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Is a $499 iPad a bargain compared to one that costs $500? Not exactly. But retailers have long priced products just below a round number because, psychologically, $499 feels more like a deal than $500, even if the difference is only $1.
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Do: Go au natural.
Your son says he wants his room painted his favorite color: green. Tell that to the paint store assistant and he’ll give you a few shades to choose from—or rather, a few hundred. When in doubt, opt for colors … Read More
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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.
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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.
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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.