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May 19, 2022

3 Sneaky Ways to Make a Small Home Office Look Huge

3 Sneaky Ways to Make a Small Home Office Look Huge

The struggle of the way-too-small home office: a space that needs to be functional often doubling as a guest room and the holding pen for all the random stuff you couldn’t find a home for elsewhere. And did we mention these rooms are often tiny? You spend many of your ...

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April 26, 2022

4 Cool Ways to Hide Your TV

4 ways to hide your TVToday, flat-screen TVs are ubiquitous—hanging serenely on walls, freeing up space once hogged by bulky traditional boob tubes and the hulking entertainment stands that supported them. Still, a flat-screen TV still looks like … a TV. Not exactly a work of art gracing your wall. Lucky for you, plenty of ...

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March 20, 2022

Give Your Home a Morale Makeover

 

Give Your Home a Morale Makeover

7 easy ways to revitalize your space and boost your mood

 

With many Americans spending a lot more time at home, you may find your house taking on the roles of office, classroom, gym and community center — and it’s easy to feel uninspired by your surroundings after ...

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March 20, 2022

Bathrooms of Wonder: How to Transform Your Powder Room

Bathrooms of Wonder How to Transform Your Powder Room

Once, it was the room that no one would show in movies or even mention in polite company—but these days, a fabulous bathroom is a prime home feature, and for many proud owners, the subject of major bragging rights. They’re luxurious! They’re high-tech and functional! They’re beautiful! Plus—and here’s the ...

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March 15, 2022

How to Save 20% When You BIY Instead of DIY

How to Save 20 when you BIY instead of DIY

You want to get projects done around the house, but you lack the skills, desire, or the time to DIY. The other side of the coin—hiring it all out—is an expensive option you’d like to avoid. What to do? BIY, that’s what.

 

BIY—buy-it-yourself—is a smart, middle ground for those ...

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Feb. 21, 2022

Your Pipes Are Gross, but That’s OK

Your Pipes Are Gross, but That’s OK

Plumbers do the dirtiest of work, but somehow the profession has garnered a reputation for rip-offs. But where would you be without them? Where would your bathroom be?

And let’s be honest. We don’t schedule plumbing appointments months in advance. Plumbers are the ones we frantically call at 2 a ...

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Feb. 21, 2022

Glam Up Your Home With Crown Molding

Glam Up Your Home With Crown Molding

Installing crown and other types of molding is an easy upgrade that can give a classy, traditional look to your home and add to its value. A good miter saw, which can make cross-cuts at various angles, and some patience make this a feasible do-it-yourself project. Not up on your ...

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Feb. 14, 2022

Pros and Cons of Radiant Floor Heating

Pros and Cons of Radiant Floor Heating

Oh, those cold toes. Hard surface flooring can feel downright uncomfortable under bare feet on cold mornings. You can toss down area rugs and get some cozy slippers. Or you could install in-floor radiant heat, and never fear your floors again.

 

Heated flooring systems come in two varieties—electric coil ...

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Feb. 7, 2022

What Small Homes Can Teach You About Living With Less

What Small Homes Can Teach You About Living With Less

Need to declutter?  Anytime is the perfect time for getting rid of all the unnecessary stuff that accumulates in your home. How does it manage to pile up? Didn’t you just do this last year? Maybe you should just throw it all away—for good. In fact, that’s what a ...

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Feb. 2, 2022

8 Tools Every Homeowner Absolutely Must Own and Why

8 Tools Every Homeowner Absolutely Must Own and Why

Whether you’re just settling into your new rent-free digs, or you’ve been making mortgage payments for decades, every homeowner should be sure their toolbox has the necessary items to handle common problems around the house. That includes leaky faucets, drywall that needs patching, and heavy frames that need hanging. If ...

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