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What Can I Machinewash? Surprising Yeses, Nos or Maybes

Posted by Laura Firszt | Aug 30, 2015

Spend much time on the Internet? If so, you may notice that the worldwide web is packed with advice, much of it confusing and contradictory. For example, household hint sites love to...

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7 Dazzling DIY Decor Projects Using Burlap

Posted by Laura Firszt | Aug 27, 2015

Burlap has come a long way from its lowly origins. This natural fabric was traditionally known as a sturdy but coarse cloth, used to make sacks for food products like potatoes or coffee....


5 DIY Home Improvement Projects that Newbies Will Love

Posted by Laura Firszt | Aug 10, 2015

Have you got that itchy feeling? The one that means you're longing to transform your home in some way, whether large or small? And you're determined to do it yourself. The only problem...

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Tips for Successful Homeownership as a Single

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jul 20, 2015

News flash: Singles make up approximately one third of home buyers these days (21 percent single women and 10 percent single men). Whether they're young or not-so-young never-married...

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Granite or Quartz Countertops: Make an Informed Choice

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jun 17, 2015

The competition is neck and neck right now between granite and quartz, two of the most popular high-end materials for countertops today. Which one would be best for your kitchen or...