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

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

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

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

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

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.
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6 times you should absolutely choose an eggshell paint finish

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.
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How to finally rid your yard of that obnoxious mushroom invasion

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

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

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

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

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?

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?

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

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.
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How to aerate a lawn without a ton of expensive equipment

How to aerate a lawn without a ton of expensive equipment

Lawn aeration doesn't have to be a big production. Here's how to aerate your lawn without breaking the bank.
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Follow these tips and tricks to learn how to remove old paint from wood furniture safely and efficiently

Follow these tips and tricks to learn how to remove old paint from wood furniture safely and efficiently

Reviving wood furniture is DIY-friendly. Follow these steps to give an old piece a fresh coat and a new life in no time.
Cedar siding

Can you paint cedar siding? What you need to know

Can you paint cedar siding? What you need to know

Cedar siding is beautiful on its own, but if you choose to give it a little spruce with some paint, read this first.
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Get rid of gross washing machine smells with these simple tips

Get rid of gross washing machine smells with these simple tips

If you're noticing a bad smell coming from your washing machine, we've got the right hacks to help you restore your machine back to normal.
Several bottles of essential oils on a counter

How to make insecticide out of essential oils

How to make insecticide out of essential oils

You can get results by making insecticide with an all-natural solution using essential oils. We have put together the best tips for you.
Pool chlorinator

The best pool chlorine floaters for continuous cleaning

The best pool chlorine floaters for continuous cleaning

Use an automatic chlorine floater to help keep your pool in top shape even when you aren't home. Here is a list we have compiled of top picks available online.
Blue oat grass

This low-maintenance, attractive ornamental grass adds instant curb appeal

This low-maintenance, attractive ornamental grass adds instant curb appeal

Blue oat grass is the easy, beautiful ornamental grass your landscaping needs.
White bathroom sink with spider in it

The best spider repellents so you can keep your home pest-free

The best spider repellents so you can keep your home pest-free

With hundreds of millions of spiders set to invade homes every season, having the best spider repellent is essential for keeping these creepy crawlers out.
Painted bathroom with tub

Satin vs. sheen: What is the best bathroom paint finish?

Satin vs. sheen: What is the best bathroom paint finish?

Satin and sheen paints look different — which one is the best paint sheen for your bathroom?
Sand filter

The best pool filter sand for a sparkling swimming pool

The best pool filter sand for a sparkling swimming pool

Having a sand pool filter is great. Sand filters are one of the most cost-effective ways to maintain your pool. They keep pools clean and cleaning costs down.
Dust mites

The best dust mite sprays to eliminate those pesky microscopic bugs from your home

The best dust mite sprays to eliminate those pesky microscopic bugs from your home

Though they don’t bite, dust mites can create serious allergy problems that can be detrimental to your health. Eliminate dust mites with our top picks.
Lawn sprinkler

How often should you water new sod? What you need to know

How often should you water new sod? What you need to know

Follow these tips to start your new sod off and water new sod correctly for a beautiful, luscious lawn.
how to grow areca palm decorative near white brick wall

Why your home should have an areca palm (and how to care for it)

Why your home should have an areca palm (and how to care for it)

This is what you need to know about growing an areca palm indoors.
Bathroom with orange walls

These are the best plants to put in your shower for a nature-inspired sanctuary

These are the best plants to put in your shower for a nature-inspired sanctuary

Adding a plant to your shower provides design and health benefits. These are the best shower plants.
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Organic pest control options to curb the intruders taking over your garden

Organic pest control options to curb the intruders taking over your garden

Pests in your plants? Don't panic - these organic pest control solutions will work wonders.
white painted wood paneling on wall

How to paint over ’70s faux-wood paneling

How to paint over ’70s faux-wood paneling

Do you have ugly wood paneling in your home? Try painting it instead of tearing it out.
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The best garage door openers

The best garage door openers

Are you tired of manually opening your garage door? Make your life easier and save yourself the extra work with an automatic garage door opener from our list.
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How to install a security light with a motion sensor in 3 easy steps

How to install a security light with a motion sensor in 3 easy steps

Make your home safer. Here's your guide for installing security lights in your yard.
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How to install a security light from scratch in a day

How to install a security light from scratch in a day

Security lights for your home are easy to install, and even easier to manage. Here's how to install one in just a few hours.
dragon tree on window sill with copper watering can

How to prune a dracaena marginata (dragon tree) so your plant stays thriving

How to prune a dracaena marginata (dragon tree) so your plant stays thriving

Dracaena Marginata plants often get too tall for an indoor space. Follow this guide to prune your dragon tree so it's kept healthy and manageable.
Paintbrush and paint can

Mold is a huge problem when painting basement walls – Here’s how to avoid it

Mold is a huge problem when painting basement walls – Here’s how to avoid it

Painting your basement walls can be trickier than other interior spaces. Here's how to do it right to prevent mold and mildew from ruining your design.
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How to soundproof windows so you can finally get a good night’s sleep

How to soundproof windows so you can finally get a good night’s sleep

Is outside noise keeping you up at night? Get a good night's sleep -- finally! -- with these window soundproofing tips.
front porch with wall lantern lighting

10 bad ideas for your front yard that will kill your curb appeal

10 bad ideas for your front yard that will kill your curb appeal

Don't fall for these front yard mistakes. They'll only ruin your aesthetic.
how to level a yard

How to level a yard (and 3 reasons why you really should)

How to level a yard (and 3 reasons why you really should)

Aside from poor appearance, a yard that's not leveled can lead to other issues like improper draining. This guide will help you solve the problem.
Finished basement seating area with white walls and carpet

6 popular paint colors for basements that will brighten your home’s dungeon

6 popular paint colors for basements that will brighten your home’s dungeon

These popular paint color ideas for basements can help transform your dark, dingy basement into a room friends and family will love.
two-tone bedroom wall paint

Two-tone bedroom wall paint combos that will wow anyone

Two-tone bedroom wall paint combos that will wow anyone

If you want to paint a bedroom two colors, use these inventive two-tone wall paint combos and design ideas that can elevate and transform any bedroom.
Young woman on stairs in a loft caring for potted plants.

25 stellar staircase ideas to freshen up the look of your home

25 stellar staircase ideas to freshen up the look of your home

Changing up your staircase can be one way to upgrade the look of your home. We’ve got 25 ideas ranging from subtle to dramatic to help you figure it out.
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Can you paint in high humidity? What you need to know

Can you paint in high humidity? What you need to know

Humidity can wreck your paint job, but it doesn't make the task impossible. Make sure you know these things before painting in humid weather.
Lucky bamboo in small pot on wooden table.

How to propagate lucky bamboo in 5 easy steps so you don’t have to buy it

How to propagate lucky bamboo in 5 easy steps so you don’t have to buy it

Lucky bamboo is the perfect indoor plant. Here's how to propagate lucky bamboo so you don't have to buy it.
Outdoor inground pool with white two story home

Gas vs heat pump pool water heaters: Which one makes sense for your pool?

Gas vs heat pump pool water heaters: Which one makes sense for your pool?

Choosing the right pool water heater can be tough. We compare two of the most popular styles: Gas vs. Heat Pump Water Heaters.
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Do you need primer every time you paint? Well… it’s complicated

Do you need primer every time you paint? Well… it’s complicated

We break down when priming is needed for painting and when you can skip it.
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Forget the plumber: How to replace a toilet yourself (and save some money)

Forget the plumber: How to replace a toilet yourself (and save some money)

Yes, you can replace a toilet yourself. Follow this handy guide.
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A perfect neutral: These are the best cream paint colors

A perfect neutral: These are the best cream paint colors

If you’ve been searching for the perfect hue that is classic, warm, and inviting, check out these cream paint colors that will elevate your design.
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DIY 101: Repair concrete gaps and instantly enhance your home’s curb appeal

DIY 101: Repair concrete gaps and instantly enhance your home’s curb appeal

Concrete gaps aren't just unsightly — they're a serious tripping hazard. Here's how to fill large gaps in concrete (and small ones, too).
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6 kinds of perennials that bloom all summer for a gorgeous garden all season

6 kinds of perennials that bloom all summer for a gorgeous garden all season

We've found some incredible perennials that will bloom all summer long to keep your home looking sensational for months.