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20 Inspiring Upcycled One Of A Kind Bathroom Vanities

Dining Room Redux This mirrored console table was beautiful as a dining room accent, but it’s absolutely stunning when recycled for the bath. The top was sealed with polyurethane — an important step when repurposing furniture to accommodate plumbing — and the square vessel sinks were sealed with caulk around their edges. Hardware was added…

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How To Design The Perfect Laundry Room

The laundry room has finally come into its own as a bright and organized cleanup command center, whether in a tidy corner of the basement or a nook next to the kitchen. For help updating yours, check out this expert advice on everything from energy-wise machines and thrifty flooring options to the best labor-saving layout and how…

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How To Create A Cohesive Color Flow Throughout Your Home

Color preferences vary as much as personalities, with some folks loving the bright and the bold, while others feeling most secure surrounded by neutrals. The good news is that when it comes to color, there really is no “correct” palette. That said, we’ve all been inside homes where an explosion of color created a choppy feel…

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10 New Flowering Plants For More Garden Color In 2018

Bursting with blooms in coral red, gold, pale green and purple, this year’s new flowering plant introductions offer a rainbow of options for adding color to gardens. Plus, the standout blooms on many of these plants attract hummingbirds, bees, butterflies and other pollinators. Take a look at this selection of 10 new flowering perennials and shrubs to…

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4 Clever Ways To Hide A Spare Key

(click image to view video) You can do better than the obvious under-the-doormat method—here are 4 brilliant ideas for where to hide a spare key. It’s always a good idea to stash a spare key somewhere on your property. That way, when you accidentally get locked out of your house, you’ll be relieved that you don’t…

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37 Ways To Add Storage To Every Room

Clever ways to declutter your home! Create the perfect places to stash all of your stuff. Whether you own a tiny home lacking closet storage, or you are trying to organize the space you have—the first step is to get building. This article shows 37 projects that are sure to help you manage your messes or conceal items…

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14 Unique Garden Water Features

From whimsical fountains to quiet pools, now’s the time to quench your thirst for the hottest garden water feature around. Ambiance and Reflection This pond adds tranquility, reflection and ambiance to its landscape. A partially above-ground water feature, it was created with stone-and-mortar walls, then finished with a butyl liner. Double Duty This stacked-stone water feature…

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11 Ways To Add Value To Your Bathroom

Bathrooms, like kitchens, are a huge selling point in your home. They’re also the most personal of spaces. Here are 11 ways you can add value to yours through quick updates that make a big difference. Swap Outdated Fixtures Swapping outdated fixtures can go a long way to giving your bathroom an updated look. Go for popular…

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10 Inspiring Ways Your Home Can Help With Your Resolutions

Eating healthier, getting in shape and finding a creative outlet are among the common resolutions you can tackle at home. Some New Year’s resolutions, such as climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro or learning to fly a plane, definitely require you leaving your house. But for many common resolutions that focus on your body, spirit and mind, there’s…

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Thinking of Selling, Now Is The Perfect Time

It is common knowledge that a great number of homes sell during the spring-buying season. For that reason, many homeowners hold off on putting their homes on the market until then. The question is whether or not that will be a good strategy this year. The other listings that do come out in the spring…

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4 Tips on How To Clean Your Fireplace Surround

Stone, bricks, marble and wood are among the most popular surfaces for fireplace surrounds. Here’s how to clean them. There are few better ways to spend a chilly winter’s day than in front of a cozy fireplace. But even if you use your fireplace only once or twice a season, it still needs to be cleaned…

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3 Things You Maybe Didn’t Know An Island Could Have

Consider these savvy space-saving features to get your kitchen island working harder. 1. Freezer Drawers + Microwave Drawer Designer: Emily Karempelis of EK Interiors Location: AtlantaSize: About 365 square feet (33.9 square meters)Homeowners’ request. Replace a small, narrow island with a larger one with more workspace and better storage. Island. “Given that we were a bit limited with wall space for large appliances,…

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Tax Reform Impact & Home Price Outlook

While the new tax law is already in effect, here we estimate how home prices will trend in 2018 for each state. The new tax law reduces the limit on deductible mortgage debt and limits the deductibility of the real estate tax up to $10,000. These two provisions are expected to have an impact on the housing market.…

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15 Charming Porches

Get inspired by these porches with inviting focal points and picture-perfect design features. Rustic Porch Rich wood textures and a cozy fireplace make this porch the ultimate mountain escape. For unique furniture finds look for local craftsman to create custom pieces. Entertaining Porch Porches should connect your interior to the exterior with ease, and provide additional…

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Life Changing Tips For A More Organized Home

We asked pro organizers for strategies that help them conquer chaos in their own lives. The result: 39 secrets that will streamline your day and restore your peace of mind (promise!) Learn what the experts do when it comes to keeping their homes in order.

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2017 Lowest Housing Time on Market

According to recently released data from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), the median amount of time a home spent on the market hit an all-time low of only three weeks in 2017. Strong buyer demand, a good economy, and a low inventory of new and existing homes for sale created the perfect storm to accelerate the time between listing…

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Benefits of Homeownership Go Beyond The Financial

Homeownership is a major part of the American Dream. As evidence of that, 91% of Americans believe that owning a home is either essential (43%) or important (48%) to achieving that “dream.” In a market where some people may be unsure about the benefits and possibilities of buying a home, it is important that we remember this. Homeownership is…

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19 Enriching Feng Shui Secrets

Did you know your home’s design can affect your bank account and love life? Try these feng shui tips based on the ancient art of balancing energy. Put Furniture Legs on Rugs “Never put all your furniture against the walls,” says Karen Rauch Carter, feng shui consultant and author of Move Your Stuff, Change Your Life. “Furniture should…

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Follow This Recipe For A Industrial Kitchen

The industrial kitchen: It’s a sought-after look full of tough materials that’s not always easy to pull off without going overboard. Whether you’re looking to get just a taste of industrial style with some shiny metal accents and piping or go all-in with durable stainless steel cabinets and countertops, read on to understand the key…

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12 Refreshing Ways To Update Your Bathroom on a Budget

Reviving a tired washroom needn’t require a total overhaul. Learn how to add style and character at an affordable price. 1. Coordinate Accents Give your bath a designer touch with matching accessories. Here, the medicine cabinet’s silvery frame is echoed by the decorative metal outlet covers. 2. Tile the Countertop An alternative to a stone slab,…

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20 Awesome Tips For Prepping Your House For Sale

Highlights: When listing your house for sale your top goal will be to get the home sold for the best price possible! There are many small projects that you can do to ensure this happens! Your real estate agent will have a list of specific suggestions for getting your house ready for market and is…

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3 Quick How To Fix A Squeaky Floor Tips

Squeaky wood floors are a common problem, and it’s usually an inexpensive do-it-yourself repair. Here are some tips for silencing the squeak: Sprinkle baby powder, baking soda or powdered graphite over the squeaky floorboard and work it into the seams. This will lubricate the wood and should keep the floorboards from rubbing together and squeaking. If…

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13 Beneficial Trees For Your Home

Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree Fiddle leaf figs, with their big, sculptured leaves, make striking specimen plants. While they like bright light, they’ll show their dislike of drafts by dropping leaves. Water when the soil feels dry, and keep an eye open for pests like whiteflies and aphids. If they show up, treat your tree with…

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10 Uplifting Post-Holiday Winter Decorating Ideas

Winter lasts almost three months after the holidays are over. After the Christmas decorations are put away, try these warm and cozy ways to brighten your home. Force Bulbs Fresh blooms can instantly add a bright shot of color to any room and make it feel polished and refined. Amaryllis and paperwhite bulbs are readily…

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Nature Inspired 2018 Color of The Year

Behr is pleased to announce the new 2018 Trend palette along with our 2018 Color of the Year, In The Moment. This cool, tranquil, spruce blue is inspired by nature and is a soothing, restorative coalescence of blue, gray and green. This comfortable color evokes a sense of sanctuary and relaxation amid our busy, always-on lives. In…

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How To Install A Stair Runner

If you have plain old stairs, a runner can make a statement and soften your footsteps. Runners made of woven cotton are affordable and easy to work with, and they range in style from beachy to baroque; here, we chose heathered stripes to complement a cottage-style interior. To simplify the job, This Old House senior technical editor…

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Readers Show Us Where They Create: At Home In Winter

See how readers are engaging in crafts and hobbies, whether it’s weaving, winter gardening or fairy-home building! Winter is the season to be a homebody, whether due to frigid weather, shorter days or simply the natural rhythm of the season. Recently we asked readers to show us their winter hobbies at home, and the spaces where…

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19 Beneficial Feng Shui Secrets

Did you know your home’s design can affect your bank account and love life? Try these feng shui tips based on the ancient art of balancing energy. Put Furniture Legs on Rugs “Never put all your furniture against the walls,” says Karen Rauch Carter, feng shui consultant and author of Move Your Stuff, Change Your Life. “Furniture should…

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How To Install Glass Tile Backsplash

In this video, This Old House general contractor Tom Silva demonstrates a fast, no-fuss way to tile a kitchen backsplash. Steps: 1. Snap a chalk line onto the backsplash wall 5½ inches above the countertop. 2. Use a utility knife and steel-rule straightedge to cut five ⅜-inch-wide strips of tile adhesive. Notch the adhesive strips, if necessary,…

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Do’s & Don’ts of Kitchen Remodels

A kitchen is often described as the heart and soul of the home, and for good reason. This is an area that is often used for family gatherings, for entertaining friends and for everyday living. You may begin mornings talking to your family in the kitchen about plans for the day, and you may end…

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Desert, Xeriscape & Rock Gardens

Deep Blue “Waters” Tumbled-Glass “river” runs through this garden, featuring a footbridge, ornamental grasses, crepe myrtles and creeping fescue. A dry landscape doesn’t have to be colorless. Find ways to add personality while keeping it low maintenance.

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How To Add A Personal Touch To Your New Garden

Find out how to give your landscape your personal stamp while respecting what is there and not exceeding your budget. You’ve moved to a new place, and you’re already imagining what you’re going to do to improve the outdoor space. Maybe it’s a new development, offering a blank canvas, or perhaps it’s already been landscaped. Here are…

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Fall Colors You’ll Be Seeing Everywhere

Already thinking about how to jazz up your home with the latest fall trends and newest colors? Even in the dead of summer, it’s hard to keep from thinking ahead, especially because autumn décor can be so dreamy. This year, get a head start on the new season with the fall colors you’ll be seeing a lot…

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DIY Pathways & Patios

Laying a Gravel Path Sure, you could spend several days and many dollars putting in a walkway made of cobbles or bluestone, but a simple gravel trail won’t break your back—or your budget. Gravel (as well as crushed brick or crushed shell) is a traditional path material found in formal gardens throughout Europe and Asia,…

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The History of Puamana

The old Hawaiian name for the general Puamana area was “Kauapaupili”. One translation of the name is “The place where the rain stops”, derived from the fact that there is frequently a weather dividing line here. Another translation given to us was “Mist that comes down from the mountain”. Before 1920 the area presently called…

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Trending Now: Top 10 New Bathrooms

Neutral bathrooms remain on top this year, but there’s nothing boring about these spaces, which include a cherry-blossom glass tile mural and a sliding barn door with full-length mirror. Here are the 10 most popular bathroom photos. 10. Enhancing CharacterThis home in Dallas was built around the turn of the last century, and this colorfully tiled…

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Thinking of a Vacation Home – The Questions Before The Purchase

Whether it’s an oceanside bungalow or a luxury cabin in the mountains, many people dream of buying a vacation home. Financial advisors call a purchase like this “lifestyle investing.” Like any investment, buying a second home comes with both benefits and potential drawbacks, so it’s important to consider how a vacation home fits into your long-term…

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Totally Unusual Backyard Ponds, Pools & Fountains

Balinese Garden with Floating Patio Granite bridges provide the perfect path to explore the garden. A floating patio island showcases the round bed and tranquil views of the pond. The inspiration for this entry garden came from the owner, who wanted an “Eastern” garden that would work vicariously during their 11-month stay in Minnesota. Water…

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Buyers Market Helps Premium Home Sales Soar

We previously reported how a shortage of inventory in the starter and trade-up home markets is driving prices up and causing bidding wars, creating a true seller’s market. At the same time, in the premium home market, an over-abundance of inventory has started to see prices come down and put buyers in the driver’s seat, creating the…

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25 Backyard Landscaping Ideas

Backyard Vegetable Garden A well planned backyard vegetable garden plot can yield a bountiful harvest of vegetables from spring into fall. A variety of crops, such as tomatoes, squash and herbs, will flourish in a well watered and sunny spot. Need backyard ideas?… Try these fixes for a sloped, shady or boring backyard.

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Buying Is 33% Cheaper Than Renting

The results of the latest Rent vs. Buy Report from Trulia show that homeownership remains cheaper than renting with a traditional 30-year fixed rate mortgage in the 100 largest metro areas in the United States. The updated numbers actually show that the range is an average of 3.5% less expensive in San Jose (CA), all the way up to…

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14 Inspiring Design Tips

1. Put that corner cabinet to use. Most corner kitchen cabinets are like purgatories for rarely used pots and appliances. If you could use that extra storage space, consider a pullout solution like the one shown here from Peka. Read more about this kitchen 2. Consider a tile floor welcome mat. This Victorian in Vancouver, British Columbia, is…

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19 Ideas To Dress Up Your Bath on a Budget

Go for Bright and Airy 10. Room divider Framed frosted Plexiglas panels linked by steel cables create a visual partition without blocking natural light. Make yours by lining acrylic—sold at home centers for about $20 per 2-by-4-foot piece. 11. Towel cubby  Better looking than a plumbing access door, a wood-lined niche with a removable back…

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New Listing Video: 55-4 Puapake Drive #LahainaHawaii

Life is better in Puamana! Discover indoor-outdoor luxury living inside this one-of-a-kind custom remodeled townhome! View All Images & MLS Info There are remarkable architectural features and custom detail found on every floor of this 3 level retreat. Mature foliage, rarely found in other units, provides exceptional privacy. The great room design includes an eat-in…

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Top Home Renovations for Maximum ROI

Some Highlights: Whether you are selling your home, just purchased your first home, or are a homeowner planning to stay put for a while, there is value in knowing which home improvement projects will net you the most Return On Investment (ROI). While big projects like adding a bathroom or a complete kitchen remodel are popular…

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