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5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Get Rid of Anything. This Couple Built A Tiny A-Frame Home For Only $700. Photography by Alla Ponomareva Just when we thought we'd seen every adorable tiny house there was to be seen, along comes what might just be the most adorable A-frame cabin to ever exist.

This Couple Built A Tiny A-Frame Home For Only $700

Photographer Alla Ponomareva and her husband Garrett constructed this pint-size getaway as a guest house on the grounds of their home in Missoula, Montana. Tiny house builder Derek "Deek" Diedricksen, who designed the original plans, built his version for $1,200—but Alla was able to whittle the cost of her A-frame down to $700 by using repurposed materials, including window frames, logs, nails, and boards, they already had sitting around their property. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below With a few DIY projects already under their belts, Alla and Garrett were ready to tackle this "big" tiny house project, completing their cute cabin in just three weeks.

The A-frame's moveable wall is also transparent, allowing plenty of natural light in even when shut. Untitled. Learn how to prepare your home's surface for exterior painting.

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Lowe's provides helpful tips on house painting preparation such as cleaning surfaces, repairing flaws and priming. Use eye protection when pressure washing. Choose the proper paint applicators and exercise caution when using a ladder. Paint on homes built before 1978 may contain lead. Check with your local health department or the Environmental Protection Agency if you have questions or concerns. Step 1 A clean surface is essential for a good paint job. Step 2 Scrape away loose paint.

Step 3 Repair any surface flaws with a surface repair compound rated for exterior use. Step 4 Remove old caulk. The Ultimate Guide to Making Any Rental More Energy Efficient Renters Solutions. Think that because you don't own, you have no control over your home's energy use?

The Ultimate Guide to Making Any Rental More Energy Efficient Renters Solutions

Not true! Here's our ultimate guide; full of links to quick, easy and yes, even inexpensive, ways to reduce your carbon footprint and lower your bills (your landlord will thank you!). Most of these changes are likely to pay for themselves in energy savings over the duration of your rental. 9 Small Cleaning Resolutions That Will Make a Big Difference. 3 Common Causes of Pavement Failure and Their Solutions.

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DIY furniture, decore; repurpose. Use of space/ transform an area. Home Things Pinterest Ruined - Popular Pinterest Decor Tricks. How a Professional Organizer Helped Me. I always envisioned nesting as that final stage of pregnancy when the expectant mother camps out in the nursery, cleaning with OCD fervor and meticulously folding onesies across the surface of her swollen belly.

How a Professional Organizer Helped Me

This is not what happened to me. I opened my eyes one Saturday morning somewhere in the middle of my second trimester, and before I even lifted my head off the pillow, I startled my husband awake by declaring, "I hate this room. " It had begun. 99 low-cost organizing tips. Getting and staying organized isn't easy.

99 low-cost organizing tips

If you're struggling to conquer clutter once and for all, our simple 99 organizing tips should help get you started. We know, we know: getting organized can be easier vowed than done. But even if you’re short on time (and budget), there are dozens of ways you can get your house in order. Here are 99 of our favourite low-cost organizing tips; many of them are environmentally friendly, too!

Brit. Forget what your horoscope says about the next full moon.

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What does it say about the decor style of your living room? From calm and collected to vibrant and bold, every astrological sign has key characteristics that make up your style. Based on the elements and personality traits found throughout the zodiac, each sign gravitates toward certain color palettes, textures and spaces. Scroll on to find out what your sign says about you. Aries: The Trendsetter (March 21 — April 19) With a flair for the dramatic, Aries love making a statement. Read this: Make a pretty-in-pink statement with one of our favorite trends: flamingos. Taurus: Timeless Luxury (April 20 — May 20) Tradition with a twist is the name of the game when it comes to Taurus. Read this: Green is a classic color that will always bring a luxe vibe to any space. Gemini: A Welcoming Balance (May 21 — June 20) Gemini strives for balanced decor that’s made for entertaining.

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Easy Cleaning Tips to Save You Time. This Charming Little House Used to Be an 88-Square-Foot Laundry Room. 20 Clever, Easy Tricks to Shave Years Off Your Home. Cha-Ching: 5 Domestic Skills That Will Save You Money. No matter how small your paycheck, you can always save money by doing things yourself that you would otherwise pay someone else to do.

Cha-Ching: 5 Domestic Skills That Will Save You Money

Below are five skills you should have in your domestic toolbox, ideally when you're just starting out on your own, but it's never too late to learn (and to save). 1. Cooking Cooking is probably the most effective money-saving domestic skill you can possibly have. My cooking skills have improved a lot since my 20s when I was first living on my own, but even then I was able to (and did) cook for myself.

Nowadays, the internet offers so much cooking inspiration and instruction—there's no excuse not to learn. 2. Seven beautiful ways to display books.

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28 Decorating Tricks To Brighten Up Your Rented Home.