What to Do After a Hurricane

Continue listening to a NOAA Weather Radio or the local news for the latest updates. Stay alert for extended rainfall and subsequent flooding even after the hurricane or tropical storm has ended. If you evacuated, return home only when officials say it is safe. Drive only if necessary and avoid flooded roads and washed out bridges. Keep away from loose or dangling power lines and report them immediately to the power company. Stay out of any building that has water around it. Inspect your home for damage. Take pictures of damage, both of the building and its contents, for insurance …

What to do During a Hurricane

The greatest threat to personal safety exists during a storm and in the immediate aftermath when high winds can topple trees and produce deadly flying debris. Heavy rain can produce flash floods and storm surge can present another deadly threat. To stay safe in a home during a hurricane, it is suggested that individuals follow these steps: Stay inside and away from windows, skylights and glass doors. Find a safe area in the home (an interior room, a closet or bathroom on the lower level). If flooding threatens a home, turn off electricity at the main breaker. If a home loses power, turn off major …

How to Prepare for a Hurricane

Basic Preparedness Tips: Know where to go. If you are ordered to evacuate, know the local hurricane evacuation route(s) to take and have a plan for where you can stay. Contact your local emergency management agency for more information. Put together a disaster supply kit, including a flashlight, batteries, cash, first aid supplies, and copies of your critical information if you need to evacuate If you are not in an area that is advised to evacuate and you decide to stay in your home, plan for adequate supplies in case you lose power and water for several days and you …

These Stylish Floors Will Make You Rethink Your Renovation Plans

Forget the rug — it’s the flooring that really ties the room together. Some trends come and go, and others are mainstays. But when it comes to flooring, classic styles with a refreshed twist become instant hits. Below are some of our favorite versatile flooring looks. Herringbone hardwood Looking to update your space but stay in line with classic elements? Look no further than herringbone hardwood. Photo from Zillow listing. This traditional flooring material gets a modern update via herringbone patterns in different sizes, configurations, and finishes. Perfect for a statement-making entryway, grand hallway, or small space, a herringbone pattern is …

3 Reasons Painting Your Wood Floors Is Not as Crazy as You Think

Learn why this long-held taboo is taking a trendy turn (and may even be the best-kept secret in floor refinishing). You’ll never see them do it on a TV design show. You won’t hear a contractor propose it. And you sure won’t find an aisle devoted to it at your home improvement store. In fact, it feels a little bit naughty to talk about — almost a taboo. But you should consider it anyway: painting your wood floors. I know it sounds crazy, but there are good reasons and a solid historical precedent for skipping refinishing in favor of paint. …

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3 Design Tricks That Will Make Your Small Space Feel Big

With tiny homes and personal decluttering trends taking the world by storm, many people are learning to do more with less. Do you have a small space in your home that you’re unsure what to do with? Or is your cramped apartment forcing you to be creative in your living arrangements? You’re not alone. Make your small room or living area fit your needs with clever solutions that will streamline your life and maximize your space. Paint can work wonders Choosing the right paint color for your small room can instantly give the impression of more space or emphasize its cozy feel. …

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3 Steps to Creating an Organized Entryway (Even If You Don’t Have the Space)

With a little inspiration and organization, you can create an entryway that makes coming and going a breeze. Drop zones, mudrooms, utility rooms, entryways, “places to leave your stuff.” Whatever you choose to call them, these spaces are invaluable as a spot to kick off your shoes, drop your keys, and keep everything you’ll need for the next day right where you left it. Sometimes these spaces can be hard to come by, especially if you live in an apartment or studio. Without organization, shoes usually end up piled in front of the door waiting to trip an unsuspecting victim, …

The Huge Risk Home Buyers Take When They Waive Inspections

When you’re trying to make your offer as attractive as possible, skipping the inspection may seem like a good idea. Here’s why it’s not. If you’re buying a home in a competitive market and your offers keep getting beat out, you may be tempted to resort to desperate measures. In addition to offering more than the asking price or a quick closing, some buyers agree to waive inspections. This is never a good idea. The home may look OK to the naked eye, but it’s what’s beyond the surface, or items that you can’t identify as problematic, that cause the biggest …