5 Things to Never Buy at Home Depot, Lowe’s, or Other Big Hardware Store

M_a_y_a/iStock It’s inevitable: For homeowners, all paths eventually lead to Home Depot or Lowe’s—and for good reason.These big-box hardware stores are the place where a dizzying array of faucets, crown moldings, ceiling fans, toilet seats, paint colors, and other supplies abound to inspire DIYers to dabble in a little (or a whole lot of) home improvement. Especially when you see it’s so […]

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How Do I Find a Home Sale Price in My Neighborhood?

CHRISsadowski/iStock If you’ve seen some “for sale” signs in your neighborhood slapped with “sold” banners, you may wonder just how much money your own house is worth. Perhaps you’ve been considering selling, or could be convinced to sell if the price was right. But how do you know at which price they were sold? For […]

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‘Flip or Flop Atlanta’: Can This Married Duo Out-Renovate Tarek and Christina El Moussa?

HGTV “Flip or Flop” fans, prepare to meet the next pair of house flippers extraordinaire, following in Christina and Tarek El Moussa′s famous footsteps: Ken and Anita Corsini, the stars of the HGTV spin-off “Flip or Flop Atlanta.” And not a moment too soon: After the El Moussas returned for a surprise seventh season in June, the original “Flip or Flop” […]

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How to Replace a Doorbell Without the Help of a Pro

eurobanks/iStock No one wants to miss an important guest because the doorbell was broken—and not knowing how to replace a doorbell won’t cut it as an excuse. Instead of letting a faulty doorbell dictate your life, why not take matters into your own hands? Believe it or not, this home maintenance fix is surprisingly simple. With […]

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‘Good Bones’: How Far Will You Go to Flip a Truly ‘Iffy’ House?

HGTV “Good Bones” stars Karen Laine and Mina Starsiak are clearly an impressive pair of house flippers, but everyone makes mistakes, right? That’s the takeaway from the latest episode, where a home the mother-daughter team buys ends up leaving a lot to be desired. And problems stack up like piles of spare shiplap! For starters, the property description says the […]

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How to Find a Contractor: 4 Essential Steps for Homeowners

gilaxia/iStock A successful home renovation is contingent upon many factors, but none is more important than finding a reliable contractor. The person you hire should be able to do a stellar job without running way over your budget or delaying the project. So what’s the best way to locate someone to tackle your remodel the right […]

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‘Flip or Flop Vegas’: Watch Bristol Marunde Hit a Wall, Literally

HGTV Given that Bristol Marunde, co-host of “Flip or Flop Vegas,” also moonlights as an MMA fighter, it was only a matter of time before this contractor decided to knock down some walls with his own hands. That’s right: In the latest episode of his show, he dons boxing gloves and lets fists fly. What else […]

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Remodeling by the Numbers: Americans Double Down on Home Improvements

Maskot/Getty Images Homeowners who have long hated their grungy floors, salivated over their neighbors’ fancy outdoor patios, and wanted to give their sagging homes a general face-lift since they moved in are opening their checkbooks wide. Americans more than doubled what they spent on home improvements in the past year, dropping about $5,157 on average, according […]

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What Is an Energy Audit? Learn How Energy-Efficient Your Home Is

BanksPhotos/iStock You’ve heard it before: Turning off the lights, closing the windows, and not taking 40-minute showers are all little ways to save energy in your home. But what if there was a way to determine which energy-saving solutions will pay off based on the configuration of your house? Say hello to the energy audit, a home assessment that […]

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7 Bathroom Design Trends Home Buyers Want to Flush Away

piovesempre/iStock Homeowners love their bathrooms. We totally get it—you spend a decent amount of time in there, and you want it to be the ultimate Zen oasis. And since potential buyers want that, too, you’re likely willing to splurge to make your lavatory lush and plush. But one person’s lush can be another’s flush—as in flush away that […]

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