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Add an Electric Heater to Your Bathroom: Cozy and Cheap

Posted by Laura Firszt | Oct 08, 2015

Kudos to you if you're trying to turn down your home thermostat a notch or two as the weather grows cooler. The result will be a win-win -- saving energy and reducing your utility bills....

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Painting over Chalkboard or Chalk Paint with Latex

Posted by Laura Firszt | Oct 08, 2015

It was great fun chalk painting and chalkboarding just about everything in sight (watch out, Rover -- only kidding!) … for a while. But now there's a new movement toward a sleeker,...


6 Necessities for Your New Baby's Room

Posted by Laura Firszt | Oct 07, 2015

Baby on the way? Congratulations. That gives you about a million things to plan for and dream about. One of the most immediate is preparing a special living space for the impending...


Fab Facelifts for Drab Fireplaces

Posted by Laura Firszt | Oct 06, 2015

Who else is in denial that it's already October? Guess that means summertime is well and truly over. (Sigh.) Of course, fall comes with its own special pleasures … such as getting...

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8 Mistakes to Avoid for the Happiest Houseplants

Posted by Laura Firszt | Oct 01, 2015

OK, here's the dirt on houseplants (yes, pun intended). They look lovely, add interest to your color scheme, and even help to purify the air of your home. However, you've got to remember...