• A Beginner’s Guide to Home Renovation Loans
    Home Improvement

    A Beginner’s Guide to Home Renovation Loans

    Our experts answer readers’ home-buying questions and write unbiased product reviews (here’s how we assess mortgages). In some cases, we receive a commission from our partners; however, our opinions are our own. “Home renovation loan” is a catch-all term referring to a loan that pays for upgrades or repairs to a home. Personal loans are a popular type of home renovation loan, but you can also use a mortgage to cover renovations. These loans can help you buy a fixer upper or rehab your current home. But it’s important to understand the pros and cons. Thanks for signing up! Access your favorite topics in a personalized feed while you’re on…

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  • The Best Ways to Lay Out Your Vegetable Garden
    Garden

    The Best Ways to Lay Out Your Vegetable Garden

    Every gardener, from the apartment dweller to the farmer, has a finite allotment of planting space. What you want to grow needs to fit into that space, so planning is essential. With planning, you can thoughtfully consider when different crops will be ready to harvest and can be rotated. Your plants can benefit from being next to certain plants, and kept away from others. Most importantly, you will avoid the age-old problem of endlessly turning in a circle, in the middle of your garden, holding some starts that you have no idea where to plant. Block planting We all grew up with the idea of farms, with long rows or…

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  • How to decorate a kitchen for Christmas |
    Kitchen

    How to decorate a kitchen for Christmas |

    We focus a lot of Christmas decorating energy on the most seen spaces of our homes. The front door, the windows, the entryway, the living room, the dining room. But when you think about where you end up spending a lot of time over the holidays, it’s the kitchen.  The kitchen is the natural heart of the home, and both you and your guests will inevitably gather there either to eat and drink or to mull around while you prep and cook (even when you tell them you don’t want any help and they should retreat immediately to the living room with a mulled wine). So foresee the kitchen’s heavy…

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