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Top Home Improvement Projects for Spring

Spring is here, and that means it’s time to spruce up your home. If you’ve been putting off that remodeling project for longer than you care to remember, now is the perfect time to get it done to get ready for the fun months ahead. Here are five top home improvement projects to get done during the spring.

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Don't DIY - These Five Remodeling Projects Need a Pro's Touch - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

Don’t DIY – These Five Remodeling Projects Need a Pro’s Touch

DIY may seem like the most obvious choice for a moderately skilled weekend warrior, but we disagree. Some projects should only be tackled by a pro. Think twice before tackling any of these five home improvement projects yourself.

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Four Ideas to Repurpose Your Furniture

Spring is here and so is spring cleaning. It’s time to toss out what you don’t use and make room for things you need. Although it may be tempting to simply toss out that old chest or that outdated dresser, don’t be hasty – you can repurpose them! Check out these four ideas to repurpose you’re furniture.

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Choosing the Best Countertop for Your Home: Concrete

Are you trying to pick the best kind of countertop for your kitchen remodel? Here’s everything you ever wanted to know about concrete countertops.

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Five Home Improvements that May Not Add Value to Your Home Resale

Before you start gold-plating your sinks and creating an over the top man-cave in your basement, remember that not everything you do to your property adds value to the home, and that the law of diminishing returns is always at work. So whether your clearing out a garden, or putting in a retaining wall, remember that curb appeal does not convert one-to-one with home value. Read on for a short list of things that may not convert dollar for dollar to the overall value of your home.

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Built-In or Freestanding Fireplace: Which Is the Best Option for Your Home?

Fireplaces have a way of elevating the interior design of any home, giving rooms a clear anchor and gathering place. But if your home has already been built, the job of installing that fireplace may be left to you – and your pocketbook. That means making choices based on what will work best for you, your family and your home. By weighing the options between a freestanding and a built-in fireplace, you can choose a heat source that makes your home look and function better.

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What to Consider When Choosing a New Driveway - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

What to Consider When Choosing a New Driveway

When’s the last time you thought about your driveway? You know, that little road that leads up to your house? Should it be concrete, asphalt, or gravel? Unless all you want is a dirt two-track with a grassy middle? These are all things to consider when installing or replacing a driveway.

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Protecting Yourself and Your Clothes This Winter - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

Protecting Yourself and Your Clothes This Winter

This winter has been especially wet and cold so far, and it’s important to buy quality clothing that’s sturdy and warm enough to keep you safe from the elements for years to come. Unfortunately, your apparel is far more susceptible to being damaged outside during the winter because of the sidewalk salt and stubborn ice that linger on the ground until springtime.

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Five Things to Do When You’re Stuck at Home - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

Five Things to Do When You’re Stuck at Home

We’ve all been in this situation before. It kind of reminds you of when you were in elementary when bad weather forced your class to stay inside for recess and the teacher would pull out the box filled with out-of-date board games, rock hard Play-doh and a half-empty box of crayons. Well, now that “indoor recess box” is your home. Here are some ways to to entertain yourself when you’re stuck inside.

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Unique Home Style: Barbie Dreamhouse - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

Unique Home Style: Barbie Dreamhouse

Chances are, you can’t afford full-scale versions of all of Barbie’s possessions (the convertible, the yacht, the wardrobe), but there are tons of other ways you can transform your home to get a taste of the Barbie Dreamhouse life. If your unique home style is “Barbie Dreamhouse,” then here are some unique and glitzy items that can help you achieve the look.

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