Smart Kids’ Rooms That Grow With Time

Costs for furnishing and decorating a child’s room can mount quickly, but with careful planning and a few smart purchases, the decisions you make for that nursery or toddler’s room can create a functional and clutter-free space that grows with your child well into the teen years. From convertible furniture to neutral walls, you can […]

5 Ways to Create a Safer Bathroom

According to the National Safety Council, approximately 70 percent of all accidents occurring in the home happen in the bathroom — accounting for nearly 200,000 accidents each year. While it’s difficult to eliminate risks entirely, you can make your bathroom safer for the whole family by following a few simple steps: Choose a textured floor. […]

Renovating? Laying a good foundation for home improvement success

(BPT) – You’ve probably heard the saying: “Your home is your castle.” But if your current home – or the home you’re thinking of buying – feels more like the servant’s quarters than the royal palace, you may need to plan a renovation. At times like these it’s easy to give in to your excitement […]

Turn your home into a smart home with these simple technology upgrades

(BPT) – Homes are more technically advanced than ever before, providing homeowners with sophisticated sound systems, high-tech security capabilities and interactive entertainment systems. The good news is that you don’t have to be a techie to turn your home into a smart home. Not only is technology improving, it is also becoming more user-intuitive. “Home […]

Stressed by social obligations? Tips for an easier holiday season

(BPT) – The holiday season is filled with gatherings of friends and family. As invitations to different holiday events begin to flood your calendar, one of the biggest challenges is figuring out how to attend everything. But for some, hectic schedules and public gatherings fill the holiday season with additional stress as they are combined […]

Caramel to cranberries: Holiday stain-busting tips keep carpets bright

(BPT) – Whether it’s the ghouls trick-or-treating on Halloween, the gobbles of great food on Thanksgiving, or the gatherings of loved ones over the holiday season, you will likely be hosting an event at your home in the upcoming months. Food and friends make the perfect pairing for celebrations – but that can mean spills […]

Space-making ideas create room for holiday entertaining

(BPT) – Every holiday party is as individual as the hosts and interesting as the guests. Yet whether you plan a sophisticated dinner party or an afternoon buffet, all parties do have one thing in common: the need for entertaining space. What did you do last year to make room for your holiday party? Move […]

Celebrate the season with loved ones near and far

(BPT) – The holiday season is a time for celebrating with loved ones, but family and friends aren’t always nearby. Although you may not be able to spend the holidays together in-person, there are still plenty of ways to show out-of-town loved ones you care. With a thoughtful approach, you can find easy ways to […]

Moms Champion Traditional Toys Even in a Digital Age

(BPT) – As smartphones and tablets are more frequently finding their way into kids’ hands, many parents may wonder about the implications of increased screen time, and question what role traditional toys should play in their children’s lives. While there is no denying the benefits of digital devices and it is becoming commonplace for parents […]

Holiday Entertainment Survival Guide

(BPT) – The countdown to this year’s holiday season has begun. Department stores have decked the halls. Families are scheduling trips to visit far-away loved ones. And hosts everywhere are stressing about entertaining family and friends during this frantic season of peace and good will. To ease stress, the Kansas City Steak Company has put […]

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