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How To Budget Realistically For Home Repairs

If you’re a homeowner and haven’t faced big repair bills yet, just wait. Even in the best-maintained homes, stuff will wear out or break.

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What’s A Garden Without Birds? Create Habitat So They Thrive

As I write this, I can hear a cardinal trilling in the backyard. I don’t have to look out the open window to confirm the source of the sounds that come through it; I’ve come to recognize the songs and their singers.

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Small Home Fixes Can Have A Big Impact On Safety

While you can’t eliminate every potential hazard, some small moves can have a huge impact on home safety. By Liz Weston NerdWallet If it ain’t broke, maybe you should fix it anyway. That’s the message consumer advocates and insurance experts want you to hear about your home’s hidden dangers. Too often, they say, people put […]

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Making The Most Of Hand-Me-Down Decor

As we move through a world of disposable things, it’s easy to forget that previous generations kept nearly everything. Furniture was made to last.

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Storage Cabinets That Go Well Beyond The Utilitarian

You might think of storage cabinets as utilitarian. But designers are forever fascinated with how a simple cupboard can be built, dressed and adorned in ways that showcase craftsmanship and inventiveness.

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Kitchen Trends: The Heart Of The Home Gets New Color, Cubbies, Connectivity

As French chef and restaurateur Daniel Boulud puts it, “Kitchens should be designed around what’s truly important; fun, food, and life.”

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