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The cost of goods across industries is rising, leading to broader concerns about inflation and whether people will struggle to purchase the items they could afford in the past. But there are financial moves consumers can make to hedge against inflation. One of those strategies is to invest in real estate, especially when mortgage rates […]

A riding lawn tractor is the ultimate way to cut, trim and manicure a large lawn; and to keep it working safely and at peak performance it requires regular maintenance. If you’re a grease monkey and enjoy working on engines and machinery, you can keep a lawn tractor in good running order. If not, get a regular tuneup by the manufacturer.

Is your grass ridden with patchy clumps of weeds, unsightly bare spots or areas of hard, compacted soil? If the answer is yes, your lawn needs a makeover, and some TLC to restore it to lush green turf. It won’ t be a weekend wonder, because your grass requires continued attention, but in one growing season you’ ll be amazed at what a little care and feeding can do.

You can’t add a more enduring landscape feature to a home than a stone wall, which you’ll see dotting the countryside of many homes in rural areas. A rugged stone wall creates a natural material surrounding property that’s appealing whether it’s a modest cottage or a handsome country estate, often becoming the focal point of the property.

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Moving is exciting, but it can also be stressful for more reasons than one. From finding the time and energy to box up all of your belongings, to picking a trustworthy moving service to safely transport them all from one place to the next, there are just so many factors to consider. On top of […]

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TikTok user @diyknowlesornever saw a braided leather headboard on Hati Home for $995. Since that was out of the question, she recreated the look for just $60 using faux leather.  This dupe looks incredible.

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From the end result, you would never guess that this expensive looking tufted headboard from TikTok creator @simply.shanaa cost just $30 to DIY. The reason for the low cost is unexpected—underneath the padding some cardboard boxes are hiding.

How much time do you spend foraging for your keys? Ever had to rely on the extra set you hid away? You may be a good candidate for a key-free door access lock pad that offers the security of a keyed lock with the convenience of using a digital code to open the door.

To lower the use and expense of air conditioning a home in the dog days of summer, consider installing a whole house fan to cool it down. The fan, usually installed on the second floor in the ceiling, is designed to pull air through open windows and doors and exhaust it out through the attic to the outdoors. It works best in the evening as the temperature drops, so fresh air is pulled in and forces hot air through attic vents. By morning you’ll be reaching for a blanket after a cool night’s sleep.

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West Elm’s reclaimed wood floating shelves might be pretty, but they aren’t cheap at $120 for just one 3-foot shelf. TikTok creator @malmadness knew she could do better and created three dupes for her girlfriend bringing the cost down from $320 to $40.

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If you’re not ready to bust out the power tools to get the West Elm look, try this easy DIY using modeling clay from TikTok creator @betharoutunian. The original ceramic link sculpture cost $80, but her dupe looks just as expensive.

Is there anything more annoying in a bathroom than a towel bar unable to do its only job? As it dangles by one end, off the wall, it is good for nothing and certainly not for hanging a towel. The problem is the hardware fastener no longer works and is pulled out of the wallboard which can be a self-inflicted wound when someone mistakenly took it for a grab bar once too...

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