Closets and Storage

Staying on Budget

Help, this Renovation is Getting Out of Control!
Tips for Saving Time and Money on Your Remodel—Cost Busters

As projects go, it was about as big as they get: homeowner Maggie McGee had budgeted $400,000 for a major remodel of her New York house. She was expanding, yet trying to retain the home's architectural character. The project was projected to take four to six months to complete.

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What's the Perfect Gift for Mom? You!

Give your time and her home an upgrade.

Moms are sentimental by nature: who else would save clay imprints of your hands, your messy Valentine's Day card, or the woven potholders you made her in seventh grade? Whether or not they're still on display, you can bet that any project you did for her holds a special place in her heart. These gifts last because they come from a special place—the heart of her child.

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What Stinks? Cheap, Easy and Natural Methods to Freshen up Your Home

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You don't have to be an aromatherapy aficionado to know that smells have the ability to trigger strong emotions and associations. Baking bread can bring you back to the comfort of your grandmother's cottage while freshly cut grass can return you to childhood summer camp. Unfortunately, it also works in the other direction: a neglected garbage can under the sink may take your mind to the city dump on a hot day.

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Dang Door! Simple Tips to Squelch That Squeak

Before that door drives you stark, raving nuts, try the following quick fixes to save your sanity.

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Go to YOUR Room! 5 Ways to put that spare space to work for you

It's a luxury any of us would love to be burdened with: a spare room. See how you can create a room truly all your own.

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Sticky Situation: Quick Fixes to Free that Stubborn Door

Whether it sticks a little or a lot, any door that challenges you to a wrestling match every time you try to open it needs to be dealt with. Prying with two hands while telling yourself it's good for your upper body strength is just enabling bad behavior on the part of the door.

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10 Tips for Settling the Closet War

The fact is that many of us are packrats. However, you can make the most of your closet space by following our 10 easy tips and make peace with your closet once and for all.

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Do It Yourself Or Go Pro?

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So, you've finally decided to change that dated faucet in the kitchen. It can be scary to think of changing it yourself but these days-now that DIY has become such a rallying cry-paying a plumber seems silly. Still, you feel stuck between your ugly faucet and your lack of know-how.

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What Can I do While I'm Pregnant?

While we typically encourage taking projects on yourself, being pregnant creates a few risk factors to consider before getting started. See what’s safe, at least for the next 9 months.

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