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Easy ways to get Farmhouse Style Curb Appeal for your home’s exterior, with tips, ideas, and sources.

Know Your Home: Farmhouse Exterior Ideas

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Learn all about Ranch House style with ideas, tips, and sources to modernize your home.

Know Your Home: Ranch House Style

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Learn about your mid-century house and make it your dream home.

Know Your Home: Mid-Century Modern Style

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Learn about Cottage Style for your exterior, including lots of ideas and sources.

Know Your Home: Cottage Style

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How to host your first thanksgiving without losing your mind. All of my secret tips…

Party Basics: Hosting Your First Thanksgiving

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How to attempt exterior updates to your first home, with tips and tricks (and sources!).

Curb Appeal 101: Your First House

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Pros, Cons & Everything you need to know if you want to Paint Your Brick

EXTERIOR Q & A: Should I Paint My Brick?

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Ordering Renovation Materials

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Stop pretending to understand contractor jargon, and know exactly what to tell them.

Elevated Exteriors: 3 Keys to a Successful Renovation

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