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The Pros and Cons of Swimming Pools

Installing a pool (or buying a house with one!) is a big choice with many social and financial factors to consider. We’ve listed the most common costs, problems, and benefits of having a pool for your consideration before you dive in.


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Spring is the perfect time to prepare your landscape or garden for summer elegance! We’ll walk you through exactly what you need to do this spring planting season to make sure you have a healthy, happy yard and garden filled with amazing blooms to enjoy when the warmer weather sets in.

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Drab interior? Spruce it up with architectural trim and molding. All kinds of trim work – from wall frames and wainscoting to window trim and crown molding – can be used to dress up and personalize an interior that currently lacks personality. Here are tips and tricks on the ways to do this.

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There are many contingencies to prepare for when living in a cold-climate home – or building a new one. We’ve put together this list of common considerations to ensure that you live in comfort and safety, and your current home – or new build – lasts through many winters to come.

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Many of us have re-discovered outdoor living! We've also found out that there can be so much more to our outdoor living spaces than a table, a couple of chairs, and a grill. Are home improvement projects related to outdoor living near the top of your to-do list? If so, here are 13 outdoor living projects you can do to make your home more enjoyable now or what to consider adding to your dream home as an outdoor living space when planning and designing your next new build.

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From having done comfort baking to sewing face masks and binge-watching TV during stay-at-home Covid-19, many of us are becoming restless. Why not take on long-avoided home projects like reorganizing spaces, perking up the interior, or freshening up the exterior. Here’s a suggested list as we shelter-in-place.

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Covid-19 has made social distancing part of our daily lives, causing many of us to consider becoming more self-sufficient. Homesteading is a way to do this and doesn’t necessarily mean going “off the grid” completely. Here are ways to adapt your home to homesteading – and some ideas on building new.

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These nine actionable tips can help you put together the bathroom of your dreams! Because we use the space for so many different things, bathroom lighting fixtures should create a space that is both functional and flattering. We’ve consulted the experts, and here’s what you need to know.

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Magazines and television often inspire people to create their dream oasis, relaxing retreat, or perfect poolside barbecue for entertaining friends and family, so homeowners place importance on having decks, patios, and porches to expand their living space. The data we’ve looked at clearly indicates that outdoor living trends continue to be on the rise.

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Foyers and mudrooms are functional spaces, but they're also the first impression guests get of the inside of your house. Make the most of that first look with these stylish storage and convenience ideas for the front, side, or rear entry to your home.

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From cozy breakfast nooks to trendy and rustic kitchen islands, contemporary butler’s pantries, spacious walk-in pantries, modern peninsulas, amazing outdoor kitchens, and more, take our guided tour you through a number of attractive and practical kitchen features to consider for your new dream home.

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