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  1. 11 Ways to Heat Your Sunroom in the Winter

    How to Heat a Sunroom in the Winter Months

    Did you know that a sunroom can drastically increase your home’s resale value? Whether you intend to sell your home or not, a sunroom can add coziness to it.

    A sunroom can allow you to enjoy the outdoors during inclement weather, free from insects and protected from the wind. But a sunroom, which is also known as a solarium or a Florida room, is only comfortable until it’s wintertime, and you may end up spending less time using it.

    Fortunately, with a relevant heater for a sunroom, you can comfortably heat a sunroom in the winter and enjoy your time there as though you’re still in summer. Want to find out how you can heat your sunroom in the winter? Read on to draw insights!

    Install Weather Strips

    Weather stripping can shield your sunroom from external moisture or rain, which can penetrate through the windows or doors. A weather stripping can also help you contain your interior air to save you unwanted energy bills while maximizing your winter comfort.

    You can choose a V strip tension seal along with your sliding windows or along the sides of your double-hung windows. This V strip can also act as a good seal for your door sides. Also, you can use a felt around your window and door sashes.

    Utilize Plastic Window Kits

    Plastic window wrap kits can reduce drafts and make a solarium feel warmer during the winter. They are also a relatively inexpensive way to reduce condensation buildup and lower energy bills.

    Window wraps are clear plastic sheets that stop cold air from entering through unseen gaps in your window framework. These window kits can be purchased at just about any local hardware or home improvement store.

    Installation requires little more than scissors, a utility knife, tape measure, hair dryer, cotton balls, rubbing alcohol and some double-sided tape or magnetic tape.

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  2. How to Build a Backyard Office and WFH

    How to Build a Backyard Office and WFH

    If you’ve been part of the WFH workforce for a while, you might find yourself longing for a change of scenery. While skipping the morning commute is certainly convenient, it’s sometimes hard to stay productive with all the distractions happening inside the home.

    However, if you’re lucky enough to have some backyard space, you can solve the problem with style! Backyard offices and studio sheds are a fun new trend that's catching on like wildfire. From an elaborate freestanding building to a simple shady spot on the deck, there are many ways to turn your outdoor space into a WFH space. Here are some of our top tips for creating an outdoor WFH space you’ll love.

    Backyard Office Preparation: Evaluate Your Space

    Before you get started, take a moment to evaluate your space. This will help you determine the ideal location for your new backyard office. One of the advantages of working outside is the ability to immerse yourself in nature. See if you can position your office so it offers you a view of your garden, a water feature, your pool, or an outdoor fireplace. You’ll also want to make sure it's located far enough away from your home and the street so you aren't distracted by noise. 

    Don't forget to pay attention to where the sun is positioned at various points of the day. A little bit of sun is great, but you don’t want to swelter under harsh rays day after day.

    In most cases, you won’t need a ton of space. An eight-by-ten-foot structure should work fine. Remember, many cubicles are only six feet by six feet. If you can come up with at least that much space, you can enjoy working outdoors!

    Here are a few other things you'll need to consider as you plan out your space. 

    Temperature and Shade

    When designing a backyard office, choosing a cool, shady space is critical. Glare on your laptop will make working difficult and the eye strain can cause headaches. If you’re always hot and uncomfortable, you also won’t

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  3. Treat Your Home to a Backyard Makeover

    Treat Your Home to a Backyard Makeover

    Outdoor upgrades are one of this year’s most popular home improvements. In fact, according to a recent survey, 90% of Americans agree that their outdoor living space is “more valuable than ever before.” Sadly, the survey also found that 88% of people are currently dissatisfied with their outdoor spaces.  

    If you’re part of this majority, don’t fret. A backyard makeover is easier and less time-consuming than you might think. Whether you want to increase your curb appeal or create a completely new outdoor living space, there are many simple projects that will help you reach your goal. Best of all, you can complete most backyard projects in just a few days. Here are a few ideas to help you get started.

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    Refresh Your Deck or Patio

    If your home’s deck or patio has seen better days, a simple refresh will go a long way. You can easily restore your deck by making repairs, cleaning the surface, and adding a fresh coat of stain. Not only will this improv

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  4. Plan a Vacation: Even If It's Local or In Your Backyard

    Plan a Vacation: Even If It's Local or In Your Backyard

    We all need to plan time off from work to spend quality time alone or with family and friends and recharge our minds. However, taking paid vacation time is something not every American worker is doing. According to the U.S. Travel Association, American workers left an average of 33% of their paid time on the table last year.

    National Plan a Vacation Day, which is the last Tuesday in January (this year, it’s January 26), reminds us to plan our vacation at the start of the year for the rest of the year. The earlier you plan a vacation, the more ready and relaxed you’ll be when your vacation time gets here.

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  5. Planning an Upgrade for your Swimming Pool Area

    Planning an Upgrade for your Swimming Pool Area
    Is your pool area in need of a fresh new look? Whether you want to completely remodel your swimming pool or just give it a facelift, this is the perfect time to do a backyard makeover. An inspiring pool design can breathe new life into your property and increase its value.

    With these simple tips, you can plan an upgrade for your swimming pool area and make the most of your outdoor space. Then, take your pool design from great to amazing with personalized touches.

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