How to Create a Terrarium

If you’re a lover of the environment, it’s not as difficult as you might think to bring a little slice of nature into your home. Even the smallest apartment has room for a miniature garden, and the idea is actually…
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Should I Renovate or Rebuild My Home_

Should I Renovate or Rebuild My Home?

You saw its potential from day one. The shuttered windows, north-western exposure and sweeping elm standing guard out front. You’d lived in enough closet-sized rentals to know that whatever it took to make this sweet space your own — you…
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Got Mice_ Here's What to Do

Got Mice? Here’s What to Do

Mice are bad news. They leave urine and feces everywhere they roam, including countertops and cabinets where they could come into contact with your food. If bacteria aren’t enough of a problem, they can chew through food containers, electrical wiring…
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The Worst Home Design Trends, Ranked

The Worst Home Design Trends, Ranked

Over the past 50 years or so, home design trends have come and gone. Your grandparents and parents probably made some choices that have you scratching your head. Maybe you even did, two years ago. What are the worst home…
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How to Remove a Popcorn Ceiling

How to Remove a Popcorn Ceiling

Popcorn ceilings gained notoriety in the ‘60s as a decorative trend designed to hide minor structural flaws and inconsistencies. Over the years, this immediately-identifiable textural finish has morphed into an anachronistic look that catches dirt, cobwebs and cringe-worthy critique. Adding…
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Simple Wall-Painting Ideas for Your Home

Simple Wall-Painting Ideas for Your Home

The simplest of all wall-painting ideas — a single color brushed over all the walls of a particular room — is getting boring. You’re looking for something unique, something eye-catching — something that seems far beyond your range of painting abilities. In…
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Buying an Automatic Faucet_ What You Should Look For

Buying an Automatic Faucet: What You Should Look For

Disclaimer: I was sent this automatic faucet to review. However in lieu of a traditional review, I like to also drop some knowledge on my readers. This is especially true when fixtures like an automatic faucet can have a variety…
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Housewarming Gift Guide for Your Single Friends

Housewarming Gift Guide for Your Single Friends

Single home ownership is on the rise. So buying a housewarming gift for one person — not two — is becoming increasingly popular. Although you may be tempted to buy your friend a traditional gift, think twice before buying those…
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Ideas for Baby Nursery Decor

Ideas for Baby Nursery Decor

Ah, your mid-twenties. Half your friends are moving across the country and the other half are settling down and starting families. So what happens when the latter half has a friend who likes design and home improvement? You get drafted…
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Best Post-Holiday Smart Home Tech Investments to Make

Best Post-Holiday Smart Home Tech Investments to Make

With the Christmas season coming to a close, many consumers are hitting the stores to return unwanted items and cash in their gift cards for something they want — and there's plenty to choose from, too. With smart home gadgets…
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