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The Happy Home

An inspirational home improvement blog for building and maintaining a lovely dwelling.

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Parenting Through Childhood Cancer: A Story Of Strength, Love, And Devotion

Jessy Smulski, December 7
When Jeff Snyder and his wife, Kristy had their first child, Kennedy, they were like every other first-time parents —false

How To Paint Like A Pro

Joe LeVecchi, December 1
Paint? Check. Drop covers in place? Check. Electrical plates and light switch plates removed? Check. The room markedfalse

Home Heating Hacks To Prepare for Winter

Joe LeVecchi, November 21
The weather is getting colder and even the toughest of us will be turning the heat on soon. To make sure thatfalse

Home Pest Prevention Checklist

Joe LeVecchi, November 16
As temperatures drop, bugs and rodents will be looking for a cozy place to stay. Without a thorough inspection, yourfalse

How to Properly Insulate and Seal Your Home for Winter

Mark Watson, November 7
According to Energy Star, it's estimated that homeowners can save up to 15 percent on their heating bills during thefalse

5 Common Myths When Winterizing Your Home

Mark Watson, November 1
Winterizing your home is important for a variety of reasons. It allows you to conserve heat and therefore energy, itfalse

How to Winterize Your Faucets and Sprinkler System

Mark Watson, October 27
If you’re not taking the necessary steps to winterize your outdoor faucets and sprinklers prior to the cold weatherfalse

Chimney Maintenance Checklist

Mark Watson, October 19
Winter is coming, and if hits means your thoughts are turning to a warm fire in the fireplace and family gatheredfalse

How to Clean Your Gutters Properly

Mark Watson, October 12
Minimally, you should be cleaning out your gutters twice a year – once in the spring and again in the fall. However, iffalse

When to Repair or Replace Your Windows: 5 Signs Every Homeowner Should Know

Mark Watson, September 30
Though the longevity of home windows depends on a variety of factors, such as material, quality and manufacturer, mostfalse