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5 Dos And Don'ts Of Backyard Landscaping

(5) Comments | Posted May 21, 2015 | 3:28 PM

Your backyard can be many things -- a quiet retreat, a play area for the kids, an adventurous space for the pets -- the possibilities rest with your imagination. It's important to keep the purpose of the space in mind when you landscape. You should also consider climate conditions and...

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7 Affordable Landscaping Ideas for Under $1,000

(1) Comments | Posted April 28, 2015 | 6:16 PM

Landscaping doesn't have to be an expensive investment. There are a lot of affordable projects that will make your garden look beautiful this spring. There are also many ways to make them last for years to come, so you don't need to spend hundreds or thousands of dollars on...

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5 Essential Spring Gardening Tips

(1) Comments | Posted April 9, 2015 | 11:06 AM

The sun is shining, birds are singing and it's time for your garden to come back from the winter weather. Your garden needs some help getting back in shape, though, so it's time to get the supplies from the home improvement store, pull out the tools from the shed and...

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6 Essential Spring Home Updates for Sellers

(0) Comments | Posted March 26, 2015 | 11:51 AM

Homeowners are revving up for the spring real estate market and, if you want to get the best offers from buyers, it's imperative that you make your home shine. Depending on your local market, there could be a lot of homes going up for sale. Getting yours in tip-top shape...

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7 Best Tips on Moving

(0) Comments | Posted March 4, 2015 | 5:05 PM

Moving is a long, involved process that you'll want to get right from start to finish. Otherwise, you could be looking at a potential disaster -- whether it is at your old home, in transition or at the new place. By planning for the move, you can ensure a smooth...

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6 Easy V-Day Home Improvement Gifts for Him or Her

(1) Comments | Posted February 10, 2015 | 2:08 PM

As you prepare for Valentine's Day, one of the most important decisions you'll make is what to get your sweetheart. Do you invest in a box of chocolates, some roses and other trinkets that will go into the wastebasket after a few days? Or do you make an investment that...

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Winter Home Maintenance Checklist

(0) Comments | Posted January 28, 2015 | 11:44 AM

Now that winter is in full swing, it's a good time to see how your home is faring against the weather. If you didn't take steps to winterize your home in the fall, there's a good chance you've got some work to do. Here's a quick winter home maintenance...

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4 Absolute Kitchen Necessities to Consider

(0) Comments | Posted January 14, 2015 | 7:54 PM

When you're looking to renovate or redesign your home, it's important to look at the kitchen. You spend a lot of time in this room. So if it's worn down, cramped or in need of repairs, consider what investments will fit your lifestyle when planning your kitchen remodeling budget....

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Holiday Hazards and Accidents Prevention

(0) Comments | Posted December 18, 2014 | 1:26 PM

Christmas -- with all of the cleaning, cooking and other home preparations it entails -- is one of the busiest holidays for homeowners. It is also one of the most hazardous. Statistics show that almost 13,000 people spend hours at the hospital every Christmas as a result of holiday-related...

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Small Bathroom Remodels: Spending $500 vs. $5,000

(1) Comments | Posted December 10, 2014 | 1:05 PM

There are various factors you have to calculate and plan for when renovating a bathroom -- and the remodel of a small bathroom is no different. The first thing you'll need to do is decide how much you're willing to spend to recreate the room. For about $500 and...

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Kitchen Organization Prep Steps for Turkey Day

(0) Comments | Posted November 20, 2014 | 2:52 PM

Contribution by Andrea Davis

With Thanksgiving fast approaching, you'll want to prep your kitchen for the work ahead. Don't wait until the day before to get everything cleaned and organized. Here are some tips from HomeAdvisor to make sure your kitchen's ready for the big day:

Clean, Clean, Clean!

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7 Secret House Cleaning Tips From the Pros

(11) Comments | Posted November 13, 2014 | 5:29 PM

Contribution by Andrea Davis

Cleaning your house is a chore that takes you hours to complete. So you call a cleaning professional to do the task for you and BAM! They zoom right through the task. Ever wonder how? Us too. So we got the inside scoop -- and...

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How to Winterize Your Home in 5 Easy Steps -- And Why You Should

(2) Comments | Posted October 22, 2014 | 3:23 PM

Contribution by Andrea Davis

Need to winterize your home quickly? While you can hire home improvement professionals for the big tasks, there are a few you can do easily and effectively. Here are some winterization tasks you should seriously consider to keep your home warm and safe:

1....

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4 Smart Kitchen Pantry Organization and Design Ideas

(3) Comments | Posted October 1, 2014 | 12:34 PM

Contribution by Andrea Davis

Kitchen pantry design and organization requires a personalized approach -- budget, size and aesthetic depend on what you need. What is your pantry right now: a compilation of shelves or a walk-in closet? How much space do you have to remodel and renovate? What is...

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Transformation Ideas to Alleviate Empty Nest Syndrome

(1) Comments | Posted September 10, 2014 | 11:23 AM

Contribution by Andrea Davis

Your last child is off to college -- now what? The empty nest syndrome is starting to set in with a bare room looking you in the face every day. While your child may come home sometimes, their room is more or less uninhabited throughout...

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Transitional: #1 Summer Design Style

(0) Comments | Posted August 18, 2014 | 11:15 AM

Contribution by Andrea Davis

Summer is the perfect time to do some serious maintenance on your home, but how do you choose your renovation style? This summer, HomeAdvisor conducted a survey across the United States to see what homeowners were doing to their homes, and we uncovered the...

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Transitional Dominates As Summer Design Trend

(0) Comments | Posted August 15, 2014 | 3:01 PM

Contribution by Andrea Davis

Summer is the perfect time to do some serious maintenance on your home, but how do you choose your renovation style? This summer, HomeAdvisor conducted a survey across the United States to see what homeowners were doing to their homes, and we uncovered the...

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6 Countertops That Put Granite to Shame

(41) Comments | Posted July 15, 2014 | 1:06 PM

Contribution by Andrea Davis

Granite is on its way out the door in kitchen and bathroom design. Designers are booting it in favor of alternatives that are cheaper, varied, and lighter or a mixture of all three. Don't waste your kitchen remodel investment on this fading material. There...

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Why Grilling Isn't Your Answer for July 4th

(0) Comments | Posted July 3, 2014 | 8:30 PM

Contribution by Andrea Davis

It's almost the 4th of July! That means it's time to break out the meats, some skewers and plenty of spices and sauces for a delicious meal. Or is it?

Maybe you want to do something other than grill on July 4th. While it's...

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10 Man Cave Ideas Your Father Always Dreamed of

(1) Comments | Posted June 13, 2014 | 4:28 PM

Contribution by Andrea Davis

Every father needs a space that's just their own, free of toys, clothes and other elements belonging to everyone else in the house. This space should be filled with everything they enjoy instead: a TV, comfortable couch or chair, stereo system, books and so on....

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