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How To Tile a Bathroom Without Removing the Toilet

Whether you’re renovating a new home or fixing up a bathroom in your existing home, it’s entirely possible to tile around your toilet. You might want to save yourself the trouble of disconnecting the toilet, or it might be challenging for you to remove it. …

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Why Do Some Ceilings Have Patterns on Them?

Almost everyone has had the experience of looking up at a ceiling only to find patterns in the paint or tiles above you. I know I can spend hours looking at all the different patterns I can find in a ceiling, whether they’re painted or …

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How To Cover the Back of a Desk (3 Ways)

Have you ever bought a desk only to find out it has an unfinished back? This is common because furniture makers assume it won’t be visible. But, unfortunately, if you don’t want your new desk against the wall, this leaves you with only an exposed …

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How To Insulate a Fireplace When Not in Use

If your home has a fireplace, it is imperative that it is properly insulated. Fortunately, insulating a fireplace is not necessarily a complicated process and can be accomplished in one of five methods. Here’s how to insulate your fireplace when not in use: Plug your …

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How To Accurately Match Cabinet Stain Color

Your latest home project involves your beautiful wooden kitchen cabinets. You want to make sure your cabinets match each other as well as the hardwood trim in your home. But how does someone do a DIY project to match cabinet stain color accurately? Here’s how …

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13 Tips for Keeping Your Backsplash Grout Clean

Grout is a porous, bumpy substance. It’s strong enough to hold tiles in place, but it can also be quite brittle and easily stained. As you’ve probably discovered, keeping grout clean can be a real challenge, but there are some tips and tricks you can …

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How To Make a Dining Room Look Less Formal

Whenever I host a formal party, I never feel like I have to worry about my dining room fitting the theme. Since dining rooms are often just used for special occasions, they’re almost inherently fancy and elegant. However, having a formal-looking dining area can backfire …

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Why Your Couch Squeaks and How To Fix It

The couch is an essential piece of furniture. Apart from their functional and decorative purposes, couches bring families and friends closer together. Whether it’s movie night, or even if it’s time alone curled up watching Netflix after a long day at the office, your couch …