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If you live in an older home, you might have a curtain rod conundrum. You may have plaster walls that crumble easily and don’t take kindly to being drilled or nailed.  Or maybe you live in an apartment and your landlord strictly forbids drilling holes in the wall.  Either way, you might be...

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...

Basements

Finishing your basement is a great way to add function and value to a home, so if you're feeling the need to stretch out a little and are lucky enough to have a basement, head downstairs and start planning your basement remodeling project.

The basement is perhaps the most valuable untapped...

How to Apply Faux Finishes with Paint

If faux finishes are your style, then look no further than a trip to the paint store to get supplies for this fun weekend project. Regardless of your skill level, there are many different styles of faux techniques that are easily achievable for your home.

If you are truly nervous about...

Cheap Home Improvements: More Affordable Home Upgrades

In an uncertain housing market, dropping big bucks on complex home improvement projects isn’t always the way to go.  However, with a little DIY know-how and a conservative amount of cash, there is a lot you can do to enhance both the value and enjoyment of your home.

Here are seven cheap...

Kitchen Remodeling on the Cheap

If home is where the heart is, then kitchens are clearly one of the vital organs that convert a house into a home. So it is no surprise that kitchen renovations are among the most popular remodeling projects tackled each year.

Not only does updating your kitchen breathe new life into your...