How to Paint the Exterior of Your Home (the Easy Way)

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With the cost to paint a house’s exterior averaging about $2,500 nationally, homeowners longing for a new look may be considering their DIY options. You don’t need to be particularly handy to make your home’s exterior look like new. All you need is some spare time between now and summer. You can wash your house in a day, prep it … Read More

Quiz: Should You Renovate Your Home or Sell?

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Most homeowners have that one thing about their home that they wish were different. “My house would be perfect if it just had one more bathroom.” “I love my house – except for the kitchen layout.” “If I had more storage space, I could live here forever.” For some owners, their home’s fatal flaw exists outside the four walls. Maybe … Read More

Repurpose Your Rope: 3 Decorative DIYs to Try

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These projects are as beautiful as they are budget-friendly, and best of all, you can easily make them in one afternoon. Ready to learn the ropes? Macrame rope curtain Modern, yet rustic. Warm, yet airy. And perfect for the doorway of your choosing. Supplies Scissors Tension rod   Masking tape  400 feet of 1/4-inch diamond braided nylon rope Instructions Pick … Read More

4 Things to Do Before Gutting a Home

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Do you have a bit of a fixer upper on your hands? Or maybe you’re just ready for a major change? Remodeling your home can be a lot of work, but the results, when done well, are well worth it. Before you get too excited and start tearing down walls and ripping up the floors, read through this guide to … Read More

What Every Homeowner Needs to Know About Contractors

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Building or renovating a home is a complex project with plenty of moving parts. Even if you’re planning to take a DIY approach, it’s likely you’ll need some help from contractors along the way. Here’s a guide to the types of contractors you might enlist to help you complete your dream home. General contractors If you think of a general … Read More

Quiz: How Much Do You Love Your Home?

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Your life changes over time: new relationships, new jobs, new hobbies. Sometimes, you can make changes to your home to adapt to your lifestyle – but sometimes you can’t. And the hardest part? Knowing when to let go. Take our quiz to find out your relationship status – with your living space. How Much Do You Love Your Home? You’re … Read More

Tour a Riverfront Home That Draws Inspiration From the Great Outdoors

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After demolishing an older home on this property along the Tennessee River, architect Josh Cooper, principal at JCC Design Studio , erected a three-story home, taking inspiration from the client’s love for Belgian-style architecture. For the home’s exterior, Cooper incorporated materials like mountain stone, durable Siberian-larch siding and LifePine roofing. “The roof is extra special, because there isn’t a single … Read More

What NOT to Do When Remodeling Bathrooms

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While a bathroom might not be the first room a potential home buyer asks to see, it can make or break the sale. Here are five common mistakes both rookie and seasoned flippers and homeowners make when renovating a bathroom. Mistake 1: Ignoring proper spacing and layout Bathrooms may seem straightforward, but a lack of spatial awareness in the renovation planning … Read More

4 Surprising Things That May Increase How Much Your Home Is Worth

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For most Americans, their home is their most important financial asset. But in the past, homeowners only knew how much it was worth when they bought or sold their home. Zillow was founded to democratize this sort of information – starting with the Zestimate , Zillow’s estimated market valuation tool. To understand how much your home is worth, it’s important … Read More

Quiz: What Style Is Your Dream Bedroom?

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Ahh, the bedroom of your dreams. Will it include fuzzy pillows or homespun quilts? Perhaps it’s covered wall to wall in plush rugs. Or maybe it’s a clutter-free, serene space. Rest assured that this quiz will help you discover your style. What’s Your Nesting Style? Take the quiz to find out. Minimalist Clean lines, neutral colors – for you, less … Read More