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Make a Great Escape with a Specialty Room for You
(Family Features) It has been said that distance makes the heart grow fonder. When the demands of life make it tough to get away, you can actually find your escape closer to home - right in your home, even - by carving out a corner to create a retreat just for you.

Beat Wardrobe Blahs with a Closet Makeover
(Family Features) It's that time of year when everything in your closet just seems drab. But instead of investing in a new wardrobe, try dressing up your closet. By getting organized and sprucing up a little, you'll get a fresh perspective and maybe even find some lost treasures.

5 Mistakes New Homeowners Make That Attract Pests
(Family Features) Spring is house-hunting season and with warmer temperatures and increased rain, it is also the season when pesky creatures can invade homes. Even minor flaws in a new home should not be ignored as they can potentially lead to pest damage.

Naturally Clean for Spring/A surprising way to make spring cleaning simple
(Family Features) Wiping away the grime of winter doesn't have to mean launching an attack with dangerous chemicals. As you tackle this year's spring cleaning chores, take a note from Mother Nature and rely on the cleaning power of a surprisingly effective natural product: vinegar.

Creative Ways to Add Order to Your Home
(Family Features) Although there are hundreds of options for organizing your home, the pieces you make yourself are the ones that truly reflect your personality. Adding your own flair to standard organizing materials adds instant character and functionality to any room.

Easy Ways to Manage Your Whole Home in Zones
(Family Features) You've been taught from childhood to turn off the lights when you leave a room to save energy and money. Now, technology is allowing homeowners to apply those years of training to managing energy consumption - and comfort - on a room-by-room basis throughout the house.

What's Your Kitchen Style?
With so many styles of kitchens and cabinets, it can sometimes be hard to decide on a favorite. You may see kitchens in each style and agree that they are all beautiful in their own way. But which is the style you would choose for your own home?

Upgrade Your Kitchen This New Year
As the calendar turns over a new page, many homeowners begin contemplating upgrades and home repairs for the coming year. The kitchen is one of the most common rooms for these efforts, but if a full-fledged renovation is out of your budget, you can still make a noticeable difference in other ways.

Get a Fresh Look with Easy Furniture Updates
(Family Features) When you grow bored with your furnishings or want to change up the look and feel of a room, you may find yourself trying to put off redecorating until you have a bigger budget. Instead, you can give the furniture you already have a unique, fresh look at a fraction of the cost.

DIY Decor with Creative Containers
(Family Features) Containers come in all shapes and sizes with purposes ranging from helping organize your stuff to adding an extra element to your decor. These simple DIY projects make it easy to transform basic containers into pretty accent pieces that showcase your personal style.

A Crafty Storage Solution
(Family Features) A desk or workspace is one of the most difficult spaces to organize. Between the things you need to keep within reach and the mementos and treasures you want close by, chasing away clutter may feel like a losing battle.

Accents to Update Any Space
(Family Features) Accent pieces are an easy way to update any room. Introducing fresh colors and styles with decorative items and textiles can instantly transform the entire ambiance at a fraction of the cost you might spend completely refurbishing the same space.