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Jun 23, 2021
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What I Wish I Knew Before I Renovated
If I could go back in time and talk to my prerenovation self, here's a sample of things I'd say: (1) Assume nothing. You may think it's obvious that refinishing the floors would include that little strip on the opposite side …
Real Simple
8 Ways to Save Your Deck From Sun Damage
While wood decks might look beautiful when they’re first installed, they quickly begin to appear weathered if they aren’t properly …
Bob Vila
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How to Create a Home for the Life You Have
This apartment in a former office building had two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a spacious hall, a kitchen and a living-dining room. "The …
Houzz
Reclaimed Wood: How to Source and Use Salvage Finishes in Your Designs
Charm and character, woodworking — specifically reclaimed wood– and salvaging is bound to deliver both. In her book Styling with …
Cottages And Bungalows
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10 Eye-Catching Accent Color Ideas
When designing an interior around one main hue, there's room to incorporate accent colors—the jewelry in your design scheme—for even …
Good Housekeeping
How to Create a Luxurious Bathroom Retreat
When traveling to five-star hotels around the world, the beautifully appointed bathrooms are always a highlight. Many travelers return …
New England Home
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Simple Ways to Refresh Your Home for Summer 2021
The most wonderful season of all is upon us. To celebrate warmer days ahead, I've rounded up 21 easy ways to refresh your home, so that …
Apartment Therapy
Dishwasher vs. Hand Washing: When to Use Each Cleaning Method
When it comes to the debate between hand washing and using a dishwasher, it may surprise you to learn that there's no simple answer in …
Bob Vila
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Texas Votes to Join USA
What Year
The Congress of the Republic of Texas votes to join the United States of America.
The day was Jun 23. What year was it?
Quote of the Week
"Home is the nicest word there is."
Laura Ingalls Wilder
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