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How To's, Tips, and Tricks

10 New Year's Resolutions for Your House

Your house wants you to do these things.

Let's see 'em

8 Make-Ahead Batch Cocktail Recipes

Parties are easier and more fun with make-ahead batch cocktails.

Cheers!

How to Make a Cheese Plate

Yay for cheese plates, that reliable party staple. Here's how to do it right.

I'll bite
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Lawn and Garden

Ways to Use L-Shaped Accent Fences

Accent fences - so many uses for them in your yard. Which one will you try?

But i like them all!

Building a Fence? Do These 5 Things First

Check out these 5 essential steps to take before you design your fence! Trust us, it'll save you a future headache.

What Are They?

Ultimate Guide to Raised Bed Gardening

Our resource-packed guide will help you grow a lush raised vegetable garden. Start planning now.

Let's Get Dirty!
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Deck and Patio

How to Clean Your Composite Deck

Regular maintenance and removing that sticky residue from pine trees!

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Solid-Edge or Grooved Decking: Which to Buy?

Decking is available with grooved (slotted) and solid (square) edges. How do you decide which type to choose?

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Outdoor Spring Cleaning Checklist

You spend all this time cleaning the inside of your house for spring, don't forget about the outside! Downloadable checklist inside.

Let's See
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Building Materials

Nominal vs. Actual Lumber Sizes

At the lumberyard, board measurements are given in nominal sizes. Which aren't the actual sizes. We explain this and give you a handy chart, too.

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