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White House at midday
The South Portico of the White House at Christmas. This Neoclassical, Palladian house is the principle residence of the President of the US
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Home-improvement can be an overwhelming prospect. But, put your project in perspective: At least it's not the White House.

In the video above, see just what it takes to upkeep the White House and its 55,000 square feet, 132 rooms, 35 bathrooms and three kitchens. It's a hefty workload that comes with a hefty price tag.

But the interior is only half the battle: The grounds on which the White House sits on is actually a national park called President's Park - an impressive 18 acres. Be thankful you don't have to mow that lawn!