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New Home Toolbox: Everything You Need For Easy Home Repairs

Your home, just like a car, needs maintenance to keep it in tip-top shape. As a homeowner, there will be common household repairs or projects to tackle. Many tasks won’t need a contractor, just a few simple items from your DIY toolbox. The most likely home repairs While a maintenance-free home would be amazing, the […]

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10 Times a DIYer was Smart to Hire a Pro

We love diving into DIY projects at home. Even if you’re a total novice when it comes to DIY, anyone can tackle simple projects to enhance their home. No matter how experienced you are at working on your own home, though, there are times when it might be smart to bring on a professional to […]

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Which DIY Projects are Most Likely to Go Over Budget and Why?

While homeowners typically take on DIY projects to save money, it turns out that many of them are breaking their fixer-upper budgets and spending much more than they planned, according to a recent survey by Porch. While 5% of homeowners finished their fixer-upper projects under budget, and 52% finished on budget, 44% went over budget.  […]

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How I Installed SimpliSafe In My Apartment – Reader Story

Did you update your bathroom? Revamp your kitchen? Install new flooring? We would love to share your project, big or small! Send us what you did and our editorial team will consider it for our “My Fresh Home” series, which will be published every Thursday. Check out our submission instructions at the bottom of the page.Today we […]

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Five Home Maintenance Projects that are Cheaper to DIY

Completing home maintenance jobs yourself can be a smart way to save. Remove the pros from the picture, and you could save half the cost of…

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5 DIY Projects to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

Whether you’re moving into a new house or just trying to make the most of your current home, you can save money and lower your…

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How to Fill Holes in the Wall to Get Your Security Deposit Back

You’ve given your notice to the landlord and have begun the packing process. As you take down your family photos and wall art, the nail holes left behind become alarmingly front and center. Left untouched, you may not get your security deposit returned. Learn how to fill holes in walls before your move and have […]

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These Are 5 Easy Home Maintenance Tasks That Will Save You Money

These days, everyone is looking to save money wherever they can. However, if you look around your house, it’s likely that there are home maintenance tasks that you’ve been putting off fixing and, in the meantime, are costing you your hard-earned cash. This post is all about how to tackle those issues once and for […]

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How to Prevent Pipes from Freezing (And What to Do If They Freeze)

Living in any area with substantial cold snaps in the winter, you’ll want to learn how to prevent pipes from freezing. Some homes have plumbing situated such that none of the pipes are in danger, but others are structured with bare pipes near exterior walls. You’ll want to choose the best pipe insulation to prevent […]

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5 Indoor DIY Projects to Instantly Boost Your Home’s Value

Looking to immediately boost the value of your home? No need to hire a contractor! You can increase your home’s value this weekend with any…

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DIY: Upgrading Your Outdoor Space

The exterior of your home is the first thing visitors (and potential buyers!) see. And we all know the importance of a good first impression. In the world of online real estate listings, where buyers short-list or instantly dismiss homes purely on a photo of the exterior, you can’t afford to take this lightly. Make your home stand out, and increase its value with these five outdoor DIY projects.

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