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Spruce up your kitchen with these eye-catching kitchen cabinet colors

There's a lot to consider when picking a kitchen cabinet color. These timeless cabinet colors will look great in any home.
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Protect your investment: Everything you need to know about roof cleaning

Here's a simple how-to guide on roof cleaning and what you need to know to protect your investment.
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How to fix a toilet handle (and 5 other bathroom fixes homeowners should know)

If this is your first time in a new home, ensure you know how to fix a toilet handle and other simple fixes to common bathroom issues.
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A competitive rental market is pressuring one rural market more than anywhere else

If you're looking to rent and are flexible on where you live, this report gives a wealth of information by state to help you make an informed decision.
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It’s not your imagination: Apartments are getting smaller

New research from RentCafe shows some staggering new insights into apartment sizes today. And they are getting smaller.
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Buying a forever home? This site shows how future flooding could affect your neighborhood

For those looking to buy on one of the coasts, flooding can be one of those risks you need to think about when finding your forever home.
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Black mold vs. mildew: Which is more dangerous and how to remove it

How can you tell black mold vs. mildew? And how do you remove these unwanted growths in your home?
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New research says your smart home devices are teeming with bacteria

A new study proves our smart home devices may be teeming with bacteria. Here’s what you need to know.
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5 easy ways to spruce up your living room for spring

Want to refresh your living room this spring beyond the usual spring cleaning? Try these easy, beautiful options.
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Mortgage rates expected to stay high through 2023: Study says

Mortgage rates are expected to stay above 7% through 2023, a new study from Realtor.com says.
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Level Lock review: The smart home is finally classy again

Level Lock promises smart lock brains with a subdued, familiar aesthetic. Does it deliver? Read our review!
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Homebuying budgets: New report says buyers have unrealistic expectations

If you're in the market for a new house, do your homework before diving in. Set realistic budget expectations with these facts and tips.
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5 expert tips for selling a home when it isn’t a seller’s market

Lindsay McLean, the CEO of HomeLister, offers her expert tips for selling your home when it isn't a seller's market.
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This handy chart shows you all the common (and not-so-common) roof types

Curious about which roof types are best for your new home? This chart shows you the names and designs of the most popular roof styles.
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These are the 5 things every homeowner needs for repairs and maintenance of their house

Every homeowner needs a few essential home repair tools in their arsenal. Here's what you need to have on hand.
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The best tall indoor plants to liven up your living room

Change the energy of your living room by adding one of these five tall indoor plants to lighten the mood.
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Should you ditch your gas stove? Unpacking the controversy – and what you can do about it

Are gas stoves hazardous to your health? That question has become the source of a heated debate. Here's why and what you can do.
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Terracotta is a versatile color: How to decorate with this amazing hue

Curious about terracotta decor for your home? This is how to decorate with it and how to choose colors that complement terracotta hues.
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Keep your renovation from taking forever: 5 expert tips to help you stay on track

Home renovations present problems that could make your remodel take forever. Try this expert advice to save time on your next project.
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The best hanging indoor plants for your living room to give you a relaxing vibe

By now, many of us have caught on to the indoor plant trend. To change it up a bit, why not try adding some hanging indoor plants to your space?
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These are the household products Reddit agrees you should always buy brand name

Household products can add up, especially when you consider all the different types you need to keep on hand as a homeowner.
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Housing market decline continues: Moody’s releases its revised forecast

Moody's Analytics released its forecast detailing the current state of the housing market decline. Here's what you need to know.
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Study shows 25% of homeowners want to move, but we have 5 reasons not to sell your home

Now may not be the best time to sell. Here are five reasons not to sell your home.
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A startling number of 2022 homebuyers are already underwater – find out why

Homebuyers beware: Many 2022 homebuyers are finding they have underwater mortgages. Here's why.
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What products to use to keep your driveway and yard safe from ice and salt: A winter guide

Most of us have to melt ice in our driveways during the winter, but it can have an effect on your landscaping if you do it wrong. Here's what you need to know.
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Recall alert: These popular washing machines could pose a fire hazard

Washing machines these days have tons of new tech and features, but mostly, you want them to be safe. Check here to be sure your machine isn't a hazard.

Avoid catastrophe: How to unfreeze pipes and save your home from water damage

Frozen pipes can be disastrous and should be dealt with fast. Here's what you should do to unfreeze pipes and prevent water damage.
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The house maintenance tasks homeowners think first-time buyers should know

If you're buying a home for the first time, you'll want to pay attention to the advice of people who have been there before with these tips.
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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

Want to build a custom home security system? Here are some ideas.
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5 washable paint brands perfect for keeping kitchen walls clean and beautiful

These washable paint brands are perfect when you're looking for new kitchen paint ideas.
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The best beige colors for your home (and, no, they’re not boring)

Beige doesn't have to be dull and lifeless. These are some of the best beige paint colors that will complement your space.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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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.
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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.
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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

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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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

Blue oat grass is the easy, beautiful ornamental grass your landscaping needs.
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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.