Jae Warren

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Advice from Martha Stewart on Choosing Curtains

If you have ever shopped for new curtains, you know that there are lots of elements to consider. There’s choosing the right color and fabric, deciding on the length you want them to hang, not to mention the drapery hardware. The devil in all the details can get a bit overwhelming. So, we’ve asked Martha […]
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Father’s Day Gift Ideas for Man Caves

Man caves need stuff. Lots of stuff. Here are some great ideas for things any guy might like in his man cave. Man Caves: Best Gift Ideas for Dads News flash. Your father really doesn’t need (or want) another blue button-down shirt, or a tie, or more boxers for Father’s Day. And besides, is that […]
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Tips from Martha Stewart Living for Designing Outdoor Rooms

Here’s a short video from Andouin Haven, design director for video at Martha Stewart Living. In it, she shares some of her secrets for creating outdoor rooms with all the style and comfort of being indoors. Using the same principles she employs when designing an interior space, Andouin will show you how to make your […]
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Thermostats 101: Replacing Your Home's Thermostat

The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that heating and cooling your home makes up about 54 percent of your annual utility bill. So, needless to say, finding ways to control the climate more efficiently inside your home can save you a significant amount of money. A new thermostat is a great place to start. Replacing […]
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How To Shorten Faux Wood Blinds

Beyond providing privacy and a way to filter light, installing faux wood blinds is an inexpensive way to dress up any window in your home. They are available in a wide variety of sizes, styles and colors to complement your décor. All too often, however, you may end up purchasing blinds that are a little […]
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Lawn Sprinklers 101

A lush, green, healthy lawn is the foundation for your home’s overall curb appeal. And, with the proper watering, feeding and maintenance, your lawn will surely attract many admirers. The right sprinkler or irrigation system will not only keep your lawn attractive and well-hydrated, you’ll also waste less water and help preserve one of our […]
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Vacation Safety Tips for Your Home

The security of your home is absolutely the last thing you want to think about while enjoying a much needed vacation. So, before you pack up and take off, we’d like to pass along a few vacation safety tips to help protect your home and property while you are away. In this short video, Home […]
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Lawn Mower Maintenance Made Easy

Even if you think of yourself as somewhat mechanically disinclined, basic lawn mower maintenance is something anyone can do and it will add years to the life of your mower. To show you just how easy it is to keep your lawn mower operating at peak performance, Rick from The Home Depot has pulled together […]
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Compost and Composting 101

Here’s a short video that will teach you just about everything you need to know about compost and composting. Led by Jeff from The Home Depot, it is packed with tips on how to get started and the proper ingredients for a healthy compost. You’ll also get advice on adjusting the mix for a yield […]
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How to Build Your Own Backyard Chicken Coop

There are many practical reasons why you might want to build a chicken coop in your backyard and start raising a few hens. For one, farm-fresh, hormone-free eggs are a delicious, nutrient-rich source of daily protein. Another reason is that the eggs you gather from your backyard chicken coop will have more vitamins, omega-3 fatty […]
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Spring Lawn Care Tips for Proud Lawn Owners

When it comes to lawn care, it might help to think of it in the same way as caring for a small child. After waking from its long winter nap, your lawn will be hungry. It will need regular attention. And if it’s neglected for too long, your lawn may get quite unruly and eventually […]
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Fresh Home Décor Ideas from the Spring Style Guide

The Home Depot Spring Style Guide is back again and it’s bursting with fresh home décor ideas, inspiration and how-to projects for the entire home. Sarah Fishburne, our Director of Trend & Design, put together this short video to tempt you with glimpses of what’s to come this spring from The Home Depot. From updating your […]
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Tips for Cleaning and Maintaining Your Patio Furniture

An investment in quality patio furniture is like making a small purchase of happiness. And outdoor furniture properly maintained and protected from the damaging effects of the sun, rain and wind should bring you joy for many seasons. So, to help you preserve your patio set and live a life in the sun, we put […]
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Get Ready for Grilling with the Latest Grills and Accessories

Barbecue grills equipped with the latest features and enhancements make cooking outdoors even more convenient and enjoyable. Propane, natural gas and electric grills now offer side burners, infrared searing, rotisseries and more. They’ll help you efficiently prepare more flavorful meals for yourself or an entire party of family and friends. If you’ve been thinking about getting […]
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How to Make a Whiskey Barrel Garden

A whiskey barrel planter makes an excellent container garden. It can add a touch of rustic charm to a patio, deck, porch, or wherever you choose to garden. The barrels are the ideal depth for growing plants and flowers or a mini vegetable garden, providing plenty of room to support a healthy root system. Best […]
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Deck Maintenance Tips

If you are fortunate enough to own a home with a deck, then you don’t need us to tell you that they are great outdoor living spaces. But if your favorite outdoor room has become weathered, splintered and gray from the all the abuse it takes from the elements, perhaps you’d appreciate some deck maintenance […]
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How to Install a Programmable Thermostat

These days we’re all looking for ways we can save money on our energy bill. One of the easiest ways to reduce energy costs is to simply use less energy. Replacing your old thermostat with a new programmable thermostat allows you to pre-program different temperature settings for various times of the day, for each day […]
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Facts about LED Light Bulbs

As you have undoubtedly noticed, the number of choices for bulbs in the lighting aisles has increased exponentially. In addition to the incandescent bulb we’ve all used for many years, you’ll now find a wide variety of CFL, energy-efficient halogen and LED light bulbs on the shelves. LED light bulbs represent the latest innovation in […]
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How to Choose and Maintain Snow Blowers

If you live in an area that receives frequent or heavy snowfall, you know that once all the flurries have settled, someone has to clear the driveway and sidewalks. When a foot or two of fresh snow drops, a good snow blower can quickly become your new BFF. Perhaps you don’t own a snow blower yet, but […]
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How to Repot Orchids

Phalaenopsis orchids, commonly known as “moth orchids,” are one of the most popular orchid varieties for growing indoors. They flourish under normal lighting conditions and indirect sunlight, often bloom twice a year for up to three months, and require minimal care. To keep them healthy and flowering on a regular basis, however, repotting orchids every […]
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Outdoor Storage

Many find it hard to part with things (see hoarders), even when there’s absolutely no space left in the house or garage to store anything else. And some of us just have outdoor power equipment, gardening and grilling tools, cushions, pillows and other useful stuff we need to keep and store. Outdoor storage options offer the comfort of […]
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Brass

Brass has been around for a long time, and has many industrial and building applications. And, as we’ll see, brass is a very popular material these days for decorating. As early as 3000 BC, ancient metalworkers in Syria and eastern Turkey knew how to make bronze by melting copper with tin. What they did not […]
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How to Install Wire Shelving

Wire shelving is one of the most popular storage and organization solutions for taming clutter around the home. Wire shelving is also affordable, easy-to-install and offers many options that let you design storage tailored to your specific needs. And with a little planning, and the addition of space-saving features offered by wire shelving systems, you […]
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Home Office In A Box From Martha Stewart

Martha Stewart and her design team are practically geniuses when it comes to all things craft, home décor or storage and organization. In this short clip, Martha will show you how to transform a simple, affordable, easy-to-install closet organizer kit into a home office. The Martha Stewart Living Deluxe Starter Closet Kit comes in an espresso, wild […]
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Grasscloth

Grasscloth is experiencing something of a revival as ideas such as the slow home movement have begun to reshape the way we look at the use and design of our homes. Last popular back in the 1970s, with the expanded choices of colors, patterns and weave available now, grasscloth is a natural decorative material. It […]
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Garage Organization Ideas

If you want to find ways to tame the clutter and actually have enough space to park your car in the garage again, CoachDave from The Home Depot Community has some garage organization tips for you. Garage organization systems like ClosetMaid’s Maximum Load offer simple and inexpensive solutions for storing tools, garden equipment and everything […]
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Simple Home Storage Solutions

In a busy household, the storage and organization of the multitude of items used on a daily basis is a challenge, no matter the size of the home. Thankfully, there are many simple storage solutions available to help you get more out of the space you do have. We had Jay from The Home Depot’s […]
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Indoor Project Ideas for $100

As ardent DIYers, we’re always happy to receive gift cards that help us tackle a new project. If you are holding onto a few gift cards, trying to decide the best way to use them to improve a few things around your home, take a look at this short video. Forum associate Paint Pro has […]
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Burlap

Burlap has gone by many names since it was first imported from India by the British in the early 1800s. Also known as hessian, jute and gunny-sack to name a few, it’s one of the least expensive textiles in the world and one of the most durable. It’s a material that’s been used for everything […]
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Christmas Time at Home Depot

Maybe it’s because of all the homes decorated in hundreds of sparkling Christmas lights, with inflatable snowmen in the yard and festive wreaths hanging on the front door. Or, it could just be the sight of beautiful Christmas trees draped in ornaments displayed in windows for everyone to enjoy. Whatever it is, it’s got us […]
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