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10 Unusual & Easy Ways to Upgrade Your Home Decor

10 Unusual & Easy Ways to Upgrade Your Home Decor

From new cabinets in the kitchen to a better carpet in the dining room, every homeowner longs to redo some portion of their house. But life (and your bank account) tends to get in the way, so you just let that rug lie and you move on. But instead of trying to rehab a...

Pros & Cons of Peel-and-Stick Tile

Pros & Cons of Peel-and-Stick Tile

Peel-and-stick tile is one of the best materials you can use to bring your kitchen or bathroom into this decade. Home improvement novices rejoice: This adhesive-backed plastic or vinyl squares that mimic the look of tile are extremely simple to install because you...

6 Kitchen Design Ideas to Transform the Heart of Your Home

6 Kitchen Design Ideas to Transform the Heart of Your Home

The number of kitchen design ideas out there is downright dizzying. For homeowners looking to make a home improvement—anything from an affordable decorating update to a full-on remodel—photo-sharing sites are a good start. But pinning down (pun intended!) exactly what...

The Basics of an FHA 203k Loan. Is It Right For You?

The Basics of an FHA 203k Loan. Is It Right For You?

An FHA 203k loan allows you to borrow money, using only one loan, for both home improvement and a home purchase. These loans can also be used just for home improvements, but there might be better options available. 203k loans are guaranteed by the FHA, which means...

5 Common House-Flipping Myths You Should Never Believe

5 Common House-Flipping Myths You Should Never Believe

We're willing to bet you've seen at least one episode of "Flip or Flop" or any number of other home makeover shows packing the HGTV schedule. There's no denying the role they've played in motivating regular folks to get into the business of buying distressed houses,...

Summer’s Hottest Design Trends

Summer’s Hottest Design Trends

Sometimes it seems like home decor is on a mission to outdo itself. Bigger! Brighter! Bolder! And that's especially true in summer when we gravitate toward vibrant colors and funky looks meant to make a statement. Not this year, though. This season, you'll want to...

4 Ways to Dress Up a Neutral Kitchen

4 Ways to Dress Up a Neutral Kitchen

Tons of today's homeowners crave neutral-colored kitchens with white, wood, or gray tones throughout. From cabinets and countertops to backsplashes and walls, white and gray kitchen products have reigned supreme. But, all-neutral kitchens can also come off as too...