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Why a jumpsuit is what your stay-at-home wardrobe is missing

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When it comes to quarantine-friendly clothing, joggers and leggings are basically a no-brainer. We all have those comfortable pants that we basically live in while we’re stuck in the house. However, a trendier style is becoming a go-to favorite for many: jumpsuits.

The one-piece has long been known for its mix of comfort and style, and now, people are starting to realize that their versatility can come in handy while social distancing.

According to Google Trends, searches for jumpsuits were up 250% in the last 90 days, and data-aggregating site Exploding Topics shows over 200,000 people have been searching for them in

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Lighting and Outdoor Space Were Key to Transforming This New Construction Home

When Shanty Wijaya of Allprace Properties decided to take on her latest project—a modern farmhouse in L.A.’s historic Jefferson Park neighborhood—she wanted to create a calming atmosphere with an intrinsic outdoor-indoor living situation inspired by the California-cool neighborhood it was built in.

“This neighborhood is known for its Craftsman-style homes, filled with character and history,” says Shanty. “The layout was very closed off and the finishes were uninspiring. The landscaping was completely bare, unappealing, and empty. Our goal was to transform this standard new build into a character-filled Craftsman-style home that blended nicely into the charming neighborhood.” Working with a theme of modern farmhouse and Craftsman style, she completely restored the newly built 2,000-square-foot home, which includes four bedrooms and three bathrooms on a 5,076-square-foot lot.

<div class="caption"> <strong>BEFORE:</strong> Shanty says that landscaping was one of the most difficult tasks of the transformation. “When we designed and landscaped the project, it was winter and most of the plants were still dormant. It was difficult to find tall, mature plants that had a full appearance, which is the look we were going for. We wanted to make sure that the homeowner could enjoy an outdoor, private <a href="https://www.architecturaldigest.com/story/creating-your-own-edible-garden?mbid=synd_yahoo_rss" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:oasis" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">oasis</a>, and we were able to get the desired look for the landscaping, which I am very proud of.” </div>
BEFORE: Shanty says that landscaping was one of the most difficult tasks of the transformation. “When we designed and landscaped the project, it was
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10 Ways to Save Energy and Reduce Utility Bills at Home

Cut back — for the environment and your wallet.

Making your home more energy-efficient isn’t just about making a positive impact on the environment — it will make a positive impact on your wallet, too, by reducing your utility bills. Some changes are simple, like replacing old lightbulbs or unplugging machines that aren’t in use, while other projects can transform your home, like bringing your air conditioning up to date or installing solar panels. Big or small, the changes you make can help lower your monthly utility bills and lessen your environmental impact. Read on for 10 ways to save energy and money at home.

Updated on Mary 7, 2020: This story was published at an earlier date and has been updated with new information.

Consult a professional.

To determine where your home is wasting the most energy, consider a professional energy audit. This may involve blower door tests to

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Here are the top Home Depot shopping hacks

The Home Depot is a major destination for those who need to make small repairs, looking to do a major remodel or a do-it-yourself project, and although home improvement projects can be expensive, Home Depot offers a slate of deals that can help.

The Atlanta-based company was founded by Bernie Marcus and Arthur Blank in 1978. Since then, it has expanded into the world’s largest home improvement specialty retailer. The company has 2,291 retail stores in 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, 10 Canadian provinces and Mexico

OLDER AMERICANS SPENDING BIG ON HOME IMPROVEMENTS – HERE’S WHY

“In every store, our goal is the same: to earn our customers’ respect by offering the highest level of service, the broadest selection of products and the most competitive prices,” Home Depot says.

Here are deals that shoppers can take advantage of:

“Special Buy” of the day 

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