“At Home” provides great tips for decoration, home repair, and home living.

A Pregnancy Pillow Can Help an Expectant Mother Sleep Better

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Many pregnant women find that it is very difficult for them to get comfortable at night when they are trying to get some sleep. They complain of back pain, neck pain, and muscle pain.  Pregnancy pillows offer a solution for women who are having trouble getting comfortable at night.

How to Keep Bugs off your Screen Doors and Windows

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When warmer weather approaches, the bugs often come out and want in. They are automatically drawn to window screens when you have the windows open, wanting to be close to the light you probably have on inside your home. Here are a few ideas to help you keep bugs off your screen doors and windows. … Continued

10 Reasons to Invest in a Solar Power System for Your Home

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According to the Solar Industries Energy Association (SIEA), there are now more than 1.3 million solar installations in the United States, with a capacity of 53.3 gigawatts (GW). As a homeowner, though, you might be wondering if it a solar power system is worth the cost.

Kitchen Cabinet Hardware: Knobs or No Knobs

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The right kind of hardware (knobs, drawer pulls, handles) in your home accents the grain of the wood, the quality of the stain, or brings a modern design together. Cabinets themselves (and thus the design of modern kitchens) are a fairly recent invention. The increase of mass production furniture, the rise of the middle class … Continued

The Calming Powers of a Weighted Blanket

Sleep is when the body is supposed to relax, allowing it to wash away the stress from the day and to engage in healing of the mind and body. However, according to the National Sleep Foundation, nearly 2/3rds of Americans are not getting highly restful sleep on a regular basis. This regular lack of calm … Continued

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