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Jessica Cook
31 ways to add character to your home--this site is amazing!

DIY Projects

For information on my affordable online design service, please click here. Just a quick reminder, the information I provide on my blog is based on my own experience and is my own opinion. You are reading and following my advice/tutorials at your own risk. Please always use safety precautions when performing a DIY project and always read and follow manufacturer's directions for the products and tools you use. DIY Project Tutorials: {Please click on the link under the photo to view} How To…

47 skills to know when owning a home

47 Skills You Need to Survive Homeownership

Don't get caught with your toolbelt down—learn these techniques and tackle any household emergency with ease

Website on how to fill the awkward places of your home

Room Makeovers

For information on my affordable online design services, please click here. For local on-site design services (Detroit) please email for pricing and availability. Please click on the photos or room title to see the full article and additional photos. Laundry Room Makeover (Before) (After) Kitchen Makeover (Before) (After) Bedroom Makeover (Before) (After) Family Room Makeover (Before) (After) Sunroom Makeover (Before) (After) Dining Room Makeover (Before) (After)…

Home Owner's Manual: Annual Home Maintenance Calendar - Really good information to know! So many of these things can get overlooked, but if you stay on top of them, they probably make a world of difference in your home's health and efficiency.

How To Set Up an Annual Home Maintenance Calendar

Whether you own or rent your home, whether it’s an apartment or a house, it’ll need maintenance this year. Make your life easier and a little less stressful by planning out your home’s maintenance for the whole year all at once, filling out an annual calendar and setting yourself reminders so you stay on track all year long! A yearly calendar (paper or digital) A copy of your lease (if you rent) Your smart phone or computer 1.

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Perfect Place Settings: Plate Cluster Walls

Lately, I have been absolutely enamored with plate clusters — especially colorful ones. Plate clusters can add instant, inexpensive dashes of color anywhere in the home, and look great on a large, blank wall.We have written posts about plate clusters here on Apartment Therapy before, but my love affair has only just begun, so I thought I would share a few more that I found while planning my first plate cluster.1.

Decorating on a budget – you’ve heard of it but do you actually do it? There are so many ways that you can create a beautiful home interior without spending a small fortune.  - Top 60 Furniture Makeover DIY Projects and Negotiation Secrets

Top 60 Furniture Makeover DIY Projects and Negotiation Secrets

hrift stores, yard sales, flea markets and even Craigslist are great sources for finding old furniture pieces to remodel. Old furniture can be purchased very inexpensively and you can create beautiful pieces that look fresh

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