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Choosing Colors and Patterns

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...

Tips on Painting Weathered Wood

When painting a home with a wood exterior, it’s not unusual to find areas that are worn and weathered.  In extreme cases, the entire house may be weather-beaten. 

Sometimes, a home is this way because it’s been years since the last paint job.  But even new construction – a recent addition,...

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 Cabinets and Islands

When it comes to kitchen remodeling projects, new appliances may be pricey and flooring costs may floor you, but kitchen cabinets can be the single biggest expense of all. That's why it literally pays to take a close look at what you've already got and consider the options...