Using Granite Countertops to Increase the Value of Your Home

Your home is something that you care about. It is likely the largest purchase you have ever made in your life, and as such it is something you cherish and share with you family. You invite people into your home that you love and care about. A home is not just a house, in fact, […]

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Choosing Marble for Kitchens and Bathrooms

Marble is widely sought after and a beautiful addition to the decor of any home. It is a popular choice to install in kitchens and bathrooms as a countertop, backslash or as flooring. There are many varieties from many countries all over the world. Marble comes in a wide selection of color choices and veining patterns […]

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Snow Cleats – Offering Utility With Aesthetic Value

Heavy usage of these snow cleats or bracket is very much visible in the areas with high snowfall. Easy to manage and install, these are the most coveted invention that, surely prevents any mini-avalanche from your roof! Snow that accumulates on the roof, can easily slide off, all at once and further this can result […]

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How to Buy Snow Guards for Roofs

A single snow season or fluke hail can sometimes cause unimaginable damage to your house. To help prevent such disasters it is essential that you install snow guards for roofs of your house. After heavy snowfall, the snow gathers on the top of rooftops. As sun makes the weather balmy, the heaps of accumulated snow […]

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Home Renovations and How to Find the Right Tradie

Home renovations – who’s doing yours? You should always meet your potential tradie in person so you can get an idea of what they’re like. Trust your gut instinct – if they don’t feel like the right fit for your home renovations, best to find out upfront. Ideally, ask them to come to your place […]

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4 Factors to Consider With Modern Kitchen Faucets

Out-dated faucets that are still found in many homes not only look bad, but also lead to water issues and create more work. On the other hand, modern kitchen faucets are stylish and can instantly update a kitchen’s décor. As well, they come with water filtration methods, are easier to clean, and have improved capability […]

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Getting Your Hands on a Luxury Bathroom

What exactly defines a luxury bathroom, and how do you go about creating one for yourself? There are several key elements that generally need to be present to create a luxury feeling in your bathroom – but some of them don’t have to be present if you really go the extra mile in other areas. […]

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Snow Cleats Prevents Avalanches and Protects Your Family

If you live in an area that receives heavy snow, then you must surely be aware of words like snow guards, snow fences, brackets, jacks, pads, cleats, avalanche nets, etc. One or a combination of these tools when mounted on the roofs of houses and buildings can prevent hazardous snow movements. The soft snow fall […]

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Tips and Tricks for Easy Marble Restoration

The popularity of marble throughout the world has many reasons. Not only is this a great natural stone that completely outshines any artificial alternative, but it is also a stone that comes in unpredictably unique patterns, making each slab completely original. Besides, it is resilient, warm and capable of turning any space or element of […]

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The Beauty of Conservatory Window Blinds

Conservatory window blinds serve a lot of different functions for your home, but how can you be sure you are getting the right ones?  It’s important to consider all your options before you buy your blinds. What are conservatory window blinds? Conservatory window blinds are blinds that are custom designed to fit the obscure windows […]

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Jason Alderman: Planning a Home Remodel That Actually Pays Off

Winter is a good time for considering home repairs and improvements so you and your checkbook will be ready for the spring thaw. It's also a good time for prospective home buyers to prioritize what features are must-haves when purchasing, and which can wait for potential remodel down the road.

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It Might Be Time For Your Home To Have Some New Year's Resolutions Of Its Own

New home projects almost always start out with bright hopes and good intentions: that table will get refinished, new window treatments will be hung, t...

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Porch.com: 6 Trends We'd Like to See More of In 2015

As the year draws to a close we've taken a close look at projects showcased on Porch and have come across several trends that we'd like to see more of in 2015.

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Rich Siegel: Subtraction by Addition

Unable to afford a new house, unless we moved to a double-wide in Palmdale or Mojave, my wife and I were left with no other option but to blow out our modest California ranch house and add a second story.

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Carol Brailey: Quiz: Does Your Home Look Better Than You?

Given the choice between updating a 1990s-style clean, working, functional kitchen or enhancing your own appearance to give off your best energy -- I would always recommend upgrading you first.

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Hometalk: The Renter's Guide to DIY Mini Makeovers

Your home is temporary and there are restrictions on how much you can change it...until now! With these 13 genius renter upgrade ideas, you too, fellow renter, can totally remake your space, without breaking the bank or your walls!

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Stephanie Snay: 10 Energy Saving Tips To Save Money On Your Electric Bill

Do you suffer from sticker shock when you see your monthly electric bill? No matter what your financial situation looks like, paying bills is about as much fun as a root canal.

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Melinda Wentzel: The Color of Bizarre

"Mom, isn't that the most awesome color you've ever seen?! It looks like frog spit and it would be PERFECT for your office! Plus it would cover up that lilac you're so sick of, wouldn't it?"

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Bil Hitchcock: Get The Hammer Out of Daddy's Hands

I can't imagine the mayhem in our lives if those mega-hardware stores like Lowe's and Home Depot had been around. He could have just gotten into all sorts of trouble. Heaven help us.

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Stephanie Snay: 5 Solutions for Better Bathroom Storage

Six in the morning on a Monday -- your alarm goes off. After rolling over and pressing snooze more times than you'd like to admit, you spring out of bed and run to your messy bathroom, knowing you have less than 20 minutes to get ready...

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WTF Is Paint Primer, Anyway?

Some home chores become second nature. Take painting, for example: You throw down a drop cloth, grab a brush and get to it, right? You might even be a...

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Porch.com: 10 Space Saving Hacks for Your Tiny Kitchen

A small kitchen means limited space to cook, eat and entertain. While it can be easy to bombard your countertops with jars, baskets and containers, this is also quick to make your kitchen look messy and unorganized.

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Danielle Wolffe: 5 Tricks for Spinning Sod Into Lawn

I stood on the beach and inhaled deeply, reassuring myself that the lingering sweetness in the air was not some kind of olfactory hallucination; but honeysuckle, after all.

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Renee Fisher: My Kitchen Renovation

The new lower cabinet and the stove are now approximating what the kitchen on the Titanic must have looked like as the ship began its fatal pitch.

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Amazon Home Services Will Eliminate All Your Household Chores

Now THIS is improving home improvement.

Amazon on Monday launched Amazon Home Services, a new section of the site that allows less-than-motivated ...

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Supercompressor: 15 Useful Things You Can Do With Coffee Other Than Drink It

Everyone with taste buds and a brain loves the hair-raising caffeine fix and mouthwatering flavor of a hot cup of joe -- it's biologically really hard not to. But there's more you can do with it besides just pouring it down your face-hole.

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Hometalk: 10 Home Decor Improvements You Can Do in Just One Hour

Changing the clocks has got us thinking about what a difference one hour makes. We all know we would benefit from an extra hour of sleep, maybe another hour to run errands, or an additional hour in our weekends, but how much of a difference can one hour make in your home?

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Domino: 6 Things To Hang On Your Walls That Aren't Frames

We adore art. Love mirrors. But sometimes those walls are calling for something with a little more passion and personality. Get inspired.

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5 Home Tools You Never Knew You Needed

When it comes to home improvement, we know the drill (see what we did there?): Get a good hammer, invest in a screwdriver, make sure you have pliers, ...

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Hometalk: 7 Clever Ways to Corral Your Cords and Wires

Not only are loose cords and wires super unattractive, it's actually dangerous to leave them lying in a jumble on your floor or desk. According to Hometalker and safety expert Elli Bishop, of SafeWise.com, having loose wires in your home creates a risk of electrical fires, not to mention wires and cords on the floor are a tripping hazard.

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Laurie Levy: 4 Things I've Learned Living In A Tiny House

When my mother moved from her condo into a senior retirement apartment at age 89, she was overwhelmed. So were her children. What to do with all of the stuff she had accumulated over a lifetime? Turns out, there are folks who help people with this type of move.

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BobVila.com: The Best Tools for Conquering Ice and Snow

While winter does have its upsides--cozy fires, hot chocolate, snow days--for many of us, having to deal with all the snow is a battle of unpleasant proportions, particularly after a nor'easter strikes.

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BobVila.com: The 8 Common Painting Mistakes Almost Everyone Makes

While the whole process is quite simple, it's also surprisingly easy to muck up your paint project with a few silly mistakes. How many have you committed in prior paint jobs?

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6 Home Projects That Are Easier Than You Think (And 10 That Aren't)

It never fails that the weekend DIY projects you expect to be a breeze end up costing you hours of frustration and disillusion and broken nails. (Reme...

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