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      13 Stunning Dark Kitchen Cabinet Ideas

      For the better part of the last decade, homeowners, decorators and builders alike have transformed kitchens with the popular Tuscan aesthetic of the early '00s, that featured dark wood cabinetry, to a cleaner, serene farmhouse or Scandinavian style with white cabinetry and tone-matching backsplash tile. Well, sorry to be the messenger of "that's so last season" but white and bright kitchen cabinetry is now phasing out as dark greys, blues and greens are phasing in. Start picturing the heart of your home in a new way with one of these dark kitchen cabinet ideas.

      Roofing Material Options: What’s New in Residential Roofing Materials

      Your home's roof isn't just functional, it also adds style. From shingles and tiles to solar panels and green materials,...

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      Shou Sugi Ban: The Art of Japanese Wood Burning

      Learn how to use the ancient Japanese wood burning technique of shou sugi ban to create a unique shiplap accent...

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      11 Best Fireplace Screens of 2021

      From stylish to practical, keep the embers burning without sparks flying with these top fireplace screens for home and hearth.

      5 Best Window Fans of 2021

      Beat the heat with one of these great window fans!

      How to Insulate a Garage Door

      If you have an attached garage with an uninsulated garage door, it's costing you money in both winter and summer.

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      8 Best Ethanol Fireplaces

      Indoor and outdoor ethanol fireplaces are a beautiful and eco-friendly alternative to burning wood.

      45 Kitchen Mistakes You Need to Stop Making

      Your kitchen will never function better if you avoid these common mistakes.

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      9 Best Smart Blinds

      Choosing the right smart blinds can be confusing. We break down the options and offer the best choices for every...

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      9 Outdoor Fireplace Design Ideas

      Is your backyard or patio missing something? Turn your outdoor space into a cozy retreat with one of these outdoor...

      Pros and Cons of the Most Commonly Used Types of Residential Insulation

      There are a wide variety of insulation types used in the construction industry. Learn the pros and cons of each...

      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.

      Cover Cracks with Wall Liner

      Wall liner is basically wallpaper, but it’s much thicker and paintable. Read more about it here.

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      Cellulose vs. Foam Insulation: What Are The Differences?

      Cellulose and spray foam are popular residential insulation materials, so which one is right for you? Here's how they stack...

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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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      What To Know About Load-Bearing Walls

      Not all walls are created equal. Learn about the importance of load-bearing walls and how to identify them in your...

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      What to Know About Glass Garage Doors

      Thinking about installing a glass garage door? Here's what you need to know.

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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.

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      What to Know About the Genie Wall Mount Garage Door Opener

      This wall-mounted garage door opener provides great functionality without sacrificing style.

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      What to Consider When Installing Glass Garage Doors

      A glass garage door isn't just for garages — it also lets you open your living space to the outdoor...

      How to Make Easy DIY Trim

      Make DIY trim and save a bundle over store-bought trim. Here's how.

      Best Kit Homes for 2021

      Kit homes can be a cost-effective way to build your perfect retreat, but be aware: Some assembly is required.

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      What to Know About Finishing Your Attic’s Flooring

      Got an unfinished attic you'd like to convert to living space? Flooring matters. Learn which attic flooring approach makes sense...

      12 Silent Signs Your House Has Foundation Problems

      Cracks, gaps and more can be serious signs of foundation issues with your home.

      Best Kitchen and Home Deals to Shop on Amazon Prime Day

      You can still save big on kitchen and home goods you've always wanted (and some you didn't even know you...