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5 home improvement projects to tackle this fall and winter

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During the fall and early winter, homeowners can identify which windows allow drafts and replace them before the chill sets in. (Photo by Brandon Smith)
During the fall and early winter, homeowners can identify which windows allow drafts and replace them before the chill sets in. (Photo by Brandon Smith)

Many homeowners start home projects during the spring, but some projects are better left for fall and winter seasons when the weather gets a little colder.

How to capture the heart of potential buyers with home staging

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A staged living room with light brown leather furniture, white carpet, and white french doors.
When properly staged, your home will be the one they fall for, and when they fall, it will be hard and fast, says Bartling. (Photo Courtesy of Another Staged Home)

Home staging is a crucial part of selling your home. Learn the importance of creating an emotional reaction from potential buyers in order to seal the deal.

18 questions to ask before you hire a home inspector

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Never enter into an agreement for a home inspection, without having a written contract specifying what the inspector is responsible for, says Bolton. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Farhan Q. of Madison, Wisconsin)
Never enter into an agreement for a home inspection, without having a written contract specifying what the inspector is responsible for, says Bolton. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Farhan Q. of Madison, Wisconsin)

Hiring a quality home inspector is one of the most important aspects of buying a new home. Ask these questions to insure you make an informed decision.

Building or remodeling? Get historic design inspiration, ideas from D.C. museum exhibit

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Scale models of household objects over the years are on display at the exhibit. (Photo courtesy of National Building Museum)
Scale models of household objects over the years are on display at the exhibit. (Photo courtesy of National Building Museum)

The long-term House & Home exhibit at the National Building Museum takes visitors on a journey through the decades of American building styles and decor trends.

Smart landscaping tips that can increase home value

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Cost effective landscaping upgrades include structural features like lighting, fences, garden paths, fire pits, swimming pools and ponds, says Sadree. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Julie M. of King George, Virginia)
Cost effective landscaping upgrades include structural features like lighting, fences, garden paths, fire pits, swimming pools and ponds, says Sadree. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Julie M. of King George, Virginia)

Landscaping requires constant maintenance, but it can also save you money. Follow these tips to invest in a beautiful yard to bring lasting value to your home.

Save now for the holidays!

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Seek out sales when holiday shopping. (Photo by Eldon Lindsay)

Holidays got your wallet? Find out ways to save money on gifts, travel and entertaining for Christmas, Hanukkah or Kwanzaa for a less stressful holiday season.

Is online tech support a safe choice for my computer?

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Online tech support services are not just for those that are unfamiliar with computers, says Bosset. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Rhonda L. of Las Vegas)
Online tech support services are not just for those that are unfamiliar with computers, says Bosset. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Rhonda L. of Las Vegas)

Online tech support provides easy access to computer help, but safety, flexibility and transparency are the real perks of getting online assistance.

5 tips to rid your home of spiders

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Black and Yellow Garden Spider (Photo by Ricki Van Leer)
Black and yellow garden spider eats a lady beetle. (Photo by Ricki Van Leer)

Spiders can be extremely clever and difficult to get rid of. One highly rated provider shares a few tips to keep the spider population under control.

Charlotte landscaper on Panthers' stadium project spots outdoor design trends

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Outdoor Images Management worked with the Carolina Panthers on landscaping during this summer's stadium renovation. (Photo by Courtney St. Onge)

Charlotte landscaper Outdoor Images Management designed the NFL stadium's new green space. They often landscape homes in Charlotte and shared 3 recent backyard trends.

Homeowner says Sellersville movers took their time, didn’t finish job

Penalty Box, Resolved or Stalemate? Find out what happened in this Angie's List complaint resolution case against Eastern Connection Movers in Sellersville, Pennsylvania.

Cedar Creek contractor brings old hardwood flooring back to life

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This floor started to show its age and needed refinishing. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Kenn Heydrick of Austin, Texas)
This floor started to show its age and needed refinishing. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Kenn Heydrick of Austin, Texas)

After living in his home for nearly 20 years, this consumer decided to hire Adam's Hardwood Floors of Cedar Creek to sand and refinish his hardwood flooring.

Austin tile installer creates custom floor with surface made of pennies

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The penny floor consists of 8,478 pennies. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Laurie Eaton of Georgetown, Texas)
The penny floor consists of 8,478 pennies. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Laurie Eaton of Georgetown, Texas)

After discovering a penny flooring on the Internet, this couple was determined to have one installed in their entry, so they hired Steven Robinson Tile & Stone.

8 unique ways to use an oriental rug in your home

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An oriental rug can bring in a huge burst of color to your room, change its “mood,” and otherwise change a room’s “look", says Tavakolian (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Jerry D. of Houston, TX)

Do you think oriental rugs are just for living rooms? Get creative with these innovative tips for ways to use oriental rugs to enliven your entire house.

Air duct cleaning: Know the facts before making a hire

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The inside of a silver air duct before cleaning
The best choice a homeowner or business can make for the evaluation and cleaning of air duct systems is hiring a licensed air conditioning/heating company, says Peterson. (Photo Courtesy of Diamond Quality Services)

Do you want clean air in your home? Air duct cleaning may be the answer, but it isn’t always the best. Follow these tips to make sure you don’t get scammed.

Sacramento-area veterinary hospital nurses service dog back to health

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This service dog is back to full health and enjoys swimming and romping through the snow. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Paula Peper of Sacramento Calif.)
This service dog is back to full health and enjoys swimming and romping through the snow. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Paula Peper of Sacramento Calif.)

When her service dog needed hip surgery, this consumer worked with her vet to be able to afford the procedure. Then, she shared her dog's story online.

Sacramento-area concrete company saves homeowner money on pool deck problem

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Scrubbing the area with vinegar removed the hard water stains. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Mark Stinson of Woodland, Calif.)
Scrubbing the area with vinegar removed the hard water stains. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Mark Stinson of Woodland, Calif.)

This homeowner thought he'd have to resurface his pool deck, but was told it needed a good vinegar scrub, thanks to Tom's Concrete of Citrus Heights.

Are you properly insured for remodeling or rebuilding?

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Remodeling, renovation and rebuilding can affect your insurance. Make sure you review your policy periodically or when planning a big project. (Photo courtesy of Lisa R. of Oviedo, Florida)
Remodeling, renovation and rebuilding can affect your insurance. Make sure you review your policy periodically or when planning a big project. (Photo courtesy of Lisa R. of Oviedo, Florida)

Are you adequately insured? It's especially important to review your homeowners insurance and other coverage when planning a major project, such as remodeling, rebuilding or building.

Don't be thunderstruck by your pup's panic: Tips for calm in the storm

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Dogs enjoy outdoor play at Camp Wagging Tails, but people inside keep an eye on the radar for summer storms. (Photo courtesy of Richard Colven.)

Several tips to calm down dogs with storm anxiety during Charlotte's summer thunderstorm season from a highly rated Cornelius, N.C., dog kennel / daycare owner.

5 garage door tips to give your house a facelift

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A yellow-cream house with three barn style redwood garage doors.
Avoid door dealers who are working out of their homes, or operating out of a dilapidated building. Their price will be less expensive, but you will not be able to find them should the door ever malfunction, says Cunningham. (Photo Courtesy of Cunningham Overhead Door Service)

Your garage door can have a major impact on the curb appeal of your house. Use these tips to improve your house’s exterior with the perfect garage door.

What to consider before planting vines around your home

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A vine left unchecked can cause damage to a home. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Todd T. of Salt Lake City)
A vine left unchecked can cause damage to a home. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Todd T. of Salt Lake City)

Looking to add a different landscaping element to your home? If you're thinking about adding vines that grow up your home, consider these pros and cons.

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