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19 Home Improvement Tips For People Who Are Deathly Afraid Of Axe Murderers

Can you leave the light on?<p>Honestly, you know you’re a little paranoid…<p>But you’ve watched too many scary movies and now you can’t sleep unless you’ve triple checked the deadbolt. You aren’t being <i>totally</i> unreasonable. Here are a few ways to feel a bit safer.<p>1. Install outdoor, motion-sensing flood …

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What Is a Water Hammer? The Annoying House Sound You Can Eliminate

When something goes bump in the night, it could be water moving through your pipes. But when you hear a loud bang coming from your plumbing, it’s a …

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How to stop the airflow around a drafty door

<i>Q: We have replaced the door bottom on our front door twice, but a large amount of cold air is still coming in. The original door bottom was the snap-on type, but we have avoided getting that type again because it was such a chore to remove the front door from the hinges and put it back on. Any</i> …

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What Home Sellers Can Expect When Buyers Ask for Roof Certifications

Roof certifications are not stipulated in all purchase contracts. Interesting story, many years ago, when I stopped by a home to supervise the …

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5 Home Design Ideas Using Wood

There are many materials used today in and around the home, but one of the most frequently used and requested materials by homeowners is real wood. Wood is sustainable, versatile, beautiful, and able to be used in several areas in home design. Other materials may come and go in popularity, but wood …

Interior Design

Home Fix: Help with sound proofing

Q: I need help with sound proofing. Noise from the main level travels to rooms in the basement.<p>What can I do to the ceiling in the basement to …

Lifestyle

Oak Cabinets And Satin-Finish Stainless Steel Make Up This Modern Kitchen

Photography by Evan Joseph Images<p>Brazilian architect and designer Isay Weinfeld has almost completed Jardim, his first residential building in New …

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Earnings Preview: What To Expect From Home Depot On Tuesday

Home Depot ($HD) is scheduled to release earnings before Tuesday’s open (Feb 21, 2017). Home Depot just hit a record high of $142.99/share on Thursday (2.16.17). The stock is prone to big moves after reporting earnings and can easily gap up if the numbers are strong. Conversely, if the numbers …

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How to Easily Maintain a Water Heater

Get more hot water and extend the life of your water heater by following these tips.<p>A well-functioning water heater keeps a household running smoothly. When the water cools or runs out, everyone will notice the next time they want a nice, hot shower. Here are a few steps you can take to maximize …

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5 Home Repairs To Make Now To Avoid Problems Later

If you put off fixing a wobbly fence post or squeaky door hinge, it’s probably not going to end in a homeowners insurance claim. Other home repairs, …

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Marble Countertops a Classic Choice for Any Kitchen

It’s a classic countertop surface that many people value above all others: Marble. Classic white marble is coveted because it looks great in any …

Interior Design

Home Depot Sells Beautiful Furniture (Who Knew?)

When you need a hammer, nails or other hardware supplies — home improvement behemoth Home Depot is one obvious place to turn. But when you need a …

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Best Vacuums for Hardwood Floors

Hardwood flooring is hot. In 2016, 35 percent of designers expected to install more of it, making it flooring's highest growth category, according to …

Consumer Reports

4 Ways Cork Decor Can Make Your Home's Interiors Pop

Renewable, durable, mold-resistant, and modern, cork is the interior decorating material that’s all the rage for 2017. Typically, cork has been …

Interior Design

Apron Front Farmhouse Sinks: Our Best, Budget Picks

If you love the look of an apron front (or farmhouse) sink, look no further than this handy guide, where we've rounded up 22 different sinks, in all …

Renovations

Types of Green Home Project Upgrades You Can Do Yourself

They work by reflecting the sun away from the roof and giving off heat rapidly. Cool roof materials can made from metal, asphalt or tile, and it's …

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Scott McGillivray's Tips On Buying, Selling and Renovating Your Fixer Upper

The HGTV star shares his expert tips on owning your own fixer upper with the help of online brokerage, Owners.com.<p>Thanks to house-hunting and …

Renovations

How to Prep a Room for Paint

Proper preparations equal perfectly painted rooms. Follow these room-prep steps and interior painting tips before you pick up a roller or a brush. We …

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How the Wrong Improvements Can Make Your Home Unsaleable

<b>Turn a three-bedroom home into a one-bedroom home</b><p>The majority of home buyers need at minimum a two-bedroom home and a family needs three bedrooms. …

Home Ownership

What Is a Sump Pump? It Keeps Your Home Out of Hot Water

What is a sump pump? It’s a device with one goal in life: to keep your basement or crawl space from flooding, coming to your rescue when your home is …

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How to Plan the Perfect Laundry Room

Carrying loads of dirty laundry from the bedroom down to the basement or utility room is a cumbersome task at best. So if your washer and dryer are …

Consumer Reports

6 items to avoid at Home Depot and Lowe’s

Big box stores like Home Depot and Lowe's are ideal destinations for those big-ticket items you need in and around your home.<p>These home improvement …

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The Best Cities for Buying a Vintage Historic Home

There are plenty of reasons to invest in a historic home. From charm and aesthetics to the value of long-lasting materials and workmanship, you have …

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How do I know if I have an ice dam? - Ask the Expert, News

<b>What causes ice dams?</b><p>Ice dams are ridges of ice that form at the edge of a roof and prevent melting snow from draining. Ice dam problems usually …

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Home Fix: Options for attic insulation

Q: Working in my attic on a project, I checked my insulation, and found it to be R30 unfaced ... and there is no vapor barrier paper or …

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Remodel vs. Renovation: What’s the Difference?

You say potato, I say potahto. Remodel vs. renovation … same thing, right? While the terms remodel and renovation are used interchangeably all the …

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Before & After: 'Fixer Upper' Totally Transformed a Rundown Houseboat

Chip and Joanna Gaines have spent four seasons helping Waco residents realize their shiplap-filled dreams, and you'd think by now they'd seen it all. …

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Simple home hacks could save up to 65 percent on your utility bills

Home<p>The colder it gets, the higher your utility bills spike, from hot water to heat. And experts say this year, costs could skyrocket even higher than last year because of rising fuel costs.<p>But even if you aren't handy, there are simple hacks you can do yourself around the house that can save you …

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How to Specify: Cabinet Hardware

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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Easy Ways to Winterize Your Home with Brian Kelsey

Before the holidays officially close, make sure you’re being good to your home as well.<p>The short week is a great time to take inventory around the …

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