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  1. 6 ways to prep for a home wedding

    Hosting your wedding at home whether it's your own home or that of a family member or friend is an appealing option. Not only does it cut down on costs, but it also allows for a truly personalized event and an intimate gathering for guests. Of course, this kind of wedding requires some significant prep work on the home front. And the more consideration you give to things like home repairs and extra bathrooms, the less stressful your planning will be. Here are some ways to prepare your house ...
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    Living
  2. Shop your house

    A popular and underused term in interior design is redesign. Instead of purchasing new items, repurpose and reimagine spaces using items that can be found right down the hall. Redesign essentially involves shopping your house. So where do you begin? Here are some tips to help get you started.

    1. Conduct an inventory audit. Often treasures can be found in closets and attics, those items you purchased years ago and forgot you still owned.

    2. Have an action plan. To create ...
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    Home Decor
  3. A case for white kitchen cabinets

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ID:	11122When renovating a kitchen, what is the best cabinet color?

    More than ever, the answer is white. Not considered bland, boring or low end, these days white is a popular and desired choice for homeowners looking for a timeless and elegant look and a neutral palette.

    Here are some top reasons to make a case for white cabinets.

    1. White cabinets blend well with a variety of countertop choices.

    2. White cabinetry is versatile, ...
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    Kitchen
  4. How can I protect my home against carbon monoxide?

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    Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless gas that can be easily generated by many home appliances. Although it presents a danger any time of year, it is a particular concern during colder months, when families run furnaces and heaters more frequently.

    Carbon monoxide poses significant risks inside the home. Symptoms include headaches, dizziness, upset stomach and confusion. Too much carbon monoxide can be fatal. Every year, it sends more than 20,000 ...
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    HVAC
  5. Secrets for small rooms

    While some rooms are spacious and generous, others may be smaller and more challenging. Many apartment dwellers and homeowners have the overwhelming desire to make every space count. So what to do in the case of small rooms and spaces? Here are some key tips to keep in mind.

    1. Create a floor plan. In many instances, the key to a successful space is proper planning.

    2. Don't overstuff. When looking to keep a space open, less is more. Be sure not to overstuff a space with ...
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    Home Decor
  6. How to make approachable interior upgrades for the new year

    Looking for ways to have your home look and feel different and refreshed in the new year? If the cost and prospect of an extensive renovation is undesirable, consider taking on smaller projects that can give your home a new look on a budget.

    GETTING STARTED

    First and foremost, have a budget. Decide how much money you can allocate as renovation dollars.

    DETERMINE NEEDS VS. WANTS

    Before you splurge, first determine what design or functionality needs ...
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