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    14 Brilliant Tips and Tricks for Cleaning, Fixing and Repurposing Gutters

    Whether it's gutter maintenance or giving old ones a new life, you'll definitely want to check out these clever tips.

    If Birds Peck at Your Windows and Mirrors, This is What it Means

    Birding experts Kenn and Kimberly Kaufman explain why birds engage in these behaviors, and what you can do to prevent...


    How To Use A Stud Finder

    Hang pictures with confidence by finding the stud you’ve been looking for.


    How to Prevent Bird Strikes on Windows

    We know sometimes birds strike windows, and it's much worse during migration. Here are a few simple things you can...


    5 Eye-Catching Window Painting Ideas

    Whether you like going big or prefer something more modest, these paint tips will give your windows a little extra...

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    How to Decorate a Fireplace Mantel for Thanksgiving

    Make your home extra cozy this Thanksgiving. Here are our top tips for beautiful mantel decor.


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    Can You Paint Vinyl Windows?

    Yes, you can paint vinyl windows. But no, we don't recommend it. Here's why.

    9 Genius Ways to Get Rid of Dust in Your Home You Never Thought Of

    The never-ending battle against dust just got easier. Find out how to get rid of dust once and for all!


    How to Clean Window Screens

    Screen Cleaning Made Easy

     


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    5 Things You Need to Know Before Building Stairs

    Learn the ins and outs of building stairs before you jump into a project on your own.


    Stop Believing These Summer Maintenance Myths

    Believing these myths might actually be costing you money!

    10 Tips for Wood Floor Scratch Repair

    Do you have ugly scratches in your wood floors? In many cases you can make those imperfections go away—or at...


    20 Earth Conscious Home Ideas Through the Years

    Have you heard of the Earthship?


    11 Design Rules You Should Never Break

    If you're looking to transform the look of a room or your entire home, it can be difficult to get...


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    Window Caulking: Seal Windows for Winter in 3 Steps

    Take these steps to save money and heat when the temperatures drop.


    Which Exterior Renovation Adds the Most Value to a House?

    Not all exterior renovation projects are created equal. These are the ones that add the most value at resale.

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    What to Do Within the First Year After Moving Into Your New Home

    When you move into your new home, there are a number of cleaning tasks, basic projects and upgrades to consider....


    8 Scary Ways Your Fireplace Could Be Toxic

    A roaring fire can really make wintertime more bearable. But could it be dangerous to your health? Sadly, yes. Here's...


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    Tips for Saving Money by DIYing Trim

    Save hundreds by making your own DIY trim. Here's how to do it.


    Swiffer Hacks That Will Completely Change the Way You Clean

    You can bust dust on a budget with our Swiffer hacks.


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    How to Use and When to Replace Roof Tarps

    Roof tarps are only temporary solutions, so make sure you install them properly and don't leave them on past their...


    The Most Essential Products for New Homeowners

    From cleaning supplies to tools, here's a list of everything you'll need for your new home.


    14 Expenses New Homeowners Waste Money On

    It's easy for new homeowners to spend money on things they shouldn't. Make sure you steer clear of these unnecessary...


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    Pros and Cons of Attic Insulation Types

    What’s the best attic insulation? That depends on your definition of “best”. An expert home inspector goes through which attic...

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    DIY Home Inspection Tools

    Spot expensive problems before you make an offer on a new home


    Save Money With Home Energy Audit

    Find out where you're losing energy—and what you can do to stop it


    How to Insulate a House

    Do it right to save $$, stay warm


    How to Paint Concrete Floors

    Transform your concrete basement or garage floor with a fresh coat of paint.


    10 Best Home Improvement Projects Under $1,000

    Updating countertops, painting the exterior or upgrading an appliance are simple ways to add big value to your home.


    9 Best Home Improvement Projects Under $500

    A little can go a long way when it comes to home improvements. For just $500 you can make some...