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Popcorn Ceiling Removal: A DIY Guide

Popcorn Ceiling Removal: A DIY Guide
Popcorn ceiling removal is very doable as a DIY project, but rest assured, it's hard work and makes a big mess. Follow this guide and you'll be enjoying smooth ceilings in no time (and hopefully, a recovery massage from your spouse). (DreamCasa) > Read More
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The Private Worlds of Loulou de La Falaise

The Private Worlds of Loulou de La Falaise
Loulou de La Falaise (1947-2011) was best known as Yves Saint Laurent's muse, confidante, alter ego-and the virtuoso behind all his famously flamboyant accessories: towering fur toques, clanking bronze cuffs, necklaces strung with coral. (ArchitecturalDigest) > Read More
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Prevent Frozen Pipes by Insulating Them

Prevent Frozen Pipes by Insulating Them
Insulating your water pipes is one of the main ways to winterize plumbing in the home. Insulating the pipes in exposed areas of the home, pump house shed, or garage is a must if you live in an area where winter temperatures reach freezing. (thespruce.com) > Read More
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How to Create a Living Wall

How to Create a Living Wall
A living wall, also known as a green wall or a vertical garden, is a wall feature that is covered, either partially or totally, in growing plants. While it's simple to explain, and even easier to install and maintain, the effect of a living wall cannot be emphasized enough. > Read More
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Catch Unobstructed Views of the Aurora Borealis in This Icelandic Glass Hotel

Catch Unobstructed Views of the Aurora Borealis in This Icelandic Glass Hotel
Apparently, catching a glimpse of the Aurora Borealis isn't the easiest exploratory feat to check off your travel bucket list. But one surefire way of increasing the odds of witnessing the shimmery cosmic phenomenon up close and in person is to spend a few nights in the Panorama Glass Lodge (apartmenttherapy.com) > Read More
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How to reduce off-gassing after a new carpet installation

How to reduce off-gassing after a new carpet installation
When it comes to the chemicals used to manufacture common household goods, there's a whole lot we don't know. These chemicals don't just stay in products. Many of them enter the air via a process called off-gassing; they are then ingested by the people and animals who use them. But don't sell your house just yet. A little education-understanding what products contain harmful chemicals and how to reduce your exposure-is a powerful thing. It can help you make your home a healthier place for years to come. Read on for the low-down. (www.cutsommade.com) > Read More
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How to Build Your Own Dry Bar

How to Build Your Own Dry Bar
You can build your own dry bar for a nook on your main floor, to make the perfect transition from your dining room to your kitchen, or as an addition to your man cave or basement rec room. (HouseTipster) > Read More
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11 Underrated World Cities You Have To Visit For The Food

11 Underrated World Cities You Have To Visit For The Food
The pleasures of eating turn downright mysterious when you combine them with world travel. Why should a cup of coffee taste like angel tears just because you're drinking it on a hotel balcony looking out over Florence? How can a taco curl up in your soul like a warm cat just because it came from a steam-belching street cart in Oaxaca? (thrillist.com) > Read More
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6 Bizarre Buildings That Defy Gravity

6 Bizarre Buildings That Defy Gravity
Architectural Digest presents six bizarre buildings that defy gravity. The Balancing Barn in England might make some nervous. The Dancing House in the Czech Republic was inspired by Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, and more... > Read More
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Securing Sliding Glass

Securing Sliding Glass
Sliding glass doors and windows are aesthetically pleasing because they allow extra light into the home, and they often open onto a deck or patio. However, the security risks with sliding glass are obvious. (thespruce.com) > Read More
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You're Not the Only One Spending Too Much on Rent

You're Not the Only One Spending Too Much on Rent
Most experts agree that people shouldn't be spending more than 30 percent of their income on housing, but for many people, staying below that 30 percent mark is simply not doable. If you feel like you're paying far more on rent than you should be, you're definitely not alone. (apartmenttherapy.com) > Read More
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1890 Swedish Schoolhouse Turned Home

1890 Swedish Schoolhouse Turned Home
This home, a former schoolhouse from 1890, was renovated for living and now belongs to Swedish artist and glass designer Gunnel Sahlin who has designed for companies like IKEA and Kosta Boda. Explore her style and take note of the original elements she highlighted. (decor8blog.com) > Read More
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5 Classic Design Rules to Absolutely Never Break

5 Classic Design Rules to Absolutely Never Break
The problem with cutting corners is that 50% of the time it works while the remaining half makes up for all that time and money you saved and then some (plus the added bonus of the frustration and self-loathing that come with not doing it right the first time). (apartmenttherapy.com) > Read More
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How to Build Stairs in 3 Easy Steps

How to Build Stairs in 3 Easy Steps
From a technical standpoint, there's nothing particularly difficult about building stairs for a deck, porch or shed. Anyone with basic carpentry skills can make the necessary cuts and assemble the parts. And yet, stair building is arguably the most challenging task do-it-yourselfers will ever attempt. (popularmechanics.com) > Read More
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How to Organize Your Refrigerator (Because It's Gross)

How to Organize Your Refrigerator (Because It's Gross)
If you're finding that you have to rummage endlessly for that bottle of rose or never lay your eyes on fruit until it's too far gone, then read on. These refrigerator organization tips will help you find your food faster-as well as waste less and maybe even eat more healthfully, too. (Realtor.com) > Read More
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DIY Pathways and Patios

DIY Pathways and Patios
A long-lasting patio is a lot like a smooth paint job - it's all about the prep work. Rush to put pavers down on a faulty base, and it might take only a few seasons for the stones to shift and become a tripping hazard. (thisoldhouse.com) > Read More
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How to Clean a Fireplace

How to Clean a Fireplace
The best feature in your home during the winter months (that cozy fireplace of yours) is likely the worst to clean. After hours of scrubbing, you could find that you haven't even put a dent in it. For next time, try this simple cleaning trick that uses household items. No special cleaners, just elbow grease! > Read More
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The #1 Thing You Can Do to Save Money on a Home (That Half of Buyers Don't Do)

The #1 Thing You Can Do to Save Money on a Home (That Half of Buyers Don't Do)
There's so much to think about when buying a place of your own. From the house-hunting process itself to the price negotiations to the inspection, it's almost instinctive to cut corners and take shortcuts wherever you can. But there's one place where a little extra effort in your house hunt could pay off in major dollars. (apartmenttherapy.com) > Read More
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How to Build a Fire Pit in Your Backyard

How to Build a Fire Pit in Your Backyard
With this masonry fire pit plan, you can skip the concrete and mortar. Instead, use that time to build our rustic log benches. You'll be sitting around a fire on a cool evening before you know it. (popularmechanics.com) > Read More
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7 Photos of DIY'd Garages That Will Make You Say

7 Photos of DIY'd Garages That Will Make You Say "OMG!"
Your garage can be a place to stash everything from tools to seasonal decor without feeling - and looking - like a dumping ground. Follow these seven simple guiding principles to transform it into an organized, attractive, and even inspiring space. (houselogic.com) > Read More
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Fierce Negotiating Tactics for a First-Time Buyer

Fierce Negotiating Tactics for a First-Time Buyer
Just because it's your first time buying a home doesn't have to mean you go into negotiations completely clueless. While the whole process may be new to you, there's actually some benefits to having it be your first time around. (apartmenttherapy.com) > Read More
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What Not to Do as a New Homeowner

What Not to Do as a New Homeowner
You've finally settled into your new home. You're hanging pictures and pinning ideas for your favorite bath. But in all your excitement, are you missing something? Now that you're a bonafide homeowner are there things you should know that you don't? (houselogic.com) > Read More
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7 Things You Should Never Clean with Vinegar

7 Things You Should Never Clean with Vinegar
When it comes to household cleaning, most people have a jug of distilled white vinegar in their arsenal. It's cheap, biodegradable, environmentally-friendly, kills mold and bacteria, and does a pretty good job of removing stains, cleaning glass, and eliminating odors. (HouseTipster) > Read More
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10 Amazing Bucket List Adventures In Canada

10 Amazing Bucket List Adventures In Canada
No matter what your preference, Canada offers a variety of adventures tailored for you. Whether it's out on the water, climbing up a mountain or harnessed off the edge of a tower, you're sure to find something you'll love! (mintnotion.com) > Read More
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