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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 …

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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 …

Flooring Housekeeping Ideas & Quick Tips Practical Tips For the Home

Vacuuming is Not Enough

According to the National Carpet Cleaners Association, the visible dirt and grime that we notice is, in fact, only the tip of the iceberg; something like 85% of the dirt …

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Married Your Spouse Not Your Dinnerware

Do you ever use your good china and silver? If you’re one of the few who do, do you still love the pattern you picked? When you chose your china …

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

How to Remove a Popcorn Ceiling

Question: What’s the best and cleanest way to remove a popcorn ceiling? Answer: Removing popcorn ceilings can be a daunting task. Here are a few ways to make the process …

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Buying Tips For Buying Antique Furniture

Buying antique furniture is just like buying a piece of artwork. The first priority is to buy something you will enjoy. To fully enjoy your new furniture you should consider …

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Whitewashing Brick

Question: Why would you want to whitewash brick? How do you do it? Answer: Whitewashing can be a beautiful and lower-maintenance alternative to painting your entire brick exterior. Though today’s …