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All You Need to Know About the Trusty Tape Measure

Even if you’re not a master carpenter, you likely have a tape measure on hand. It’s one of the 12 essential tools to keep in your toolbox. I’ve had my trusty Stanley 25 ft. PowerLock Tape Measure for over a decade now, and it seems like n...

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How to Create a Home Improvement Project Budget

Creating a budget for a home improvement project can be daunting if not downright overwhelming, particularly for first-time homeowners or those embarking on their first renovation project. What costs should be included in this type of budget? W...

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NOW Is the Time to Save Big on Appliances

Shopping for big-ticket items like a new refrigerator or a washer-and-dryer set usually requires a bit more diligence than your weekly grocery haul. In other words, you don't want to show up at the store expecting to buy a large appliance witho...

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6 Ways to Turn Your Balcony into an Outdoor Oasis

For anyone living in an apartment or condo, having a balcony is a major perk. Although it's not as luxurious as a sprawling backyard, even a tiny balcony provides a private outdoor space where you can kick back and take in some fresh air. And w...

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8 Tips for Hiring the Right Contractor

Renovating your home is a big project, whether you're tackling just one room or embarking on a more extensive makeover. If you're only updating a few fixtures or surfaces, you might be able to do most of the work yourself or bring in specific p...

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Common Decorating Mistakes Solved!

You have the accessories, the furniture, and the color on the walls. But is something not quite right? One of these common decorating problems may be to blame. But don't fear -- these mistakes are easy to fix. Mistake #1 - Poor Lighting We'...

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How to Really Budget for a Fixer-Upper

Many of us have stared in awe at the listing page of an old house with overgrown landscaping and bathroom tiles from the early 1900s. And many have imagined fixing up said old house—but few ever do. After all, it takes a special kind of perso...

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Moving and Packing Tips for Smooth Moves

Moving—like getting a tooth pulled or driving a very long distance through uninteresting landscapes—is one of those trials almost everyone must face. It's sometimes unpleasant, it's never exactly fun, but it usually leads to a positive outc...

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8 Features Homebuyers Are Demanding in 2021

The pandemic has changed our lives in every way imaginable. And being at home in "lockdown" mode for so long caused many homebuyers to rethink what they want in a home. Just as we learned (at least some of us did) how to cut our own hair, we al...

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Is the Housing Market Going to Crash in 2021?

The housing market is red-hot right now, but if you're waiting for a massive market correction, don't count on it. Real estate industry experts weigh in with predictions for home buying and selling trends. It's hardly a secret that real estate...

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