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Convert a Garage to Living Space With These 24 Garage Remodel Ideas

Garage Remodeling

by Dawn M. Smith Posted on May 31, 2024

Regardless of the end goal — whether it’s billed as football season’s headquarters or the dining room you’ve always dreamed of for holiday gatherings — you’ll want to design your garage remodel specifically for that purpose. Here’s some advice and inspiration to help you get started.

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Packing and Moving Supplies List: The Essentials To Have on Hand

Packing Tips and Hacks

by Alex Keight Posted on May 30, 2024

Relocating is a lot easier when you’re prepared, and getting the right supplies is the first step. Use this handy checklist detailing the must-have packing supplies for getting packed up and moving supplies for the big day — from moving boxes and packing tape to ratchet straps and a disc lock to protect your belongings.

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10 Fabulous Home Addition Ideas: Details and Photos of Room Additions for Inspiration

Remodeling and Renovation Tips

by Alex Keight Posted on May 29, 2024

Need more room, but don’t want to move? A home addition is a great way to get the extra space you need without giving up your beloved home or neighborhood. From a home office and home gym where you’ll want to spend more time to a budget-friendly bump-out that transforms a cramped kitchen, check out these seven ingenious home addition ideas guaranteed to get your creative juices flowing.

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Here’s Where To Find 13 of the Best Neighborhoods in Houston & Houston Suburbs in 2024

Houston Texas

by Alex Keight Posted on May 22, 2024

Looking for a new place in Houston? Deciding which Houston suburbs or neighborhoods make your short list is tough. H-Town is huge. Start your search with our top 13 picks — complete with a look at each area’s housing costs, schools, commute times, and things to do. Whether you’re looking for a sleek downtown high-rise apartment, artsy loft, starter home, or a family-friendly space with a big yard and room to grow, you’ll find it here.


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What’s It Like Living in Katy, Texas?

Houston Texas

by Bridget Houlihan Posted on May 22, 2024

Katy, Texas, is a city just west of Houston that offers residents all the amenities of a big city, with the charm and close-knit community of a small town. Folks love living in Katy, Texas, because of the good jobs, the easy access to the outdoors, the rich history, and the fact that there’s always something to do. Whether you’re relocating your family, you’re starting a new career, or you’re wanting to retire to a place with friendly suburban appeal, you can do it all in Katy, Texas.

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Questions To Ask When Buying a House in 2024

Real Estate Advice

by Karen Dybis Posted on May 21, 2024

That old adage about “the more things change, the more they stay the same” is proving true yet again when it comes to real estate in 2024. If you’re wondering what questions to ask when buying a house, look no further — we’ve got you covered. First, gather some patience, a good real estate agent, and a mortgage specialist. And then read on for guidance on what to look for when buying a house.

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Small Kitchen Renovation: 21 Very Small Kitchen Ideas on a Budget

Kitchen Remodeling

by Kat Piccolo Posted on May 21, 2024

Improve your small kitchen without breaking the bank with these budget-friendly ideas for small kitchen . Elevate your cooking space and maximize your square footage.

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Where Are People Moving to in 2024? Hint: There’s Been a Shift!

Moving Trends

by Alex Keight Posted on May 20, 2024

The shine of the pandemic boom cities is wearing off, and many people are fleeing previously popular cities in favor of the next hot spot where the weather is mild, the cost of living is manageable, and the quality of life is satisfying. But where are people moving to in 2024 exactly? We’ve crunched the numbers and analyzed the latest set of PODS customer moving data to find out.

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Basement Renovation Ideas for 2024

Remodeling and Renovation Tips

by Shannon Jacobs Posted on May 20, 2024

If you own a home with an unfinished and under-used basement, you may be considering renovating or finishing it — and with good reason! Remodeling a basement can add immense value to your house while creating more usable living space for your family to enjoy. A remodel can also improve the overall function and look of your home. But is it worth it for a basement renovation? Find out!

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Cities Near Columbus, Ohio, To Put on Your Radar

Columbus Ohio

by Bridget Houlihan Posted on May 20, 2024

There are plenty of great areas around Columbus, Ohio, that provide less hustle and bustle, more space for the price, and a quieter, slower pace — without sacrificing quality of life. What’s more, these cities, towns, and suburbs are also family-friendly and located close enough to easily commute to the big city when you want. Check out which ones made our top 10!


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