04
Nov 19

Before and After: This Kitchen’s Whole Remodel Is Great, But the Floors are to Die For


The size of the kitchen was the largest challenge when trying to maximize usable square footage without changing the footprint. The home is a 1926 Craftsman bungalow and Patrick wanted the kitchen to complement that period of style.
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20
Sep 19

The Home Projects You Should Never DIY, According to Homeowners


Aside from the embarrassment of a disastrous attempt at fixing stuff around the house, performing your own fixes could very well wind up costing your more money than you’d planned on spending.
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25
Aug 19

Before & After: A 1920s Bungalow’s Makeover Is Thanks to a Budget IKEA Kitchen


The previous owner had lived in this old house for about 70 years and it required updating.
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06
Mar 19

Is Jennifer Lopez Hiring Joanna Gaines to Rehab Her Malibu Home?

They were seen together with a camera crew.
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01
Feb 19

Before and After: A '70s Airstream Gets Saved from Shag Carpeting

Sheena and Jason’s vintage Airstream is a soothing, lovely, bohemian dream on wheels. They travel the States in it with their beautiful dog Riley. Now the interior is all-white, with natural textures and bold patterns, but it sure didn’t look that way when they bought it.

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25
Jan 19

Before and After: The Total Transformation of a Tiny Studio

Francis decided to rent this small (like, only 365 square feet) studio apartment in Miami when he got sick of his commute to work from Fort Lauderdale. The seven-minute drive from his office was nice, but the old, dirty looking tiles and the outdated kitchen were not.

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17
Jan 19

10 Affordable & Easy Ways to Add Lighting to a Closet Without Wiring

I’ve always preferred living in pre-1940s buildings for all their historical and architectural charm (so far, six different places and counting, ranging from 1907 through 1931). But my affinity for the old doesn’t always align with my modern day needs, most notably the absence of overhead lighting inside closets.

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02
Jan 19

4 Appliance Mistakes Experts Say Will Make Your Home Harder to Sell

Unless you’re planning on staying in your house forever, chances are good that, when planning home improvements, you have at least one eye on resale value. Today we’re tackling a tricky subject: can new appliances increase the value of your home? As most appliances don’t come cheap, is it worth the expensive upgrade? Turns out, the answer is: it depends.

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10
Dec 18

Being Your Own Contractor Saves a Ton of Money, But I Don't Recommend It

It’s funny how most of us know we can’t be our own physician or attorney after watching a few YouTube videos, but ask us if we can run our own renovation and an awful lot of us think we can handle it just fine. Who needs a contractor when you can find your own sub-contractors online and order all your own materials? Why pay them a percentage of the cost (ranging from 10 to 50 percent) on top of your already over-budget budget when you can just DIY?

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12
Nov 18

Here's The Secret to Saving Money on New Appliances

Shopping for a new appliance can easily feel like an overwhelming whirlwind of features and rebate offers and extended warranties, bringing up crucial questions like, “Do I really need a wifi-connected fridge?” and “Why do I get a free knife set when I buy this dishwasher?” To help you navigate all of the deals and dodge the hidden fees, here are seven simple tips for saving money on appliances.

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