cover for new homes?

For many people, a new construction home means peace of mind when it comes to the quality and condition of the property. Like any new product, however, things can go wrong, and warranties are important. That’s why builders’ warranties exist.

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