Acrylic is a unique material for a backsplash

Pop some style into your kitchen with a custom backsplash. Here is a collection of unique backsplash ideas along with preparation tips. Create a backsplash that won’t break your budget but will likely make your kitchen the envy of everyone who sees it. . . .

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Installing a medicine cabinet can be an easy DIY project to add extra space or a new look to your bathroom

A medicine cabinet is a low-cost option to create extra space in your bathroom. Modern medicine cabinets come in a large selection of types and styles sure to complement your home décor. . . .

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Midcentury modern Architecture and décor was predominant from the 1930s to the 1960s, and we’re seeing a widespread resurgence again today due to the appeal of open floor plans and sleek interior design. The décor associated with this era is iconic. Nothing prior even slightly resembled its unique design elements. New materials such as metals and plastics were introduced, and . . .

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Filing for bankruptcy will affect a credit score, but there are steps that can be taken to work toward buying a home after bankruptcy

Americans can undergo several types of bankruptcy proceedings, but the two most common are known as Chapter 7 and Chapter 13. A Chapter 7 bankruptcy wipes out all of your debt (with a few exceptions) while filing a Chapter 13 obligates you to pay back your debts over a period of three to five years. The courts won’t allow you to file a Chapter 7 bankruptcy if you have enough disposable income to pay your debts every month. So, which process is the better choice . . .

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Kitchen before subway tile addition

When we purchased our first home last summer, I couldn’t wait to get my hands dirty with a few projects. And by that I mean renovating the entire house. I managed to complete all of it DIY-style and on a budget! Allow me to back up a bit: We bought a fixer-upper with the intention that we’d live in it for a couple of years, fix it up, and use it as a source of rental income in the future. We updated with durable materials that we would love to live with but that would also hold up against rental wear and tear. . . .

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Selling a house means paying a number of costs, including taxes, fees and insurance and other expenses

First-time home sellers are typically in for a bit of a shock when they receive the closing statement. Yikes! It seems like everyone in town has their fingers on part of the proceeds from the sale of the home. From taxes to insurance to real estate fees, what you think you’ll get at closing is chipped away until it’s far less than what you expected. . . .

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Installing a new bathroom faucet is an easy DIY project

Even the nicest faucets wear out in time. Give your bathroom a new look by simply changing out your sink hardware. The choices are almost limitless and the task is simple. It will take you less than an hour or two in most cases, and you’ll be amazed at how such a simple thing changes the look and feel of your bathroom. . . .

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Options are endless when it comes to decorating a bedroom for your child. Consider the space you have to work with as you craft a room for your child to enjoy. This room should be comforting and practical but also embrace your child’s individuality by employing a general theme or color scheme that appeals to them. Safety, function, and personality are all important considerations when creating a bedroom for kids. . . .

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New home construction is booming in Houston, Texas and other cities

Toward the end of each month, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development release residential construction activity statistics for the previous month. The statistics are broken down into several categories; the most heavily anticipated being the number of groundbreakings – which they refer to as “housing starts” – and the number of building permits issued. The latter is an indication of future new home construction. . . .

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How to tell if an air conditioning unit is working well

You’ve finally found the home of your dreams, but your adventure in homeownership has only just begun. First, you have to make sure everything, including the air conditioning, is in proper working order. Although you should always have your home professionally inspected, there are a few things you can check on your own to ensure the air conditioning unit is working well . . .

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