In What Order Do I Remodel My House? In This Order

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Homeownership can be confusing and comes with a lot of expenses. Even after you write that big check for a down payment, you’re still going to feel like you’re bleeding money. New furniture, DIY updates, fixing this and that…it all adds up! It can be overwhelming.

So today we wanted to give you some tips on how to prioritize all of those early expenses. What should you splurge on right from the start? What should you wait on to help you save some cash? We answer all of those questions…and more!

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8 GENIUS Halloween Costumes That We’ll Teach You To Make From Leftover Boxes

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Halloween is just around the corner (18 days to be exact…) and if you just moved in or still have a few moving boxes to unpack, this post is for you! Instead of throwing away those last few boxes, we want to challenge you to up-cycle them into the most amazing Halloween costume that your new, impressionable neighborhood has ever seen!

Yep, forget spending big bucks online or at a costume shop. With a little creativity and some leftover boxes, we are confident you can fashion one of these looks. Check out the tutorials below each image! (Except for Beyonce. There’s only one Beyonce.)

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6 Eye Catching Bathroom Trends That Will Pump up Your Resale Value

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After sharing the 2016 trends in Kitchen Design, we were inspired to keep diving into more of the hottest design trends in home decor from 2016. This time around, we are tackling a space that may be a lot smaller than the kitchen but works just as hard for you…THE BATHROOM.

Making over the bathroom may not always be at the top of our priority list (especially if you’re on a tight budget!), but upgrading these small spaces can really make a big impact when the realtor comes to show off the place, or heck, even if you just think it’s time to make your bathroom awesome. Here are six sweet trends that can instantly bring your bathroom up-to-date.

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Adding Instant Curb Appeal With One Project

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If you’re anything like us, we’re constantly brainstorming ways that we can spruce up the outside of our homes. Whether you’re looking to sell, just moving in or are trying to make the most of your home’s exterior, adding curb appeal is a priority for almost all homeowners. And come to find out, chasing these outdoor DIY projects may be more valuable than we even realized.

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An Easy Way to Label Paint for the Next Homeowner

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We’ve chatted about paint colors A LOT here on the HireAHelper blog. That’s because painting the walls is a task that most homeowners tackle when they get into their new space, so we believe the topic deserves a little TLC.

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An Easy Trick to Never Forget the Name of Your Paint Shade

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When it comes to home decorating, we often find that the hardest decision happens right at the very beginning of the design process…which exact paint shade are we going to choose? Picking one specific color from hundreds of options can be incredibly overwhelming! And because this decision is such a tough one, we want to make sure that you never ever forget that PERFECT color you chose for your home’s walls.

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How to Incorporate Chip and Joanna’s Fixer Upper Style Into YOUR Home!

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How to incorporate Chip And Joanna's Fixer Upper Style into YOUR home!

If you are a Fixer Upper Fan, today’s post is for you! The star couple behind HGTV’s show, Fixer Upper, have completely stolen the hearts of America with their ability to transform old, run-down properties into homes that belong on the cover of a magazine.

Not only do Chip & Joanna Gaines create these swoon-worthy spaces, they do it while oozing positivity, happiness, and a great sense of humor. (more…)

Does Paint Go on Sale?

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Painting a room can instantly transform the look, feel, and style of any space. Heck just by adding a fresh coat of paint, you can make an old, grungy room look new again and make your new home reflect your style right from the very start.

Because paint adds an immediate sense of freshness and personal style, we highly recommend all new homeowners paint what they can when they move into their new space. We also recommend painting your space right away if you bought your house or apartment from a smoker (more details on that in this post), but that’s another story. (more…)

How Do I Renovate a Property From Far Away?

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Just recently a friend of ours bought a lake house in the woods of Wisconsin. She kept her house in the Chicagoland area, but was excited to use this second property to relax, entertain, and make new memories on the weekends and throughout the summer.

As much as she wanted to move-in and start enjoying this space immediately, she had some work to do before it was “move-in ready”. To top it off, she works Monday through Friday near her primary residence in Chicago, which kept her from traveling up to Wisconsin and getting these jobs done immediately. She was limited to making this new property her “home away from home” on the weekends, when she would physically travel up to the new property and get to work. (more…)

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