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20 Unexpected Ways to Use Vinegar Around the House

What if we told you there is one item in your kitchen pantry that can do it all? This homekeeping multitasker can whiten your laundry whites, wash your windows and mirrors, drive out pests, eliminate odors, and remove stains, and leave your surfaces sparkling clean. Enter: vinegar, your secret weapon. Deodorize the Room Unpleasant odors…

Installing a Programmable Thermostat in 5 Simple Steps

How simple is installing a programmable thermostat? It’s about as easy as plugging the right cables into the right terminals on your TV. Even though you can buy a programmable thermostat in dozens of different styles, sizes, brands and models, these five simple steps are basically universal for installing a programmable thermostat. What’s So Great…

The Open Concept Living Space

Traditionally, homes in the 1990s were designed with separate rooms, but now the new trend is the open floor plan. In the past, people believed that the more rooms the home had, the more attractive, compartmentalized and functional the home was. Designers and homeowners eventually realized that the open floor plan made spaces appear larger…

14 Paint Colors That Make Your Small Space Feel Bigger

These expert-approved hues may be the secret to opening up a minuscule or cramped-feeling room. The right paint color can accomplish a lot — it can flatter everyone in the room, help bring good energy to a space, and even keep you from getting sick. And luckily for small space dwellers, a well-chosen wall hue…