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Beautifully updated home is move in ready with a complete kitchen remodel, new floor coverings and fresh interior paint. The large rooms are s…

When you visit a home, what do you notice first? For some it's the decoration or color coordination. For others it's the landscaping. For me it's the defects. My eye is attracted to any and all errors and failures resulting from how the home was built or remodeled. It's almost like a disease for me: Instead of enjoying looking at a home, I feel like I’m inspecting it.

Choosing the perfect paint color isn’t’ just about picking something that looks great on your walls—it’s also about coordinating with the furniture or flooring you already have. TikTok creator @the_avantgarde recommends using free fabric or flooring samples from the items you own to compare close shades of paint.

It’s almost impossible to choose a paint color from the tiny swatches home improvement stores carry, but you also don’t want the mess of actually painting multiple test patches. TikTok user @newbuild_newlyweds found the perfect solution—oversized swatches made from real paint that you can order for delivery.

If you love a neutral home, TikTok user @mywellihousedecor has half a dozen suggestions for the perfect white or light grey paint, saving you some time scanning through nearly identical swatches.

Buying a ton of Halloween decorations could seriously drain your bank account, but @sandwich_bro shows you can make a totally spooky light up coffin sign with some paint, Christmas lights, creativity, and $20.

TikTok user @kelsey_henry splurged on a cabinet makeover, but that left her appliances looking dull and dingy in comparison. Using some black paint, she totally transformed her fridge.

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If you have an excess of mason jar lids (whether it’s from breaking the jars or they’re just getting a little rusty) you need to try this reuse DIY from @shelbizlee. A little paint and some ribbon transforms the mason jar lids into an adorable pumpkin shaped piece of décor.

If you’ re faced with ugly-, dark- or a hideous-colored paneling in a room, you have two choices: remove it completely or cover it up. If you rip it off the walls panel-by- panel, you’ ll find more challenges. The paneling was likely installed on furring strips leaving the walls pockmarked with nail holes to patch or removing dried up adhesive, both a lot of work.

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I’ve lost count of the questions I’ve answered. It’s in the tens of thousands over the past 28 years. Most questions are pretty straightforward, and the answers are somewhat obvious. However, every now and then I’m blessed with an email from a homeowner who provides an incredible teaching moment.

This single-level ranch style home is ready for its new owners! Light & bright with tons of new updates including, new luxury vinyl plank …

Renting an apartment or house is a cost-effective option for anyone who’s making their first foray into the real estate world or moving somewhere new — No home remodeling costs! No cost of selling a house to worry about! — but living in a temporary space can cramp anyone’s interior design game. Although you pay a monthly rent, someone else ultimately owns the property and your rental agreement dictates what you can and cannot do to the space. Chances are, you can’t drill big holes into the walls, add a carpet to your bedroom or replace your kitchen’s awful backsplash.

Charming 2(+) bdrm on 1/2 acre, updated w/energy efficient heat pump, AC & tankless water heater! Original wd flrs in LR w/wood stove. Kit…

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Do you have a wide unsightly crack in your concrete sidewalk, driveway or patio? The concrete may have cracked all the way through the slab and now one piece is higher than the adjacent piece. Some cracks can be trip hazards.

Canadian DIY duo @thesorrygirls share plenty of practical DIY ideas on their YouTube channel and TikTok page, but this clever hack is completely unexpected. If you have a piece of damaged furniture or a cracked butcher’s block countertop, you can use a paint stick to patch it.

Cool graphic shapes are taking over the walls of TikTok creators. If you’re trying to replicate the look at home, follow this advice from @jessiefinds and don’t be afraid to just go for it.

To keep your paint can from getting covered in paint, you’ll just need a couple of pieces of painters tape. TikTok user @boxcolorhater shows you how to get a mess-free pour every time.

If your garage has turned into the glorified dumping ground for anything that doesn’t fit in your house or that you’re just not quite ready to get rid of, it’s time to get a garbage bag and a donations box and tackle the task. Your garage is a great place to store cars, bikes, lawn tractors and garden tools — but it isn’t the place for broken-down tools, electronics or that hideous lime-green paint that you’re never going to use again. Here’s some help identifying the items that need to go, and a list of the most common garage offenders.

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