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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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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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02
Nov 18

We Now Know What HGTV Has Planned for 'The Brady Bunch' House

It may be “a story, about a man named Brady,” but this time around it’s a show about a house. An iconic house, of course: The cast of “The Brady Bunch” just reunited to launch the HGTV series, “A Very Brady Renovation,” that will feature an overhaul of the iconic Los Angeles home that was used as the exterior for the beloved TV series.

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01
Nov 18

This Complete Studio Makeover Went From Gut to Gorgeous — Makeover

Project by: Melissa
Location: Upper East Side — New York, New York

My girlfriend Melissa and I purchased a small studio apartment on the Upper East Side of Manhattan in October 2015. With a reasonable renovation budget, our goal was to take this fixer-upper, maximize the space and create a home for us for the next few years.

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Oct 18

Before & After: A Cookie Cutter Suburban Home-Turned-Vintage Surf Hideaway — House Tour

Name: Rachel and Nick Kuchar
Location: Ewa Beach, Hawaii
Size: 2,040 square feet
Years lived in: 5 years, owned

We turned our cookie cutter suburban home into the vintage surf hideaway we had dreamed of. We were given a 1950s Gordon & Smith longboard from a relative and that began our love affair with the era. I asked my husband, a graphic designer, to make some art for the house since I couldn’t find anything that was just right. My husband now sells the vintage style surf art he designed for our walls.

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24
Jul 18

10 Times Garage Makeovers Became the Most Adorable Homes Ever

Garages ooze potential. When real estate sells for a premium — especially in expensive cities — intrepid folks turn to these existing structures for an opportunity to create living space that is ultimately more valuable. By nature these homes are modest in size, but nonetheless pack a stylish and functional 1-2 punch.

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15
Jul 18

Here's Proof That Kitchen Contractors Do IKEA Hacks Better Than The Rest of Us

When professional kitchen renovators get into the IKEA hacking game, the results are pretty spectacular. Combine NW Homeworks‘ knowledge and experience with IKEA’s products’ mutability, and you get things like the space above, which is chock full of special features and custom touches.

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28
May 18

50 Gorgeous Bathroom Tile Ideas To Get Your Design Juices Flowing

So you’re planning a bathroom. One of the most important considerations you’ll face is what tile to use: on the floor, in the shower, maybe even on the walls. The tile you choose will have a huge effect on the look of your bathroom, and also on your budget. To help you out in your decision making, we’ve rounded up 50 (yes, 50) beautiful bathroom pictures to inspire your tile choices. Let’s take a look.

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