03
Dec 17

Brilliant Gifts Under $20 When a Card Just Isn't Enough

When it comes to close friends and family, buying gifts is often a lot easier. You know them, and you’re probably willing to spend a little more (not just money, but time and effort) to get them a gift that they’ll really love. But for everyone else on your list—when a card just doesn’t feel like enough on its own—there are small things you can do that they’ll definitely appreciate.

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26
Nov 17

Why Laminate Countertops Are Making a Big Comeback

Laminate is making a comeback! While some of us may cringe when we think of this countertop choice for the kitchen, it’s changed a lot over the years. Now, you have tons of pattern and edge options to choose from, so you get the look you want really want, but still at a fraction of the price of other materials.

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13
Nov 17

Find On-Trend Matte Black Fixtures For Less With This Shopping Trick

While looking for matte black fixtures for a recent bathroom makeover, I had a hard time finding affordable, in-stock options from the usual places. Lighting with a black finish? No problem. Cabinet pulls? Everywhere. But searching for sink faucets yielded only a few good results. Then I figured out the trick and duh. It’s so easy it’s stupid.

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03
Nov 17

Removing Old, Bulky Shower Doors Is Much Easier Than You Think

If you’ve ever wanted to get rid of your old shower doors, and replace them with a curtain, it’s much easier to do than you think. There are many good reasons to switch them out: some are leaky, or collect mold. They also get in the way of cleaning and bathing kiddos. A curtain eliminates all of these things, and can be thrown in the wash when it gets too dirty. Plus, when the curtain is left open when not in use, the bathroom feels so much larger than before. Don’t be daunted by the idea of leaving holes in the walls —you’ll be happy you took the plunge!

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20
Oct 17

12 Gray Sofas We Love Right Now Under $1,000 — Annual Guide 2017

So maybe you’re thinking about buying a sofa. Color matters. You want something that’s going to match with everything else in the room, that will look good with the things you have now and also, hopefully, weather the test of time. With this in mind, gray is an excellent neutral—quite versatile, with none of the high maintenance of white or the in-your-faceness of black. If you’re sold on gray, and you’re on a bit of a budget, we’ve got your number, because each of these ten stylish gray sofas costs less than $1,000. Take a gander at our selections. You may be pleasantly surprised by what not very much money buys.

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29
Sep 17

Bite-Size Kitchen Upgrades You Can Do in A Day (For Less than $100)

Turning your kitchen into a culinary haven is something you can do bit by bit, weekend by weekend. If you’ve been itching to make some changes, but you don’t have a lot of time or a big budget, here are a handful of projects you can do with just a free day and a hundred bucks.

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20
Sep 17

7 Ways to Upgrade IKEA Picture Frames

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Want to give those plain old IKEA frames a little extra bit of pizazz? Of course you do! Here are seven creative (and very inexpensive!) ways to dress them up using paint, tape, and a variety of creative techniques.

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07
Sep 17

Major Bang for Your Buck: Truly Transformative Under $100 Bathroom Improvements

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$100 is a perfect amount. It’s enough of a splurge to make a big difference in a room. You can create a focal point, cover something extremely ugly, or just make the space a whole lot more livable. But, if you decide to do a full room renovation later on, you won’t feel bad for putting a ton of money into it earlier. Here are some amazing projects that show what’s possible, for very little bank.

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06
Sep 17

Think Big: Oversized Art for Less than $100

Sometimes, a large piece of art is just the statement a room needs. Frustratingly, really big art often comes with a really big price tag. But that doesn’t always have to be the case. I’ve scoured the internet for options for oversized art, and these pieces aren’t just big to carry a corner, or a room — they’re also ready to hang, without framing or mounting, and will set you back less than $100. Really.

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18
Aug 17

Beyond As-Is: How to Save Even More Money at IKEA

Thrifty IKEA shoppers know the key to a good deal is to always check the As-Is section, where you can find items that have been returned or assembled and used for display for a discounted price. Even savvier shoppers know that you can negotiate prices for As-Is items, and that you can score better deals there at certain times of the year.

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