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For love or money: Some home renovations aren’t worth the investment

Some renovations can make your home more difficult to sell, and others will not recuperate the money you spent on them when it comes time to sell your home. These are some of the biggest culprits, from kitchen appliances to home theater rooms. The post For love or money: Some home renovations aren’t worth the investment appeared first on Digital Trends .
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15+ Stunning DIY Plywood Statement Walls

Plywood can completely transform a room! For the cost of a few sheets, you can create an epic feature wall that will stun everyone – in a good way! Try cutting it into planks for a shiplap look, or into geometric shapes for a repeating pattern. Cut it into square tiles or whimsical shapes, then…
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Creative Plywood DIY Projects

We have had a BLAST exhausting ourselves with plywood projects for this week's Plywood Pretty shebang. Thanks for playing along, and if you've been building this week or inspired by something you've seen here, show off your work by submitting a brag post here. Here are some of our favorites from the link party: Barn…
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SCOBY yourself: How to make kombucha from scratch

Kombucha tea is a delightful effervescent drink that originated in ancient China. Today, it's sold commercially in stores but you can still make your own kombucha at home for pennies on the dollar. The post SCOBY yourself: How to make kombucha from scratch appeared first on Digital Trends .
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Architect team designs modular-home building blocks for multiple terrains

A new modular home design built by a number of architects for Milan Design Week, could offer a new way to build remote cabins and holiday homes, packing everything a person needs into single, expandable cells. The post Architect team designs modular-home building blocks for multiple terrains appeared first on Digital Trends .
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DIY Plywood Flooring Pros and Cons + Tips

Our Plywood Pretty week is coming to a close and there's one topic we haven't covered yet… plywood flooring. While we love our hardwood floors, we know that not every DIYer has the budget, and, if we're keeping it real, not every project is worth the splurge for higher end flooring. We've talked about and…
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Incomes Need to Rise at This Pace to Stay on Track With Rents

Rent raised? You’ll need a raise. According to a new analysis by Zillow, the average renter would need his or her income to grow by $168 to keep up with an expected 1 percent rise in rents over the next year. Many renters, however, would need more—in some cases, much more—to keep costs manageable. Renters […] The post Incomes Need to Rise at This Pace to Stay on Track With Rents appeared first on RISMedia .
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Move over Nest, U.K.’s Hive Thermostat is making its way stateside

After succeeding in the U.K., Hive is ready to enter the U.S. smart-home market. With the market already crowded with competitors, the planned multi-stage rollout will test the waters in a few states at a time. The post Move over Nest, U.K.’s Hive Thermostat is making its way stateside appeared first on Digital Trends .
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Grab a Seat! 25 Amazing DIY Plywood Benches and Other Seating Ideas

Does the phrase “plywood seating” conjure up images of boxy, rough, cheap-college-student-apartment furniture? If so, you may be surprised to learn that you can create all different kinds of beautiful seating with a few plywood sheets (sometime even just one!). The 25 amazing DIY plywood seating ideas shown here are the perfect marriage of form…
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