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7 Steps to Take Before You Buy a Home

Jul 18
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Acting on the theory that a new coat of paint makes anything look better, Better Homes & Gardens has launched a new app for iOS devices that helps you paint anything better.

“How To Paint Anything” (99 cents) is a nifty tool that tells you, step-by-step, how to apply paint to any surface you can imagine — door hardware, exterior doors, room divider screens, ceramic tile, and of course, walls and floors. 

If you’ve never painted before, the app has information and videos on must-have painting tools, brushes, sheens and the all-important

9 Tips for Fireplace Safety

Dec 3
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Category | For Buyers

Wood Fireplace: 9 Tips for Safety and Efficiency

 

1. Only burn dry, cured wood — logs that have been split, stacked, and dried for eight to 12 months. Cover your log pile on top, but leave the sides open for air flow.

 

Hardwoods such as hickory, white oak, beech, sugar maple, and white ash burn longest, though dry firewood is more important than the species. Less dense woods like spruce or white pine burn well if sufficiently dry, but you’ll need to add more wood to your fire more often, according to the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA). 


2. Burn

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