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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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8 Exterior Design Trends That You May Not Know About [Infographic]

8 Exterior Design Trends That You May Not Know About [Infographic]
When most people think of design, they tend to think of the interior and neglect the exterior.But the reality is that the exterior of a home is just as important as the interior because many buyers associate the condition of the exterior and landscape with the interior. (Lawn Starter) > Read More
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How to Clean Your Electric Stovetop

How to Clean Your Electric Stovetop
Smooth-top electric stoves are often touted in store showrooms as being easy to clean, but as you have probably already discovered after buying one, that isn't exactly true. Even a little bit of water boiling over a pot can create stains on your stovetop. (HouseTipster) > Read More
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DIY Sidewalk Foam Paint

DIY Sidewalk Foam Paint
Spend more time outside with the kids with this DIY sidewalk paint. You probably have these ingredients around the house, and you can whip up a batch of DIY Sidewalk foam paint in no time. (thetiptoefairy.com) > Read More
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Tips on Surviving in a Seller's Market

Tips on Surviving in a Seller's Market
So you've decided to buy a home. You've started in on the home buying process. But something's wrong. There aren't as many houses as you thought there would be, and the ones that are available are off the market faster than you can make an offer. (dreamcasa) > Read More
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How to Patch Holes in Drywall

How to Patch Holes in Drywall
A doorknob swings into the wall one too many times. An energetic teenager Jackie-Chans the Sheetrock. Whether it's by accident or intent, sooner or later, a wall or ceiling gets gored and has to be patched. (www.thisoldhouse.com) > Read More
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28 Easy Summer Weekend Projects

28 Easy Summer Weekend Projects
What's the use of balmy weather and long summer days if you can't hang out in your yard and have some fun? But if there's nowhere good to sit and nothing fun to do at your house, don't fret, these 28 projects, culled from the TOH archives of great weekend upgrades. (thisoldhouse.com) > Read More
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