How much will painting that room cost?

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No matter what room you want to update, painting is the cheapest and fastest way to transform a dull design and give it that immediate “wow” factor. As such, interior house painting is the most popular DIY project. In addition to the benefits above, it is also one of the most forgiving for our painting […]

Spruce Up Your Kitchen for the coming New Year

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These days the kitchen is the most important room in the house. We’re constantly calling it our main hub, where we cook fresh meals, entertain guests, do homework, post messages and, yes, every now and then watch TV. But with the increased focus on function comes a lot of stuff that needs fixing, replacing, tweaking, […]

Tips to Stage a Winter Wonderland in Your Home

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During the holidays, winter cheer is everywhere. Holiday carols fill homes, stores are beautifully decorated, and there’s a general feeling of joy as families gather and fulfill each other’s wish-lists. No doubt, people are in a buying spirit. For home buyers looking forward to starting off fresh for the New Year, you want to create […]

Plants that can turn your “Black Thumb” Green

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  If you yearn for houseplants but don’t have the best track record for keeping them alive, then 2015 might be the year to turn a new leaf. In honor of black thumbs everywhere, we’ve rounded up five (very) low-maintenance options that can withstand a little neglect. JADE PLANT – The jade plant (a succulent […]

Are Your Outdoor Holiday Decorations Ready for Mother Nature?

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  Make sure your lights and more make it through the holidays. Buying items rated for exterior use is just the first step. Here’s how to hang them to withstand all that Mother Nature dishes out. WIND Protect light strands from strong gusts by securing them with plastic zip ties (about $5 for 100) or […]

The newest trend, Carving Out Space for the In-Laws

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The hottest trend in real estate these days is carving out some space for your in-laws, the Wall Street Journal says. And it has the potential to lift your home value as much as 60 percent. Known informally as “in-law suites” or “granny flats” and formally as “accessory dwelling units” (ADUs), these little homes, usually […]

Things to Know Before You Spark Up the Logs

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With natural gas and propane prices continuing to rise, you’ll likely be looking to the old fireplace this winter to help cut your home-heating bills. But before you spark up the logs, take heed that fireplaces and chimneys are involved in 42 percent of all home-heating fires. So first make sure yours is up to […]

Prepare Your Home for the Upcoming Winter

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Winterizing your home may feel like a chore, but it’s cheap, easy, and will make the winter go by as smoothly and comfortably as possible. There are numerous ways to prepare your home for the colder months and they generally all fall into one of three categories: windows/doors, HVAC, or insulation. Once December rolls around, […]

Making Your New Home Feel Like Home

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Because it’s hard to feel settled when you’re surrounded by boxes and can’t get to your couch or clean underwear. Here are some ways to make your new place feel like home. 1. Make your bed. Whether that means getting out the tool box and assembling it, or just making up the mattress that sits […]