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Now that summer has all but arrived, the time has come to cross off a few of those items from your to do list. If you’re like many homeowners this time of year, one of the biggest items on your list is to finally improve your home’s paint. Whether... 

Every summer once the weather heats up, many homeowners begin thinking about heading down to the local hardware store to start putting a dent into their home improvement to-do list. Considering the cost associated with most home improvement projects,... 

ID-100115551 Many young homeowners have made plans to start renovations this summer, according to a recent study, with some improvements more beneficial at adding value to the home than others. According to the Home Summer Improvement Trend and Spending... 

As home improvement projects go, everybody dreads stripping wallpaper. A messy and tedious process, it’s only natural for most people to look for anyway they can avoid the time and effort required to remove wallpaper that no longer enhances a room’s... 

The internet is a great resource from which you can learn many a new skill. DIY is no different, and if you’re trying to learn how to do something new there are plenty of places you can look. Many websites offer video tutorials ranging from how to lay... 

Image: photostock / FreeDigitalPhotos.net Fleas can cause mental and physical anguish to you and your loved ones. Practicing proper flea control methods is important to eliminating these pests and preventing them from returning. Fleas are very tough... 

Top 5 Carpet Care Tips Carpeting your home is an expensive investment. So, you want to get the most for your money, right? The number one thing you can do to make your carpets last year after year is to keep them clean! Cleaning your carpets is a simple... 

Construction Week 3, Day 15 I haven’t had much time lately but it’s just as well because I am still awaiting the arrival of my bathtub. I’ve tried to think of what I can do during this time and one thing I thought of is the bathroom... 

Reupholstering is often thought of as a difficult process to go through in order to achieve a new look for your piece of furniture. It’s much simpler to throw the family in the car and head off to a big box home store, where upon you will find... 

So you think you are in love with that fabric. The price though is something that no one could love. Many of the most unique and lovely fabrics can be quite costly, some as much as 25 to 50 dollars per yard, which makes it difficult to keep your costs... 

While the term Aromatherapy wasn”t used until modern times, the history of using aromatics to achieve various desired results is well documented over thousands of years. Evidence suggests the Chinese used some of the first formulated herbal blends,... 

Winter time means wanting something extra to toss on the sofa, for the kids, the spouse or even sometimes you, to cuddle under and watch television or snack. Making your own winter fleece blanket will be a fun crafts project. This reversible fleece blanket... 

You can have a lot of fun growing indoor plants such as this Aloe Vera plant.House plants do more than just make a space look and feel better. Studies indicate that they’re natural air cleansers, removing many particles that otherwise irritate people... 

Need a place to sit in your garden? Find the perfect bench like this modern finished-metal bench. A bench for your garden need not be new to be deserving of a place in your garden. One which is well weathered and has aged gracefully over many years will... 

You can dress up any room with this simple decorating idea; use stencils to create a unique wall border. Used primarily to define a wall pattern, or simply as a decorative element, a border was important to early walls because it was usually all the decoration... 

Construction Week 2, Day 8 Today, I spent part of the day with more of the same – framing the outside walls. I didn’t work on the basement on Thursday because of the BYU football game, and yesterday I just took a break from doing anything.... 

Construction Week 1 This morning, the computer network at work was down so I decided to start working on the basement. The first thing I wanted to do was find the drain pipe that was plumbed in for the shower/tub. I knew that this is located somewhere... 

If you wake up in the morning with a stiff back it may be time for a new bed mattress. Your mattress may not show visible signs of wear and tear but if yours more than 10 years old chances are its time for a new one! Buying a new mattress set can be confusing... 

Organizing your pantry is easy enough. Follow these steps and tips to make your pantry neater and more efficient. Every home needs a well organized pantry. Even if you don’t have the luxury of a walk in pantry, you should designate and organize... 

If you have a window in your home that won't open, read this how to guide. Windows are one of the most major sources trouble in a home, causing heat loss in wintertime, or perhaps may swell from the damp spring or summer weather as well as be painted... 

Growing your own vegetables in containers is easy and fun! Few things are more relaxing and rewarding than growing your own vegetables! Picking fresh vegetables straight from your own garden for your own table always seems to make them taste better. The... 

Having a home fire safety plan may save the lives of your family should a fire occur in your home. The best protection that you will have, second only to fire and smoke detectors, will be that you and those who live with you have a fire plan in place,... 

At first blush it may seem overwhelming to decide among all the potential window treatments available to your home. Currently home decorating centers are offering more variety of styles and colors than ever before, the current trend begin toward horizontal... 

Affordable and versatile, vertical window blinds are easy to install yourself. Read our installation guide to learn how. Vertical window blinds are easy to install and one of the more affordable and versatile home window treatments available today. Since... 

Today, laminate countertops can give you the look of natural stone at a fraction of the cost. And, you can easily install your own laminate kitchen countertop.Kitchen countertops can get expensive quick, but it’s possible to do the job without completely...