Do It Yourself Ideas

Oct. 24, 2022

7 Fall Decor Tips for When Your Home Is On the Market

7 Fall Decor Tips for When Your Home Is On the Market

 

 

Autumn provides home sellers with unique opportunities for staging and decorating. But does fall decor actually help sell your home, or make it more difficult to attract buyers?

 

As you consider the best way to ...

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Oct. 10, 2022

So, Where’s the Tub? A Close Look at the Dumbest Bathroom Trend to Date

 

Tune in to HGTV these days, and it’s more than likely you’ll spot some flipping duo ripping out a home’s humble bathtub to make space for a large, luxurious shower.

 

This got me wondering: Why?

 

Sometimes, these flippers go so far as to remove the only tub ...

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Aug. 1, 2022

The Top Mistakes You Want to Avoid if You Want to Master Painting Kitchen Cabinets

Chances are you've spotted painted kitchen cabinets on Instagram or Pinterest and thought of recreating the striking look in your own space. However, it’s easier said than done, since there are a slew of painted kitchen cabinet mistakes to consider before you even think of grabbing your paint brush ...

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July 18, 2022

Oops! My 4 Biggest Regrets Building Our Dream House From the Ground Up

 

The idea of building your own home is a bucket-list dream for many of us. Imagine: You get to customize it to your needs and tastes—whether that means a classic rocking-chair porch out front or a hot tub in back—and watch your personal palace take shape, right in front ...

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May 9, 2022

5 Signs You Are Ready To Be a Homeowner (That Have Nothing To Do With Money)

There comes a time in renters’ lives when they ask the age-old question: Should I become a homeowner? Obviously, finances have a lot to do with the decision whether to rent vs. buy.

But there’s more to it than just credit ratings and cash reserves—homeownership is a lifestyle change that ...

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April 25, 2022

12 Small Updates With Big Impact in a Bathroom

12 Small Updates With Big Impact in a Bathroom

These mini makeovers are the easiest, breeziest ways to refresh your space.

Leveling up your bathroom might sound like a huge undertaking, but the truth is, giving this space a new look you love doesn't have to mean a major ...

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March 7, 2022

How Long Does It Take to Build a House?

How long does it take to build a house? It’s a question often posed by people looking to buy an idyllic piece of land so they can construct their dream home from the ground up. If this describes your current housing situation, you’ve come to the right place!

So before ...

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Jan. 24, 2022

4 Essential Tips for Updating Your Kitchen Countertops

Countertops can make or break a kitchen. Over time, any well-used work surface for meal prep, dining, and cleanup endures normal wear and tear. But if your countertops have seen better days and you’re feeling stuck in a kitchen design rut, it might be time for an upgrade.  “Countertops ...

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Jan. 10, 2022

Color Trends 2022 & Color of the Year: A Complete List

Chances are, your living room is one of the most frequented spots in your home—and with good reason. It's a spot where you can entertain friends and family, or just kick back and watch TV on your day off. Naturally, the color palette you choose for this space is ...

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Oct. 18, 2021

6 Ways To Insulate Your Drafty Windows (When New Ones Aren’t in the Budget)

Stop us if this sounds familiar: Your thermostat is hiked up to 74 degrees, you’re covered in blankets, you’ve donned your fuzziest socks—and your house still feels cold.  The likely culprit: Drafty windows. Whether they’re old as dirt or just not energy-efficient, windows that let in cold air not ...

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