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Updated Sep 23, 2016 at 2:02 PM

Once a nook is claimed for studying, though, the challenge comes in making it a place a child wants to be. Because if your kid doesn't like cramming for tests there, what's the point?

Updated Sep 22, 2016 at 2:41 PM

To put it plainly, redecorating — no matter what size your space — is frustrating. That's what motivated Shanna Tellerman to start her own company, Modsy, a startup that lets you try out furniture in your own virtual house before you buy...

Updated Sep 22, 2016 at 12:51 PM

Dear James: When we moved into this house, it seemed to have plenty of closet space. Now, with my daughters in their teens, there isnít enough space. How can we install some inexpensive shelving to better utilize the closets? ó Steve C.

Updated Sep 22, 2016 at 10:22 AM

The coupleís tension could have been cut with a knife. She wanted to sell; he didnít. I was viewing a condo for sale, the lower half of a duplex which included an unfinished basement ó a major mess, but great for him as his personal man cave. The...

Updated Sep 21, 2016 at 3:38 PM

Outfitting a kitchen doesn't need to break the bank, but investing in some basic tools and equipment makes it easier to stay on track with preparing homemade dishes as opposed to living on microwaveable meals.

Updated Sep 20, 2016 at 1:19 PM

For adventurous folks who have had their travel wings clipped due to expensive kennel and dog walking costs, realizing there is such a thing as free house and pet sitting services can feel like you just got a surprise visit from the vacation fairy.

Updated Sep 19, 2016 at 2:39 PM

Whether you are just styling a room or your entire house, these celebrity home decorators will have your abode looking and feeling like some of Hollywood's most glamorous estates.

Updated Sep 16, 2016 at 12:04 PM

Keeping track of which home had that great kitchen (but terrible master bath) versus the home with a terrible backyard but a great floor plan can be tough. And while no house is likely to be perfect, when it comes to your budget, some updates are...

Updated Sep 15, 2016 at 11:35 AM

Everybody loves tomatoes, but they're not the easiest vegetable to grow. They get diseases, leaves drop, fruits rot, and gardeners will always listen to a new tip for growing healthier ones with better yields.

Updated Sep 15, 2016 at 10:14 AM

Who else wants a more up-to-date/beautiful/convenient/luxurious/fill-in- the-blank bathroom? And who else wants all this on a microscopic budget? We thought so. Well, people, your dream of a better bath can come true. Just follow these (easy-peasy)...

Updated Sep 14, 2016 at 11:42 AM

Be patient, as it will take more time than you think. Be frugal, as it will take more money than you think. Finally, be wise and assemble a team of professionals who will help you through, as it will be more complicated than you think.

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