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Appliance Lifespans and Costs to Replace (A Worksheet)

Appliance Lifespans and Costs to Replace (A Worksheet)
Here's a question that's easy to dismiss when you're in love with a house and eager to make an offer: How long are its appliances and systems going to last? Because if you end up spending three grand in the first year to replace broken-down appliances, you're probably going to wish you'd offered $3,000 less. (houselogic.com) > Read More
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Downsizing 101

Downsizing 101
It's exciting to know that you are soon going to be a genuine urban dweller, and that you'll be close to all of the shops and museums that you previously had to travel long distances to enjoy. The only problem is that even though you have done a good job of culling your possessions, you are worried that your new space may just seem claustrophobic. (housetipster.com) > Read More
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Arianna Huffington on Nap Rooms

Arianna Huffington on Nap Rooms
Arianna Huffington's new mission is to make sure all of us get better sleep. After stepping away from The Huffington Post late last year, the media mogul announced a new company: Thrive Global. It's mission? To combat burnout and sleep deprivation in today's culture. (architecturaldigest.com) > Read More
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How to Move a Dishwasher

How to Move a Dishwasher
What steps should you take? Read on to learn the best way to move a dishwasher, and keep in mind that, if it seems like something you're not sure you want to attempt, you can always call in a pro to do the job for you. (moving.com) > Read More
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DIY Sofa & Console Table Tutorial

DIY Sofa & Console Table Tutorial
Sofa tables are in and are a super nice way to create depth in a room that otherwise would just be sofas, a TV and maybe a painting on the wall. Sofa tables can cost hundreds of dollars but this tutorial shows you how to make a very nice one for $30. > Read More
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Does a Kitchen Renovation Increase Home Value?

Does a Kitchen Renovation Increase Home Value?
The kitchen is the heart of the home. When it's well designed it can elevate the entire look and feel of a property, both in terms of appearance and in terms of functionality. And when it's not, it can make an entire home feel dated and inefficient-which can be a big problem if you're thinking of selling. (moving.com) > Read More
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11 Ideas for a DIY Bathroom Vanity

11 Ideas for a DIY Bathroom Vanity
Refinish a flea market find, update an existing stock cabinet, or upgrade a retail table for a personalized vanity you'll love. Let these stylish ideas for a DIY bathroom vanity be your inspiration. (bhg.com) > Read More
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How to Remove and Replace Stained Grout

How to Remove and Replace Stained Grout
Most homeowners don't know that they can replace the stained grout on their ceramic tile. In this short but detailed video by DIY Network, you'll learn that replacing the grout is totally possible and actually pretty easy to do. No professionals needed on this one, just a little patience and some tools. (diynetwork.com) > Read More
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5 signs of a motivated seller

5 signs of a motivated seller
Motivated sellers can be a first-time homebuyer's best friend: they're focused and eager to make a deal and to close the sale. Here are five ways to spot a home for sale by a motivated seller. (homeownership.ca) > Read More
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How to Remove Stains on Bakeware

How to Remove Stains on Bakeware
General wear and tear is expected to happen over time to your bakeware. Daily use and repeated washing of the bakeware can leave it stained with food, grease and rust. Replacing your bakeware can be expensive, and many of your used items may work perfectly except for the unsightly stain. Before tossing your old bakeware, try a few household tips to remove the stains and restore the look of your kitchen items. (ehow.com) > Read More
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14 Tips for Decorating a Small Space

14 Tips for Decorating a Small Space
Just because you don't have a huge home doesn't mean you can't flaunt your style. Decorating a small space, just like decorating a large one, simply requires ingenuity of design and a good eye for what works and what doesn't. (moving.com) > Read More
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27 DIY Reclaimed Wood Projects for your Homes Outdoor

27 DIY Reclaimed Wood Projects for your Homes Outdoor
Are you looking for ways to decorate your outdoors and make your home more noticeable? You may have a lot of ideas for decorating, but the high budget for decoration materials stop you in your tracks. Are there other easier ways? Yes, you can do it yourself by reclaiming wood. (woohome.com) > Read More
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15 Easy Summer Grilling Recipes

15 Easy Summer Grilling Recipes
As the temperatures quickly climb into the 80s, however, it's hard to not be giddy about all things summer-oriented - upcoming trips to the beach, popsicles, sundresses, and of course, GRILLING. (gimmesomeoven.com) > Read More
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7 Reasons to Pick a Walk-in Shower

7 Reasons to Pick a Walk-in Shower
What is a walk-in shower, and what are the major reasons you should choose one? A walk-n shower requires no stepping or climbing anything - you simply walk right in. The ease of use adds to the clean and luxurious design. Here are some of the biggest reasons to pick a walk-in shower during your next bathroom remodel. (housetipster.com) > Read More
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How to Create a Household Binder (with Printables)

How to Create a Household Binder (with Printables)
Organization can sometimes feel overwhelming, but the secret is to pair organization with consistency. Check out this guide for putting together a household binder that includes free printables. You'll learn how to organize your general home files, bills, schedules, meal plans and more. (www.abowlfulloflemons.net) > Read More
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7 Steps To Get Your Home Off the Market Fast

7 Steps To Get Your Home Off the Market Fast
When it comes to successfully selling your house, there are a lot of moving parts. While a real estate agent will help you through the entire selling experience, it's important to understand the different phases you'll go through to ensure nothing ever goes over your head and that everything runs as smoothly as possible. (dreamcasa.org) > Read More
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How to prepare your house to sell
 
How to prepare your house to sell
Every seller wants their home to sell fast and bring top dollar. Does that sound good to you? Well, it's not luck that makes that happen. It's careful planning and knowing how to professionally spruce up your home that will send home buyers scurrying for their checkbooks. Here is how to prep a house and turn it into an irresistible and marketable home.(www.thebalance.com) > Read More
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I Learned Some Lessons Spatchcocking a Chicken

I Learned Some Lessons Spatchcocking a Chicken
Spatchcocking accomplishes two things: A) It allows the skin-all of the skin-to crisp up beautifully when the bird is roasted in a skillet, chicken-under-a-brick style, as the Italians call it. B) Because the chicken lays flat, it cuts the cooking time in half compared to a typically roasted whole chicken. (bonappetit.com) > Read More
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Can I Deduct My Goldfish?

Can I Deduct My Goldfish?
Besides the love, loyalty, and affection you get from your beloved pets, they can also save you a chunk of change on your taxes. If you know how. Check out these five pet tax deductions which can save you big bucks. (realtor.com) > Read More
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