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Inexpensive Renovations That Will Boost Your Home's Value and Speed Up Your Sale

Inexpensive Renovations That Will Boost Your Home's Value and Speed Up Your Sale

The idea of home renovations when you’re selling your home can be unpopular because of the cost and time that can go into sprucing up a place you’re about to leave behind....

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Dream Renovations: Upgrading Your Bathroom from 'Regular' to 'In-home Spa'

Dream Renovations: Upgrading Your Bathroom from 'Regular' to 'In-home Spa'

There are times you might long for the relaxed leisure of the spa experience, but with the cost of a manicure it’s not always a pleasure one can afford....

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Spring is Almost Here: Planning a Massive Spring Cleaning in Just 4 Easy Steps

Spring is Almost Here: Planning a Massive Spring Cleaning in Just 4 Easy Steps

It may seem like the holiday season has just passed, but it won’t be too long before the flowers begin to bloom and spring peeks out from around the corner....

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3 Quick Painting Tips That Will Help Take Your Walls from Tacky to Tasteful

3 Quick Painting Tips That Will Help Take Your Walls from Tacky to Tasteful

Whether you happen to be a painting pro or you’ve never dared to pick up a roller, there are a few tricks of the trade that professionals use to make a paint job look its best....

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Running out of Kitchen Space? 5 Storage Hacks That Will Help You Do More with Less

Running out of Kitchen Space? 5 Storage Hacks That Will Help You Do More with Less

With all of the things that you need to fit into the kitchen, being economical with how you use your space can be a very important part of making it work....

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Remodeling 101: How to Create a Proper Budget for Any Renovation, Large or Small

Remodeling 101: How to Create a Proper Budget for Any Renovation, Large or Small

Whether you’re readying to put your home on the market or you haven’t updated your space in a while and want to modernize, approaching renovations can be a struggle....

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Looking for an Eco-friendly Upgrade? Try These Easy Ways to Save Water Around the Home

Looking for an Eco-friendly Upgrade? Try These Easy Ways to Save Water Around the Home

With the impact we have on our environment becoming a matter of greater concern, it’s becoming more important for the average citizen to know they’re doing their part....

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Tiny, but Cozy: 3 Ways to Furnish Small Spaces to Make Them Feel Much Larger

Tiny, but Cozy: 3 Ways to Furnish Small Spaces to Make Them Feel Much Larger

When decorating a small space, there is a general desire to make the space look and feel larger than it is while also meeting basic functional needs in the room....

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Concrete Countertops: Learn Why Concrete May Be the Best Thing to Hit Your Kitchen

Concrete Countertops: Learn Why Concrete May Be the Best Thing to Hit Your Kitchen

Updating your kitchen may be a project that you have been looking forward to for a long time. Now that the time has come to get started working on your project, you may be exploring the different materials that are available to use in your kitchen....

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Four Handy Tips for Managing Your Lawn After the Spring Rains Have Arrived

Four Handy Tips for Managing Your Lawn After the Spring Rains Have Arrived

In many areas, the spring months mean warmer temperatures, more sunshine and plenty of beneficial rainfall that your yard may thrive with. These are prime growing conditions for your lawn, but they can also make lawn maintenance a challenge....

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Improve Your Home’s Resale Value with Our Guide to Adding a Beautiful Wooden Fence to Your Yard

Improve Your Home’s Resale Value with Our Guide to Adding a Beautiful Wooden Fence to Your Yard

With many types of home improvements, at least a portion of the cost that you put into the improvement can be recouped from additional value when you sell the home....

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The Spring Rains Are Coming – Here’s How to Prepare Your Home if You Live in a Flood Zone

The Spring Rains Are Coming – Here’s How to Prepare Your Home if You Live in a Flood Zone

If your home is located in a flood zone, it’s critical that you know how to get ready for those drenching spring rains. Here are some basic steps any homeowner can take to prepare for potentially devastating floods....

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Looking for a Fun DIY Project This Spring? How to Plant Your Own Vegetable Garden

Looking for a Fun DIY Project This Spring? How to Plant Your Own Vegetable Garden

When spring arrives, many people want to spend more time outdoors enjoying the fresh air and warmer temperatures. While you could lounge in a chair with a good book, you may find it more enjoyable to plant your own vegetable garden....

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Three Unique Upgrades That Will Drive Your Home’s Resale Price Through the Roof

Three Unique Upgrades That Will Drive Your Home’s Resale Price Through the Roof

If you are a homeowner, you should always be thinking about ways that you can boost the resale value of your home. Whether you are planning on putting the home on the market, or simply want to be prepared for the future, there are upgrades that can make your property more desirable....

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Spring Cleaning: Follow Our Handy Guide to Organizing Your Garage, Basement and Attic

Spring Cleaning: Follow Our Handy Guide to Organizing Your Garage, Basement and Attic

Spring is not far off, and your garage, basement and attic need your attention. From sweeping cobwebs to throwing out old, useless junk and organizing family photos, spring cleaning is essential to keeping a tidy house. Follow our handy guide to organizing your garage, basement and attic....

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All About Radon: How to Test Your Home for Radon Gas and What to Do if You Find It

All About Radon: How to Test Your Home for Radon Gas and What to Do if You Find It

If you are concerned about the presence of radon in your home, you are not alone. The fact is that radon is an invisible, odorless gas that may be found in buildings around the world....

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Home Security in 2015: Here’s How New Technology Can Keep You Even Safer

Home Security in 2015: Here’s How New Technology Can Keep You Even Safer

Securing your home is a top priority, and you will need to make periodic updates and upgrades to your efforts from time to time. Today’s criminals are highly intelligent, and they often use superior techniques to break into homes criminals from past years and decades did not use....

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Three Subtle Painting Tricks That Will Make Your Home Look Amazing

Three Subtle Painting Tricks That Will Make Your Home Look Amazing

When it comes to painting the walls of a house, sometimes subtle is best. You want to add design, color, and texture to the walls, but you don’t want it jarring to the eyes. Here are three subtle painting techniques you can try on your home walls....

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DIY Lovers: 'Greenify' Your Home with These Three Eco-friendly Home Improvement Projects

DIY Lovers: 'Greenify' Your Home with These Three Eco-friendly Home Improvement Projects

Are you a homeowner who is searching for ways to make your home a bit more eco-friendly? Equipping your home with “green” improvements can save a substantial amount of energy and money, especially over the long term....

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2015 and Kitchen Design: Three Trends That You Need to Be Aware of Before You Renovate

2015 and Kitchen Design: Three Trends That You Need to Be Aware of Before You Renovate

Renovating your kitchen is an excellent way to improve its look, increase the value of your home and appeal to a more diverse range of home buyers if you decide to sell....

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Tankless Water Heaters: The Pros and Cons of Going Tankless In Your Home

Tankless Water Heaters: The Pros and Cons of Going Tankless In Your Home

Large water heaters are unsightly appliances that home-sellers would rather hide. Although it’s not always possible to banish these structures, it is possible to replace them with a version that is not as overbearing....

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Prevent Icy Drafts with Our Easy Three-Step Guide to Weatherizing Your Windows

Prevent Icy Drafts with Our Easy Three-Step Guide to Weatherizing Your Windows

In the cold winter months, you’ll probably want to be outside enjoying the snow when you get a chance – perhaps building a snowman or having a snowball fight with the kids. However, you’ll get cold, and you’ll want to come inside to your well-heated home....

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Homeowner’s Insurance: What’s Covered, What Isn’t and Why You Might Need It

Homeowner’s Insurance: What’s Covered, What Isn’t and Why You Might Need It

Homeowner’s insurance is an incredibly valuable and beneficial policy for homeowners to have, but it is necessary to understand what traditional policies do and do not cover....

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Let There Be Light! 3 Easy Ways to Make over a Room by Adding New Light Fixtures

Let There Be Light! 3 Easy Ways to Make over a Room by Adding New Light Fixtures

Light is an important design element that can be used to influence your interior decor in a number of ways. In fact, you can experience a major transformative change on the overall style and ambiance of a room by making a few simple lighting changes....

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Winter is Here: Prepare Your House with These Three Home Maintenance Tips

Winter is Here: Prepare Your House with These Three Home Maintenance Tips

Have you prepared your home for the winter? With colder temperatures starting you’ll need to spend an hour or two getting your home ready to deal with the possibility of harsher weather and below-freezing temperatures, depending on where you live....

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Save Money on Your Home Energy Costs This Winter in Just Three Easy Steps

Save Money on Your Home Energy Costs This Winter in Just Three Easy Steps

It doesn’t matter if you heat your home with electricity, natural gas or some other energy source; prices continue to rise and that means increased heating costs for most of us....

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Looking for a Value-adding Upgrade? Why Residential Solar Panels Are Becoming a Popular Renovation

Looking for a Value-adding Upgrade? Why Residential Solar Panels Are Becoming a Popular Renovation

If you’re looking for a home upgrade that can add resale value to your home while paying itself off over time, look no further than a solar panel setup. In the past few years, the cost of installing residential solar has declined while the efficiency of the panels has increased....

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Thinking About a New Floor? Five Excellent Reasons to Choose Hardwood Flooring when Remodeling

Thinking About a New Floor? Five Excellent Reasons to Choose Hardwood Flooring when Remodeling

If you’re remodeling, you should seriously consider updating your flooring. A new hardwood floor will give your home an impressive look and prevent scratches and stains. Here are five very good reasons why you should consider a hardwood floor for your next remodeling project....

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Roof Restoration 101: Preparing Your Roof for the Harsh Winter – and when to Call in Professional Help

Roof Restoration 101: Preparing Your Roof for the Harsh Winter – and when to Call in Professional Help

While the days may be relatively warm and sunny right now, the transition to fall and winter will soon be upon us. Winter weather can be harsh, and it can also be destructive to your property. From the snow and ice to the frigid temperatures, winter can wreak havoc on a property....

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Planning for 2015 Already? Here are Some Home Decor Trends to Watch Out For

Planning for 2015 Already? Here are Some Home Decor Trends to Watch Out For

Your home is your haven, your place to get away from the world at the end of a long day. That’s why keeping your home decor on-trend is important: It will create an inspiring and relaxing space that you can enjoy....

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It’s Not Just Car Storage: How to Transform Your Garage into a Brand New, Highly Usable Space

It’s Not Just Car Storage: How to Transform Your Garage into a Brand New, Highly Usable Space

In some homes, garages are used only for car storage. They may appear to be bare and without real functional use for homeowners....

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3 Reasons Why Changing Your Kitchen And Dining Room Lighting Fixtures Can Increase Your Sale Price

3 Reasons Why Changing Your Kitchen And Dining Room Lighting Fixtures Can Increase Your Sale Price

If you are considering selling your home, you may be wondering if there are things that you can do to increase your sale price....

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