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Add Character to Your Home

Details make a difference! Listed here are resources with tips and project ideas to help you spruce up your home and to create that special quality Realtors call "curb appeal".

Simple Ways to Add Curb Appeal
Money is tight and time is short, but you don't have to skimp on beauty. Even simple shoe-string projects can give your home a whole new look. The trick is to relax, be creative, and have fun.

Help for a Ho-Hum House
Character is that elusive quality that makes a house special. On many older homes, character comes from craftsmanship and attention to details. Suburban tract houses built after World War II are often said to lack character.

Pick Paint Colors For Your House
A fresh coat of paint can dramatically improve your home's curb appeal. But what colors are best? Here's how to choose.

Exterior Siding Options
New siding can add to your home's appeal, but a poor choice of material will do more harm than good. How to choose the best exterior siding? Explore these choices.

Best Woods For Your New Deck
To build a better deck, be sure to choose a better wood. Here are our top picks for surfaces to use for your new deck.

How to Build a Brick Patio
Forget the boring slabs of gray concrete. A brick patio and walkway will enhance the beauty of your home. For perfect pavement, follow these easy steps.

How to Add Character to Your House
Does your house seem bland and uninteresting? This short how-to has quick tips for adding charm and character to your home.

Ask Questions About Your House
What color should you paint the trim? Should you add shutters? Here's how to submit questions about house styles and home improvement projects

Ways to Add Light to a Dark House
What can a homeowner do to increase the light in a dark house? Here are some ideas, both simple and complex.

Outdoor Christmas Decorations
During the holidays, you can light up your house with bold, bright lighting and decorations. Here are tips.

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