How to pay for home improvements

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Key takeaways

  • Prequalify with multiple lenders to get the best terms when looking into different loan options to finance your next home improvement project.

  • Financing a home project takes planning and homeowners should consider all financing options before committing to one.

  • If possible, the best way to pay for a home improvement project is to save up and pay out-of-pocket to avoid taking on large amounts of debt.

Whether you are preparing to sell

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How to Fix and Prevent Bubbling Paint Like a Pro

Painting is a very satisfying home improvement task. In a few hours, you can change the entire look and feel a room. However, as with all DIY projects, it’s not always as easy as it seems. You can avoid a lot of problems by following our how-to painting guide. Some problems, however, don’t show up until after the paint has dried. Bubbling paint is one of them, and it’s a perfectionist’s nightmare.

Paint bubbling, or blistering, is one of those pesky unforeseen issues that can, ahem, pop up a few hours after you put down your brush or even years

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Here’s What Can Happen When You Delay Important Home Maintenance and Repairs

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iFixit has Google Pixel Tablet parts for at-home repair

What you need to know

  • iFixit started listing genuine Google parts for those looking to fix some Pixel Tablet damages.
  • The most expensive parts are the tablet’s 10.9-inch display ($206) and its rear panel ($199) as it offers several additional parts for replacement.
  • iFixit has not listed more crucial internal component pieces, though it has listed several guides to walk DIY warriors through the replacement process.

Google and iFixit’s continued efforts for at-home repair see the latter picking up parts for the brand’s latest tablet.

iFixit has started listing several pieces consumers can purchase for a variety of unfortunate situations

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Common Home Repair and Maintenance Mistakes to Avoid?

When the home repair bills start to mount, many people suddenly become passionate about DIY home repairs—and there are certainly plenty of projects around the house that you can do yourself to save money. But a home repair is only worth it if you don’t make things worse in the process, and it’s surprisingly easy to leave your house in worse shape than before you launched your ill-fated project.

The worst part is that many of these mistakes aren’t obvious, and you don’t realize how much damage you’re doing until you finish and start the cleanup—and experience the sinking feeling

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