5 Things to Do with Leftover Wrapping Paper

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It’s Christmas, so you know what that means! Plenty of togetherness, a bunch of good cheer and lots and lots and lots of leftover wrapping paper! Of course, you could save it all for next year, but if you’re looking for a project to sustain you through the new year, we recommend one of the […]

The Ultimate Gift Guide for Home Improvement Addicts

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There are HGTV fans, and then there are HGTV superfans. If you know someone with the devotion of self-proclaimed Fixer Upper fan Jenna Bush Hager, then you’re going to need something a little bit more unique than a few gift certificates to Home Depot! Luckily, there are plenty of presents here to choose from! From […]

The “Peace on Earth” Guide to Holiday Decoration Safety

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Nothing puts you in the holiday spirit faster than a yard full of twinkling lights. But decorations come with their risks too! String lights can become a fire hazard if they’re not properly hung. And meanwhile, rooftop decorations pose some dangers of their own, especially if you’re not being safe when you put them up. […]

Find Art for Your Home Without Blowing Your Budget

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Whether you’ve just moved into a new home or are just looking to change up your pad’s decor, art can have a huge impact. Nothing makes a home feel cozier or communicates that “lived-in” feeling quite like a wall full of carefully selected and curated pieces. But unless you have an artist in the family, […]

Winter Storm Preparedness Guide

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It’s 24 hours before the big storm is supposed to strike—is your home ready for the weather? Winter storms can bring extended power outages, and of course, may keep you homebound for a few days. And naturally, wind and ice pose a threat to your home and physical safety as well. Here’s what you need […]

Everything You Need for a Picture-Perfect Home Bar

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Love to get a few drinks out but hate the noise at your local sports bar? You’re not alone. Not every town is blessed with a genuine cocktail bar, but serious mixologists can get the experience all on their own with a custom home bar. Whether you want a classic cocktail experience, or just a […]

Winter Pest Removal the Humane Way

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The internet has really changed how we view our fellow critters. After all, once you’ve seen a mouse having a tea party or shed real, honest-to-goodness tears over the story of these battle-scarred ants, you just can’t really treat them as hostile foes any more. Of course, you can’t exactly invite them into your home for […]

5 Wall Coverings that Aren’t Wallpaper

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Wallpaper has come a long way, but it still has its drawbacks. It goes out of style quickly, is hard to hang by yourself and difficult to repair when damaged. On the other hand, it can be a useful way to hide imperfections in your walls. After all, there are some blemishes that paint will […]

5 Important Water Heater Maintenance Steps You Might Have Missed

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We all do a little bit better with some love and attention—and your water heater is no different! Water heaters perform a lot better with regular maintenance, but there may be some steps you’ve been overlooking. For instance, did you know you can reduce corrosion in your pipes just by turning the water temperature down […]

6 Household Hacks That Will Get Your Home Squared Away for the Holidays

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Now that you’ve fixed enough turkey sandwiches for another year, it’s time to start thinking about the one holiday that really matters: Christmas. The pre-Christmas countdown is so intense, it’s essentially an extreme sport. There’s decorating to do, presents to buy and household chores to get done—all before the next round of relatives makes its […]