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Try these quick fixes to save money and conserve energy.
So you want to remove wallpaper and add a fresh coat of paint to the walls? Removing wallpaper may seem scary, but if you follow our tips, you’ll find it isn’t so frightening after all.
Before you begin, remove a small section in an … Read More
1. Routinely pruning your trees every three to five years is not necessary, but it is a good idea to prune a tree with dead wood — especially when the dead branches are more than two inches in diameter.
2. If you see mushrooms or … Read More
From the landscaping to the lighting to the furniture, how can you save money on backyard renovations? What parts of the yard should you update? Do you dare take on the project by yourself or is it wise to hire a contractor? We asked some … Read More
Portable light switches.
A company called Verve has created a remote-controlled light switch that you can stick anywhere and then move and reattach, reports AOL’s Walletpop. Lower it for a toddler. Keep a switch by the bed to control … Read More
You’re the Project Manager!
The key to reworking an old kitchen into a more efficient and modern space is in the planning. Thinking ahead ensures you’ve covered all bases to help save on the final bill.
Design It to Be Compact
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Plenty of homeowners wish they could change key features of their home, including additions or remodels of bathrooms, bedrooms or kitchen. Popular renovations range from basic to upscale. Below are three of the most-desired renovations, … Read More
When the weather is warm, an outdoor space is a great place to gather with family and friends. Here are some simple tips for punching up your patio this summer.
1. Give your furniture a facelift: Make old outdoor furniture look new … Read More
Carve out some time to do these simple home safety projects to keep you and your loved ones safe. With just a few minutes of your time, kids and parents can work together on these projects so everyone can take part in keeping your home safe… Read More
Transform a tired patch of lawn into a functional patio with cement pavers you customize yourself. Here’s how.
How can you avoid being fooled? Follow these tips.
Experts recommend giving your lawnmower an annual tune-up before storing it away for winter. But not everyone can be an expert, right? Follow these tune-up tips to get your machine humming this summer.
Long summer days are great for outdoor dining. If you love grilling, read our primer on outdoor kitchens, a rewarding DIY project everyone will enjoy.
Mattress quality is difficult to judge in the showroom, so do your product research before you visit one. Here are some basic guidelines. As a general rule, it’s best to buy the highest-quality set you can afford.
High… Read More
1. Get rid of religious proselytizers at your door. Acknowledge intent, not content, says British Esquire. It’s not that you don’t want to hear what they have to say (though you don’t—you really, really don’t). It’s a matter … Read More
These simple DIY insulation projects from AARP The Magazine can help you save up to $1,000 on your energy bills this year.
1. Plug wall openings
About 15% of air in the average home escapes through wall openings, an … Read More