Adding Closet Space – What to Consider Before You Start

October 25, 2013

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When you have more items to store than closet space, something’s got to give. Building and installing a closet is a fairly low-cost solution that the average adult is capable of doing. In a weekend’s time, with a little planning and knowledge, you can transform an unused area into the most useful spot in the [...]

DIY Flooring Installation

October 4, 2013

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Installing a new floor is a great way to liven up your house. Before you change your floor, however, you need to decide what type of flooring is best suited to your budget and lifestyle. Hardwood floors are a classic choice, while many homeowners prefer the ease of tile or the affordability of laminate flooring. [...]

Remodeling Your Bathroom on a Budget

August 30, 2013

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Remodeling a bathroom on a budget requires careful thought and more elbow grease, so to speak, than simply going out and buying whatever you want at the first place you see it. Still, it can be done. Certain strategies will help keep you from going over budget. Here are some tips to keep in mind as [...]

Hummingbird Plants in the Garden

August 16, 2013

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With wings that beat up to 200 times per second and the ability to hover straight up and down, sideways, backwards, and even upside down, hummingbirds need a lot of energy. Although hummingbirds will eat insects, most of that energy comes from the nectar of flowers, and you can invite these guests to dine in [...]

8 Simple Tips to Weatherproof Your Home

July 26, 2013

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Winter or summer, one thing is almost certain – the temperature outside your home doesn’t match the temperature within. But, unless your home is properly sealed and weatherproofed, the conditions outside have a good chance of affecting your comfort inside. A leaky house also means extra energy consumption for your heating and air system, leading [...]

Bird Feeders: Basic Considerations

July 19, 2013

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Placing bird feeders in your garden won’t make up for lost habitat, but a well-placed bird feeder can allow you to see wild birds up close and create an awareness of nature. Before purchasing or building a bird feeder, there are a few basic things to consider, including which birds to feed, how much seed you [...]

How to Design a Kid-Friendly Backyard

June 28, 2013

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One of the pleasures of having a home is the space that a backyard provides for activities with family and friends. A backyard can be a great place for kids to burn off energy, explore the outdoors, and simply relax. When children are small, care should also be taken to ensure their safety. The following [...]

Furnish Your Home for Less

June 21, 2013

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Starting out with a “blank slate” can be both a blessing and a curse. The blessing comes if you have enough money to furnish your home with whatever you want from wherever you choose. Furnishing a home on a shoestring, though, takes creativity, an eye for a good value, and possibly some elbow grease. While [...]

DIY Toolkit: Essential Tools for Minor House Repairs

June 14, 2013

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It takes time to build a complete DIY toolkit. Start with the essentials, and build on your collection as you take on new projects. Eventually, you will become proficient at a wide range of DIY home projects – and your toolkit will reflect this (as will your wallet, considering the money you will save on hiring [...]

Decorating Your Deck

June 7, 2013

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The deck is a great, and sometimes underestimated, place for entertaining. A well-decorated outdoor space provides the perfect ambiance for gathering with friends and family, grilling and enjoying the extra time surrounded by nature. Decks can be transformed with simple solutions, including a variety of plantings, intimate lighting and an array of colors. Get inspired [...]