[Guest Post] What does your kitchen say about you?

It’s a fair bet that you spend more time in your kitchen than any other room in the house – cooking, eating, socializing; it all goes on in the kitchen.

Far from being just a place to make breakfast or cook the evening meal, your kitchen is now the focal point of your home and the way it looks often makes a statement to others about the place you live and the person you are.

Like the way you dress, your kitchen says a lot about your personality. Bold colors, shiny handles, oak units, natural wood floors – every detail when it comes to designing DIY kitchens is a statement, whether you intend it to be or not.

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First-Time Homeowner’s Advice for Using a Chainsaw

The truth is, nobody has ever really thought of me as Joe the Lumberjack. My experience with yard work has always been limited to raking leaves and mowing the lawn. When my wife and I purchased our first home, we were excited because the neighborhood is what we like to call “woodsy.” There are tall trees and bushes everywhere so even though our neighbors are relatively close in proximity, it seems as though each house is tucked away in its own small forest.

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Top 15 Tools Every First-Time Homeowner Should Own

Owning a home is a great accomplishment but also a great responsibility. Whether your first home is ready for immediate move-in or in need of some extra TLC, there are tools of the trade that you need for those weekend warrior projects. This list outlines the top 15 tools for every first-time homeowner. (Don’t forget to check out our Craftsman Evolv 52pc Homeowner Tool Set Giveaway!)

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