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How to Tile Over a Plastic Laminate Backsplash

Larry asks, “Can I tile over a Formica backsplash?”

It’s possible to tile over a plastic laminate backsplash under certain conditions. Read on to find out how.

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Raccoon climbing onto a porch.

How to Protect Your Home from Raccoon Damage

The arrival of spring melts snow, grows flowers, warms the weather, and brings baby animals – including raccoons. You might find adult raccoons and their young cute . . . until they move from their natural home into yours! Read on to find out more.

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My Dream Job: Naming Paint Colors

I’ve given up on many childhood aspirations, including certain dream jobs, such as astronaut (I’m prone to motion sickness) and swimsuit-model suntan applicator (I’m cocoa butter intolerant). But, there’s one dream job I still covet: I want to be the person who names paint colors. Read on to find out why.

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First time homeownr, Chelsea Lipford, in front of her new house.

First Time Homeowner Website Launched!

We’re launching our First Time Homeowner website as a companion to our six-part, First Time Homeowner TV series. Check out the site for articles, videos, and other resources to help with the often confusing process of buying, repairing, and moving into a new home. Read on to find out more!

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Kitchen with wood cabinets and pullout pantry

Smart Design Can Add Big Function to Small Kitchens

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Whether you’re buying a new home or remodeling your current home, one thing is clear – people today are downsizing. One compromise is often the size of the kitchen, but while kitchens may be getting smaller, homeowners don’t have to compromise on function. Read on to find out how.

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