Don’t go overboard with open shelving

Yes, it’s popular. And it can look amazing, especially to show off a stunning collection of cookware, and to make your kitchen look unique. But give some serious thought to which shelves should be open. Open shelves for items you use often, such as plates and coffee cups, are a good idea because you use them often […]

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Smart storage for the kitchen

Today’s families store about 47% of their kitchen stuff outside the kitchen — in laundry rooms, basements, even sheds — according to data released at the 2013 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show. We blame it on the fact that kitchens have evolved from a tucked-away place at the back of the house into a multiple-chef, multi-tasking […]

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Investing in the right tools

Here’s a good place to practice balancing durability and cost: Get the right tools for the job. “You can buy a brush for 98 cents, but you won’t get good results,” says Les Lieser, who recently retired as owner of a painting company and now runs Front Range Coating Consultants in Greeley, Colo. “Good brushes […]

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Try it out before you commit

Have you been thinking about putting up a new backsplash? Or maybe trying a new color in the living room. A lot of people get really excited for a new look and they skip to how much does it cost and then straight to purchasing. Consider taking a step back and testing things out before […]

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4 ways to improve the value of your home

1 – Get an inspection Not all improvements need to be cosmetic. There are a lot of things that might need to be fixed that you might not see day to day. Hire an inspector to check out the places that you don’t normally see. They could uncover something that would negatively impact the value […]

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How To Lay Laminate Flooring

Remove the tongue. For the first row along straight walls, use a table saw to cut off all of the long side joints and the short side of the first plank. Trace and Cut If you have uneven walls, trace contour with a compass on the tongue side of the plank, and cut with a […]

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5 tips to prepare your house for cold weather

With the ups and downs of the weather over the past couple of weeks, it’s crucial to start preparing your home for the cold season. You never know, it could be snowing tomorrow. With all that in mind here are a few tips to help you get your home ready for the cold. Furnace Tune-Up […]

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5 “Easy On The Wallet” Ways To Upgrade

We all have our eyes set on the next big upgrade we want to make in our home, but not all upgrades fit within our current budget. Whether you’re just looking to spruce things up a bit or prepping for a much bigger renovation in the future, these 5 tips can help you get started […]

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3 Things to think about when starting a renovation project

Home Renovations can be very exciting and intimidating all at the same time. A lot of times we get our minds set on one thing and forget about some of the little things that can really make a house come alive. Here are a few things we like to think about before starting a renovation […]

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