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10 Furniture Problems You Can Fix Yourself

​A professional furniture restorer shares her secrets on making repairs that last.​ Crystal Dvorak has been fixing, creating, restoring, and upcycling furniture for more than 20 years. The owner of Urban Patina in Shakopee, MN, she’s seen every problem a piece of furniture can have. And she’s fixed them. These are some of her tried-and-true…

10 Cheap Ways To Make Your Kitchen Look Expensive

Little details go a long way. 1. Update hardware. Hardware can completely change the look of a piece of furniture and it can do the same for your cabinets. Replace drawer and cabinet pulls for an new unique look that instantly updates your entire space. 2. Paint a lighter color. A light color on the…

The Secret to Loading Your Dishwasher

Turns out, the answers come right in the box with your machine. If you own a dishwasher, we bet you’ve had marital spats (or even fights with your mother) about the best way to load it. Of course, our very own experts in the Good Housekeeping Institute have shared their own trusty instructions (make sure…

Moving Tips

Research shows that moving is one of the most stressful events in a person’s life. There are many things to consider: packing, storage, timelines when events need to happen, and selling your home. Whether you’re moving across town or across the country, you owe it to yourself – and your family – to make the…