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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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Sick Of Paying To Power Your Holiday Lights? Try Solar Ones Instead

If last year’s holiday electric bills threatened to turn you into a Scrooge, consider switching to solar instead of skipping the season. They’re reasonably priced, easy to install, totally free to maintain, and just as beautiful as last year’s setup! Continue reading

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Light Up The Night – How Solid Planning Can Ease The Pain Of Hanging Holiday Lights

Ease the pain of holiday decorating with a little planning: the pain-free way to hang your outdoor holiday lights. 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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Keep Your Back Yard Safe And Save A Buck Doing It: Why To Choose Solar Path Lighting

Having adequate lighting in your back yard not only enhances the appearance of your home and the ambiance of your patio, but is essential to keeping you and your family and guests safe. But installing solar path lighting rather than a traditional electric lights can save you a ton of money in the short and long run, for a lot of reasons, delivering the same result with a lot less hassle. Continue reading

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Light Up The Night (And Your Back Yard) With Whimsical Solar Statues

Full blown landscape lighting looks great, and can even increase the value of your home, but with high installation and maintenance costs, traditional outdoor lighting might not be your best option. Instead, solar lights – especially those installed into small garden statues – can go a long way to lighting your garden, as well as adding a delightful touch of whimsy, at a mere fraction of the startup cost, and without any maintenance expenses at all. Plus, they’re adorable! Continue reading

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Move Over Movies: Have A Hollywood Gala In Your Very Own Home (Theater!)

If you’re thinking about building a home theater, electronics aren’t the only thing you should consider before committing. The size, shape, height, and natural light of the room all contribute to the success, quality, and ambiance of your new home theater, not to mention theater style seating, acoustics, lighting, and other theater decor. Continue reading

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Black And White And Rad All Over: Designing A Sleek, Modern Room In Just Two Colors

If you’re looking for a way to copycat some of the hottest modern room designs, this is the article for you. I’ve found tons of matches and look-alikes to help you build your very own black and white bedroom with less expensive, professional quality items. Continue reading

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Eco News: CFL Bulbs Burning Out Too Quickly

In January, it was reported that California was the first state in the nation to phase out standard incandescent light bulbs in favor or more efficient options, like compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) and light-emitting diode bulbs (LEDs). Continue reading

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Skylight and Sun Tunnel Benefits

There was a time when my family and I treasured our wood-burning stove. The gray winter days evolved into cozy nights sitting by the wood-burning stove. But these fixtures aren’t exactly environmentally friendly, so we decided to get rid of it. So what did we put in its place? Continue reading

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