Spring/Summer Home Improvement 2019

12 Stories • Available March 2019
Crafty In The Kitchen

Crafty In The Kitchen

Dear James: My house has just an average-sized kitchen and I am totally remodeling it. Do you have any guidelines for selecting or designing kitchen cabinets or counter area for the most usable s

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Paint Is The Best Decorating Tool

Paint Is The Best Decorating Tool

Have you ever come up with a decorating idea for your home and then been able to see it through completion? If you have, certainly you are have experienced that sensation of satisfaction, the she

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Home Improvement Money-saving Secrets

Home Improvement Money-saving Secrets

If you've been putting off updating or sprucing up your home because of the high cost of home improvements, today's readers are sure to inspire you to do those projects yourself -- for less! *Ha

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Clothing Crackdown

Clothing Crackdown

As the new year wanes and our resolutions weaken, cleaning out our closets seems more overwhelming than ever. After all, we've still got a few months of wearing those winter coats, right? Well, d

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Get Off My Lawn

Get Off My Lawn

Many Americans dream of having a vast expanse of thick rolling green grass -- no patches, no weeds or other plants at all, just rampantly growing emerald turf, ready to be mowed and watered. Howe

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Cool, Calm And Corrected

Cool, Calm And Corrected

With the cost of energy rising, we're all looking for ways to make our appliances more efficient -- especially our heating and cooling systems. The Department of Energy reports that heating and c

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Don't You Forget About Me

Don't You Forget About Me

It's out in the open, and everyone can see it. People can tell whether you did a spring-cleaning job that merely hit the high points or you actually prepared your home for the warm months. From c

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Life-changing Magic

Life-changing Magic

These days, spring-cleaning is trendy. Sure, it's still a dreaded chore, but we're all rethinking our clutter, thanks to the influence of tidying expert Marie Kondo. The Japanese best-selling aut

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Size Doesn’t Matter

Size Doesn’t Matter

Everyone who's tiny house-living knows the feeling: You walk in the door after a long day of work, sighing as you see the pile of mail, bills and magazines on your workspace/dining room table; un

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Deck Prep Tips

Deck Prep Tips

Spring is the perfect time of year for doing some basic deck prep work for the ensuing warmer weather. Before you start pulling out the grill and deck furniture, inspect your deck to see how it h

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Top 10 House Painting Tips

Top 10 House Painting Tips

Painting is a necessary home maintenance project that few of us enjoy. However, if your home has exterior wood siding, Mother Nature dictates painting the exterior of the home every five to seve

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Frame By Frame

Frame By Frame

Think about that big blank wall in your home. You know the one. Maybe it's the blank space above your bed. Maybe it's your bare entryway or stairwell. Or maybe your couch is currently the only fo

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Spring/summer Home Improvement Info 1

Spring/summer Home Improvement Info 1

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Spring/summer Home Improvement Info 2

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Spring/summer Home Improvement Info 3

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