Master Closet Layout | Organizing Your Master Closet | HouseLogic

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Master closet organization creates ample space for one or two users and includes storage features to make the space easy to arrange and maintain.

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Master Closet Layout | Organizing Your Master Closet | HouseLogic.

Low Maintenance Ground Cover | Ground Cover Alternatives | HouseLogic

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Americans have long had a soft spot for lawns. Turf grass covers nearly 47 million acres in the U.S., according to the Lawn Institute. But there’s plenty that’s not green about all that green. For starters, the average household dumps 60 gallons of water a day on conventional lawns. Toxic lawn herbicides and pesticides run off into lakes and streams. Gas-powered mowers spew pollution into the air. And then there’s all that time spent watering, weeding, seeding, sodding, thatching, and mulching.

If you’re looking for an alternative, consider replacing some or all of your high-maintenance turf with ground covers that form walkable “carpets,” and innovative grasses that require little or no water or mowing once established.

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Low Maintenance Ground Cover | Ground Cover Alternatives | HouseLogic.

DIY Master Closet Renovations from HouseLogic

 

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Personalize your master closet with special storage features that you select and install, or hire a professional to do the work.

 

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DIY Master Closet Renovations | Custom Closet Renovations | HouseLogic.

How to Update Kitchen Cabinets for Under $100 | Kitchen Cabinet Ideas

How to Update Kitchen Cabinets for Under 0 | Kitchen Cabinet Ideas

 

Knobs and pulls are kitchen jewelry that can dress cabinets up. Note that cabinet hardware can get very fancy and expensive — costing $30 and up for a single ornate knob. But you’ll get a huge bang for a few bucks by buying 10-packs of simple, contemporary hardware at big box stores for less than $20 (that’s $2 a knob!).

To save time and money, replace 1-hole hardware with 1-hole upgrades; 2-hole with 2-hole. That way, you won’t need to drill or patch.

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How to Update Kitchen Cabinets for Under $100 | Kitchen Cabinet Ideas.

Ideas to Squeeze in More Kitchen Storage | Kitchen Cabinets and Shelves

 

Corner Storage — Unleashed!

Corner cabinets are notorious for storing kitchen items — forever! With its deep further recesses, a corner cabinet is the Bermuda Triangle of your kitchen. Fortunately, clever kitchen cabinet manufacturers are finding ways to shed light on this Neverland. This cabinet is a combination door and drawer — swinging open the door brings with it all the contents of your corner cabinet.

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Ideas to Squeeze in More Kitchen Storage | Kitchen Cabinets and Shelves.

Tips For Kitchen Remodeling | Kitchen Remodel | Home Improvement

Tips For Kitchen Remodeling | Kitchen Remodel | Home Improvement

Home owners spend more money on kitchen remodeling than on any other home improvement project, according to the Home Improvement Research Institute. And with good reason. Kitchens are the hub of home life, and a source of pride.

A significant portion of kitchen remodeling costs may be recovered by the value the project brings to your home. Kitchen remodels in the $50,000 to $60,000 range recoup about 69% of the initial project cost at the home’s resale, according to recent data from Remodeling magazine’s Cost vs. Value Report.

A minor kitchen remodel of about $18,500 does even better, returning more than 75% of your investment.

To make sure you maximize your return, follow these seven smart kitchen remodeling strategies that will help you come up with great kitchen design ideas.

1. Establish priorities for a kitchen remodel

The National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) recommends spending at least six months planning your kitchen remodeling project. That way, you won’t be tempted to change your mind during construction, create change orders, and inflate construction costs. Here are planning points to cover:

  • Cooking traffic patterns: A walkway through the kitchen should be at least 36 inches wide. Work aisles should be a minimum of 42 inches wide and at least 48 inches wide for households with multiple cooks.
  • Child safety: Avoid sharp, square corners on countertops, and make sure microwave ovens are installed at the proper height—3 inches below the shoulder of the primary user but not more than 54 inches from the floor.
  • Outside access: If you want easy access to entertaining areas, such as a deck or patio, factor a new exterior door into your plans.

A professional designer can simplify your kitchen remodel. Pros help make style decisions, foresee potential problems, and schedule contractors. Expect fees around $50 to $150 per hour, or 5% to 15% of the total cost of the project.

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Tips For Kitchen Remodeling | Kitchen Remodel | Home Improvement.

How to Prevent Burglaries | Home Security Tips | HouseLogic

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You come home to an open front door, a ransacked house, and missing valuables. How did a burglar know you’d be gone? How did they get in?

In these 10 thank-you notes, your friendly neighborhood burglars share advice on how to stop lending them a helping hand.

via How to Prevent Burglaries | Home Security Tips | HouseLogic.

7 Storage Solutions You Didn’t Know You Had

Every square foot of your home is valuable. Here are seven storage solutions that take advantage of underutilized nooks and crannies. And just for fun, we did some back-of-the-napkin calculations based on the average price per square foot of a U.S. home ($81)—so we could attach a theoretical value to the bonus space.

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7 Storage Solutions You Didn't Know You Had.

Pantry Organization Makeovers | Vote for Your Favorite Kitchen Pantry

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Throughout January, we shared four bloggers’ amazing pantry transformations. If you missed the projects or need a reminder, here’s a recap. Then, vote for your favorite and feel free to share a picture of your own cool pantry in the comments section.

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Pantry Organization Makeovers | Vote for Your Favorite Kitchen Pantry.