Dreaming of a new kitchen or a larger master suite? Ready to finally get rid of that outdated bathroom or complete your basement renovation? These tips will help you get started in finding a contractor for your renovation needs.
Are you frustrated by high energy bills? While it's natural to blame heating and cooling costs for your high bills, the culprit could actually be your older home appliances. Could an appliance upgrade save you money?
Dreaming about a simpler life in a tiny home? Keep these considerations in mind.
This article discusses how bathroom improvements can help sell your home and lists four suggestions for upgrading your bathroom including replacing the vanity and doing a full upgrade.
Ice damage can wreak havoc in your home's walls. Learn how to stop ice dams from forming and check if your homeowner's insurance covers ice dam damage.
Winter doldrums got you down? These seven tips can help you beat cabin fever while freshening up your home post-holidays.
There's a lot that goes into preparing your home for the holidays, but we have you covered. Check out our tips on how to make sure your home is ready for all your festivities!
From roof to basement, keeping your house's maintenance up-to-date means a healthier, safer home. This seasonal home maintenance checklist will help get you started!
Home burglaries and auto thefts cost Americans thousands of dollars each year. Learn how you can keep your home and car more secure.
Is your home connected? The latest technology gadgets are designed to help make your home smarter, safer and better.
There are both pros and cons to owning a second home. To help you make the best decision before purchasing your second home, check out some helpful tips!
Want to green up your home? Going eco-friendly offers a number of environmental, health, and financial benefits to your family...here are some ways to get started.
If a mandatory wildfire evacuation warning were issued today, would your family be prepared? Learn how to better protect your home, prepare for an evacuation, and plan for a safe return.
Hurricanes can cause massive amounts of damage - are you ready if one hits? Check out some helpful resources to get started.
Trees are a beautiful addition to the yard, but have you ever thought about how they may bring damage to your personal possessions? Here are some things to keep in mind.
Spring has sprung, which means it's time to clean, maintain, and get your home in order. Tackle these jobs and see what a difference it makes.
Blizzards and cold air bring power outages and frozen pipes with them. Are you prepared? Check out our helpful checklist before the storm hits.
Things to consider when shutting down your second home for the season to cleaning and unplugging the appliances.
Are you ready for spring gardening? As winter draws to a close, these easy tips will help you to prepare your garden for a bountiful spring.
When was the last time you checked your electrical systems? Before you get started, here are some tips to keep in mind.
Did you know that in the U.S., a house is broken into every 14 seconds? Protect your home, your possessions, and your family with these home security tips.
Severe weather is on the way
what do I do? These tips can help you, your family and your home stay safe and secure during the next big storm.
Learn which 8 affordable home upgrades don't cost a fortune and can help boost your home's re-sale value. Make these repairs today.
By taking a few simple steps to winterize your home, you can mitigate the risks presented by cold, wet weather.
Take the Encompass "New Year's Insurance Check Up" to find out if you have the right homeowner's insurance for your lifestyle.
Home buying can be stressful but shopping when prices are the lowest will alleviate some stress. Our article on off-season buying is an absolute must-read!
If you work from home, you need a functional yet pleasant office where you can be happy and work hard. Read our tips for designing that space.
Woodstoves alone are the primary cause of more than 4,000 private residence fires annually. Ensure your chimney is in good working order.
Protect your family by understanding what flood cleanup actions to take after a flood—and by knowing how to prepare for the possibility of a flood.
Tornadoes can unleash their fury with practically no warning, so it's critical to know what tornado safety precautions you can take to protect your family.
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