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9 Awesome Fireplace Makeover Projects

9 Awesome Fireplace Makeover Projects
If we are lucky enough to have a fireplace in our home, the truth is, we should be trying to make the most of it. Let's face it, in the design world, few things in a room command attention like a fireplace. (www.decoratingyoursmallspace.com) > Read More
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How to Pack Your Suitcase Like a Pro

How to Pack Your Suitcase Like a Pro
It's a few days away from your big vacation or long weekend adventure. All you need to do is pack your bags. Of course, that's never the exciting part of traveling. It can also be a little stressful. (apartmenttherapy.com) > Read More
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Grilling Weather: Secrets for Perfect Shish Kebabs

Grilling Weather: Secrets for Perfect Shish Kebabs
Whether you call them kebabs, kabobs, or kebaps, there's no question that meat on a stick is one summertime barbeque staple that is easy to fall in love with. Sadly, kebabs are easy to ruin, in either the preparation or the grilling process. Before your next weekend get-together, read these tips to avoid kebab chaos and to become the king or queen of skewered meat. (www.fix.com/) > Read More
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How to Install Beadboard Wainscoting

How to Install Beadboard Wainscoting
"I love adding wainscoting to a home," says This Old House general contractor Tom Silva. "I install it in pantries, hallways or anywhere walls could get damaged," he says. "It protects the wall and looks great." (thisoldhouse.com) > Read More
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Six Lawn-Care Mistakes to Nix

Six Lawn-Care Mistakes to Nix
A lush carpet of green is easy to attain as long as you avoid a few common mistakes. We spoke with Gerald Henry, PhD, associate professor of environmental turf grass science at the University of Georgia, to find out what not to do when caring for a lawn. (thisoldhouse.com) > Read More
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11 renovation myths

11 renovation myths
Reality television isn't just the provenance of singles looking for a mate, singers trying to best each other, and would-be or quasi-celebrities seeking attention. A good number of programs in this genre deal with another kind of elusive state: The experience of a perfect home renovation. (Curbed) > Read More
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5 Big No-No's Every Homebuyer Should Know

5 Big No-No's Every Homebuyer Should Know
The home buying process can be an overwhelming, stressful, and sometimes a maddening experience - but it doesn't have to be! Save yourself the headache and consider the following tips before making what very well may be the most important investment you'll make in your life. (DreamCasa) > Read More
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Eco-friendly travel tips

Eco-friendly travel tips
The beautiful thing about being eco-friendly is that you can do it anywhere. Just because you're going out of town, it doesn't mean you have to abandon your earth-friendly practices. (sheknows.com) > Read More
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Sell It Faster: Checklist For An Open House

Sell It Faster: Checklist For An Open House
Putting on an open house is by far the most efficient way of presenting your home in front of a buyer. Open houses hold great power in convincing a buyer of the feasibility and aptness of your place. However, only if done correctly. (Real Trends) > Read More
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5 Smart Home Habits You Should Steal from the Best Landlords

5 Smart Home Habits You Should Steal from the Best Landlords
If you've ever rented before, you know that all landlords are not created equal. While some do the absolute minimum to get your monthly rent check, others do an incredible job at maintaining clean buildings and keeping their tenants' best interests in mind. Here, the best housekeeping habits to steal from the best landlords in the business. (ApartmentTherapy) > Read More
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What Is Causing Yellow Leaves on My Plants?

What Is Causing Yellow Leaves on My Plants?
Yellowing leaves can be caused by a number of conditions. If the cause is obvious, you can fix it immediately. If the cause isn't so obvious, try changing one thing at a time until you fix it. (thespruce.com) > Read More
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The Best Ways to Use a Steam Cleaner

The Best Ways to Use a Steam Cleaner
If chemical-free cleaning is important to you, you either already own a steam cleaner or you're planning to get one. Either way, you're bound to be asking, "What are ways to use a steam cleaner?" (HouseTipster) > Read More
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Strawberry-Graham Galette

Strawberry-Graham Galette
This oven-safe, heatproof paper is coated with silicon, giving it nonstick properties that are essential for lining cake pans, baking cookies and filled pastries, and in the case of this recipe, easily rolling out soft dough. (Bon appetit) > Read More
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Accent Wall Ideas

Accent Wall Ideas
An accent wall is a portion of a room that has a special treatment-and therefore garners special attention. Some walls become a focal point by default because they house the wide-screen TV, fireplace, or another naturally dominant feature. A deliberate accent wall has a decorative component to it. (bhg.com) > Read More
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6 Secrets Real Estate Agents Know About Kitchen Remodels

6 Secrets Real Estate Agents Know About Kitchen Remodels
Kitchen remodels can get quite pricey. Make sure you're concentrating on the right things to get the best value out of your renovation. Here are the top 6 remodeling secrets to pass along to sellers ready to prepare their home for selling. (popsugar.com) > Read More
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These Are The Best Cheeses For Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

These Are The Best Cheeses For Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
Grilled cheese season is upon us. While there's never a bad time of year for this comfort food staple, these colder months have us craving the warmth of a gooey grilled cheese alongside a bowl of piping hot tomato soup. (realsimple.com) > Read More
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 Decorating Your Rock N' Roll Man Cave: 4 Easy Steps

Decorating Your Rock N' Roll Man Cave: 4 Easy Steps
You've spent your whole life collecting Pink Floyd posters that you can no longer hang. You've saved every concert ticket stub you've ever been to and can no longer tack it to your oversized corkboard. Enter the Man Cave. (dreamcasa.org) > Read More
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3 Beautiful Built-In Kitchen Hutch Ideas Sure to Turn Heads

3 Beautiful Built-In Kitchen Hutch Ideas Sure to Turn Heads
Do you ever have people over for dinner and, after receiving countless compliments on your beautiful handcrafted kitchen table and striking countertops, you reply with the words, "Oh, thank you! Except for that - just ignore the mess over there." (HouseTipster) > Read More
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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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Martin Chitwood: Home Renovation At Its Finest

Martin Chitwood: Home Renovation At Its Finest
Rebecca Robeson, interior designer extraordinaire, recently completed an enormous, exciting task few others would dare undertake. She accepted the challenge of renovating a grand Mount Soledad home. (justluxe.com) > 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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