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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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Picture Perfect: How to Hang in There!

Looking to Rearrange the Art in Your Life?
Simple tips for getting artwork on the straight and level

Does your living room or bedroom need a quick makeover? Before you give in to the urge to repaint, you might just try rearranging your artwork. There's no faster way to give a room a new feel than by changing out what you've got hung on the walls.

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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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Hide the Boob Tube!

Must NOT See TV!
Ways to Hide The Television When Not In Use

We love our TVs: more than 98% of U.S. households have at least one. With thousands of programming choices, larger and larger screens (a 103" screen debuted at last month's Consumer Electronic Show), enhanced picture quality, the ability to pause and rewind effortlessly, and falling set prices, we can declare that the television experience is just about the best it's ever been.

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What Does Your Home Say About Who You Are?

The Secrets Your Home Reveals About You
Your Personality Affects How and Where You Live!

Look around your home: what can it tell you about the person who lives there? Are you a neat freak who has organization systems for everything from your shoes to your plates? Are you a creative type who expresses her creativity with vibrant colors and bold furnishings? Or maybe you're more of the conservative type with pastel colored walls and subtle nuances. Whatever your choices, your house speaks volumes about who you are.

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5 DIY Tips for an Allergy-Free Home

I'm Allergic to My House!

Spring means warmer weather, longer days and that summer is right around the corner. While most of us are elated to bid farewell to the winter, for people with allergies spring means suffering. Blooming plants mean pollen galore, which triggers otherwise dormant hay fever symptoms for millions of Americans.

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Green with Envy: 7 eco-friendly tips for tackling this spring's DIY projects

Get green this year with these helpful but simple and easy tasks that will make the planet a better place for us all.

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Tips for a Safe Fireplace and Chimney

What You Need to Know and Do to Keep Your Fireplace & Chimney Trouble-Free

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