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Ellen's Blog Home Improvement Ideas & Quick Tips Practical Tips For the Home Remodeling

4 Tips for Avoiding Remodeling Headaches and Mistakes

Some of my neighbors installed a new type of insulation a few years ago, and their contractor assured them that he knew what he was doing.  Unfortunately, he didn’t:  He …

Eco-Friendly Home Improvement Ideas & Quick Tips Practical Tips For the Home Remodeling

Energy Efficiency Remodeling Tips: Brush Up Your D.I.Y. Vocabulary

When it comes to shopping for energy efficient windows and doors, most homeowners don’t know their “U-Factors” from their elbows. But there are important industry terms that homeowners need to …

Ellen's Blog Home Improvement Ideas & Quick Tips Practical Tips For the Home Remodeling

Knowing When to Get Help on Home Improvement Projects

Anyone who’s a regular reader of my posts knows that: a) I’ve recently done a bathroom remodel, and b) It stressed me out.   A lot. I spent days lugging samples …

Bath Home & Interior Design Home Improvement Ideas & Quick Tips Practical Tips For the Home

Taste-test Your Designs in Your Powder Room

Question: I’m dying to try something bold and trendy in my home, but I’m not sure where to start or what to do? Answer: Just as you get your fashion …

Ellen's Blog Home Improvement Ideas & Quick Tips Practical Tips For the Home Remodeling

Universal Home Design for Accessibility and Practicality

Sure, we all think we’ll have great knees and hips 20 years from now… I know I don’t like to consider the alternatives! However, the smartest folks are planning now …

Home Improvement Ideas & Quick Tips Practical Tips For the Home Wallpaper

How to Remove Wallpaper

Question: Help! I can’t get old wallpaper to come off of the wall. Answer: Some wallpapers are designed to peel away with minimal effort. But, if you are unlucky enough …

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Home “Improvements” We Wish We Hadn’t Made

I was having an interesting conversation the other day with some people here at TheHome about odd things we’d learned in making home improvements. We found ourselves talking about times …