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Creating inviting outdoor spaces for entertaining From barbecues and games of bocce to parties and candlelit dinners, your outdoor space can be a hub for entertaining friends and family. Here's advice from the experts....
A sure-footed way to choose new flooring When spring-cleaning uncovers a worn floor it may be time to consider purchasing a new one, especially if you’re selling your home in the near future. A new floor, like refreshed paint and updated fixtures,...
Tips on transforming a dated condo into a hot property Learn just how easy it can be to transform a dated condo into a hot property everyone wants. ...
Trim applications give the world a creative preview of your home Choosing the right exterior trim products is essential, whether you have a modest home or coastal mansion. In fact, exterior trim is one of the most important architectural accessories you can use to dress up...
The great debate: Stacking TVs and fireplaces A great debate is happening on if a TV and fireplace can be stacked, creating one focal point in a room....
Moving on? Tips to help get your home ready to sell Listing your home for sale? Or want to? First impressions can make the difference in attracting prospective buyers. Check out these tips for getting your home ready for a quick sale....
Make a grand entrance: simple ideas to refresh your entryway Your front door and entrance is often the first thing others notice about your home. Make a positive first impression with these ideas....
Finding balance: creating functional family living spaces With piles of paper from school and toys creating obstacle courses in the family room, parents wonder how they’ll ever take back control of the house. A few experts share their ideas....
Increase your home's curb appeal and value with simple outdoor improvements First impressions happen at the curb. Even if you’re not planning on selling your home anytime soon, simple outdoor improvements can make a dramatic difference. Add curb appeal without emptying your bank account....
Driveways to mailboxes: Oft-overlooked items that drive curb appeal Cracked driveways to shabby mailboxes, these often-overlooked elements can detract from your home's curb appeal....
Why a wood deck is one of the best investments a homeowner can make A residential wood deck addition has a recouped cost of 87.4 percent, according to Remodeling Magazine’s 2014 Cost vs. Value Report - here's what you need to know about this smart home improvement project....
Outdoor living made easy with home improvements that boost comfort and value A few home improvements can ensure seasons full of outdoor comfort on your deck or patio, all while enhancing your house’s value and exterior aesthetic....
Selling this summer? 6 upgrades to secure a speedy sale Upgrades can sell a home faster. Fortunately, some of the most effective improvements are also the most affordable....
Is your garage door ready to roll? Survey casts doubts Does your garage door creak, squeak or groan when you open or close it? If so, that isn’t a good sign. But noticing this is the first step to fixing what could become a major...
Outdoor kitchens: Tools and tips to do it yourself With the right tools and some know-how, it's possible to build your own outdoor kitchen this summer....
Home renovation starts with good planning and good insurance Before you begin a home improvement project, take steps to protect your home and assets from construction risks....
Stay cool by going green this summer Around two-thirds of all American homes have an air conditioner unit, amounting to a cost of more than $11 billion annually in usage alone, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. Learn how to cut...
Must-have technology is making bathrooms healthier, safer, more enjoyable Home technology is transforming American bathrooms and how we use them....
Key considerations for family-friendly bathroom renovations What you need to know to make the bathroom a safe, enjoyable place for everyone in your home....
Bathroom organization styles that work smarter - not harder The collection of grooming and beauty tools cluttering the bathroom vanity can quickly overwhelm everything. The bathroom should be a functional room that works for you and here's how....
5 home improvements that boost safety, comfort and the value of your home Some of the most valuable home improvements aren't visual. Here are five behind-the-scenes upgrades to improve a home's safety, comfort and value....
Home improvement tips to prepare for the summer storm season Make sure your home is ready for whatever Mother Nature has planned....
5 outdoor living trends that instantly turn a drab deck into a beautiful oasis If your outdoor space is a bit drab, there’s no need to fret. The year’s top trends in outdoor living will transform any deck in an instant and create a space that is truly an...
Master suite upgrades: the secret to a speedier home sale If you're planning to sell your home and have already renovated the kitchen and bathrooms, what's your next move? Three words: master suite upgrades....
Save money, time and energy when you tackle these home improvements in tandem In order to make the most of your home improvement resources, it makes sense to undertake certain projects in tandem....
Top 5 trendy bathroom upgrades that don't cost a bundle A trendy bathroom doesn't have to cost a bundle. Here are five hot bathroom trends that are surprisingly affordable....
Three success tips for converting an attic into living space Converting an attic into living space is a great way to gain room without moving up. Here's what you need to know about attic conversions....
Design inspiration at your fingertips: Homeowners go digital to jumpstart home improvement projects If you're planning a remodel, online resources can help you bring your vision to life, and create a detailed design plan before you begin the project....
Extend your home to the outdoors this summer and beyond This summer homeowners are turning their attention to home projects on the outside of the house....
Get decked out with color Wondering what one of the biggest trends “on deck” is this year? Hint, it is a colorful answer. That’s because more and more people are choosing to add color with a waterproofing deck stain....
Deck staining secrets for success Restoring your deck’s beauty and protecting it from further damage can be relatively easy and affordable. HGTV/DIY Network star and seasoned deck builder Jeff Wilson shares his six essential tips for success for this popular...
Three bad-mouthed building materials you won't believe are really eco-friendly Homeowners don't have to compromise on quality building materials in order to achieve greener construction and renovation. Some of the most durable and cost-effective materials are also among the greenest....
Outdoor kitchen? Second-floor laundry? How to easily achieve summer's hottest home improvements From adding a bathroom to creating an outdoor kitchen, above-floor plumbing quickly and easily solves a host of plumbing challenges....
Sink into these top tub trends for the ultimate bathing experience If you consider your bathroom a relaxing oasis, soak up the news on these top tub trends....
Time to try to DIY: Easy outdoor living projects that can be done in a few weekends Find out how to recreate your outdoor living space without spending a fortune. There are plenty of easy-to-tackle projects that can be done in just a few weekends....
Go green with eco-friendly outdoor living spaces Learn how you can create an amazing outdoor space that is also eco-friendly....
Get decked out: prep your outdoor living space for a party Planning some outdoor entertaining? Try these tips for making your patio, porch or deck party-perfect....
Expert advice for spring kitchen redesigns that you'll love forever from designer Nate Berkus If spring cleaning your kitchen is starting to feel like you’re simply putting polish on a dirt floor, it’s time to plan a spring redesign that you’ll love now, and for years to come....
All aboard: Family friendly tips to make your cleaning projects a snap So you can get those summertime deep cleaning projects out of the way and get outside to enjoy the warmer weather, here are some quick tips to help make your home sparkle....
Chic chalet: Give your kitchen a mountain makeover Your kitchen doesn’t need a Matterhorn vista to stay on top of the latest “chalet chic” design trend. It’s easier than you think to get this style by mixing rustic pieces with modern touches....
Most often-overlooked truth of curb appeal: Little things mean a lot Attention to trim can go a long way toward boosting your home's curb appeal....
Lead with style: How to create clean, crisp curb appeal for your home's entry Whether you are building a new home, or want to refresh your existing home, choosing a contemporary style creates high-class curb appeal. But, what goes into contemporary home styling?...
Deck dreaming: 5 easy steps to plan the perfect deck Breathing new life into an old deck is easy with a few simple projects....
Popular home decor style - a blend of old and new Today's hottest design trend mixes traditional and contemporary decor in the home. Here's how to achieve the effect....
Kitchen makeover: 3 simple tips for beauty on a budget If you’re tired of looking at your outdated kitchen, but feel replacement would be impractical, you’re not alone. In 2014, consumers will be trying to find solutions they can afford to do themselves. Check out...
Five fresh interior design trends using wood Wood may be known for its timeless visual appeal, but there’s nothing static about the way people showcase it in American homes. Designers, homeowners and DIYers are re-discovering the warmth and beauty of wood....
Turn your home into a smart home with these simple technology upgrades Homes are more technically advanced than ever before. The good news is that you don’t have to be a techie to turn your home into a smart home....
Tricks to instantly refresh your home design for summer entertaining Nate Berkus, expert designer, shares kitchen design and entertaining tips to create inspired spaces and host memorable events....
Prepare your home for outdoor entertaining this summer Simple, fun ways to spruce up your outdoor space for warm weather entertaining....
Modern home-design trends are set to revolutionize the housing market Gen Y home-buying trends and desires are far different than what their parents and grandparents have wanted in the past, and it may forever change the way homes are designed and built in the future....
Enjoying retirement in a home suited for an active life The active lifestyle baby boomers enjoy means they don't want to take care of large homes any more. They’re ready to downsize, and want to design their homes to be exactly what they need....
Bringing life back into your yard and garden You can take pride in your backyard year after year with a breathtaking landscape by following these simple steps....
Summer's hottest 'deck-cessories' See what’s trending now when it comes to making outdoor spaces as stylish and functional as they can be....
Your how-to guide for an amazing deck makeover This is perfect deck season but before you mix that pitcher of lemonade or fire up the grill, you may want to give your deck a much-needed makeover....
The human touch: Handcrafted items speak to the soul with unique, customized appeal Handcrafted home decor speaks to the soul. To achieve the handcrafted look in your home, consider these upgrades....
Modern technology rescues backyard pool-time fun See how the latest technology makes owning a pool and cleaning it easier than ever....
5 simple tips to prepare your home for flood season The No. 1 natural disaster in the U.S. is floods: Is your home ready? Consider these insider tips for getting your property ready for flood season....
A healthier home makes for happier families If you’ve ever made a decision not to eat a certain food because it was bad for you, then you’re like most Americans who are increasingly more health-conscious. As you consider what not to put...
Composite or wood? Myth-busting facts to know before you decide on a deck Myths persist about composite decking. Here are the facts homeowners should know before deciding on composite or wood for a deck....
Cook up some space in the kitchen: Simple solutions to add storage and style to your home Learn simple ways that you can open up storage options in your kitchen without a major overhaul....
Designer tips to create inspired dream spaces with color Ready to transform your home this year? The key to creating your dream interior space could be as simple as updating with color....
Beat the heat and save some green with these warm weather energy saving ideas Learn how you can save money and energy this season with a few home improvements....
Home design: the value of the ideal exterior color Learn how to make your home the envy of the neighborhood....
To-do list 2.0: How high-tech is making household chores easier than ever Learn how modern technology can make daily chores easier, freeing up time in today's busy lifestyle....
How freeze-thaw cycles, water, impact, sun and pests can damage siding Learn why spring is a great time to reside your house and what options you have....
New home innovations help consumers weather the storm Learn how the latest technology can protect your home from wet weather and storms....
Summer projects to make your home sensational Take your seasonal project to the next level with these fun ideas....
Brighten and heighten your interior design with 5 simple tips for summer Luxurious textures, bright colors and bold accents help to define today’s most popular summer decor trends, adding emotion and energy to any space....
Put the 'pro' in home improvement with the right painting tools Many DIYers don’t consider that choosing the right applicators is just as important as selecting the right paint color. Here are a few tips to help you identify the right tools for the job and...
Make two company - not a crowd - in the master bath While you may be ready to share your life with someone, you may quickly realize you aren’t willing to share everything. The solution? His-and-her master bath bathrooms....
Backyard projects to turn the area into a treasured sanctuary If you’re planning to update your backyard this summer, be sure to use quality and natural products in building your projects....
Basement flooded? This device could have prevented damage by shutting off water at the source Few things match water's destructive power. Learn what to look for in your home....
5 simple projects to revive outdoor spaces in one weekend or less You can get your deck party-ready this summer with a weekend's worth of simple projects....
Easy DIY projects that boost curb appeal for less than $100 Curb appeal doesn't have to be costly. Here are projects that can enhance your home for less than $100....
Lawn mower accessories help get landscaping jobs done efficiently and professionally At home, efficiency means being able to get the household and landscaping chores done so you can spend time with the family. Here's how....
Do's and don'ts: the art of tackling your tile project When you add a tile to a room, it transforms each space with a fresh, clean and customized look. Here are some simple tips to plan the look and feel of a room using tile....
Make your shower sing: Trends and tips to help you relax and re-energize Simple updates and upgrades can help turn an ordinary bathroom into a relaxing sanctuary....
Eliminate home-maintenance headaches caused by the harsh weather The polar vortex of 2014 may seem like a distant memory, but the effects may leave long-lasting damage to your home. To make sure your home is in tip-top shape, consider these key maintenance projects....
Keep cool this summer while saving money Hotter weather can translate into higher costs if your home isn’t operating efficiently. There are simple things you can do throughout your home to keep cool while saving money....
Spray paint tips to flawlessly update your home's furniture Whether your outdoor items are looking worn and weathered - or your indoor spaces need a pop of color - spray paint is the perfect solution....
The homebuilding method you've never heard of that cuts energy bills up to 60 percent There's a new advancement in home construction that can improve energy efficiency dramatically....
Smart, stylish solutions keep your entire home cool - without disrupting home decor You don't have to pay for central A/C or compromise your decor to keep your home cool this summer....
Bathroom remodeling should start at the studs Find out which remodeling projects can have a big impact on your home and its value....
Beat the heat: Simple solutions for keeping outdoor spaces cool and comfortable Keeping outdoor spaces comfortable and cool doesn’t have to be a challenge – consider these simple tips so you can enjoy the outdoors even during the dog days of summer....
Five fixes for kitchens that get compliments Make your kitchen your dream kitchen with these simple steps....
DIY projects to turn your backyard into a summer oasis Are you looking for easy do-it-yourself projects to spruce up your backyard? Here are a few projects to help turn your backyard into a space you’ll look forward to showing off all summer long....
Easy methods to give your home a summer spruce up Summer provides a great opportunity to go deep and tackle the DIY-oriented tasks around the home. Check out these tips to give your home a summer spruce-up, without breaking the bank....
Summertime home improvements don't have to be all work and no play Planning to complete a project during your staycation? It doesn't have to be all work and no play....
Ways to celebrate National Curb Appeal Month with projects you can do on your home Can the look and condition of your roof affect the resale value and curb appeal of your home? What about your window frames, entry door or shutters? The answer is absolutely....
How to find $500 in energy savings in 5 rooms With the demand for electricity and natural gas rising, right along with energy costs, American homeowners can easily spend hundreds of dollars a month on utility bills. Read more on how you can save $500....
Say 'bye bye' to bathroom remodeling blues with 5 budget-friendly tips Here are five cost-effective updates you can make to your bathroom in as little as a weekend....
Decor through the decades: How kitchen and bath product designs have evolved Learn more about how kitchen and bathroom style has changed over the years and how each reflects the feelings of the era....

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