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Winning Over Weeds

Gardening can be so idyllic – pruning abundant rose bushes, harvesting ripe tomatoes, nestling colorful annuals into window boxes … then there’s weeds. Even the most enthusiastic gardener can become overwhelmed and disgruntled by an onslaught of weeds, taking the joy out of yard work and wreaking havoc on one’s back. Here are some strategies from finegardening.com... (more)

7 Easy Ways to Dress Up an Entryway

The entryway or foyer of your home conveys an important first impression to your guests. For homeowners bent on making it a great first impression, designers at ElleDecor.com suggest seven easy ways to make an entryway look larger, brighter, and more welcoming: Use the Power of Mirrors – A well-placed mirror can instantly open up a space and add a luxurious feel.... (more)

7 No-Cost Ways to Spruce Up Your Home This Spring

By Barbara Pronin Ready or not, spring is here, and with it comes the urge to open up your home to fresh breezes and sunshine. The trouble with that, as some homeowners lament, is that the furnishings may look a little tired. Before you replace a few big-ticket items, take a few tips from the editors of Home & Garden Magazine to spruce up your home without... (more)

Got Balconies? Check Out These Handy Decorating Ideas!

Large or small, a balcony is first and foremost, a place to enjoy fresh air and elevated views. Decorating these outdoor spaces can be challenging, especially if your balcony is small. A recent item at ushome.com reviewed several small balcony decorating ideas that create cozy outdoor rooms while stretching and connecting your interior design with nature. According... (more)

8 Cheap and Easy Kitchen Facelifts

If there’s not enough money in the budget to remodel your kitchen, Lowe’s home designers suggest you browse the aisles of your home store for ideas and give the room a whole new look with a few cheap and easy makeover options. Paint the walls – Paint covers a multitude of sins and freshens up even the dullest kitchen. If you make one change to your kitchen, paint... (more)

7 Easy Ways to Dress up an Entryway

The entryway or foyer of your home conveys an important first impression to your guests. For homeowners bent on making it a great first impression, designers at ElleDecor.com suggest seven easy ways to make an entryway look larger, brighter, and more welcoming: Use the power of mirrors — A well placed mirror can instantly open up a space and add a luxurious feel.... (more)

Selling Your Home in Summer: Top Tips for Seasonal Sales

By John Voket With Summer upon us, I tapped a couple of experts for tips to help home sellers present their homes with maximum effectiveness this season. Here are some seasonal selling tips for summer from frontdoor.com:  • Highlight outdoor areas. Clean the deck, porch, patio or outdoor kitchen, and repaint or make repairs if necessary. • No deck? Arrange chairs... (more)

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