Expert Advice on Improving Your Home

Winter - 4 Seasons of Home Ownership

The 4 Seasons of Home Ownership is your expert source for complete year-round home maintenance and improvement. Homes don’t come with instructions, so we decided to create some with our easy-to-follow guide for homeowners. Here you’ll find our Winter Checklist to make sure you’re getting all of the priority items done at your home. Check out the links below, and happy home improving!

10 things you must do

How to Change the Air Filter in Your Home

It’s important to replace the air filter on your central heating/cooling system every one to three months to keep the system operating efficiently. Watch this video to find out how.
Metal range hood filter.

How to Clean a Range Hood Filter

Watch this video for tips on when and how to clean the filter on a kitchen range hood to keep it running effectively.

If Time And Budget Allow

dusting wand

How to Make a Dusting Wand

To make a simple dusting wand, all you need is a wire coat hanger and a cotton sock. Use it to dust things up high such as crown molding and fan blades.
Car, seen from behind, while stalled on the road during a winter storm

Winter Survival Kit: 25 Items to Stock in Your Car

People usually stock their first aid kits and gather supplies in case of extreme winter weather, but one situation that's often overlooked is driving in harsh weather. Here's what you need.

A Little Something Extra

Christmas lights on roof and along home's exterior

Holiday Decorating and Storage Tips

Decorating for the holidays should be a fun family activity, so make it easier and less stressful with a few simple tips.

How to Stain Grout Lines in Tile Floors

Most grout used in tile floors is porous and can become dirty over time. Watch this video for tips on how to apply colored stain to grout lines in a tile floor to make the grout look like new.

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