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How to Fit A Home Bar into a Small Space

If you live in an apartment or other small-space living situation, there are probably certain features you've resigned yourself to not have, because you think you simply don't have the space. A home bar, is probably one of those things you think will never happen in your home. But could it? According to an article…
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How to Unstink the 6 Stinkiest Things in Your Home

What's one of the worst questions you can hear when you have people over? "What's that smell?" You may not even smell the odor yourself, because you've gotten used to the odors in your own home. Most guests--for better or for worse--will not voice this  question, because even if they do smell something, they usually have…
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The Best Solution to a Clogged Drain

When cleaning a drain, harsh commercial cleaners are NOT the best way to go. If they don't do their job, they can actually get stuck behind the clog and eat away at the pipe, which could cause damage that's a lot more serious. Even if they don't ruin the pipe, the chemicals can be dangerous to…
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Stove Top Cleaning Made Simple

After all the cooking involved in the holiday season, your stove top may not look as clean and pristine as it did before. Or maybe it didn't even look pristine before, because let's face it: messes on stove tops can be hard to clean. Spills often get cooked on before they have a chance to…
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Join the New Trend to Transform Your Basement!

No More Boring Basement! 11 Ideas That Will Make Yours the Most Enviable Basement in Your Neighborhood Basements can be used for so much more than storage; they have incredible potential to be a cozy place to hang out. To turn your basement into a good living space, you may have to do some remodeling,…
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How To Patch Up Hardwood

If you have a few damaged floorboards in your hardwood flooring, you may not have to replace the flooring in order to repair the damage. There is in fact a way to replace just those boards that are damaged, which may be an acceptable solution if there really aren't many boards that need to be replaced.…
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Secret Agent-Style Storage

You may never get to be an international spy going on dangerous missions and using the latest cool gadgets. But you know every secret agent in the movies, and their nemesis too, seems to have hidden places they store things--from a hidden lair behind their fireplace to a tiny space under some floorboards just large enough…
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How to Repair Rotted Wood with Epoxy

If a window or door frame develops some rotting in the wood, you have roughly three options. You could replace the whole wood piece (which may mean replacing the whole frame), you could carve and attach a wood patch to replace the bit of rotted wood, or your could use epoxy to fill in the…
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What’s the Right Glue to Use?

How, as a homeowner or DIYer, are you supposed to know what type of glue to use for your home repair or DIY project? There are so many different brands and varieties, and it can be confusing to try to figure out which one you should use in what situation. If you're a bit overwhelmed…
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Avoid These Amateur Plumbing Mistakes

You don't have to call a plumber for every little plumbing problem that pops up. There are many plumbing tasks which homeowners can learn how to do themselves. However, since most of us are not professionals, it's inevitable that we will make mistakes along the way. And that's okay; most of them will not be…
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Make Laundry Easier with a Laundry Room Makeover

Laundry is time-consuming enough when you have family members who get their clothes really dirty. Maybe you have to do laundry for little ones that get food all over, or athletes that get all sweaty and muddy. So why not make the task easier on you if possible? Did you know that changing up the layout…
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Stop These Bad Cleaning Habits!

Everyone has their own cleaning routine. We all have certain cleaners we like to use and think are most effective. We all have a certain order in which we like to complete the tasks of cleaning. There's no one right way to clean your house. But there are habits you could have that might be…
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Is Your Heating System Causing Excess Dust?

Does your home seem like it's always dusty? It might not be your imagination; did you know that certain problems with your forced-air heating system could cause excess dust in your home? thisoldhouse.com wrote an article called "Preventing Dust From Forced-Air Heating and Cooling Systems" in answer to a reader's question about excess dust in their…
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How to Make DIY Drain Cleaner

If your drain gets clogged, what do you reach for to unstop that drain? Did you know that strong chemical drain cleaners are not the only answer? In fact, you can actually make your own drain cleaner, using simple ingredients you may already have around your home; the only things you'll need are: Bucket Paper…
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Orange Peel as Kindling?

There are all kinds of things out there that you can use to kindle a fire. For example, there's fire starters and other store-bought kindlings, newspaper (easy to come by for fireplace fires), and dried leaves (great for camping). But did you know that fruit can be useful too, when it comes to starting fires? That's…
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