Live in a Desert? 4 Home Updates to Make for a Hot Climate

Living in the desert can be both easy and difficult. Yes, the summers can become unbearably hot—and you will need access to cooler temperatures via staying indoors and with air conditioning. At the same time, there are many benefits to living in the desert as well. For instance, the lack of moisture means a lower probability of mold in the air and in your home.

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5 Easy Fun to Make DIY Projects to Brighten Your Home

It is yet again at that time to pull some creativity. Gather around friends, family or some people in your circle for some fun DIY projects. Making your home brighter is also improving your lifestyle. Do it Yourself projects are easy to do, and many will not cost a dime. They involve rearranging or polishing what you already have, cleaning, repainting, etc. Others involve creating, replacing or purchasing a few items. These are some of the best DIY projects that will be able to try from time to time to brighten up your home.

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4 Overlooked Steps to Plan before Starting a Renovation

Starting a renovation is an exciting process, but be sure to plan thoroughly before you pick up a hammer. This process can be expensive and messy. Take care to get your tools and supplies in place before you start. Also consider the four tips below to make your renovation run smoothly.

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3 Safety Precautions to Take for DIY Home Repairs

Many homeowners love to do their own repair work around the house. It might be a money-saving strategy, or maybe just the desire to exercise or learn a skill. Whatever your reason, you always need to look out for your own safety. Here are three safety precautions to keep in mind on DIY repairs.

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How to Find the Perfect Kitchen Style for You

Your kitchen can say a lot about your home and a sleek, stylish kitchen could make the entire residence appear very attractive, even if other rooms aren’t quite as spectacular as you might like. If you’re planning to remodel your kitchen and you’re trying to find the right style for it, this infographic from Australian Stone offers a very useful and visually pleasing guide.

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Time to Upgrade? 4 Tips for Planning a DIY Home Renovation

Everyone needs a fresh start with their home every now and then. With renovation shows lighting the way, more people than ever are trying their hand at giving their home a much-needed overhaul. However, before you pick up the demolition hammer and start breaking down walls, you might want to consider these four tips to ensure your DIY home renovation goes as smoothly as possible.

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DIY or a Job for the Pros? 6 Plumbing Tasks to Tackle

When doing home repairs, when is it a good idea to save money and tackle the job yourself? When is it a better idea to save yourself the trouble and hire a professional to do the job right the first time? Read on to learn about 6 situations and how they stack up. 

Changing a Washer in a Faucet 

If you live in areas with high mineral content in your drinking water, then you know how quickly washers can wear down and develop a leak. This is a pretty simple task to do. Home improvement stores have some newer tools that make this faster than it used to be. Just be sure to turn off the water before you start! 

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10 Unique Kitchen Designs

Whether the decor is contemporary European or based on themes found in the American southwest or a Victorian cottage in the English countryside, every homeowner wants their kitchen to be unique. The kitchen is the heart of many homes and guests might remember it above all the other rooms in the house. With that in mind, here are 10 unique kitchen design ideas:

Industrial Chic 

One kitchen with a color scheme of blacks, grays and whites can be dominated by an island made of a great slab of concrete or stone with space at one end for a cooktop and the best garbage disposal. The rest of the kitchen has a line of frameless cabinets against one wall separated by a backsplash of black glass.

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