It’s Oscar season again, and everyone’s wondering who the winners and losers will be according to the Academy…and the fashion police! You can make sure your home gets on the best-dressed list with a red carpet-worthy makeover guided by these three words: glitz, glamour and luxury.

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The long, dark, cold days of winter tend to give project-loving homeowners the blues. But you don’t have to wait for spring to add cheer. A few thrifty home improvement projects can spruce up your home and your spirits. Here are some ideas on how to beat the winter blues.

First of all—this may...

Winter isn’t a favorite time of year for many folks—you can get cabin fever and the winter blues. But I’ve got some ideas on how to brighten your mood and your home.

Don’t underestimate the effect color can have on your mood. Psychologists have been studying the effects of color for decades and...

Decorative panels made with fabric or paper-wrapped hardboard make it simple and affordable to change the look of an outdated kitchen or tired piece of furniture. Just cut hardboard panels to cover a portion of a door or drawer front, and dress them up with your favorite fabric of patterned...

A room is just a room until you add some amazing trim details that completely change the look of your space.  Crown molding, baseboard, chair rail, decorative trimming panels, and wainscoting all fall into that icing on the cake that is your home category and can really make your home look...

Once the holidays arrive, keeping your home looking beautiful can be a challenge when it’s added to the day-to-day duties of working and raising a family. There’s also the challenge of hosting large gatherings and figuring out how to fit 20 people around a table for 12 while having living and...

Your Money Pit could have the greatest and most efficient heating system in the world, but when it comes down to it, your heating system is only as good as how well your home is insulated and sealed up. If your home is properly insulated you can actually cut your heating and cooling costs by up...

Our outdoor spaces can be our one and only escape at home, but thanks to all of the modern conveniences we enjoy inside our home--air conditioning, generators, even garbage storage--we sometimes find the view outside not to be the most natural. Privacy panels crafted of lattice can provide the...

Being a woman, there are many things I will never understand about men. I know, we are just two completely different species and we both have our likes and dislikes and things that just simply go along with the gender. The biggest one that I just don’t get is a man’s obsession with audio and...

Creating a beautifully designed room is all in the details. It’s the little thoughtful touches that truly create a memorable space. Those special moments that happen in the décor of a room don’t have to be budget busters. With a glue gun, all of your design dreams are possible; it is such an...

Autumn is truly my favorite time of year. Yes, of course the cooler temperatures and the beautiful foliage make it wonderful, but for me it is the official start of the holiday decorating season. Oh yes, you can cue up the “haul out the holly” music, but now is the beginning of the...

The bedroom should be the one place in your home where you can find peace and tranquility. A messy bedroom can quickly turn that relaxed feeling into stress. You should always keep your work out of the bedroom so this can truly be a place to rest. Having a well designed space can help you find...

Wet basements are a problem all across the United States, in every climate, and in every type of home.  The secret to keeping your basement dry is keeping the moisture down along your home’s foundation.  First of all, you want to make sure that your home has gutters. Then you need to make sure...

This week we officially welcome in autumn, the greatest time of year to tackle a host of home improvement projects in all areas of the country.  With cooler temperatures and low humidity, it is absolutely enjoyable to tackle projects out of doors. 

Painting and staining projects for both the...

Every home improver has a favorite go-to tool, one that’s reliable, handy and always there when you need it. For me, that tool has been a staple gun, because you can do so many things with it, from installing insulation to upholstering headboards. However, the whole system falls apart if you...

Summer is over and the fall season is soon to be here. I look at this time of year as the start of the busy season for family and home. It is also a time to begin new projects at work. The Money Pit is so thrilled to be partnering with the Arrow Fastener Company during this exciting time of year...

When your garbage disposal jams it often automatically shuts off, and may not restart when you flip the wall switch. Many homeowners don’t know there’s a reset button located on the bottom of the unit. It’s usually very small and often red or black. So get a flashlight and look under the unit....

It’s summer, so everybody is cooking and grilling and eating outdoors. When I grill, I always want so many different choices and flavors that I end up with a ton of leftovers. If you’re like me, you’ll want to make sure your refrigerator is running correctly so that leftover burger or rib is...

What can you add to your home to help make it seem more spacious, save you money and possibly help your health? A skylight! Skylights open rooms up to natural light, make small spaces seem larger and create energy efficient possibilities that may help lower your utility bills. Plus, it will take...

Need a new way to get and stay organized? A good place to start might be to get all that clutter off your desk and onto the wall where it’s easy to see and easily accessible. But there’s got to be a method to your madness. If you just start tacking everything up on the wall, then it’s a whole...

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