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13 Essentials to Protect your Most Important Investment

Moved in the last few years? Smart features and a few tried-and-true essentials provide the options you need to protect your new home.Your home is a major investment. If you are one of the many Americans who moved over the last several years or are planning to buy a new home soon, you might be wondering how you can protect your asset. Luckily, smart-home features offer many layers of protection for your home and your family.New LocksIt doesn’t

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Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen Reveals the Floor Colour to Avoid in Small Rooms

Trying to work out how to make a small room look calm and curated rather than cramped and cluttered can quickly bring on decorating fatigue, and it's all too tempting to throw in the towel. From small living rooms to narrow hallways and pokey downstairs loos, a lack of space brings many a design dilemma. So we asked Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen for his top tips, and the flamboyant interior designer surprised us with his response. LLB ex

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The Best Video Doorbells for your Smart Home

The tech behind the video doorbell is ever evolving, so this updated list includes the best options based on what’s available today, plus a few recommendations.Since this series first compared Ring and Nest in 2020, much has changed in the video doorbell realm. The technology has improved, new models have come out and options have expanded. We’ve been able to test eight popular new video doorbells to provide you with the most up-to-

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7 Most Popular Bathroom Upgrades

Homeowners are spending a median of $9,000 on bathroom renovations, which is 13% higher than last year, a new study finds. These are their favorite trends.Homeowners are spending more money to spruce up their bathrooms as the pandemic-fueled home renovation boom continues. The national median spend for bathroom renovations jumped nearly 13% year over year to $9,000, according to the 2022 U.S. Houzz Bathroom Trends Study, a survey of more than 2,

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5 Simple DIY Projects for a Fresh Home Update

Makeover a space without breaking the bank.Home improvement projects don’t have to include knocking down walls or high-priced upgrades. There are several simple, affordable DIY home improvement projects that can give a home an entirely new feeling, says Amber Shay, national vice president of Design Studios at Meritage Homes. Shay offers up her tips for giving a home a fresh update without breaking the bank.Create a Spa-Like Bathroom Most h

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Modern Hallway Ideas from Architects, Interior Designers, and Additional Experts

Our modern hallway ideas will help you create a slick, stylish entrance to your home. Plus, we also share great tips from design expertsThese modern hallway ideas look at how to create a space for your home that is elegant yet practical.Getting your hallway lighting right is a good starting point, according to award-winning architect Paul Weston. And there are several tricks you can try to eliminate shadows and illuminate every inch of your

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First-Time Gardener? Here is How to Prepare for Fall

Learn what to do before the season is over to protect plants and make improvements in anticipation for next spring.Before COVID-19, millions of Americans had never gardened. Now, many have the time at home to plant perennial beds and borders, vegetable and herb patches, and fruit trees to improve their yards’ aesthetics and provide food for their families. They also may construct outdoor spaces for lounging, cooking, dining, and to simply have

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5 Updates to Liven Up the Home's Exterior

Check out these before-and-after virtual renderings to see what a difference a few style updates can make to an outdoor space.First impressions matter, and the outside of a home has become a key area to spotlight to make sure a property gets noticed. The startup Dzinly offers virtual exterior renderings done by designers that give homeowners ideas of the possibilities before they commit to a pricey remodel.Matt Mosher, founder of Dzinly

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12 Ways to Embrace Heritage Style

Bring nature and nostalgia into your home with these arts and crafts decor ideasArts and crafts decor is perfect for those seeking to inject nature and heritage in into the home.Dating back to the late 19th century, the Arts & Crafts Movement sought to celebrate craftsmanship, honest materials and the beauty of nature in an increasingly industrialised society of factory produced goods. Influenced by the Medieval aesthetic and a deep appr

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5 Entryway Staging Tricks to Sell your Home Fast

The secret to a sale may be found in the first room of the home – here are 5 things that potential buyers noticeThe question of the best ways to add value to your home remains ever provocative – whether you're selling your property or not. And while certain paint colors, decor pieces, and plants are all thought to improve a house's chances on the market – real estate experts are in agreement that one space in particular sets an im

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