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Electric vs. Gas Fireplace: Which Is Better for Your Home?

Photo: Emilija Randjelovic / iStock / Getty Images Nothing ties a room together like a warm, cozy fireplace. But what are your options if your home doesn’t already have a chimney? You could consider adding either an electric or gas fireplace. Both have their advantages and disadvantages, so we’ll break down everything you need to…

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Mess and Stress: Survey Reveals How Dirty Homes Impact Well-Being

You know the old saying: Mess equals stress. While it may not always be that simple, we wanted to see what kind of effect a messy house had on people’s moods and well-being. Quite a lot, as it turns out. We recently surveyed more than 1,000 Americans about their experience keeping their homes clean, and…

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16 Affordable Ways to Increase Your Home’s Value

Photo: sturti / E+ / Getty Images Whether you’re planning to put your home on the market or not, making improvements is always a good idea. You’re likely to appreciate your house more and make the most of your space when you invest in highlighting its features. Plus, correcting easily fixable issues that bring your…

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The Ultimate Dog-Friendly Landscaping Guide

A backyard is an enjoyable place for dogs and humans, but it’s important to make sure your space fits your needs as well as Fido’s. Dog-friendly landscaping and human-friendly landscaping aren’t automatically the same thing. While you may view your outdoor space as a spot to relax or grow a vegetable garden, your pooch doesn’t…

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Incredible Castles in Every State in the U.S.

Think Europe is the only continent with expansive castles? Think again. The U.S. has its fair share of castles, some fit for royalty and some built solely for monkeys to roam. From castles made entirely of ice to fortresses of iron, these are the best castles in every state. Choose a State: AL | AK…

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How Pets See Your Home

You love your pets. Hopefully, you also love your home. What’s interesting is that your furry family members see your home very differently than you do. It’s not a matter of taste – it’s how their eyes are built. It’s not true that dogs see in black and white, but they do see fewer colors…

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The Simpsons TV Sets Get a Wes Anderson Inspired Makeover

If Wes Anderson Designed the Interiors of The Simpsons

The interiors of The Simpsons are as familiar as our own homes. It helps that the average family home looks a little… disheveled. Just like Homer and Marge, homeowners add random bits and bobs over the years, patching things up as they go along. Our rooms become more individual but less stylish with each new…

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Focus Factors: Hanging Framed Art and Picture Lighting

Displaying art in the home is a wonderful way to express your own individual taste. Whether you are an avid collector or a part time dabbler, the art you choose to put on your wall makes a statement about your home and the people who reside there. It is important to display your art in…

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Help for a Successful Garage Sale

I know the feeling. You look around your home and wonder how did you accumulate all this stuff? Between the kids’ old toys, old clothes that you don’t use (or are out of style) and the items you thought were great to have (shouldn’t watch infomercials at 2 in the morning) but you never use….

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A tribute to video game architecture. Original HomeAdvisor digital renderings from famous video games.

A Tribute to Video Game Architecture

HomeAdvisor created 3D-looking digital renderings from popular video games. Check out these 8-bit-like buildings or structures from Final Fantasy, Zelda, Bioshock, Assassin’s Creed, Dark Souls, Half-Life.

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