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The Sneaky Places Mosquitoes Hide in Your Yard
Bugs be gone!

For all of your home improvement endeavors, learn how the pros do by reading up on everything from ceilings to floorboards.

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7 Rooms to Consider When Renovating Your Home
Spend a little now for a big payoff later.
mint green kitchen
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How to Paint Kitchen Cabinets
Don't fly blind on this tricky DIY.
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The 10 Greatest Things We Learned From the Gaines
We've already tried #5 at home (and you should, too!).
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Nesting With Grace Mudroom Makeover
So long, unfinished walls and popcorn ceiling!
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Chip Gaines Reveals the First Thing He Notices When He Walks Into Someone's Home
Let's just say, he refers to himself as a "flooring snob."
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6 Key Questions to Ask Yourself Before a Major Reno
We consulted with seasoned pros: Frank and Sherry Fontana, the stars of FYI Network's newest show "Downtown Shabby."
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Christina and Tarek El Moussa Think This Is the Biggest Renovation Mistake Homeowners Make
They also share how they landed their own design show on HGTV.
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This Is the #1 Renovation Tip of All Time, According to Scott McGillivray
It's all about the first impression, people.
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4 Things the Property Brothers Always Do Before Hiring a Contractor
Don't even think about tackling a renovation before checking these to-dos off your list.
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The #1 Mistake New House Flippers Make
It's not as easy as some TV stars would have you believe.
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These Are the Most Popular Exterior Home Colors
Hints of blue might just be the new "it" trend.
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People Are Calling Out These Reality TV House Flippers for Scamming Them
Apparently, their real estate seminars didn't deliver what they promised.
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15 Features That Will Help Your Home Sell Faster
And for more money. 
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The 8 Biggest Renovation Mistakes That Will Hurt Your Property Value
Because the next owner might not love heated floor tiles. 
The house is a rarity in Dallas — a 1926 Georgian in its original state. Read more about the designer's inspiration here.This story originally appeared in the December 2015/January 2016 issue of CQ. For more details, see Resources.
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This Is the #1 Renovation You Should Make Before Selling Your Home
Fix up this one room, and you're ready to go on the market. 
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10 Furniture Problems You Can Fix Yourself
A professional furniture restorer shares her secrets on making repairs that last.
Improve a less-than-stellar piece with paint, patience, and my tricks. I had the oops moments; now you can learn from them.
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The 5 Biggest Mistakes You Make When Painting Furniture
Tack cloths: They can be your best friend or your worst enemy. 
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10 Common House Features You Didn't Know Had a Name
You probably stroll through your home's enfilade every day.
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9 Minor Tweaks That Make Your Kitchen Feel Remodeled
When you can't afford a total gut job, focus on these specific changes instead.
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