Category: Around The Home

Upgrading Your Bathroom from ‘Regular’ to ‘In-Home Spa’

There are times you might long for the relaxed leisure of the spa experience, but with the cost of a manicure it’s not always a pleasure one can afford. If your current bathroom set-up isn’t the optimal place for rest and relaxation, here are some cues for how you can turn it from a bit …

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3 Quick Painting Tips That Will Take Your Walls from Tacky to Tasteful

Whether you happen to be a painting pro or you’ve never dared to pick up a roller, there are a few tricks of the trade that professionals use to make a paint job look its best. If you want to take an old, outdated paint job and turn it into something you can be proud …

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Planning a Massive Spring Cleaning in Just 4 Easy Steps

It may seem like the holiday season has just passed, but it won’t be too long before the flowers begin to bloom and spring peeks out from around the corner. While the tradition of spring cleaning that comes with the season may not be as common as it once was, it can actually be a …

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Financing Home Improvements and How Mortgage Refinancing Can Help

If you’re planning to remodel or renovate your home in the near future – whether to provide a better living environment or as part of a house flip – you’ll need to find a way to pay for your home improvements. There are several different possible sources of renovation money, each with their own advantages …

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DIY Decorating: How to Use Paint to Spice Up Your Home and Furniture

The idea of using spray paint to make some quick fix-ups to your home might seem uncouth, but it can be a great way to make some easy, economical upgrades that will shift the overall look of your living space. Instead of assuming that spray paint is just for graffiti, here are some simple ways …

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Happy Holidays

The Ultimate Christmas Gift: Paying Off a Family Member’s Mortgage

Christmas is just around the corner, and if you’re in a position to do it, paying off a family member’s mortgage is one of the biggest gifts you could give this holiday season. A mortgage can be a heavy burden on a young homeowner, which is why paying it off is the ultimate act of …

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5 Tips for Reducing the Amount of ‘Stuff’ You Need

Are you in the process of buying a new home? Then now is the perfect time to finally go through all the clutter and make some tough decisions about what needs to move with you and what needs to go away. There is no point in waiting until after a move to go through the …

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How to Quickly Move into a Larger Home Before a Baby Arrives

Starter homes are incredibly popular for young couples who plan to have a family in the future but don’t need a large place yet. Life moves pretty fast sometimes and many couples find themselves expecting children before they have begun to look for the next home. This shouldn’t be a problem, as moving into a …

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Your November Gardening Task List

For homeowners who keep a garden, with the change of seasons comes a task list. There are basic tasks for gardeners — for example, raking the leaves, sharpening your tools. And, there are advanced tasks, too, which includes identifying and removing plants and trees which may be dead, and covering compost to prevent rain storms …

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