6 Surprising Ways Home Staging Can Sabotage Your Sale

By Angela Colley If there’s one thing that’s hammered home during the selling process, it’s that prospective buyers hate walking into an empty house. They need to imagine themselves in your space, and that means seeing furniture, accessories, and other decor trappings that make a house feel like a home—and wake prospective buyers to the…

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How to Install Gutters to Protect Your Home From Water Damage

By Jeanne Sager Knowing how to install gutters can pay off big-time, saving a homeowner from water damage during the time of year when the weather is at its nastiest. Essentially, gutters divert water and snow off the roof and away from the house, says Matt Michaels of Lowe’s Home Improvement in Charlotte, NC. “Gutters…

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How to Remove a Popcorn Ceiling (Because Isn’t It About Time?)

By Audrey Ference “How to remove a popcorn ceiling” is one of those questions you’ll ponder if, well, you find yourself afflicted with popcorn ceilings—a home decor trend which had its heyday in the 1950s and ’60s but has since fallen far out of favor. If you dream of smoothing over that unsightly, bumpy texture,…

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How to Declutter Your Attic, So It Isn’t a Chaotic Mess

By Jennifer Geddes Few dare to learn how to declutter an attic. After all, this is where junk goes to die. Once stuff lands here, you forget about it entirely—out of sight, out of mind, right? Well, not really. These once dark, cobweb-filled eaves are undergoing startling transformations into playrooms, offices, and other types of…

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