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35 Tips for Easy Cleanup After Every DIY Project

If you’re like most homeowners, you probably have a bucket list of repairs, maintenance tasks, or DIY projects you’d like to tackle around the house one of these days. Some tasks, especially the messy ones, tend to create nearly as…

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How to Resurface Worn Concrete

Trowel concrete resurfacer over your worn walkway, and you’ll have a brand new, durable surface with uniform color. Before you get started, check out this how-to video on working with concrete:

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The Best Plants for Prairie Gardens

Prairie gardens are native to much of North America, thus they attract birds and pollinators; and once they’re established they are low-maintenance, super hardy and drought-tolerant.

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Is Your Dream Home in a Cell Phone Dead Zone?

House-hunting is exciting, but it can be an exhausting process. Choosing where to live should be driven by factors like location, neighborhood and curb appeal. The last thing you should worry about is cell phone reception. If your dream home…

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Tub and Stall Shower Installation

In a culture that’s on the move, filling a bathtub is often too time consuming and impractical to fit into a daily routine. While showers are a must have in newer construction, some older properties are sadly lacking in this…

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11 Ways to Prep for a Winter Power Outage

Nearly everything we do at home requires electricity, from cooking to communicating to keeping ourselves entertained. It’s easy to forget how much we depend on electricity—until there’s an outage. Before a winter storm takes out your electricity, do what you…

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When to Call a Hot Water Dispenser Technician

Hot water dispensers, or dedicated boiling water taps, are handy tools for cooking, cleaning and other around-the-house activities. But, if you’re noticing one (or all) of the following problems, it’s time to call a technician.

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Top Home Decor Trends for Winter 2019

Winter is not just the season that ends the year; it’s also the season that makes the transition into a new one! We all feel the winds of change from the moment the first leaves start falling and the urge…

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What is Powder Coating?

Powder coating is something you’ve probably seen hundreds of times – on cars, motorcycles, handrails and even light fixtures. Used extensively in both commercial and residential applications, this incredibly durable finishing technique creates a beautiful and customized look that protects…

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Hot Backyard Design Ideas to Try Now

Gardens are among the most sought-after outdoor design elements, and its easy to see why. Gardens are easily customizable to fit every design style and preference from zen, Asian-inspired to romantic English countryside. People are also opting for fruit and…

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How to Smartify Your Home

Better to buy a hub or stand-alone devices? Sign up with the cable company? Get a Wi-Fi dog camera? Find answers to these and other questions in our connected-home guide of picks and expert advice

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The Importance of Paint Stripping

If you’re undertaking a major painting project, it’s important to realize that proper preparation is the most important step in the painting process. A new coat of paint is only as stable as the surface underneath, so if the old…

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Dual Flush Toilets

Dual flush toilets are exactly what they claim to be: toilets that give you the option to choose from two different flushes. Why? Because, to put it plainly, it doesn’t take as much water to send number one packing as…

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