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DIY Wood Window Valances

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KITCHEN MAKEOVER

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The kitchen makeover: Sure, it’s considered the heart of the home, but in my case, it’s also at the heart of this DIY renovation. When I moved in, basically EVERYthing needed to be touched, changed, or replaced in some way. This kitchen has been years in the making, and nearly everything I did in this room was done for the first time, with no prior experience. But sometimes all it takes is a little imagination, discovering some nifty new tools, and some elbow grease.

Or in my case, throwing tools and having a drink or crying on the floor in frustration. But getting up and trying again, because that’s what’s important.

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News: Four better options for home improvement

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It’s nice to live in a home that’s designed just the way you like, even if you have to spend money on remodeling. But when it comes to increasing a home’s value, some pricey home improvements won’t come close to matching the amount of money you put in.

It’s nice to live in a home that’s designed just the way you like, even if you have to spend money on remodeling. But when it comes to increasing a home’s value, some pricey home improvements won’t come close to matching the amount of money you put in.

If you don’t plan on moving in the near future, recouping money may not be as important as knowing you’ll enjoy the remodeled space. But if your plan is to increase the value of your home, you may want to avoid projects that don’t offer a good return.

Here are four home improvements that usually don’t recoup costs, along with alternatives that offer a better bargain.

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Pulling the Curtain Back on Home Improvement Financing

Pulling the Curtain Back on Home Improvement FinancingAre you loving the idea of installing new windows in your home, but aren’t sure if you have the money to do it? Let’s say you’re finally ready to pull the trigger on those new home fiberglass windows you’ve been thinking about.

The timing is perfect: cold winter storms will soon be replaced by spring’s warm embrace. Before you know it, the brutal heat of summer will engulf your home while trying its best to roast you inside like a turkey in an oven. You’ll hardly notice, however, because you’ll be sitting behind your new energy-efficient windows as you sip an iced tea.

There’s just one problem. How are you going to pay a contractor to install those windows today if you don’t have the capital to pay for them upfront?

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