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6 Tips for Redecorating Without Buying New Stuff

6 Tips for Redecorating Without Buying New Stuff
You ever look around your living room and wish that you could afford to redo the whole thing? You may have loved your home's décor when you first bought it, but now it's looking a little old and tired. Some of the pieces are still great, but you're still bored with seeing them in the same way every day. (HouseTipster) > Read More
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Live the Dream: 7 Sneaky Ways to Make Your Bedroom Look Expensive

Live the Dream: 7 Sneaky Ways to Make Your Bedroom Look Expensive
Tricking out your bedroom space doesn't have to break the bank. Realtor.com consulted with the nation's best design experts to uncover their top-secret tricks for creating a plush-looking bedroom without draining your wallet. Heed these tips, and then sit back and relax in your new luxe space. > Read More
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5 Studio Apartment Layouts to Try That Just Work

5 Studio Apartment Layouts to Try That Just Work
Arranging your furniture is hard enough when all the furniture you own isn't jammed into a single room. But here you are, in your itty bitty one room apartment, generously called a "studio", and all that stuff has to go somewhere. (apartmenttherapy.com) > Read More
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Moving? What NOT To Pack

Moving? What NOT To Pack
Moving is regarded as one of the most stressful tasks a person can experience. That's quite the departure from the euphoric buzz that's now wearing off. However, like anything life, there exists a duality; nothing is all peaches and cream. (DreamCasa) > Read More
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Sorry, But These Home Improvements Just Don't Pay Off

Sorry, But These Home Improvements Just Don't Pay Off
If you plan on selling within five months, or even five years, a renovation is usually planned with extra consideration for resale value. Though there are certain updates that will always be a worthy investment with wide appeal (read: hardwood floors), some projects aren't worth the trouble if your goal is to maximize your home's value. (apartmenttherapy.com) > Read More
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7 Exterior Home Improvements That Can Increase Resale Value

7 Exterior Home Improvements That Can Increase Resale Value
Curb appeal is everything when it comes to selling your home, and that means your home's exterior needs to be in optimal condition.So, we've laid out seven exterior home improvements that can increase resale value and help sell your home even faster. Check out the list and info-graphic. (Lawn Starter) > Read More
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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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