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Study: The Cheugiest Home Decor of 2022

Home decor trends come and go, but when are they officially past their prime or, dare we say, cheugy (pronounced chew-gee)? If you’ve never heard the term, it describes anything people generally feel is uncool, dated, or trying too hard. Things that have recently been dubbed “cheugy” include skinny jeans, avocado toast, and “live, laugh,…

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25+ Home-Related Projects to Entertain Every Age Group

If you’re working on a renovation project, it might be tempting to order pizza and set the kids up with a movie to keep them occupied. But why not let them get in on the action instead? Depending on their age group, you can involve your children in different aspects of renovation projects, from measuring…

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Which Is Better: Pocket Doors or Barn Doors?

Photo: Allison / Adobe Stock Barn doors and pocket doors are space-saving sliding doors. Pocket doors are more unobtrusive, as they slide into a compartment inside the wall cavity. Barn doors, on the other hand, slide close to, but outside of, the wall. Let’s take a look at the other differences between these popular residential…

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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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How to Choose a Water Filter for Your Home in 8 Simple Steps

Photo: baloon111 / iStock / Getty Images Do you know what’s floating in your tap water? In the United States, we often take for granted that water coming from the tap is safe to drink. Still, trace levels of germs, chemicals, and minerals make it into the water we use to drink, bathe and wash…

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Comparing the Pros and Cons of a One-Piece and Two-Piece Toilet

Photo: ADDICTIVE STOCK / Adobe Stock Reviewed by Jeff Botelho, Licensed Journeyman Plumber.Written by HomeAdvisor. Integral to any bathroom, the toilet is available in many shapes and configurations. One-piece and two-piece toilets both perform well, although one-piece toilets are sleeker and more durable but also more expensive. Two-piece toilets are the more cost-effective option and…

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Study: Cities With the Highest Return on Investment From Home Renovations

Home improvement and remodeling projects have been increasingly popular as more people hang out at home. Spending on home improvement averaged $8,305 over 2020, which is a $745 increase from 2019. The most popular projects were bathroom and kitchen remodels. On average, homeowners spent $2,995 on each project.  And though they may have been fun,…

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What Do Your Neighbors Think About Your Holiday Decorations? [Study]

Key Takeaways Three out of four Gen Zers preferred sparkling or flashing Christmas lights over standard lights, while millennials liked them the least. More than one in five respondents said neighbors leaving their holiday decorations up for too long had a negative impact on how they perceived them. One out of four respondents got inspiration…

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25 Affordable Ways to Keep Your House Warm in Winter

Photo: Anastasiia Shavshyna / E+ / Getty Images An ideal time to start winterizing your home is before the snow season hits. Heating the house during the winter, however, consumes a lot of energy. It’s also when homeowners typically experience a spike in their utility bills. A home energy audit from a local professional can…

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Blinds vs. Curtains: Which One Is Right for Your Home?

Thanasis Zovoilis/The Image Bank via Getty Images If you are choosing between installing blinds and curtains in your home, consider the style and look you want; your climate control, lighting and energy efficiency goals; and the costs involved in their installation and maintenance. This guide will help you decide whether curtains or blinds are best…

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