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New Ways to Think About All That Mulch in the Garden
Before you go making a mountain out of a mulch hill, learn the facts about what your plants and soil really want
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Busted! Get the Facts for 8 Common Color Myths
Give hearsay the heave-ho — let these expert explanations improve your paint and decor choices instead
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10 Things to Know About Prefab Homes
Are prefab homes less costly, faster to build and greener than homes constructed onsite? Here are answers to those questions and more
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What a Landscape Architect Wants You to Know About What They Do
There are many misconceptions about exactly what landscape architects do. Learn what they are all about in the first step toward hiring one
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What You Need to Know About Dust and How to Fight It
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What's LEED All About, Anyway?
If you're looking for a sustainable, energy-efficient home, look into LEED certification. Learn about the program and its rating system here
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Insulation Basics: What to Know About Spray Foam
Learn what exactly spray foam is, the pros and cons of using it and why you shouldn’t mess around with installation
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Everything I Need to Know About Decorating I Learned from Downton Abbey
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Stay Cool About Picking the Right Refrigerator
If all the options for refrigeration leave you hot under the collar, this guide to choosing a fridge and freezer will help you chill out
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Guessing Game: What Might Our Bedrooms Say About Us?
For entertainment only; actual accuracy may vary. Always don fun goggles and engage your imagination before playing!
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Guest Picks: Beautiful Things You Can Feel Good About Buying
Upcycled, ecofriendly or just made responsibly, these home accessories and furniture pieces will keep your conscience clear
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Construction Contracts: What to Know About Estimates vs. Bids
Understanding how contractors bill for services can help you keep costs down and your project on track
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Guest Picks: 20 Finds to Cluck About
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4 Things a Hurricane Teaches You About Good Design
When the power goes out, a home's design can be as important as packaged food and a hand-crank radio. See how from a firsthand account
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Aim High: What to Know About Adding a Library Ladder
Have books or shelves out of reach? Here’s how to get a library ladder that works just right for your needs
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