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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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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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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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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Nail Guns That the Modern Woodworker Will Love

Nail Guns That the Modern Woodworker Will Love

You know your way around a hammer, and it’s one of the good old originals for sure. But it’s not as if we’ve all managed to escape scot-free from the wrath of terrible aim. Yes, experience helps, but the hammer…
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10 Indiegogo Projects That Are Perfect Holiday Gifts

10 Indiegogo Projects That Are Perfect Holiday Gifts

Let’s face it. Young kids typically want the holiday toys that they see on TV or hear about from peers. Once people get older though, they’re ready for more diverse gifts. There’s also the reality that many individuals love being…
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How to Touch up Paint Before Thanksgiving

How to Touch up Paint Before Thanksgiving

It happens every time. That pre-holiday moment when the proverbial glass goes from half-full to half-empty in less than a nanosecond. Of course, the holidays have always held a special place in your heart. Festive music, seasonal decorations, childlike anticipation…
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Winterizing a House: The Basics

Winterizing a House: The Basics

One of the reasons you took the homeowner plunge with this particular house in the first place is its ideal location for awesome snowy winters. You picture sitting in front of a crackling fire, watching thick flakes swirl, safe and…
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Tips for Painting Accent Walls

So far, you’re tickled pink. You’ve found just the right decadent fluffy bath towels and a killer kiln-fired bamboo rug for the living area. The built-in bookshelves look oh-so-you with their sweet display of well-loved novels and travel souvenirs. The…
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