Newsletter: September 2014 – On the House

Newsletter: September 2014

By on September 5, 2014


Home & Family Dream Bathroom Makeover Reveal with The Carey Brothers

The Carey Brothers, along with Mark Steines and  Cristina Ferrare got together for  the grand finale of  the “Home & Family” Dream Bathroom Makeover Sweepstakes with the winner, Debora Dellinger,  to reveal her new bathroom to their television audience. Take a look. >>Watch the Video

Where were you this summer?

Outdoors – The Heart of the Home

Saber Grills surveyed 1,500 home owners from across the U.S., and 83 percent said that outdoor living space is their favorite part of their home.

According to Saber’s Outdoor Living 2014 survey, approximately 81 percent of respondents called their outdoor space “the heart of the home.”

The survey also asked about people’s outdoor recreation and decorating preferences, and 51 percent of respondents said they update their outdoor space as often as their favorite interior room.

Topping the list of outdoor additions was a grill, followed up with “access to Wi-Fi.” Baby Boomers in the Southern and Midwestern U.S. are most likely to add TVs, Wi-Fi, and special lighting to outdoor space, according to the survey.

“We’ve dubbed this group ‘super relaxers’,” says Rob Schwing, general manager of Saber Grills. “The outdoor space was a major factor in their home buying decision and they are very engaged in making it comfortable. This group leads the way in defining how an outdoor space can be used and decorated.”

Here are some regional trends identified in Saber Grills’ survey:

  • Midwesterners are the most interactive with their outdoor space: They update and accessorize most often and 75 percent use it throughout the week.
  • Topping of the wish list of outdoor furnishings for all regions was a pool or hot tub. Southerners and Westerners are most likely to include an outdoor kitchen in the top three.
  • South and Northeast residents have the biggest outdoor parties, usually entertaining more than five people.
  • Southerners are most likely to own two or more grills; Northeasterners, just one.
  • Northeasterners topped the list with nearly 30 percent considering themselves “confident” grillers.How do you use your outdoor living space?

The Grill Guy: 3 Simple Grilled Desserts Guaranteed To Be Crowd Pleasers!

Grilled Pina Colada Pineapple.

Grilled Glazed Yeast Doughnuts

Chocolate Chip Snickers Pie.

These are all simple and delicious and will delight your family and friends…

>>Check out the recipes

Finger Lickin’ BBQ Chicken

>>Read more


Infrared Grilling on Sabre Grills


Steven Kleber, President National Remodeling Foundation, Cites Trends and Recognizes New Products, Explains Why Consumers are Finally Ready to Consider Cost Efficient Renovations for Increasing Return on their Residential Investments  Read the Full Post Here>>

Companies highlighted include:

Feeney Inc.


Walpole Outdoor





Quick Tips:

Ceiling Fans

First, they cool a home by gently circulating air during the hot summer months and, second, when blades are reversed, they warm a room by bringing heated air down from up above.

Allen Screw

Stuck-Quick Fix

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Electricity: Lower Watts=Lower Cost

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Garage Door Curb Appeal

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Sealing an Asphalt Driveway

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Homeowner’s Guide to Preventing Electrical Fires Keeping your family safe [Download the PDF]


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Repainting The Home Exterior A-Z

A fresh coat of paint applied to the exterior of the house will do more to improve its “curb appeal”, and hence its value, than any other single improve­ment that one can make.

This Just In: School Starts Soon

A new school year comes with its own special organizational problems. Who has car pool duty this week?

Cleaning Masonry 

If you’ve come up against a stone wall trying to clean brick in areas at the exterior of your home such as patios, walkways, walls or a chimney then you really should read on.


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