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Solved! When—and How—to Repot a Plant

It’s inevitable that your houseplants will eventually outgrow their containers. While the signs can be subtle, understanding a little plant language will help you determine when the time has come to upgrade to roomier digs.

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Biggest Buzzwords in Housing Design for 2019

From rising energy costs to the aging population, seismic shifts throughout U.S. society are changing the way Americans think about housing. As we turn the corner into 2019, the final year in a decade that’s already seen massive change and…

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Top States for Home Improvement

Spending on home improvement products in the U.S. hit $303 billion last year, so it’s clearly a major topic on homeowners’ minds. But to get a better look at just what kind of renovations are being made across America (and…

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Before & After: Bring on the Curb Appeal

On every episode of Curb Appeal: The Block, a so-so house gets a major makeover, and a couple of others in the neighborhood get spiffed up too. See how fresh landscaping and a facelift can take a home from boring…

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The 7 Deadly Sins of Home Remodeling

Every homeowner who has taken on a home remodeling project has a sad story about past mistakes. Some of these errors are merely embarrassing, some are costly, and others are downright dangerous!

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How To Find and Hire a Gardener

Looking for a Gardener? Choosing a gardening contractor is not easy. The professional you hire needs to know their craft, improve your space, and offer reasonable rates.

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Test Garage Doors

To keep kids safe, check the auto-reverse feature by placing a block of wood in each door’s path; if it doesn’t bounce back after hitting the wood, call a pro.

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Embrace the Future with an Induction Cooktop

The U.S. is rarely noted for being behind the times when it comes to the use of cutting edge technology. When it comes to induction cooking, however, that is certainly the case. Though induction cooking has already taken over the…

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15 Problems Hard Water Can Cause

Some homes have hard water—water that contains a high level of calcium, magnesium, lime, or other minerals. Hard water doesn’t pose any health risks, but it can cause a number of plumbing, maintenance, and household cleaning issues.

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Finding the Right Electric Range for Your Kitchen

Choosing a range for your kitchen is not an easy process for most homeowners. Ranges can be electric or gas-powered, freestanding or slide-in; there are ranges with electronic controls, and, of course white, black, or stainless steel ranges.

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Real Estate Teams: Which Tech Tools Are You Using?

For every real estate team out there there’s a different view of how technology should be utilized. However, according to RISMedia, which recently surveyed agent teams across the country, the majority of respondents use lead-gen/referral services (29.6 percent) to generate…

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Copper Kitchen Sinks

Copper kitchen sinks offer many advantages that simply can’t be matched by other sinks. A classically American sink, copper goes well a wide variety of decorating schemes. The process of hammering the sinks into shape gives each one a personal…

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Summer Upkeep

Smart ideas for cooling your home, maintaining your yard and garden, planting trees, building a deck, and more summer upkeep projects

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How To: Paint Over Wallpaper

Are you sick and tired of your old wallpaper? Before you go to the trouble of stripping it off, consider covering it with a few coats of paint. Read on to find out how to do it and to figure…

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DIY Guide to Repairing a Leaky Kitchen Faucet

A leaky faucet is more than just an everyday annoyance. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), a faucet that drips one time per second wastes upwards of 3,000 gallons of water each year — that’s enough water to take…

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8 Ways to Soundproof Your Home

Your home is your sanctuary. However, if outside noises prevent you from getting the rest and relaxation you need, your health and productivity could suffer. Soundproofing your home doesn’t need to be a huge, expensive hassle.

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