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Inspiration

Five Ways to Reinvent Your Bathroom in 2019

In 2019, design will be all about classic design meets clean, modern sensibility.

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Inspiration

A New Fireplace Without a Renovation? That’s a Thing Now

Meet the smokeless, ventless, sootless, odorless, wood-free fireplace that can be added to just about any home.

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Health

What You Didn’t Know About Your Floors: The Surprising Truth Behind Carpets and Hardwoods

Even though hardwoods are thought to be safer and cleaner than carpet, they may not be as safe as you think. We reviewed the health implications of carpets and hardwoods and talked to a few allergy experts about which flooring type is better for your health.

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Maintenance & Renovation

How Much Should You Really Be Budgeting for a Home Renovation?

It’s estimated that nearly half of home renovations go over budget, so how can you plan for the unexpected when it comes to a costly project? We explore how much you should really be budgeting for your reno and how to ensure you stay within budget and on schedule.

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Maintenance & Renovation

Accommodating the Needs of a Multigenerational Household

For multigenerational households that aren’t looking to buy or build a new house, there are changes that can be made to an existing space to make it work for everyone. Here are three ways to accommodate the needs of a multigenerational household.

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Inspiration

Galley Kitchens:
Design Ideas and Configuration Tips

If you’re designing a new galley kitchen or looking to remodel an existing one, we’ll show you how to maximize your space for the most beautiful and efficient layout.

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Maintenance & Renovation

Introducing Dandelion Air: An Affordable Home Geothermal System

Dandelion, a startup that emerged from Alphabet Inc.’s X incubator lab, released a new heating and cooling system that will make geothermal heating more affordable to homeowners.

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Maintenance & Renovation

Cabinet Refinishing 101

Cabinet refinishing is a great way to freshen up your kitchen or bathroom with low time and cost investment. We address how much cabinet refinishing costs and how you can find a pro or do it yourself.

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Kitchen

Marble Countertops |
Everything You Need to Know

Marble countertops are one of the most popular home design options—they’re a luxurious statement piece accessible at a range of price points. Here’s everything you need to know about marble countertops, from heat resistance and durability to price and maintenance.

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Kitchen

Soapstone Countertops |
Everything You Need to Know

Soapstone countertops are a great option if you’re into a classic and timeless look. In this pros and cons article, we discuss durability, heat tolerance, stain resistance, maintenance, and cost.

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Maintenance & Renovation

How Much Does a Bathroom Remodel Cost?

Learn the average cost of a bathroom remodel, what tasks are DIY and which require professional help, and how to save money on your bathroom reno.

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Maintenance & Renovation

The Lowdown on
Low-E Windows

You’ve likely heard of energy-efficient windows. But are you aware of the benefits of low-E? Here’s the information you’ll need on these energy savers.

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Inspiration

How to Spruce Up Your Home for $300 or Less: An Interview with Adrienne Hubbard

We sat down with Adrienne Hubbard of Crafty Little Gnome for her take on how to spruce up and even increase the resale value of your home for less than $300.

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Maintenance & Renovation

How to Stain Wood: Tips for Large and Small Projects

Learn the best types of wood to stain, the tools you need, the type of stain to use, and how to stain wood for small or large projects.

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Maintenance & Renovation

Guide to Energy-Efficient Windows

Learn what you should be looking for when shopping for energy-efficient windows, how to read an energy efficiency rating, and how to pick windows for your home.

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HVAC

Types of Energy-Efficient
Home Heating

We explore four types of energy-efficient home heating systems, how they work, overall cost, and how to choose the best one for your home.

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Installation

Crown Molding | Types and Installation

Crown molding is a surprisingly easy way to completely transform your home. We'll walk you through the basics of installing crown molding yourself.

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Maintenance & Renovation

5 Wall Texture Techniques
for Your Home

From stucco finishes to board-formed concrete, we consider traditional and modern wall texture techniques and give you the top five options for your home.

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Maintenance & Renovation

Benefits of Double-Pane Windows

From cost to energy efficiency to ease of installation, here’s what you need to know about double-pane windows.

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Maintenance & Renovation

How to Remove Wallpaper

Learn how to remove wallpaper with DIY videos and easy step-by-step methods.

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Maintenance & Renovation

The Cost of Installing
Hardwood Flooring

From materials to labor, how much should your hardwood floor cost? We discuss the cost of wood, DIY options, and whether to hire a professional.

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Maintenance & Renovation

6 Best Roofing Materials Ranked by Durability and Cost

When it comes to roofing materials, make an informed and careful decision. Consider the six most popular options and make the right choice for your home.

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