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Kennedy Hardware gets you prepared for winter

WHEELING -- Whether it's winterizing the inside of your home or picking the right outdoor power equipment for your snow removal needs, Kennedy Hardware has all the necessary equipment and supplies to help you prepare for Old Man Winter. Located at 3300 McColloch St., Wheeling, Kennedy ...

Home improvement projects for your fall to-do list

Homeowners know that maintaining a home can be a year-round job. No home is immune to wear and tear, and homeowners who want to protect their real estate investments should try to stay two steps ahead to ensure their homes do not succumb to the elements or become outdated and unappealing to ...

Sound control key to a calm, relaxing home

Inside and out, life can be loud. Retreat from the hustle and bustle of the world by making your home, or specific rooms within it, a calm, relaxing sanctuary. There's a room in every house that could benefit from greater sound control, whether it's a home theater, music room, studio, home ...

Belmont-Harrison Career Center Carpentry Class Builds Lifetime Skills

ST. CLAIRSVILLE -- Even if they do not choose to enter the construction industry, the 18 carpentry students at Belmont-Harrison Career Center will gain skills that allow them to accomplish manual tasks that many cannot. "Even if they don't go into carpentry for a career, they will have this ...

Marshall County Co-Op Delivers on Propane

MOUNDSVILLE -- For many residents entering the cooler months, keeping up a supply of propane means keeping the home warm through the winter. Marshall County Co-Op's manager, Dave Voithofer, knows the dangers posed to the area's customers from the cold, and he makes home deliveries a top ...

Fireplaces ‘N’ Fixins Expands Services

MARTINS FERRY -- For nearly 40 years, Fireplaces 'N' Fixins has specialized in helping residents of the Ohio Valley stay warm and cozy during the cold winter months. In keeping with that tradition, Scott Stephens, general manager and CEO, said the store, located at 1211 S. Zane Highway, ...

Kitchen Cabinets Now Viewed As Furniture

WHEELING -- When today's consumers buy new kitchen cabinets, more and more they want those cabinets to look like living room furniture, according to one local kitchen designer. And perhaps coordinating furniture in the kitchen is necessary, as homeowners also now want their cooking and dining ...

Creating a cozy space

BRIDGEPORT -- As fall arrives and the weather gets cooler, having a cozy, comfortable living space in the home becomes more important. Creating a cozy space can be done with simple ideas such as using layers of decorative blankets and pillows, changing wall color to a warmer tone, using soft ...

How to prevent mold growth in your home

Mold plays an important role in nature. Mold breaks down dead organic matter, including fallen leaves and speeds up the decomposition process so nutrients can return to the soil as quickly as possible. But mold inside a home can be a formidable foe, triggering allergic reactions and ...

Improve indoor air quality in advance of winter

Upon the arrival of winter, people in regions where winter is marked by cold weather tend to spend significantly more time indoors. Because windows tend to be closed during winter, indoor air quality can suffer, making conditions inside a home less than desirable. According to the American ...

7 things you need to know about eco-friendly homes

Improved practices in the construction industry reflect the greening of building codes across America. This proactivity is highlighted by advancements in window daylighting, insulation, air infiltration, and new wall-building materials. Here's everything you need to know about choosing methods ...

3 pre-winter lawn care pointers

Winter weather can be harsh, especially on lawns. Homeowners who spend much of spring and summer tending to their lawns may fear the impact that winter will have on their once-lush landscapes, making the fall a great time to fortify lawns against any harsh conditions to come. Homeowners must ...