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  1. 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
  2. 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 ...
  3. Here’s how to prepare your home for winter

    With frigid temperatures settling in for many parts of the country, for many now is the perfect time to properly prepare the home for winter. Here are some key tips to keep in mind.

    1. Consider installing heat tape or using a heat tracing system. This can be critical in preventing freezing pipes in the case of a home that is seldom used such as a part-time or weekend residence.

    2. Drain outdoor hoses and faucets. These should be winterized as soon as possible to prevent ...
  4. 8 design hacks to make small spaces feel bigger

    Small spaces can pose unique visual challenges when it comes to design. It is important for small spaces to feel as spacious as possible and functional. And it's still possible to live large.

    Here are eight design hacks to help maximize the potential of smaller spaces.

    1. Use mirrors. Mirrors can automatically help make small spaces feel bigger and more open and bright.

    2. Divide open floor plans into zones. Create different zones for sleeping, entertaining ...
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    Home Decor
  5. How can I rid my home of sickness-causing germs?

    In the cold and flu season, it's more important than ever to minimize germs that could make you and your family sick. Focus on these steps when you're housecleaning in order to eliminate the nasty bugs taking refuge in your home.

    WHERE ARE THE GERMS HIDING?

    You'll find germs in the most unexpected places. When cleaning, focus on the elements you touch most often. Light switches, doorknobs, remote controls and faucet handles all harbor lots of germs, so clean them carefully ...
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    Living
  6. Is hiring a holiday decorator worth the cost?

    The holidays are officially upon us. And with all the shopping, cooking and socializing that come with the season, many people are struggling to find the time and energy to get everything done – including their holiday decorating. But is it worth it to hand over the reins and hire a professional to take care of the holiday decorating for you? For many homeowners, the answer is yes.

    WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF HIRING A HOLIDAY DECORATOR?

    There are at least a few good reasons ...
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    Home Decor
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