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Living Space: 10 ways to squeeze more space out of your closet

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It's true that you can never have too much storage. Homes with generous closet and drawer space are a dream. But what if your closet is shy on space? With some clever changes you can carve out more storage in your closets.

1. Use the back of the door. The back of your closet door can hold a variety of items. Add an over the door hanger with ...Read more

Living Space: 10 places to stash, store and declutter

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Organizers will say that everything in your home must have a home. Funny, but you might have thought your clothes' home was simply your house. Turns out, your house should be filled with lots of little mini-homes to store all the things in your life (e.g., keys, magazines, chip clips, receipts).

For easiest storage, opt for items that are ...Read more

Living Space: There's an easy fix to organize messy junk drawer

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It's the drawer you dread. The one that's so full it's hard to find anything in it, yet it's indispensable and in every home. But there's no reason you can't tame your junk drawer so that it can hold the mish mash that we all accumulate, and you can find things when you need to.

Essentials only

Junk drawers serve a vital purpose in our homes ...Read more

Living Space: How to select exterior house paint colors

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As the weather warms up, winter's effects can sometimes show their toll on a home's paint. Giving your home a new coat of paint can make it look refreshed and renewed, but the problem is never deciding to paint, it's usually around trying to decide which colors to go with. Following a few guidelines will help you select an exterior paint color ...Read more

Living Space: Tackle spring cleaning with this handy checklist

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Even if cleaning isn't your thing, you have to admit nothing ever feels as good as when the house has had a good purge and a deep clean. You feel lighter and the house seems easier to live in. That's the reward for all that hard work. Use this list to get some serious spring cleaning done and enjoy the satisfaction that comes with it.

Do a ...Read more

Living Space: 10 spring projects to perk up your patio

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With spring in full swing and gardening projects on your mind as you hunker down at home, it's time to start thinking about enjoying the patio again. A few small projects can take that dull, blank space and turn it into a patio with panache.

1. Paint the floor. Plain Jane concrete isn't something to get excited about; but painting the concrete ...Read more

Living Space: 10 spring projects to perk up your patio

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With spring around the corner, and all the bedding plants showing up at your favorite home center, it's time to start thinking about enjoying the patio again. A few small projects can take that dull, blank space and turn it into a patio with panache.

1. Paint the floor. Plain Jane concrete isn't something to get excited about; but painting the ...Read more

Living Space: 9 steps to get your home spring clean

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After the long days of winter have finally moved on and the sun makes a regular appearance, it's hard not to want to spend all your time outdoors. But a thorough spring cleaning doesn't have to take all spring. Tackle these items one by one, and you'll be outside lounging in the sun in no time.

1. Do a declutter. Take a laundry basket and go ...Read more

Living Space: Save or splurge? Getting the most for your decorating dollar

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When redecorating it's tempting to blow your decorating budget on a pricey look. When money's no object, the decisions are easy; but when money's rooted in fiscal reality, hard choices must be made. This makes knowing where you can save money to get a great look as essential as what you should invest in to decorate your home.

The splurge

There...Read more

Living Space: 10 frequently overlooked places that need cleaning

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As much as we try to keep up with basic dusting, vacuuming and cleaning, we're simply going to miss some areas. There are some places in your home you may not have even thought to clean. Attention to these often-neglected areas can make your home feel cleaner, and you might even breathe easier afterwards.

Lighting

From lighting in the kitchen ...Read more

Living Space: Decorating with black brings sophistication, depth

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There's a color that is at once all colors, yet it's the one most feared in decorating. That color is black.

Although black isn't a color highly regarded for walls, black is coming into favor for decorative use in surprising ways. There are several guidelines for decorating with this shade that are important to know so that everything looks ...Read more

 

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