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Home Maintenance

What to Expect from a Smoker's Home

Smoking has become less and less popular over the decades, with the CDC reporting that the proportion of U.S. adults who smoke dropped from 20.9% in 2005 to 15.5% in 2016. Still, that number means that around 38 million potential home sellers are active smokers. Those who do smoke might be interested in learning just how much it reduces the value of their home, while everyone else is likely interested in knowing how to eliminate the smell of cigarettes from their new abode. Realtor.com recently wrote about this topic, offering some useful advice on how to deal with a smoker's home.

Scratched Wood Floor? There's a Simple Fix

No matter how careful you are with your hardwood floors, eventually life will find a way to scratch them. In an instant, that beautiful surface can be marred from something as simple as moving furniture, knocking something off a table, or a rock stuck in the bottom of your shoe. Luckily, there are a number of surprisingly easy methods for removing or repairing even deep scratches from hardwood floors! Keep reading to find the one that will work for your scratches.

When Did You Last Clean Your Chimney?

As winter approaches, many of us are dreaming of cozy nights spent next to the fire. Although it's easy to ignore throughout the year, your fireplace could be the source of major disaster if not properly maintained. Before you light your first burn of the season, be sure to take the proper precautions by having your chimney inspected!