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Wood Deck Construction Vs. Brick Patio Paving

Creating an outdoor living space beyond the four walls of your home is gaining ground as one of the most popular home improvement projects of all. Whether your outdoor room will be a brick paving patio or a wood or composite deck, creating an outdoor room is the least expensive way to extend...

Landscaping

A well-built retaining wall has many benefits: structures are protected from soil eroding either away from or toward their foundations, the integrity and features of the landscape are preserved, and new outdoor rooms for leisure and recreation are created.

The style, materials and...

Fireplace Mantels:  Add Vintage Charm with Salvaged Surrounds

Looking to add vintage charm to a home that has none?  You can transform the feel of an entire room with one simple project.  Just add a salvaged antique fireplace mantel or surround to the room, and it'll become the decorative focal point.

This is a great solution for those who rent a house...

Bathroom Decorating and Design

Serena Remote Controlled Cellular Shades from Lutron make for a simple, affordable room upgrade, providing privacy, practicality and convenience at the touch of a button. Raise or lower Serena Shades from anywhere in the room as daylight patterns change to avoid glare, keep out UV rays and...

Doors

A new front door is a great means of adding value to your home without spending a lot of money. The curb appeal resulting from a new front door can add as much as $24,000 to a home's perceived value, according to research commissioned by Therma-Tru Doors.  

Once you've selected the new entry...