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7 Best Fidelity Index Funds for the Money

Vanguard isn’t the only place to get a good deal on index funds. Fidelity also offers a full roster of funds that merely try to match a benchmark. …

12 Tiny-Ass Apartment Design Ideas to Steal

Just when I think I’ve seen the tiniest studio apartments in Paris making efficient use of every last inch of space, some interior design blog or …

How To Build a Deck Over Ugly Cement Stoop Steps

If like us, you have an old concrete stoop that has more than seen better days, rather than going through the hassle of tearing it out, why not give …

Woodworking

So Fresh, So Clean: You Need These DIY Toilet Bombs In Your Life

Your bathroom will thank you.<p>View this post on Facebook<p>· 1 cup baking soda<p>· 1/4 cup citric acid<p>· Bowl<p>· Spoon<p>· 1 tablespoon dish soap<p>· Ice cube tray<p>1. Stir together the baking soda and citric acid in a bowl until combined.<p>2. Slowly stir in the dish soap until the mixture resembles wet sand.<p>3. Divide …

A Serious Style Upgrade for a $40 IKEA Bed

I've long loved cane beds, like this one from Serena & Lily, but really had no reason to buy one. I did find myself itching to try to make one. And …

Lowe's

Top 15 Kitchen Remodel Ideas and Costs 2018 Update - RemodelingImage.com - Remodel Ideas and Costs

Updating or remodeling your kitchen can be a great investment of your home improvement dollars, especially if you plan to sell your home in the next …

Home Improvement

Build Your Own Sleek & Sophisticated Wall Sconce

This is so gorgeous it's hard to believe it's DIY. If you're looking for a project that's a bit of a challenge with a big, glamorous pay off, let …

Interior Design

Bring the Outdoors In: Living Room Hammocks & Hanging Chairs

(Image credit: Cakies)<p>If you're not lucky enough to live in a home with an outdoor space, that doesn't mean you can't enjoy the lovely, layabout …

Living Rooms

A Flat-Pack Sofa Designed by the Bouroullec Brothers

French designer brothers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec turn down 90 percent of commission work offers, but when Danish design brand Hay asked them to …

10 Ways to Make Your Home Look Elegant on a Budget

Get the elegant home of your dreams on a budget. Image Source: LMK Interiors Having a high-end looking home can be difficult, especially if you have …

Home Improvement

DIY Outdoor Concrete Bench - Quiet Corner

My parents wanted a bench to go with the concrete fire pit that I made for them. I decided to reuse the wooden forms from that project to make the …

Build a Deck for Less Than $900

A low-level deck beautifies your outdoor space and can increase the value of your home. And it might not be as difficult to DIY as you might …

Everyone's Painting Their Own Abstract Art & You Should Too

Have you ever looked at a cool painting and thought to yourself, "I could totally make that"? Don't get me wrong–if you have some extra spending …

Wall Art

How to Build Garage Storage Shelves on the Cheap

These storage shelves can be built from scrap 2 x 4s and plywood, and are as strong as anything you'd buy from the store, but cost a lot less money.<p>Garage storage and shelving solutions are abundant, but the prices can be shocking. You can build your own garage shelves from scrap 2 x 4s and …

Renovation Transforms Carriage House Into Light-Filled Live-Work Space

This one's for you, gable lovers<p>Aptly named British firm Intervention Architecture converted this Victorian-era carriage house in Birmingham, England, into a writer's cozy live-work space. The adorable gabled structure had fallen into disrepair, but gets new life in this update, which transforms …

8 Clever Ways to Maximize a Small Space

From dual-functioning furnishings to differentiating color palettes, these small-space design ideas make the most of a tiny apartment<p>When Jonathan Adler’s creative services manager Nicholas Obeid moved from a lofty two-bedroom to a 450-square-foot studio in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood, he …

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HOUSE TOUR: A Beautifully Renovated Shotgun Cottage In Nashville

Interior designer Jason Arnold kept the home's original charm intact while imbuing the space with updated elegance.<p>The 18 square blocks that make up Nashville's historic Germantown neighborhood were once a scene of condemnation and imminent demolition. Among them sits a shotgun house — a small …

Nautical Rooms that are Subtle, Stylish & Livable

(Image credit: Rita Chan)<p>If you're searching for a motif to make your bedroom, bathroom or any other room peaceful and vibrant, turn your eyes to the …

Interior Design

Articles about how build compact fold down desk small spaces on Dwell.com - Dwell

Don’t have ten acres to stuff full of perennials? Fret not! Gardens can make a big impact even on a small scale.<p>The first few paragraphs of a recent New York Times article on architect Gary Chang's Hong Kong apartment read like a scene from...<p>We spoke with architect Eric Cobb about the process …

Small Spaces

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Simple and white, honest and stylish. Less house, more home. Part of The Porch Project with interiors by Anna Braund. What a lovely way to live.

Small Apartment in Sweden Has a Charming Bistro Feel

We love the dynamic character this small apartment in Sweden exudes. Discovered by Freshome on real estate broker Alvhem‘s website, the …

Interior Design

Articles about family builds tiny backyard studio even tinier budget on Dwell.com - Dwell

In coastal Massachusetts, a resourceful couple and their equally enterprising children use reclaimed materials to create a...<p>It doesn't get much more idyllic than this: An illustrator of children's books who lives on the Sunshine Coast of British...<p>A young couple on the move build a small home that …

Lake Michigan

7 tax strategies the rich don't want you to know

You work hard for your money but, unfortunately, Uncle Sam takes a bite out of every paycheck for income and other taxes. And if you're in the middle class, you probably think that bite is a little bit too big.<p>According to a 2015 Gallup poll, nearly half of Americans — 46 percent — believe the …

Personal Finance

10 Easy Ways to Make Your Home Look More Polished

These DIY architectural details will give your home tons of character — for a fraction of the cost.<p>These DIY architectural details will give your home tons of character — for a fraction of the cost.

House Tour: Tracey & Rob's Beach Oasis

<b>Name:</b> Actor & voice over instructor Tracey Hoyt, and medical instrument supplier Rob Marshall <b><br>Location:</b> The Beach, Toronto, Canada <b><br>Size:</b> 1,300 square …

Dining Rooms

9 Smart Ways to Make an Old Home Feel New

There are ways to keep the character, but also make it feel fresh.<p>In my ideal world, I would have a new home filled with old-home charm. Apparently, a knock-down is not in my family's budget, and neither are the high-quality building materials that I would want to use. The solution? Finding ways to …