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Choosing a Composting Marine Toilet

Installing a composting marine toilet can eliminate your headaches.<p>If you’ve ever been aboard a boat with an enclosed head and holding-tank system, …

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Here's Why You Don't See Every Room In a Fixer Upper Home Makeover

Joanna Gaines reveals a behind-the-scenes secret.<p>https://www.facebook.com/HGTV/photos/a.12425024421... data width="800"" data-width="350"><p>When it …

Renovations

Frapperz Taps into a $100B Home Improvement Market Backed by Angel Funding

Frapperz has registered 10000+ active downloads and notched up a Gross Transaction Value of $10k per month.

Startups

Restoring a Classic Glastron

Learn what it takes to restore a classic boat.<p>I was 16 when I was invited on my first boat date. She was my age, pretty, tall and slender, with dark …

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How to Install Fire Sprinklers: The Fastest Way to Put Out a Fire

What puts out a fire? If you said firefighters, you aren’t exactly <i>wrong</i>, but it could take a while for your rescuers to arrive—which may explain why …

Smart Homes

The Barn Job

Those rustic old barns you love? If they're going to survive, then they need a coat of paint.<p>Most people see a rustic, weathered old barn, its red coat faded by sun and wind, its paint chipped in a perfect mosaic of time and history, and they think, How beautiful.<p>I look at the same barn and think, …

Woodworking

5 Things That Are HOT On Pinterest This Week

Hey contemporist friends! Here’s a look at what’s getting a lot of attention on our Pinterest boards this week, so you can see what’s trending.<p>By the …

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How to head off a household disaster

For homeowners, it makes sense to tackle minor household headaches before they become migraines. Consumer Reports suggests taking on these …

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11 Ways to Add Curb Appeal for Under $100

Too many people ignore curb appeal until it’s time to move. Then they spruce up the place for the next residents. How does this make sense? Every …

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A Young Couple’s Boston-Area Kitchen Overhaul with Bosch Appliances

In partnership with Bosch Home Appliances, we’re spotlighting a new modern kitchen in a historic row house in Somerville, Massachusetts, by interior …

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Granite Countertops a Popular Kitchen Choice

Granite countertops have been at the height of popularity for years now and in great demand for a high-end look with relatively little maintenance. …

Home

Air Filter Buying Guide

Heating and cooling consumes a big part of your utility bill. But it’s a small thing, the air filter, that keeps the entire system humming along. A …

Consumer Reports

ClipCall app manages the home repair process from start to finish

Why it matters to you<p>While there are lots of competitors in the home repair market, ClipCall is unique in integrating A.I., transactional management, …

Gear & Gadgets

How to Install Tile Like a Professional

Anyone who has watched home improvement shows like “Fixer Upper” knows the power of a home upgrade—it can renew your sense of pride in your home and …

Woodworking

28 Outdoor Projects Everyone Should Know About

There’s a lot you can do to make your outdoor space more inviting. (Outdoor shower, anyone?) Knowing how to get those things done is another story. Whom do you call? How much will it cost? Don’t worry. Consider this your guide to the ins and outs of 28 great projects that can make your outdoor …

Landscaping

Renovation update: An auction house, once slated for demo, rebuilds room by room

About five years ago, we featured this auction house that was won by Laura Breisch, a local designer. After she got the house, she found out it was on the city’s demo list. Whoa. Photos of the home, which she won for $5,000 and her full account of the story can be found here.<p>We recently heard from …

Houses

Only Joanna Gaines Could Convert a Garage Into a Dream Kitchen

Few people can walk into an ugly garage and visualize a rustic open-concept kitchen that spills out into a chateau-inspired living room — but Joanna Gaines is one of those people. In <b>Fixer Upper</b>'s recently aired episode 14 of season four, featuring the Ignacio family, she does just that, making the …

Renovations

How To Get The Designer Bathroom Look Without Going Broke

Bathroom renovations. Two words that strike fear in the hearts of anybody considering – let alone undertaking – them.<p>Yet we still fantasise about …

House Design

Selling your home this spring? 50 tips to sell it faster and at a better price

Have you heard? It’s a seller’s market. Well, in most zip codes at least. But a hopping homebuying season doesn’t necessarily mean your home will go well over asking price just by putting up a For Sale sign. There’s still plenty a seller must do if they want to get the best price for their …

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Save More Than Just Space: 6 Reasons to Go Pro in Designing Storage

From new luxury high-rises where space is at a premium to large single-family homes, clients and residents expect to find smarter storage solutions to keep their home — and the possessions they keep in it — looking great. The small details like shelves and cabinets can become big burdens for …

Renovations

Metal Roof Retrofitting: Is It Worth Your Time? - Green Homes

Suitable for use in both residential and commercial construction, metal roofs have seen explosive growth over the past few years. Although it's still …

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HGTV HOME™ by Sherwin-Williams Introduces Four Paint Products Available at Lowe’s Nationwide

CLEVELAND--(BUSINESS WIRE)--<p>HGTV HOME™ by Sherwin-Williams, a leading paint brand from the design experts at HGTV® and the paint company pros trust, …

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DIY Skills: How to Loosen a Stuck Bolt With A Blowtorch

We've all come across the stubborn bolt. You know the one. That bolt that needs come off, like, now, but for no visible reason, the nut won't turn. …

DIY

Get the Family to Pitch In: A Mom’s Advice on Chores

Foster teamwork and a sense of ownership about housekeeping to lighten your load and even boost togetherness.<p>My husband, Paul, and I were high school …

Parenting

How to Save The Planet At Home

PRETTIFY WITH ECO-FRIENDLY PAINTS AND PLANTS<p>For leading interior designer Robin Wilson, a hard rule when designing is to use paints with low to no …

Home Decorating

Restoring cabinet veneer may take more than elbow grease

<i>Q: My kitchen cabinets have a veneer that has rotted from moisture in certain places. How can I restore the cabinet panels to their original finish?</i><p><b>Potomac</b><p><b>A:</b> If indeed it is a veneer issue — and there is some doubt about that among several professional cabinet refinishers who looked at the picture …

Woodworking

The Nostalgic Apron-Front Sink Makes a Modern Comeback - Design Milk

One of my favorite current design trends is the idea of incorporating rural design elements into modern homes. Case in point: the modern barn…<p>Not …

Interior Design

Top 5 Home Renovations for Your Money in 2017

After a definite slump over the previous decade, the housing market is on a path to recovery. Housing prices are on the rise, and home equity has …

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10 Clever Ways to Sneak Storage Into Your Renovation

If you're aiming to live a minimalist lifestyle, hidden storage is an absolute must.<p>Entryway Shoe Storage

Houses

Solid Surface Countertops an Easy Care Kitchen Option

When it comes to kitchen countertops, natural materials might be the most popular option, but they are certainly not always the most affordable. …

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