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Exterior Remodeling

Choosing historical paint colors can be a trip back in time to discover what the colors of the past actually looked like. The somber and muted tones which appear when layers of paint--altered by time, sunlight and weather--are scraped away from old surfaces isn't a fair example of what came...

Guest Rooms: Preparing and Outfitting
Whether you’re rolling out the red carpet for holiday visitors or welcoming summer guests, a well-prepared guest room routine cuts down on stress and creates ease for both the host and the hosted. You don’t have to have a designated, guests-only room to accomplish this -- just follow a few...
Christmas Light Repair: Free and Easy
Once Thanksgiving has passed and before the leftovers run out, millions of Americans will be unpacking their holiday decorations, hoping to set up light displays bright enough to be seen from the International Space Station. 
But if instead of blinking lights, you discover Christmas light...
Easy Bathroom Remodeling Ideas

Bathroom remodeling is often high on homeowners' wish lists, with better storage, a more functional floor plan and ease of use for all family members in the bargain. But bathroom remodeling can be expensive.

Luckily, you don't need to tear into walls or completely reconfigure plumbing to get...

Siding, Columns and Trim

The front porch of some houses cry out for columns, ­­whether they haven¹t had them before (but needed them), or whether the original columns are in disrepair and need replacing. Either way, there is a happy medium between building columns from scratch yourself and having a contractor build...