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On Gardening: Tropical style garden all about attitude

After the Polar Vortex visit, it left many of us thinking about life in the tropics or at the bare minimum longing for summer, gardening, and splashing in the pool. In reality, it will not be long until the backyard becomes our corner of paradise, our secret garden if we add a few tropical plants.

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6 ways to prep for a home wedding

Hosting your wedding at home – whether it's your own home or that of a family member or friend – is an appealing option. Not only does it cut down on costs, but it also allows for a truly personalized event and an intimate gathering for guests. Of course, this kind of wedding requires some significant prep work on the home front. And the more consideration you give to things like home repairs and extra bathrooms, the less stressful your planning will be. Here are some ways to prepare your house for such a celebration.

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Plumber: Chill out in a cube tub

Q: Hi Ed: We're planning our first home with a private master bathroom. We will mostly use the shower stall, but also want a separate bath. Can you suggest a tub that is perfect for the few times we'll be able to relax in the bathroom?

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Ask Angie’s List: How can I prepare my basement for spring?

With the recent polar vortex sweeping through much of the nation, spring might not be on your mind, but it's not far off. And spring presents a serious challenge to your basement. Before the rainy season starts, give your basement a checkup and prepare for the season to come. February is an excellent time to plan ahead for future basement waterproofing and schedule work before problems develop.

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Design Recipes: Shop your house

A popular and underused term in interior design is redesign. Instead of purchasing new items, repurpose and reimagine spaces using items that can be found right down the hall. Redesign essentially involves shopping your house. So where do you begin? Here are some tips to help get you started.

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Style at Home: A guide to sourcing quality wood furniture

Investing in quality wood furniture can sometimes seem like a daunting task. I often find welcoming new pieces into my home feels a bit like dating and marriage. There's the initial excitement of finding the perfect piece that ties a room together, the comfortable years where it seems to almost blend into the background, and finally the love and appreciation that only comes with time – along with a few dings and scratches.

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The latest sleeper sofas offer solutions for tight spaces

As many homeowners move to living smaller in tiny houses, accessory dwelling units and mobile homes, the sleeper sofa has taken on new importance regarding space-saving needs. From modular sofas that come equipped with pop-up storage to sleek click-into-place daybeds, today's designs can be pushed, pulled and opened like a book. And they look good, too. We have compiled a list of 11 of the latest designs to hit the market. Prices were checked prior to publication but may fluctuate depending on individual retailers.

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Style at Home: Sweet and stylish, our take on the Valentine’s Day tablescape

I recently received an Instagram message from a customer in need of tablescape inspiration for a Valentine's Day dinner for her and 11 of her closest friends. She, like many of us, felt uninspired by the abundance of sparkly red hearts and chubby little cupids floating around this time of year. I totally get it! So of course, we did what we do best – we turned up some of our favorite tunes and got to work designing a solution.

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Has the shiplap trend sailed?

We probably don't need to say that shiplap is all the rage right now. After all, it's everywhere. And it's a budget-friendly trend that complements a variety of home designs. But what's the catch? And can we count on this trend to stick around?

How to protect your plants when frost is in the forecast

Is there a cold front in your forecast? Here is how you can protect your plants from the damaging effects of frost.