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Smart Home Renovation Books to Transform Your Space



a living room filled with furniture and a fireplace


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You’re staying at home more than you ever have, so there’s a good chance you’re getting annoyed by those little and big home renovation projects you’ve put off for years. Now that you have the spare time, it’s the perfect opportunity to transform your home into the oasis you’ve always wanted. The easiest way to do that is look to the experts with a genius home renovation book to guide you along the way.

From TV famous interior designers and home renovators to established pros in the home renovation industry, there are plenty of guidebooks to lead the way. Whether you want to do a mini bathroom renovation or overhaul your entire home, you can achieve any of these projects without the hassle. Ahead, check out the best home renovation books to make your dream home a reality.

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Home decor ideas to transform your space into a cozy oasis

For many across the country, the leaves are beginning to change and with that, everyone is doing all they can to prepare their homes for the cold days ahead. (Photo: Getty Images)
For many across the country, the leaves are beginning to change and with that, everyone is doing all they can to prepare their homes for the cold days ahead. (Photo: Getty Images)

As the temperature drops and the days get shorter, there is nothing more satisfying than snuggling up on the couch with a nice cup of tea to watch a favorite autumnal movie. Bonus points if you’ve got a snuggly cat on your lap. For many across the country, the leaves are beginning to change and with that, everyone is doing all they can to prepare their homes for the cold days ahead.

While some may only opt for a small pumpkin on their coffee table to set the mood, there are plenty of other home decor ideas to make your living space as cozy (and seasonal) as possible. With the expertise of interior designers Amber Guyton of Blessed

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A Plymouth couple transform their longtime home from dark to bright



a kitchen with a sink and a mirror: Diane and Scott Hatfield were so satisfied with their master bath remodel that they updated the rest of the house, too.


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Diane and Scott Hatfield were so satisfied with their master bath remodel that they updated the rest of the house, too.

Diane Hatfield realized she’d made a big mistake even before her family moved into their new home.

That was in 1994. The Plymouth resident and her husband, Scott, looked around inside the house they’d just built and disliked its dark finishes so much that they were sure the wrong ones had been applied.

Nope.

“We were to blame for all of the selections when we built the house. We literally walked in the day they were staining the woodwork and said, ‘That’s not what we picked out.’ But it was,” said Diane with a chuckle she can afford now that it’s been remodeled. “We hated it from the get-go. We kept trying to ignore it and decorate around it, until I

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