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Posted on 11/24/2021
Room by Room Home Staging Tips
There is a lot that goes in to home staging beyond just tidying up. Interior designers and real estate experts have found specific ways to make the absolute best of any home by knowing how to make the best of every room. General staging tips like cleaning and going for neutral colors apply everywhere, but here are some...
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Posted on 11/17/2021
How to Choose the Best Type of Entryway Material for Your Home
Conducting due diligence on the right entryway door material typically leads everyday people down a path filled with online marketing. Manufacturers often prefer to tout the top reasons wood, fiberglass and steel doors provide the “best” option for homeowners. And while much of what door-makers explain about their products may be true, homeowners are tasked with selecting a...
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Posted on 11/10/2021
Moving Tips: How to Pack Delicate Drinkware
Packing up your kitchen to prepare for a move requires careful organization. With so many shapes and sizes of items in your kitchen, it’s important to pack everything in the right way. Glassware and cups are a common pain point in packing a kitchen because of their fragility and irregular shape. However, there are some tricks and strategies...
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Posted on 11/03/2021
Room Divider Ideas for Open Floor Plan Homes
The secret to decorating an open floor plan is to create smaller spaces within a large space. While this sounds like something only a contractor could help you with, there are plenty of construction-free ways you can define areas of an open layout. Here are some ideas for breaking up a large open floor plan space into more...
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Posted on 10/27/2021
1440 Corcoran Street NW #1, Washington, DC 20009 is now new to the market!
Centrally located to shops, restaurants, public transportation and close to major arteries BUT get the joy of living on a quiet one way block... first floor unit in 2 unit building. one bedroom + bath, kitchen, living/dining area, lots of closets and a fireplace. Washer and dryer in unit and PARKING for one car. Pets on a case by case...
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Posted on 10/27/2021
Home Improvement: Great Paint Colors for Your Next Project
Much the same as architectural styles and interior design themes, color trends have a tendency to rise and fall with each passing season. However, there are a few that seem to persist throughout the years. If you're planning to paint your home this year, here are a few colors that have withstood the test of time and keep...
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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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