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Get rid of weeds between pavers (access required)

  What’s growing between your pavers: weeds, moss, even tiny trees? If you answer “all of the above,” you’re in the same boat as I was until recently. Seemed like my patio was more vegetation than bricks and I wanted ...

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Staining an old deck (access required)

Nothing gives new life to an old deck like a fresh coat of stain. And staining an old deck actually packs a double whammy. The process not only revives your deck’s appearance, but also protects the wood, so it stays ...

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Concrete projects to DIY (access required)

To savvy homeowners, DIY concrete projects can seem very appealing. And yes, the idea of saving money and tackling a major home improvement is definitely cool. But slow down … concrete is tricky to work with and requires equipment beyond ...

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Contemporary paint colors (access required)

From avocado green to millennial pink, trends in interior paint colors have come and gone. So how do you choose a color palette that looks fresh right now but you’ll still love tomorrow? Find out in my exclusive interview with Sherwin-Williams color ...

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