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Understanding Kitchen Cabinet Costs

Three months ago, you purchased a fixer-upper in your dream neighborhood. After moving into your home, you decided an immediate, kitchen remodel was in order. However, the looming expenses of this enormous, home improvement project unnerved you. You were especially concerned with the expense of purchasing new, kitchen cabinets. If you can relate to this scenario, you might wonder why kitchen cabinets cost so much.

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Four Key Reasons to Add a Storm Door to Your Home

You have probably seen storm doors on the homes of friends and neighbors. However, you thought adding this additional protection to the home was only necessary if you were in an area at risk for severe storms or snow. So, why do others utilize this protection for their home? There are many significant advantages you gain when you add one of these doors—check out four of the top reasons you might want to add one to your house too.

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Do-It-Yourself or Don't: Four Points to Ponder

It's not everyone who can be a DIYer. Tackling home-improvement projects on your own takes a generous helping of patience, a dab of ingenuity and just a sprinkling of know-how. Mostly, it's about being willing and able to try new approaches and to move outside your comfort zone on occasion. If you're someone who's terrified of dripped paint or holes in drywall, DIY projects might not be for you. But if you're willing to learn by doing -- by trying out the whole trial-and-error process, getting your hands dirty can be downright therapeutic.

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Secrets to An Effective Kitchen Layout

The big reveal happened in 1929 -- the famous kitchen triangle -- or Gilbreth's Kitchen Practical, as it was called back in the day. Developed by Lillian Gilbreth, the mom made famous in "Cheaper by the Dozen," the Kitchen Practical placed the stove, sink and refrigerator an average of 5 1/2 feet apart, positioned in a rough triangle, for the purpose of saving steps and work for the 1920s housewife.

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Don't do these Five things when Remodeling the Kitchen

There is no household renovation project more exciting that a kitchen remodel. Whether you are just re-facing the cabinets or doing something more dramatic like changing to an open concept design, it is just as important to know what NOT to do as knowing what TO do. We’ve put together a list of five things NOT to do during your remodel, to assure you get the best possible results.

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10 Questions to Ask When Shopping for Homeowners Insurance

There’s a lot of home buying advice available to the first time home buyer. But, one thing many people disregard is the importance of finding the right home insurance policy. The only thing standing guard against financial ruin in the event of a catastrophe, your homeowner’s insurance is there to safeguard your home – and your bank account – when something goes wrong.

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Don't Get Dragged into a Home DIY Disaster: Common Mistakes New Homeowners Makes

You just bought a new home and immediately want to make it magazine cover-worthy, but you're feeling the pinch of a brand new mortgage. Or maybe that recent storm blowing through the area caused some damage and you're wondering if you can fix it yourself. There are plenty of home repairs you can do with just a few basic tools and a home handyman advice book, but some projects are best left to the professionals. 

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The Secret to Laminate Flooring Installation

Installing your laminate floor is an easy way to instantly update your home.  With a variety of colors, patterns, and materials to choose from, laminate flooring can give your room a modern, spacious feeling. Plus, with click-in-place options and a variety of tutorials, it is an easy weekend DIY project.  But before you begin your flooring masterpiece, it is important to remember two essential tips from professional installers.

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