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Seven Low Cost Weekend Projects To Easily (And Inexpensively) Update Any Kitchen

Kitchen remodels can be especially expensive and invasive, but if you don’t have the dough for a new granite countertop, or you’re not ready to commit to cooking your eggs on a camp stove for the next month, give these seven weekend projects a try. For a few hours of your time (or at most a few days) and a couple hundred dollars, these small updates will give your kitchen a major facelift. Continue reading

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Fast And Easy Late Fall Decorations To Celebrate The Season

As we gradually approach winter, decorating can be a little stressful – it’s hard to know when to swap from harvest to holiday without having to completely redo your decor. These five versatile crafts will help smooth the transition and keep your home looking festive all the way through to the New Year Continue reading

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No Space For A Bar Set? No Problem! How To Fit A Fully Functioning Bar In Less Space Than A Dresser

Every entertainer dreams of having just a little more room – but if you really want a home bar set and simply don’t have the space, a bar cabinet or steam trunk style bar setup is a great way to get the drinks flowing while still leaving plenty of room for your guests to mingle! Continue reading

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A Few Quick Tips To Make Your Small Space More Livable

Sometimes the small spaces in your home can seem hopeless: that one small room or cramped corner you just don’t know what to do with. But there are plenty of ways to visually expand your space without knocking out any walls. With just a few easy tweaks, you’ll find that “cozy” doesn’t have to be a euphemism. Continue reading

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Festive And Functional Ways To Warm Up Your Home For Fall

As the winter chill starts to seep in, you want to keep your home from becoming inhospitable. With just a few simple decorative fixes, you can keep the heat in, the cold out, and get your home a little more homey for the holiday season. Continue reading

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Tuck In For A Long Winter’s Nap: Bedding To Give Your Room That Fall Feeling

When I start to feel the autumn chill in the air, I reach for my favorite set of flannel sheets. But upgrading to a warmer material isn’t the only thing you can do to prep your bedroom for the holiday season. A new bedspread and pillow set in some warm, harvest colors can really set the mood for your long winter’s nap. Continue reading

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Make Your Halloween Party A Scream… In Less Time Than You Think!

Looking to throw a last minute Halloween party? Whether you’re the type for a quiet night in or a party that even the cops might be tempted to join, it’s easy to add a little scare to your home and make your evening really spooktacular. Continue reading

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Great Decorations To Haunt Your House Just In Time For Halloween

Even if Halloween has caught you by surprise, it doesn’t mean it’s too late to decorate. If you’ve got an afternoon, it’s easy to put a little creep in your crypt, and with the right decorations your home will be downright haunted – and just in time for the trick or treaters. Continue reading

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No Pumpkin? No Problem! How To Get Off Gourd Free And Decorate With Longer Lasting (Faux) Jack-O-Lanterns

Sometimes a good old pumpkin isn’t enough. Whether you’re an apartment dweller without a place to put a jack-o-lantern or just in need of more Halloween decorations, there are lots of faux-pumpkins out there that look great and can shed a little light on your porch or party in place of (or in addition to!) the real thing. Continue reading

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Solar Powered Landscape Lighting: A Better Way To Brighten Your Back Yard

Landscape lighting is expensive, and can be a huge pain in your wallet to install. But having the right lights on your home can do wonders for its exterior ambiance, and is great for back yard entertaining. So what’s a budget conscious homeowner to do? Consider solar landscape lighting as an alternative (or an improvement!) – easy to install and cost-free to maintain, solar powered outdoor lights are the answer to your budget woes – and will light up your stay-at-home nights. Continue reading

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