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The 5 Best DIY Home Improvement Projects While You’re Sheltering in Place

Most of us will be social distancing throughout April and if you are too, then you’ve probably burned through most of your Netflix queue already. Doing a little home improvement can help you feel productive, improve the space you’re stuck in and kill some free time. We’ve outlined a few project ideas to get you […]

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Aging in place: Renovating with independence in mind

Shop These Products Now: Iron Side Table – Colorful Rug – Curtains – Bookcase Most Americans settle in a home, envisioning a permanent life refuge. Achieving this vision of aging in place, though, means preparing the home now to anticipate future needs. Doing so successfully can allow older adults to remain independent, autonomous and in […]

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How I Renovated My Kitchen – 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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How I Extended My Driveway – 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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How I Created My Own She-Shed – 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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These are the Most Popular Rooms to Remodel – And the Cost for Each

A new report by Houzz reveals that kitchen renovations are still the most popular remodel – and also the most expensive. In 2018, the kitchen was the top interior room renovation among homeowners who renovated last year. The report also notes that costs are rising. “Last year’s 10 percent increase in tariffs on imported building […]

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Don’t Waste Your Money on These Renovation Projects

When you’re thinking of renovating a home, it’s easy to go overboard and perhaps waste your money on projects that don’t have a significant return on investment. Aside from the ROI factor, some partial renovations may actually leave your home in worse shape. This is a particular concern when you buy an older home. Knowing […]

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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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Contractor Fraud Expert Warns of 7 Home Improvement Scams to Avoid

When you’re planning a home improvement project, it’s wise to comparison shop for materials and labor. However, the zeal to save money can also lead you to work with unscrupulous contractors eager to take your money and run. How do you avoid home improvement scams? Most homeowners believe that they are too savvy to be […]

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Renovation Stress? 8 Tips to Stay Sane

My husband and I are knee-deep in bathroom renovations and I’d be lying if I said it’s been smooth sailing. We’ve been plagued with scheduling delays and tile issues and our two-week reno has turned into a six-weeker. We’re finally wrapping it up now, but it’s been a stressful time in our homeowner history. Renovations […]

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What No One Tells You About Flipping Houses

We love binge-watching house flipping shows while dreaming of tackling a flip of our own. House flipping can be fun, and sometimes profitable, but your favorite shows don’t tell you everything you need to know before you jump into your first flip. Here’s the lowdown on what you should know before you take on a […]

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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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4 Remodeling Questions to Ask Before Your Next Project

Beginning a new remodeling project can feel overwhelming. After all, there are so many details to consider that it can be hard to know where to start when it comes time to articulate a vision for your end product. With that in mind, we’ve brought you four questions to ask before starting your next remodeling […]

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The Freshome Guide to Renovating an Older Home

Historic homes are full of character, but sometimes they also need repairs and renovations. We may not all have an HGTV budget to work with, but there are multiple ways to brighten and update an older home. Here are a few tips you need to know before you start a home renovation project. Renovating kitchens […]

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These Are the Top Renovation Mistakes (And Tips for Avoiding Them)

Renovating is tough. It’s easy to fall into tricky — and costly — mistakes. But don’t worry; we’ve got your back. Below, we’ve listed four of the most common renovation mistakes, plus tips on how to fix them. Keep reading to learn what you can do to keep your renovation safe and sound. Mistake #1: Tackling […]

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How to Plan Your Next Remodel Like a Pro (Without Going Nuts in the Process)

Anyone who’s ever tried to manage a remodel can tell you that it’s a huge undertaking. Between trying to stay on time, on budget and on top of a thousand moving parts, it can feel like another full-time job. It’s far from impossible though. In fact, with a little prep work and organization, you can […]

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5 Must-Know Tips for Hiring a Remodeling Contractor

Hiring a remodeling contractor can be intimidating. After all, sometimes it can seem like there are as many options out there as there are horror stories. The question is, how does one sort through everything in order to find the perfect fit for your project. If you’re getting ready to start a big remodel, we’re […]

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10 Reasons You Should Use Sustainable Building Materials

Shop These Products Now: Wooden Flooring – Lounger ChairDo you really know the true definition of sustainability? It is a trendy word that is often tossed about, but the real definition may be lost at times.Merriam Webster dictionary refers to the meaning of sustainable as, able to be used without being used up or destroyed; methods […]

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10 Ways To Update Your Home Without Major Renovations

Shop These Products Now: Kitchen FurnitureWe all crave the creature comforts of a cozy, well-designed home. While there are a lot of do-it-yourselfer’s out there who work tirelessly on their homes and seem to be updating or renovating on a constant basis— this is not possible for those of us who don’t know the difference […]

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10 Things Not to Do When Remodeling your Home

In most homeowners life there will come a time when remodeling and upgrading your current amenities will be a way of life. Whether you are wanting to add space to your rooms, upgrade materials, or because your home needs more functionality, taking on a remodeling job could be in your near future. Before you get […]

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10 Eco-Friendly Ways to Renovate your Home

After a while our homes need a change or some updating. They can seem tired and old and in need of a little refreshing. Ideally, perhaps, you might like to move to a larger home but the economy has you worried and you want to spend your money wisely. So instead, you’ve decided to renovate […]

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How to Update the Exterior of your Home on a Budget

Even though the interiors of your home is where you live and play, the exterior of your home is what makes your house ‘shine’ to the neighbors! Although, many think to update the exterior of your home requires a big budget. On the contrary, details and overall curb appeal will boost the exterior of your […]

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