Tag: summer

Homes that are Ready for World War Z

The movie World War Z continues to ignite the conversation and question of the zombie apocalypse. Take a look at some homes that have prepared themselves for the possible takeover.

June 21 / 2013
Author Ariel Williams
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Category Pop Culture
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Is Your Home the Latest Victim of Phantom Energy?

Majority of homes are the victim of phantom energy. Phantom energy, if unaware of it, can increase your electrical bill by at least 10 percent.

June 20 / 2013

Air Conditioning Tips to Keep Your Home Cool this Summer

American Home Shield offers tips on how to stay cool this summer by taking preventative actions to maintain your air conditioning system.

June 14 / 2013

3 Items That Will Make Your Pool Even Cooler

Must have items for your pool.

June 14 / 2013

Choosing the Ideal Outdoor Patio Furniture

When picking outside patio furniture, you want it to be fabulous and functional, especially with the weather extremes we have here in Dallas. While Dallas is known for its hot Texas sun, this can change in a minute.

June 14 / 2013
Author Suzanne Gattis
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Top Grill Safety Tips for Summer

One of the highlights of summer is definitely gathering around the grill for some good ol’ fun and barbecue. While its certainly not hard to have a good time with family and friends around, the art of grilling can be quite complicated. To have a great summer, free of grill fires, here are some safety tips from the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association that you might find interesting.

June 07 / 2013
Author Ariel Williams
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Category Tips for Home
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Simple Steps for Cleaning Your Deck

The request has already been made in my home that the deck be cleaned before we start having company over for cookouts. Besides dusting off the outdoor furniture and hosing down the table and chairs, most homeowners don’t think about cleaning their deck other than when you first bring the stuff out from the basement or garage.

June 06 / 2013

A Father’s Guide to Summer Backyard Sanity with Kids

This is the second installment of “a father’s guide” to various things around the home. The first time we dealt with getting a room ready for baby. This time we’re going to deal with an equally important topic that is soon to be on the minds of father’s across the globe and that’s what to do with your home’s backyard come the summer months when your young kids will be home for the entire week.

June 06 / 2013
Author David Marine
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Category Tips for Home
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Slideshow: 5 Homes with Incredible Swimming Pools

With summer quickly approaching, everyone is gearing up for the season’s hottest pasttime: swimming! The beach can be fun but there is nothing like having your own oasis right in the backyard. Swimming pools have long been a focal point for homes because they bring everyone together where real lasting memories are made. Whether you [...]

June 04 / 2013
Author Ariel Williams
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4 Must-Have Innovative Cooking Gadgets for Summer

I know nothing about running a kitchen. In fact, I barely know where the various pots, pans and kitchenware go in the various drawers and cabinets within my home’s kitchen. But I do love me some gadgets, so even if they’re used for stuff that I don’t really know a whole lot about, I’m still intrigued.