Recent Home Improvement Articles

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Home Improvement
Hannah Stephens

How Much Does It Cost to Remove a Popcorn Ceiling?

Popcorn ceilings aren't just unsightly — they can attract dirt and dust and may even contain carcinogenic asbestos fibers.  Here's how much you'll pay to remove them.

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Home Improvement
Shelley Frost

Best Privacy Trees for Small Backyards

Tired of prying eyes watching your every move in your backyard? Privacy trees offer a natural solution that can make your outdoor space feel more discreet.

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Home Improvement
Hannah Stephens

How Much Does a Ceiling Fan Cost to Install?

Ceiling fans can be expensive if you choose a premium model, but there are also plenty of options for families on tight budgets. Here's what to know.

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Home Improvement
Hannah Stephens

How to Light a Gas Stove or Oven

Gas ovens or stoves can give you more control over your cooking by allowing you to adjust the temperature more precisely. However, using a gas appliance can initially seem confusing, especially if you're used to more straightforward electric models.

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Home Improvement
Hannah Stephens

What Do I Do If my Siding Is Damaged?

Vinyl siding protects your home's exterior while creating a beautiful aesthetic, but siding damage can ruin the effect. Before picking up the phone to call a professional, it's worth considering doing minor repairs yourself.

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Home Improvement
Kaia Koglin

Are Energy-Efficient Windows Worth It?

Whether energy-efficient windows are worth it depends on the current state of your windows, the size of your house and your average energy use. Energy-efficient windows can lower your energy bills, increase the value of your home and reduce your carbon footprint.

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Home Improvement
Michael Franco

Too Cool for Pool? Warm Up to the Idea of a Pool Heater

Need a pool heater? By understanding the mechanics and benefits of the different types of heating options available, you can decide whether one's right for you.

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Home Improvement
Kaia Koglin

Be Your Own Meter Reader: How to Read Water, Gas and Electric Meters

Knowing how to read water meters also allows you to determine if you have a leak that needs to be fixed. Keeping track of your usage and comparing it against your utility bills can help you spot discrepancies. 

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