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Posted on 10/20/2021
Outdoor Living: How to Customize Your Perfect Outdoor Space
With the right accessories, any deck or patio space can be transformed into a true outdoor oasis. Whether you're looking to host lively weekend barbecues or simply want to enjoy a low-key evening on the deck with loved ones, there are a few must-haves to consider adding to your existing deck or patio. Great Furniture The right patio...
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Posted on 10/13/2021
Harvesting Rain Water to Improve Your Air Quality
Image by Steve Buissinne from Pixabay Harvesting rain water has become a common practice among environmentally-conscious homeowners. While it might sound like a lot of work, it's actually very easy to get started. Not only will harvesting rain water help you conserve water, but it also can help you transform your home into a healthy place to live....
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Posted on 10/06/2021
The Right Time to Repaint: 3 Ways to Know
Repainting your home’s exterior is no small task. Despite the potential cost and challenges, a fresh coat of paint is one of the most important upgrades you can make. Not only will new paint make your home look better, it will help prevent other long-term issues caused by aging paint. But how do you know when it’s time...
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Posted on 09/29/2021
Unexpected & Useful: 3 Garden Unique Trellis Ideas
Growing climbing plants on a trellis is a perfect way to use a small space efficiently. Trellises with vines can be purely decorative or provide valuable functionality like shade and privacy. There are many popular climbing plants to choose from if you’re looking for something to cover a trellis, but even if you’re looking for something different from...
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Posted on 09/22/2021
New Construction: Tips for Aging-in-Place Design
Photo by Tima Miroshnichenko from Pexels New construction is typically a long-term investment, so it’s important to think ahead. You’ll want to make sure your new home will still offer a suitable place to live as you get older. Aging-in-place features can help ensure that your home remains a safe and comfortable environment well into the future. You...
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Posted on 09/15/2021
Three Essential Design Tips for New Homeowners
Photo by Khiem Tran via Pixabay Designing a home can be intimidating, especially if it's your first time. Maybe you were a design aficionado with the perfect dorm room, but designing a whole house seems intimidating. Maybe you're worried you have no feel for design at all and will leave your room an empty canvas with one, central...
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Posted on 09/08/2021
New Home, New Neighbors: How to Get to Know Them
Photo by PixaBay via Pexels Even if you find the perfect home on the ideal property, if you do not jibe with your neighbors, your homeownership experience could be in jeopardy. Thankfully, there are ways to make sure that your neighbors and you will get along well before committing to buy. All you have to do is follow...
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Posted on 09/01/2021
Expert Tips for Pressing Flowers
Unfortunately, flowers don’t last forever. However, you can still enjoy their color and beauty long after their time by preserving the blooms. Pressing flowers is a longstanding technique for drying and preserving flowers and can make a great starting point for a unique art piece. Here are some expert tips for pressing flowers you can enjoy as art...
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Posted on 08/25/2021
Healthy Plants, Healthy Home: A Guide to Cleaning Your Plants
Few homeowners enjoy the idea of adding another thing to the list of chores. When cleaning and maintaining entire indoor and outdoor spaces, the thought of cleaning your houseplants seems tedious and unnecessary. However, regular cleaning of plant foliage is crucial to keeping them healthy and at their best. Why Clean Your Plants? The reasons for cleaning your...
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Posted on 08/18/2021
Upgrade vs. Demolish: How to Make the Right Decision
Purchasing a property with a blighted house on it may present a cost-effective opportunity. The presence of a faltering structure typically drives down the price tag. Once you buy the parcel and building, you must carefully consider whether razing or restoration makes the most sense. Rather than move forward with a predetermined idea about the next step, conducting...
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Posted on 08/11/2021
How to Make a Succulent Frame
Vertical gardens and living walls are a trend that won’t be going away soon. As homeowners become more environmentally conscious while spending time at home, bringing nature indoors has never been more important. What’s especially beneficial about vertical gardens and living walls is that they can be works of art just as much as living plants. Here are...
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Posted on 08/04/2021
How to Finance Your New Construction Home
Photo by Anthony Shkraba from Pexels Building your new home should be a rewarding experience, but it's important to know how the financing for a new construction is different from the financing for a previously owned home. You will need a specific type of loan called new construction loans, and they can be harder to get than a...
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