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5 Outdoor Patio Lighting Ideas

Creative patio lighting ideas add a nighttime glow to keep you outside. Outdoor patios are an extension of your home, perfect for gathering with guests, getting lost in a good book, or even working out. But the fun shouldn’t stop … Continue reading

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Keeping Your House Clean with Dogs While It’s on the Market

Grout can be a real problem because it soaks up pet odors. Oof. Houses that smell or look like pets have lived in them are just harder to sell. To avoid that happening to you, de-pet your house before putting it … Continue reading

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How to Move Past Student Debt — and Into a Home

You’ve got options, like repayment help from your employer and coaching from a mortgage broker. You want to buy a house. But you’re worried you won’t qualify for a mortgage because of your student loan debt. You’re not alone. Half … Continue reading

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You Only Think It’s True: 10 Myths Costing You Time and Money

Save your cash for more important things, like, you know, your mortgage. You can’t swing a tool belt without hitting a website or TV network offering tips on taking care of your digs. Save money by watering your lawn at … Continue reading

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7 Household Expenses You’re Probably Wasting Your Money On

There are better ways to spend. “They were this gorgeous, greenish-teal, and they looked great in my laundry room,” says Eliesa Prettelt, avid DIYer and author of “A Pinterest Addict” blog. The washer/dryer combo was perfect. Such a delightful way to … Continue reading

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How to Get Your House Ready for Back to School

Use storage hacks for a more organized home — and chill family life. It’s a given. When your kids go back to school, your schedule and family life get more hectic. But you can prep for the school year crush … Continue reading

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4 Ways to Give Your Kitchen Personality

A creative kitchen can feature your interests and taste — and blend with other rooms. Kitchens are showing more personality these days. As they’ve become a hub, they’re not just for cooking and eating. We’ve been using them for all … Continue reading

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10 Home Design Features for Pets

With these amenities, your fur babies will make themselves (more) at home. For most of us, our pets are family. We let them sleep in our beds, ladle nutritional supplements on their organic kibble, and throw birthday parties for them. … Continue reading

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4 Ways to Avoid DIY Mistakes — From a DIYer Who’s Made Them All

DIY gone wrong is your worst nightmare. Sleep better with these tips to master DIY know-how. New backsplash? You’ve done it. Upgrading a faucet? No problem. You’re a DIY master. But what about that electrical issue? Or fixing a leaky … Continue reading

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