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Upgrading your space while stuck at home? Get it insured

As many Americans face months stuck indoors, some are using their time to upgrade their surroundings. Office equipment purchases are on the rise, and people are tackling renovation projects.

Significant home improvements can leave you underinsured. If you’re considering making changes to your home — or if you already have — it’s smart to revisit your homeowners or renters policy.

TELL YOUR INSURER ABOUT YOUR PLANS: There’s a good chance you’re underinsured before you even make changes, according to Don Griffin, vice president of personal lines at American Property Casualty Insurance Association. Talk to your insurer before making any expensive purchases or changes to your home to inform the company of your plans and clarify your policy’s current coverages and limits. If your home costs more to replace after you’ve improved it, some insurers will pay the new expense to rebuild, but “that’s not every policy, and it may not

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Mistakes to avoid when upgrading a kitchen: Don’t get sucked into tempting, one-function items

Your household may have grown during the coronavirus pandemic as adult children who lost their jobs returned home. At the same time, your wallet may have become thinner during the economic fallout caused by the global health crisis.

Combine those factors and it’s easy to see that a study by the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) found that people want to improve their kitchen, especially with germ-avoiding, touchless technology, while adhering to a tight budget.

An overwhelming 99% of manufacturing, construction, design and retail businesses surveyed by the trade association said more consumers are requesting assistance with small-scale, DIY kitchen projects.

To reduce the risk of getting Covid-19, the survey found people want contact-less products with automatic sensors and antimicrobial surfaces as well as outdoor kitchens, where they can safely entertain while social distancing.

The pandemic also made people aware of the need to prepare for an emergency and

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Ready for a change this autumn? Here are 10 inspirational ideas for upgrading your home this season

Autumn’s getting closer, and the allure of a fresh start is growing ever stronger!

You can’t deny that a spot of home renovation is a great way to satisfy that urge for change this season. And with these 10 top brands, you can do away with the old and welcome in all things new – and stylish! – to every corner of your home… 

Stylish new blinds at the click of a button 

We’ve been spending a whole lot of time in our homes of late, which has made us all very aware of all the little things that need fixing and replacing.

Something that commonly gets overlooked are our blinds, but they are so easily remedied – especially with Swift Direct Blinds.

This online-only company supplies made-to-measure window blinds that can be delivered throughout the UK, offering a quick and easy solution to our window dressing woes.

There are

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