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How to Install Picture Rail Now That It Is (Rightfully) Back in Style

While most contemporary homes don’t come with picture rail installed, the Victorian style of molding is making a comeback. Whether you’re after that classic victorian look—or something a bit more modern look—installing picture rail molding is a simple and stylish project to tackle. While conventional picture hooks and…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Arcades In Japan Keep Closing, Which Sucks

The Covid-19 pandemic has hit the Japanese arcade industry hard. With the country closed off to tourism, it might only seem like big city arcades are the ones that are hurting the most. That’s simply not the case. Earlier this year, Kotaku reported that things were horrible for Japanese arcades. “The government is…Read more… Continue […]

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How to Sealcoat Your Driveway Before Winter

We’ve reached the time of year when colder, wetter weather is becoming more frequent, but there are still days mild enough to finish last-minute outdoor projects before winter. And if you’ve noticed that each spring, your paved driveway looks a little (or a lot) worse for wear, you may be wondering what you can do […]

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How to Fill Holes Around the Pipes Under Your Kitchen Sink

Home repair or improvement projects rarely involve tackling a single problem, and then being done. Instead, one often leads to another—either because in the process of fixing or installing something, you discover additional things that need to be addressed, or because the process required to make the original repair…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How to Spot Structural Damage in Your House

When something around your home looks or feels a little bit off, it could be nothing to worry about at all, and something simple like the house “settling” or “breathing.” But, on the other hand, it could also be something that looks small, but is the sign of a larger problem. Read more… Continue Reading […]

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How to Quiet Creaky Floors in an Older House

Living in an older house is, for many reasons, an experience. From architectural details you don’t see anymore, to layers of paint and wallpaper, to custom built-ins, there are features hidden everywhere. Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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6 Painless Home Improvement Projects You Should Tackle Before the End of Fall

As the weather cools off, our daily gatherings and activities tend to move inside. And once we’ve hunkered down for winter, we tend to stay hunkered down for winter. That means now is the time to tackle those last little home improvement projects to spruce up the exterior of your house and prep it for […]

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6 Painless Home Improvement Projects You Should Tackle Before the End of Fall

As the weather cools off, our daily gatherings and activities tend to move inside. And once we’ve hunkered down for winter, we tend to stay hunkered down for winter. That means now is the time to tackle those last little home improvement projects to spruce up the exterior of your house and prep it for […]

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8 Things to Do to Make Your Attic Livable

One way to add value—and living space—to your home is by finishing your attic. While it may not seem like the ideal office, playroom, or guest bedroom in its raw, unfinished state, you can make it just as cozy as the rest of your living space. Before you get started, though, let’s talk through some […]

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How to Finish Your Basement Without Actually Finishing It

So you never got around to “finishing” your basement, but that doesn’t mean it should go unused. If you have a lot of space down there to enjoy, but not enough time or money for a complete overhaul, here are some tips to make it cozier, even when it’s not finished.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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How to Spruce Up Your Outdoor Living Space in the Cheapest Possible Way

Creating a backyard retreat has been essential for many people during the pandemic. Being able to escape outside or even invite a few friends over to more safely socialize has felt more important than ever before—but if your backyard still feels less than hospitable for you or your guests, a few small, inexpensive…Read more… Continue […]

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How to Spruce Up Your Outdoor Living Space in the Cheapest Possible Way

Creating a backyard retreat has been essential for many people during the pandemic. Being able to escape outside or even invite a few friends over to more safely socialize has felt more important than ever before—but if your backyard still feels less than hospitable for you or your guests, a few small, inexpensive…Read more… Continue […]

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How to Spruce Up Your Outdoor Living Space in the Cheapest Possible Way

Creating a backyard retreat has been essential for many people during the pandemic. Being able to escape outside or even invite a few friends over to more safely socialize has felt more important than ever before—but if your backyard still feels less than hospitable for you or your guests, a few small, inexpensive…Read more… Continue […]

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How to Transform Your Kitchen Cabinets Into Open Shelving

If you like the look of open kitchen shelving, but don’t like the idea of (or cost of) tearing down your existing cabinets, you can actually convert them into shelving on your own. However, it is a little more involved than simply removing the cupboard doors—we’ll walk you through how to transform those outdated…Read more… […]

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How to Spruce Up Your Bathroom for Less Than $100

Bathrooms are notorious for being one of the most expensive rooms in a home to renovate. Between tiling, plumbing, storage, and fixtures, the costs can add up faster than you’d probably like. However, if you want to enhance the look of your bathroom without spending big bucks on a full-scale renovation, a few minor…Read more… […]

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How to Lock a Door That Doesn’t Have a Lock

Locks fall into the category of things you don’t notice until one isn’t there. Take public bathroom stalls, for instance: Typically, you walk in, close the door behind you, and lock it without a thought. But if you enter the stall and realize the lock is broken, it could turn into a stressful situation, as […]

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How to Lock a Door That Doesn’t Have a Lock

Locks fall into the category of things you don’t notice until one isn’t there. Take public bathroom stalls, for instance: Typically, you walk in, close the door behind you, and lock it without a thought. But if you enter the stall and realize the lock is broken, it could turn into a stressful situation, as […]

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The Different Types of Pendant Lights and How to Use Them

Pendant lighting is an easy way to update your home without the hassle of an intense rewiring project. (It’s also a semi-permanent change you can make to your apartment that adds character without pissing off your landlord.) Pendant lights come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and styles, from sconces and hanging…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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The Different Types of Pendant Lights and How to Use Them

Pendant lighting is an easy way to update your home without the hassle of an intense rewiring project. (It’s also a semi-permanent change you can make to your apartment that adds character without pissing off your landlord.) Pendant lights come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and styles, from sconces and hanging…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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