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Family decorating the outside of their home for the holidays

Don’t ruin Christmas: Avoid these safety mistakes when decorating outside

Safety first! Don't make these mistakes when decorating your yard for Christmas.
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How to build your own home security system without breaking the bank

Kitchen with kitchen table

What’s the best paint for a kitchen table? What you need to know

Kitchen with washable paint

5 washable paint brands perfect for keeping kitchen walls clean and beautiful

Modern living room with gray walls and yellow furniture

What colors go with gray? How to make a neutral hue pop in your home

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Satin vs. eggshell paint: How to choose the right finish for every room

Printer in home office

9 amazing ways to hide a clunky printer in your home office

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Preparing wood before painting: The basics

Is regrouting your bathroom a wise choice? Here’s what to consider

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How to remove stains from a butcher block countertop

Warm beige living room wall paint color

The best beige colors for your home (and, no, they’re not boring)

two tone grey and white modern wall design

Are two-tone walls stylish again?

Two people painting an interior wall

Sanding, primer, or both? This is how to prepare a wall for painting

Painting a room is one of the easiest ways to transform its character -- here's your guide for all things paint prep so you have professional-looking results.
Finished basement with pool table and light colored walls

The best ways to heat a basement (from super affordable to total reno)

Is your basement too cold to be livable? Here are all the pros and cons of the most popular basement heating options available.
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10 helpful tips to keep bugs out of your apartment or condo

Our 10 tips don't require an exterminator to keep your home pest-free. This is how to keep bugs out of your apartment or condo the easy way.
Water stain on the ceiling

How to get rid of that hideous water stain on the ceiling and beautify your home

Tired of that ugly water stain on your ceiling? This is an easy way to get rid of it for good without a full drywall renovation.
White two-story house with autumn leaves in the front yard

The November home maintenance checklist everyone needs

It's important to devote time to home maintenance in the fall. Make sure you check these items off your home maintenance to-do list this November.
Christmas cactus

Ranked: The 7 best indoor plants to decorate your home with in November

Need some greenery in your home during the cold winter months? These festive plants are perfect for your home in November.
Light basement with blue-gray walls

Water in your basement? Do these 3 things immediately

Water in your basement is a serious problem. Here's how you can protect your home by acting quickly when your basement floods.
Oak leaf floating on top of pool water

How to close a pool for winter so you can protect your investment for years to come

Follow this guide for closing your pool for the winter.
Man working at home with wooden desk

How to feng shui your home office for maximum productivity

In your home office, a little feng shui will improve productivity and peace -- both of which you won't regret having more of.
Outdoor air conditioning units

How to clean your air conditioner coils inside your house

Cleaning your air conditioner is essential for the health and safety of everyone in your home. Here's how to do it yourself at the end of the A/C season.
Wallpaper paste

The best wallpaper paste for your home and room makeovers

With wallpaper paste, you can do room makeovers and complete them in the same day. We came up with this list of the most effective options to help you decide.
Fertilizing lawn

How to choose the best fall lawn fertilizer for a lush yard in spring

Keep your grass growing green and strong once spring arrives with these amazing brands of lawn fertilizer.
Exterminator spraying roaches in a home

How to prepare for an exterminator visit to your home to get the most bang for your buck

Do these things before the exterminator comes to make the most of their visit and ensure long-lasting results.
Attic with insulation on floor

Insulating an attic isn’t as easy as it seems – what to know before you start

Insulating your attic has some big energy benefits, but it's not as easy as it sounds. Read this before you start, to avoid costly mistakes.
Woman painting kitchen cabinets

Fun things you need to know about painting your kitchen cabinets

Painting your kitchen cabinets can be a labor-intensive task. We're here so you can learn the essentials before you start so you can do the project correctly.
Woman opening fridge to get fruit

Refrigerator light not working? Some easy fixes to try

If your refrigerator light is out, don't panic. Try these quick fixes first before calling a professional to repair it.
analysis of climate change risks for home buyers houses in houston suburb flooded from hurricane harvey 2017

The climate change risks home buyers are sleeping on, according to Zillow

According to a recent analysis by Zillow, there’s really only one climate change risk home buyers are heeding — flooding.
Modern Scandinavian living room style

The 3 living room paint colors all the trendiest experts are using

These are the living room paint colors the experts are using. Consider these for your next painting project.
Pest control spray outside

Is fall the best time of year to spray your house for bugs?

Is there a 'best' time of year to spray for bugs? We tell you everything you need to know about the benefits of preventative pest control in the fall.
Clean kitchen countertop

How to get rid of kitchen grease on cabinets, appliances, and more – the right way

No need to remodel the kitchen when degreasing can make it look new again. Here are some tips for how to safely clean kitchen grease from all your surfaces.
Spring flowers forget-me-not

This is what you should be planting in fall for a beautiful spring garden

This is what you should be planting in fall for a beautiful spring garden

Spring garden planning starts now. Here's what to do.
Croton plant

The best indoor plants to decorate your home with in October

The best indoor plants to decorate your home with in October

Need a little greenery in your home during the bare fall months? Check out these gorgeous, hearty plants that will survive through the chilly months.
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Moving out? Get your security deposit back quickly with these simple tips

If you're moving out of your rental apartment soon, use these tips to get your security deposit back as quickly and easily as possible.
Blue house in autumn

The October home maintenance checklist everyone needs

The October home maintenance checklist everyone needs

Make sure you check these items off your home maintenance to-do list this October.
Orange and wood kitchen cabinets in brightly colored kitchen

Upgrade your home with these captivating kitchen cabinet colors for a timeless look

There's a lot to consider when picking a cabinet finish. These timeless cabinet colors will look great in any home.
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The most effective ways to finally fix that annoyingly squeaky door

Does your obnoxiously squeaky door drive you nuts every day? Here's how to fix it for some much-needed, blissful silence.
Weeds between pavers

How to kill pesky weeds from between patio pavers

Killing weeds from between patio pavers can be done easily and affordably. Here's how to do it.
Woman painting under a windowsill

Textured walls are back: Here’s how to texture a wall in your home

Wall texture can add depth and dimension to a room. Here's how to make it a part of your next remodel in no time.
Sliding barn doors in a modern home

Thinking about installing sliding barn doors? 4 essential questions to ask yourself

Are sliding barn doors right for your home? Here's what an expert says any homeowner should know before installing sliding barn doors.
Painting with classic neutral colors

6 times you should absolutely choose an eggshell paint finish

Not sure what paint finish is right for your project? These are all the times you should use that eggshell paint.
Group of white mushroom caps in green grass

How to finally rid your yard of that obnoxious mushroom invasion

Are mushrooms ruining your perfect lawn? Here's what you need to do to get rid of them.
Pool vacuum sticking out of an outdoor pool

The best pool vacuum heads for heavy-duty cleaning to save you time so you can relax

Using one of the best pool vacuum heads for heavy-duty cleaning can make your pool maintenance frustrations a thing of the past.
Deep blue house with two floors

Find the best exterior house color for your home’s architectural style

Whether you have a cottage, Victorian, or ranch, these are the best exterior paint colors for your home.
Green grass

The quintessential guide to lawn fertilization for thick, healthy grass

Want to have a pristine yard with lush, green grass? This is everything you need to know about lawn fertilization for the best possible curb appeal.
Folded and organized blankets

Convection vs. radiant heaters: What’s the difference?

There are some key differences between convection and radiant heaters, including cost and energy efficiency. Here's how to know which one you should buy.
Man cleaning home with a spray bottle

Does vinegar repel ants and other pests around the home?

If your home is being invaded by ants, there's a nontoxic solution. We discuss why a vinegar and water work as an ant repellant.
Front door view

Keys vs. keyless: Which front door entry system is safer?

You want to keep your family safe while they're at home and keep your home safe when you're away. Here's how to tell which type of door lock will do that best.
Tall grass

Manage your overgrown lawn in 8 easy steps

These are the best ways to cut long grass and ensure your lawn never looks bad again.