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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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How To: Match Paint

Find the exact shade of blue—or any other hue you have in mind—for your paint project with one of these seven color-matching techniques.

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Bathroom Cabinets

One of the most surefire ways to improve the looks and functionality of your bathroom is through the thoughtful addition of bathroom cabinets. You can add stock or custom built cabinetry to more efficiently make use of limited space in…

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2019 Best Places to Retire

Are you beginning your search for the retirement spot where you can truly lay back and relax? You’ll want a place that feels like vacation, but can also sustain your lifestyle. It’s a big step and there’s a lot to…

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Easy DIY Air Conditioner Fixes

As with any serious issues that arise on your property, major problems with your air conditioning unit should always be referred to a professional. HVAC professionals are, after all, the only ones who are qualified to troubleshoot and fix whatever…

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12 Common Weeds

Got weeds? Learn how to identify common weeds, including tips on why they’re thriving and how to get them under control.

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Removing Bathroom Fixtures When Remodeling

A bath remodel isn’t an easy one-day project. First off, you’re dealing with lots of different areas of construction: plumbing, flooring, drywall, countertops, etc. Plus, unlike new construction, you’re also working within preexisting conditions and therefore negotiating around older structures…

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The 20 Hottest U.S. Housing Markets

Midland takes the cake again! The Western Texas city with a population just shy of 135,000 was revealed as the nation’s hottest housing market for the third month in a row, according to new data from realtor.com®’s Market Hotness…

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Diagnosing Your Low-Pressure Faucet

If you’re met with only a dribble of water when you turn your faucet on, you’re dealing with low pressure. A low-pressure faucet is usually an easy fix. But sometimes, a slow flow of water from your faucet is the…

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Boost Your Roof: Hipped Roofing 101

Hipped roofing is a favored among many homeowners for its looks, durability and storage options. If you’re in the market for a new roof and a little overwhelmed with your options, consider a simple — yet stylish — hipped…

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Home Décor: 2018 Lighting Trends

Whether you’re purchasing a home or selling one, a lighting upgrade may soon be climbing your to-do list. In order to modernize your lights and increase your home’s value for years to come, find light fixtures that not only gel…

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8 Water-Saving Home Renovations

Water saving renovations are money saving renovations. Leaky pipes, outdated appliances, and poor irrigation practices hike up your water and energy bills and wreak havoc on your septic system. And, in drought-ridden states, water wasting can be subject to hefty…

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All About Front Entry Lighting

More than just a beacon leading to the front door, exterior lighting helps define the look of a house. With planning and a bit of math, you can put your home’s best face forward

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Laminate vs. Vinyl Flooring: Pros, Cons & Differences

If you’re looking for a hardwood alternative that’s easy on your budget but still looks good, then luxury vinyl or laminate are great choices. These two materials are often confused with one another. However, they have some important differences that…

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A Beginner’s Guide to Growing a Vegetable Garden

Next to building a patio, one of the most popular backyard projects for many homeowners is growing their own vegetable garden. As more people are making conscious decisions to eat healthier, it’s come as no surprise that at-home vegetable gardens…

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Composting and Landscaping at Home

When imagining one’s ideal home, the image is often accompanied by picturesque landscaping in the form of beautiful trees and manicured lawns. Unfortunately, attractively kept yards are often the result of chemicals that can be hard on the environment and…

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