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Wet basement? Try these cost-effective solutions before calling a contractor.

Wet basement? Thinking about calling a basement waterproofing contractor? Stop.<p>Many contractors will propose the installation of expensive interior drainage systems — even if you don’t need one — when most moisture problems can be solved through less expensive means. You’re more likely to get good …

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7 home improvement projects to try this year

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Follow the Department of Energy's DIY Projects to Reduce Energy Usage In Your Home

If you own your home, there are lots of little ways you can improve your house for long-term energy savings that cut down your utility bills. The …

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5 top tips for designing your bathroom in 2017

Make your bathroom extra special...<p><b>When designing a new bathroom there are many aspects to take into account. Colour, shape, surfaces,</b> …

House Design

Before and After: Boat Shed Renovation into Bar

<i>For every DIYer on a television show or behind a blog like this one, there are at least 100 other DIYers doing amazing work without sharing beyond</i> …

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Lowe's laying off workers: Report

Home improvement chain Lowe's is planning layoffs as part of a change in how it staffs its stores.<p>CNBC reported the North Carolina -based retailer …

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6 top tips for ventilating a period property

Including how to stop damp and mould, and maximise ventilation in kitchens and bathrooms<p><b>Despite lots of character and plenty of charm, one of the</b> …

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Canadians are out-of-touch when it comes to reno budgeting

Canadians are under-budgeting on some key home renovations, according to data collected from two million homeowners by TrustedPros.<p>Bathroom …

Renovations

Kitchen Design Idea - Pull-Out Counters

No matter how much counter space you have, when it’s time to start preparing food, there never seems to be quite enough room. Pull-out counters are a …

Renovations

Before & After: A Design Duo’s Whole-House Overhaul for $15,000

After years of living in San Francisco—they met, studied, and started a business there—designers Rachel Gant and Andrew Deming of Yield Design were ready for a change. “We wanted more space and room to grow,” said Deming, a Florida native and Flagler alum. “We considered other cities, but …

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Granite or Quartz Debate: Is One Really Better Than the Other?

Read this before deciding on that kitchen countertop.<p>Inch for inch, your countertops will have the most visual impact on your kitchen. That’s why …

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Why Upgrading To A Bigger HDB Flat Is More Expensive Than You Think

Upgrading to a bigger home is a common decision that many families make. As our families become bigger, we look for larger homes to cater for more …

Budgeting

Your HGTV Obsession Might Make You Hate Your Home

Oh, the comforts of home. Home sweet home! Home is where the heart is! And also the open concept kitchen, his and hers bathroom vanities, a finished …

Renovations

Soapstone Countertops: Pros and Cons to Consider

When it comes to natural stone countertops, there are more options out there than just marble and granite. If you love the dark beauty of granite and …

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What's hot in home improvement trends this year

What's on-trend in home improvement this year?<p>Home technology was a leading must-have among homeowners last year and will continue to be in 2017. Same with outdoor living spaces, pops of color, old looks making new comebacks, and a continued drive toward customization.<p>Millennials entering the …

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Home Makeover Checklist: 7 Easy Ways to Upgrade Your House This Winter

It's time to channel your inner handyman.<p>Winter is here, which means you're likely to be spending a lot more time indoors. The first few months of …

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How £6.99 Lidl cling film could save you £100 this winter

Brits will spend £17 million on heating homes this winter, according to research.<p>Figures from energyhelpline show that the downturn in weather could …

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9 tips to stick to your home building budget

When it comes to building a home, or even renovating an existing one, all of us are familiar with the concept of keeping to a budget. We are also …

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Modernized Bungalow Kitchen Renovation with Reclaimed Wood Countertop

<i>Renovating an older home is a different kind of challenge from taking a cookie cutter home from builder grade to beautiful — both require lots of</i> …

Renovations

27 Cheap Ways To Upgrade Your Home

Get your dream home without breaking the bank.<p><b>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.</b><p>1. Give your home some character and add texture to your walls with peel-and-stick wall panels.<p>Get it on Amazon starting at …

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Here are the home improvements with the best payoff

They're not what you might expect<p>We love stunning renovations and exquisite remodels as much as anyone, but even Chip and Joanna would know that money put into a reno isn’t a 1:1 investment in your home’s future price tag. Every year, researchers with Remodeling magazine study the most popular home …

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Hardscaping 101: Rain Gutters

Often little noticed, rain gutters occupy a prominent place on many homes. They’re frequently perched at the edge of a slanted roof where they are not only a critical part of a building’s infrastructure, they also create a visual outline of a house’s architecture. When it comes time to select new …

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How to Specify: Metal Siding

This article is part of a series designed to help architects use <b>Source</b>, Architizer’s premier marketplace for building products. For more information on the platform, click here.<p>If you’re an architect, contractor or do-it-yourselfer, you probably already know how difficult and time-consuming it can …

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9 steps to protect your roof from storms, heavy rain, wind, ice and snow

Follow these maintenance tips to keep your roof in top condition this winter<p><b>Winter is here which means storms, heavy rain, wind, ice and snow will</b> …

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'Attic rain' could plague more Alberta homes this winter

Energy efficient homes more likely to have ice build-up in attics<p>Water stains on the ceiling tipped off homeowner Wes Lysack that something was wrong.<p>…

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Know How: Refit Tips

Military strategist Helmuth von Moltke said, “No battle plan survives contact with the enemy.” This is also true for a boat refit plan<p>I started the …

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Denver in a renovation frenzy

Nearly seven in 10 metro Denver homeowners undertook home improvements in 2014 and 2015, the highest rate out of 25 major U.S. metros, according to a …

Real Estate

22 New Year resolutions (you can actually keep)

If you have promised yourself to eat healthier or ditch some bad habits as a New Year's resolution—why not also start thinking about how you can …

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