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How to Find – and Use – Hidden Storage Space

Posted by Laura Firszt | Aug 21, 2014

In desperate need of more room to stash your stuff? You’re not alone. Approximately half of home improvement projects in the US focus on increasing available storage. Here’s...


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Flat-Pack Furniture: How to Get It Together

Posted by Laura Firszt | Aug 18, 2014

From chairs and chests all the way to large scale storage system, the range of flat-pack furniture is astounding. Also known as ready-to-assemble or knock-down, attractive home furniture...


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DIY: Repair, Don’t Replace, Rotten Wood

Posted by Laura Firszt | Aug 07, 2014

Wood anywhere in your home is vulnerable to decay in the form of either wet or dry rot (both of which are actually fungal infestation). A rotten wooden door, floorboard, section of...


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Recycling Kitchen Cabinets – How It Works

Posted by Laura Firszt | Aug 07, 2014

Reusing, recycling, and repurposing have caught on among Americans in a big way. Recycling usable materials, especially large, high ticket items like kitchen cabinetry, cuts down on...


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What Color Should Your Kitchen Cabinets Be?

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jul 14, 2014

The kitchen is the heart of your living space, and an excellent place to express your personality. Today’s kitchen cabinets come in a vast array of colors. Which to choose for...