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  1. My Dramatic Entryway Makeover: Before & After

    Updated entryway with new paint and decor
    Updating Your Entryway

    I recently finished updating my front entryway.

    I had put this space on hold for almost a year because it has always been a very tough space to decorate and organize. I focused on finishing the other areas we were renovating, and sadly used the

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  2. How I Replaced My Doorbell, Step by Step

    Old antique doorbell

    Recently, while sweeping leaves off the front porch, I noticed my old doorbell ringer was looking pretty sad. After 20+ years it was time to consider replacing it.

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  3. How to Replace Front Door Hardware

    Front door decorated with wreath

    Because your home's front door is often the most commonly used, it requires some attention to stay in great shape. Fortunately, you can tackle door maintenance and repairs yourself without spending a lot of time or money.

    Install a New Door Lockset

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  4. How to Repair or Replace Window & Door Screens

    Screen door cracked open to balcony

    It’s spring — time to open windows and doors to let in some fresh air. While invigorating outside air is welcome inside, open windows and doors are a two-way street. Let in what you want and keep out what you don’t by installing screens on windows and d

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  5. How to Install a Doorbell

    Ringing video doorbell with camera

    Installing a doorbell is a home improvement project that requires little investment and just a little bit of time. You have a few options when it comes to doorbells. Wireless units are the easiest to install but hard-wired doorbells are very common. If

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  6. How to Paint Your Concrete or Wood Porch

    Large wraparound porch with crisp paint

    Your front porch is the first thing guests see when visiting your house. Whether it's wood or concrete, every porch needs a bit of upkeep. If yours is looking a little worse for wear, now is a good time to take a weekend to renew it to its original glory.

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  7. How to Build a Wall-Mounted Coat Rack

    DIY coat rack

    Add more hooks to quickly and easily hang outerwear and free up some closet space by making a simple and functional wall-mounted coat rack this weekend. All you need to make your next creation is the right tools and know-how. Follow this DIY guide to

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  8. Pressure Washing Your Home: Starter Guide

    Pressure washing stone walkway

    Pressure washers are ideal for thoroughly and powerfully cleaning almost any surface that is covered with caked-on dirt, grime and grease. They aren’t meant to be used like a garden hose — you have to know how and when to use one so that you get the job

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  9. How to Install a Lockset & Deadbolt

    Testing key in front door deadbolt

    Improve security and update a door by installing a new lockset and deadbolt this weekend. Whether you’re replacing an old lockset or installing one on a new door, it’s something most DIYers can do in no time at all. Keep reading to find out more and the

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  10. How to Repair Concrete Steps

    Concrete steps leading to house entrance

    Your porch's concrete steps take a lot of abuse over time from foot traffic and the elements. Eventually, the concrete can crack, crumble or fall apart, becoming a tripping or slipping hazard.

    Assess and Prepare

    Carefully examine the structural

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  11. 4 Rules to Boost Your Curb Appeal

    Curb appeal from home maintenance and landscaping

    There are simple, economical ways to add color and interest that will instantly boost curb appeal. You can clean your fence, mailbox, door and house numbers, hang window boxes packed with colorful flowers and plant ground cover under trees. But if you

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  12. How to Install a Pet Door

    Cat entering pet door from outside

    If you have a pet that spends time both indoors and out, you play a constant game of letting him in and out by opening the door time after time. So who’s really in charge? By installing a pet door into an exterior door, you can give him the freedom t

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