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Remodeling a Traditional Cape Cod-Style Home

September 8, 2016 11:12 am

With their large, central chimneys and weathered wood shingles, classic Cape Cod homes offer plenty of charm. Originating with early settlers in New England, Cape Cod-style homes enjoyed a surge in popularity as starter homes for young families after World War II. They’re still perfect for first-time buyers and empty-nesters – or those who don’t want the cost (or hassle) […]

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Creating a Homework Station That Gets Top Marks

September 8, 2016 11:12 am

When was the last time your study station or workspace inspired you? For most people, the answer is, “Not recently.” Whether you’re setting up a spot for young scholars to study or prepping an area for your work-from-home days, you can kick inspiration into high gear with home office solutions that will get your creative […]

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Written Contract Essential For Major Home Renovations

September 7, 2016 6:03 pm

Question. We plan on adding two rooms and a bath to our house. What protection should we include in the contract with our architect and contractor? Answer. I receive a…

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How Much Does Location Really Matter When Buying A Home?

September 7, 2016 6:03 pm

The old saying, "Location, location, location" is more like a mantra when it comes to real estate. Buy in the wrong one and you could be setting yourself for financial…

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How To Have A Game Room When You Don't Have The Space

September 6, 2016 5:48 pm

So you've always wanted a dedicated game room -- one full of the latest and greatest gaming consoles, stellar surround sound, a television geared specifically toward the art and tons…

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Snapchat joins the Bluetooth SIG, fueling hardware speculation

September 6, 2016 11:12 am

Snapchat has given observers another reason to suspect it might be working on hardware – the social network company joined the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) according to the Financial Times. The SIG industry association maintains the Bluetooth wireless standard, and membership is a necessary prerequisite for companies that want to employ Bluetooth in any […]

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If nothing else, StikBox is a good way to hide the fact that you own a selfie stick

September 6, 2016 11:12 am

What if I told you that you could hide the shame of carrying around a selfie stick, protect your smartphone and have a free kickstand all in one go? How much would you pay for such a luxury? $10,000? $100,000? $8 million? Try around $40, American. The StikBox is actually a pretty solid idea that […]

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A Beginner’s Guide to the Japanese Tea Garden (15 photos)

September 6, 2016 11:12 am

Japanese gardens are often divided into three main styles: chisen-teien (pond garden), karesansui (rock garden, also known as Zen garden) and roji (simple, rustic garden for a teahouse). This story is about roji.The Japanese aesthetic that animates roji gives… Houzz Galleries

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Reader Kitchen: A Dallas Refresh for $40,000 (4 photos)

September 6, 2016 11:12 am

This series profiles kitchen remodels shared by homeowners on Houzz.Kitchen renovations are among the most popular home remodeling projects in the U.S., and their costs range widely.… Houzz Galleries

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Countdown to Moving: 3 Steps to Get Prepared

September 6, 2016 11:12 am

Properly preparing for any move – whether big or small – is essential for a successful, low(er) stress moving experience. Assessing everything in and outside your home that you want to take along – and figuring out exactly how you’ll actually get everything on your list into your new space – is essential when preparing to […]

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