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4 Homes With Jaw-Dropping Floor-to-Ceiling Windows

When it comes to creating an indoor/outdoor feeling in your home, a set of floor-to-ceiling windows is the key ingredient to success. Along with being a visual connector to your surroundings, they bring in boatloads of natural light while providing...
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Our New, Old Kitchen: How We Rose to the Remodeling Challenge

If the kitchen is the heart of the home, then ours was in need of a triple bypass. When we bought a house halfway across the country – without having set foot in it – we knew there would be...
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Can Houseplants Really Clean the Air?

Houseplants can improve your life in many ways (more on that later), but if you’re expecting that peace lily on your desk to rid your home of toxins, you’re in for a surprise. A 1989 NASA study attempted to find new...
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Thanks to More Data and Great Minds, Zestimate Accuracy Is Improving

For many Americans, their home is one of their largest financial assets. The typical homeowner has a little over half of their wealth tied up in their home, according to a Zillow analysis of the Federal Reserve Board, Survey of...
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Design Pros' Secrets for Finding and Using Reclaimed Materials

When you ask Seattle-based house flippers Lora Lindberg and Debbie Cederlind where to find the best home-restoration materials, they quickly reply in unison, “Craigslist.” Lindberg and Cederlind of Urban Squirrel Residential Restoration have been flipping houses and using reclaimed materials...
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With This DIY Sporting Goods Catch-all, Game Day Is No Sweat

This project will help you organize your garage and become the LeBron James of DIY projects. With all your gear in the same place, you’ll always be prepared when someone yells, “Where’s my basketball?” (Or volleyball, hockey stick, tennis racket, etc.) See...
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Designer Lookbook: Caitlin Murray's Minty Fresh Kitchen Revamp

For HGTV’s hit television show “House Hunters,” California designer Caitlin Murray of Black Lacquer Design was tapped to renovate the dated kitchen in a quaint 1940s bungalow, located in the Los Angeles valley. Last renovated in the ’80s, the drab...
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3 Reasons Painting Your Wood Floors Is Not as Crazy as You Think

You’ll never see them do it on a TV design show. You won’t hear a contractor propose it. And you sure won’t find an aisle devoted to it at your home improvement store. In fact, it feels a little bit...
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These Stylish Flooring Looks Will Make You Rethink Your Renovation Plans

Some trends come and go, and others are mainstays. But when it comes to flooring, classic styles with a refreshed twist become instant hits. Below are some of our favorite versatile flooring looks. Herringbone hardwood Looking to update your space...
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"Where Should I Keep My…?": Solving the Ultimate Small Space Dilemmas

When you’re renting, square footage is something to be savored, not squandered. It’s hard enough finding a home for your everyday must-haves, let alone bulky, infrequently used, or offseason items like snowshoes,  pool toys, and holiday decorations. Whatever your hobby or...
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