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5 Best Remodel Projects to do During the Winter

Winter months can sure feel long when you’re cooped up inside your home. Especially here in the Midwest. However, indoor home renovation can be rewarding and help those long months fly by. Here are a few remodeling ideas that can jump start you on your way to a newly renovated home by spring.
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Peel Bond

Exterior Paint Prep: How Much Scraping do You Really Need?

The unfortunate truth about repainting the exterior of your home is that it’s a multiple-step process. You aren’t painting on a “blank canvas,” so you can’t treat it that way. The painter must evaluate how much scraping, sanding, and priming needs to be done in order for the finished product to look polished and refreshed....
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Stained Deck

Friday Finds: 4 Simple Steps for Staining Your Deck

Staining your deck is quite a process. However, it does not need to be an ordeal. In fact, it can be a simple process as long as you’re able and willing to do a little work. Trust me, I just went through the process. Perhaps you’ve heard the stories of power washing, sanding, staining, applications...
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How do You Paint Brick?

Painting brick isn't for everybody. But if you don't like the color or texture of your brick, here are some tips on the brick painting process.
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Friday Finds: Problems with Peeling Paint

Peeling paint is an eyesore to look at and a pain to work on. Here are some tips.
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Parade of Homes

Inspired by the Parade of Homes

Design Ideas From Parade of Homes and Remodeler Showcase
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Bonus Room

Fun with Bonus Rooms

Remember when laundry rooms and attics were the forgotten rooms of your house? Not anymore.
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Friday Finds: Horizontal Plank Walls

  My love affair with horizontal plank walls began in 2010 when I saw this House Beautiful Magazine cover. The width of the planks and soft whitewashed finish on the pine planks looked crazy good to me. The three blue paintings replicating the horizontal lines of the planks made this corner the pièce de résistance in this gorgeous...
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Wallpaper Tips

Tips for Wallpaper Prep Wallcoverings are back—in every style. From contemporary to traditional, the variety of offerings today are beautiful, artistic and can add visual pizzazz to your home. But before you can hang up wallpaper on an accent wall, in the nursery, or elsewhere in your home, you need to prep your walls. Here...
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Bits & Pieces: Why Men Fear Painting Wood Paneling

  It’s been four years since The Decorologist dug deep into the male psyche attempting to figure out Why Men Fear Painting Wood? I don’t think mens’ attitudes about painting wood have changed since then. Every day Hirshfield’s sales people hear, “my husband doesn’t like painted wood,” or “why did we put in oak trim if...
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