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How To Remodel a Fireplace With Stacked Stone

When it comes to remodeling a fireplace in your home, you may want to consider adding a stacked stone fireplace. Not only does this option allow you to improve the overall appearance of your fireplace, but it also helps you save money compared to other …

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Can You Design a Home With Only DC Appliances?

Despite the raging battle of currents back in the 1880s, both AC and DC powers are necessary for our daily lifestyles. Most homes today run on AC power, but thanks to the rise of renewable energy sources, especially solar power, DC generators and appliances are …

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Does Every Ceiling Need To Be Textured?

The average ceiling inside US homes has a popcorn-like texture to it. And while plenty of residences feature smooth ceilings, textured alternatives continue to be far more commonplace. But what does this texturing add, and does a ceiling benefit from it? Not every ceiling needs …

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Should an Exterior Door and Trim Be the Same Color?

There are many ways to make your entrance look attractive. The most common color choice is white trim with a black door, but does it make sense to have the trim and door the same color? An exterior door and trim don’t necessarily have to …

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6 Reasons Why Windows Are So Expensive

Having your windows replaced, while necessary after many years, can be an expensive undertaking. While the price of window installation and repair rises and falls depending on the cost of living, the cost of the windows themselves can seem expensive. Here are six reasons why …

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Should Tile Be Installed Underneath Baseboards?

It can be tempting to want to install a new tile floor without removing baseboards since doing so can be more labor-intensive. However, if the baseboards are not removed, the new floor tile may not fit correctly under the baseboards. But does tile actually need …

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Do You Need a Permit To Replace Your Drywall?

Getting permits for home improvements, like replacing drywall, or adding on a room can be expensive, but it can be even more expensive to have the work completed on your home without the necessary permits. Based on the job and your local building codes, hefty …