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Plan Kitchen Remodel | HouseLogic Kitchen Remodeling Tips

Homeowners spend more money on kitchen remodeling than on any other home improvement project. And with good reason: Kitchens are the hub of home life and a source of pride.

A significant portion of kitchen remodeling costs may be recovered by the value the project brings to your home. A complete kitchen renovation with a national median cost of $65,000 recovers about 62% of the initial project cost at the home’s resale, according to the “Remodeling Impact Report” from the National Association of REALTORS®.

The project gets a big thumbs-up from homeowners, too. Those polled in the “Report” gave their new kitchen a Joy Score of 10 (out of 10!), a rating based on those who said they were happy or satisfied with their remodeling, with 10 being the highest rating and 1 the lowest.

To help ensure you get a good return on your kitchen remodel, follow these seven

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Tips for Staging the Kitchen

In many ways, home staging is a subjective art. Ask most people which is the most important room in the house, though, and they will likely answer “the kitchen.” This is why many stagers spend the most time and effort staging the kitchen.

Kitchens also tend to cost the most to remodel. It’s not uncommon for a homeowner to spend $50,000 to $150,000 to revamp the kitchen. Owners pour gobs of dough into remodeling the kitchen, making that space a gourmet showcase for the culinary arts.

However, you don’t need to spend a lot of money to spruce it up, unless it needs to be painted. You can stage that space and make it a desirable kitchen by using simple, proven staging techniques. Here are some examples of how a professional home stager might tackle a kitchen staging.

Getting the Kitchen Ready for Sale Before Staging

First and foremost, clean

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Home Improvement on a Budget: 4 Tips to Follow

Homeownership is one of life’s great milestones, and if you own your own home you have probably spent a long time thinking about the improvements you can make to your space.

Remodeling homes

One of the biggest hurdles to home improvement is cost, as some remodeling and redecorating work can cost thousands, putting home improvements out of reach for many families.

There are many great improvements you can make on a budget, however, and here we have four of the best tips available.

A Fresh Coat of Paint Can Make a Big Change

You can give your home a whole new and fresh look by giving surfaces and rooms a new coat of paint.

You may have a few old tins lying around you can use for free, but a can or two of paint can be incredibly inexpensive for the change they can bring to space.

This makes paint one of

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Home Decor Ideas and Tips


Choose the right paint colors for the kitchen to involve both function and aesthetic. Colors can affect mood. We hope we always in a positive mood every time. Good color selection can help it. The limitless option makes us overwhelmed. You must set up first your plan and goal, whether you will select based on trend and popularity or create a spacious impression for your small kitchen.  Follow the below guides to overcome your confusion.

Continue reading “Guide to Choose Paint Colors for Kitchen”


There are a ton of DIY countertop ideas out there that will help you take your old, worn-out counters from drab to fab with a little elbow grease and a few days’ time. Do you find that your current counters are painful to look at? Are they at their wit’s end from years of use and wear and tear?

Is it time to jazz up your

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Ready to tackle home improvement projects now that you finally have some time? 5 tips

So, has anyone in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic tried to turn into Bob Villa, or that fictional TV character, Tim “The Tool Man” Taylor?

More time at home has turned into more of an opportunity to do various home improvement projects, although that sometimes can be dangerous.

Scott Frankel, co-president of Frankel Building Group in Texas, offered five tips for those who are currently attempting or about to start home renovation projects while quarantined.


Think maintenance.

“Our advice is to focus on maintenance over additions,” Frankel said. “People are trying to find something exciting and something interesting. When they do that, they are thinking about expanding the home. Right now, we think the idea should be to keep things super simple.”

Examples of tasks that Frankel said people should be focused on are cleaning gutters, changing light bulbs, cleaning fans, cleaning shower and bath fixtures, simple plumbing jobs

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Interior Painting Costs by Sq Ft & Tips to Save Money

Nationally, the average cost to paint a room ranges from $300 to $900. Of course, this cost varies depending on the size of the room in square feet, materials used, the detail work needed and where you live.

Read the video transcript. 

Interior Painting Costs:

National Minimum Cost $690
National Maximum Cost $1,200
National Average Cost $900
Average Range $300 – $900

>>> Update Your Home: Book an Interior Painter Near You Today

What’s in this Cost Guide?

Prep and Repair Costs

Before you begin a painting project, your professional painter will assess your walls, trim, and ceiling for necessary repairs. The more pre-work that’s done, the better the end result will be. Prep work includes wall patching, sanding to repair previous poorly-layered paint jobs, door trim and baseboard caulking, spackling and more.

If you can tell extensive prep work is needed prior to painting, ask the painter to charge

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6 Decorating Tips From a Top Interior Designer

Grant K. Gibson has been designing homes for more than 15 years. Originally from Los Angeles, the 39-year-old designer, who’s now based in San Francisco, takes pride in creating living spaces that speak to the personality, preferences and experiences of his clients. Now, he’s releasing his first book, The Curated Home, which takes readers inside his design process and educates them on how to develop a timeless and curated interior that’ll fulfill their aesthetic tastes for years to come. “It’s not only about practical tips — how to display objects from travels, what to look for when making furniture purchases and the type of paints that work best in a particular room — but also how to think like an interior designer,” Gibson writes in the book’s introduction.

Below, Gibson shares some advice on where to start when tackling design projects. So whether you’re furnishing a new home, updating

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Carpet-Cleaning: Tips and Guidelines | HowStuffWorks

­Vacuuming is where most people start when maintaining their carpeting. That, then, is where we’ll start this article on carpet-cleaning tips. But it isn’t where the article will end. We’ll present all sorts of guidelines for cleaning, removing stains, and dealing with various other problems.


For now, though, we’ll get to the basics:

  • Carpets need to be vacuumed once a week and more often in areas of heavy traffic. Frequent vacuuming prolongs the life of your carpet by preventing a buildup of gritty particles that can cut carpet fibers. Every few weeks, take a little extra time and use your crevice tool for cleaning around baseboards and radiators and in other hard-to-reach places.
  • To vacuum wall-to-wall carpeting, divide the floor into quadrants and vacuum an entire quadrant before moving on to the next.
  • Take your time when you vacuum a carpet, especially a plush carpet in which dirt is sure
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5 Bathroom Safety Tips for Infants & Young Children

​The simplest way to avoid bathroom injuries is to make this room inaccessible unless your child is accompanied by an adult. This may mean installing a latch on the door at adult height so the child can’t get into the bathroom when you aren’t around. Also, be sure any lock on the door can be unlocked from the outside, just in case your child locks him or herself in.

Simple Tips to Childproof Your Bathroom & Prevent Injuries

  1. Supervision: Children can drown in only a few inches of water, so never leave a young child alone in the bath, even for a moment. If you can’t ignore the doorbell or the phone, wrap your child in a towel and take him along when you go to answer them. Bath seats and rings are meant to be bathing aids and will not prevent drowning if the child is left unattended. Never

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