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Posted on 09/19/2021
Top 5 Front Yard Flowers for Curb Appeal
If you’re looking to increase curb appeal or even just add some color to the outside of your home, planting flowers in the front yard is the best way to do it. There are countless combinations of plants and flowers that look great in front of your home, but some are easier and more effective than others. Here...
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Posted on 09/12/2021
3 Reasons Why You Should Plant a Victory Garden
Victory gardens have been a tradition ever since the first World War. Growing your own vegetables, fruits and other edible crops at home can have major benefits, no matter the size and complexity of your garden. Here are some of the top reasons victory gardens are still beneficial in a modern world: Know Exactly What’s In Your Food...
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Posted on 09/05/2021
Ambient, Task and Accent Lighting: A Beginner's Guide to Lighting Design
Lighting is an extremely important but often overlooked element of interior design. No matter the style or setting, lighting choices can make or break the entire look and feel of a room. However, achieving great lighting in your interior design isn’t as simple as flipping a switch. Here we’ll go over the three main types of lighting used...
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Posted on 08/29/2021
How to Move With Houseplants: 3 Expert Tips
Houseplants add another level of complexity and stress to a move. After all, you want to make sure they survive the trip and thrive in your new space. Even hardy plants get damaged easily when moving from one place to another. However, there are some ways you can pack and prepare your plants for moving to make sure...
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Posted on 08/22/2021
Outdoor DIY: Entertaining With a Pergola
Photo by marcdenning via Pixabay Adding square footage of living space to your home is always a sound investment. Not only does it give you and your family more space to play, but it adds resale value, too -- even if the square footage you add is outdoors. A well-designed and constructed pergola does both. It provides shade...
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Posted on 08/15/2021
Try These Four Easy Shower Upgrades That Make Alone Time More Luxurious
Photo by Armin Rimoldi from Pexels When you upgrade your bath to create a soothing spa environment at home, you may never want to leave the house again. Here's what we suggest for turning your ordinary bath into a relaxing home spa. Add a Chromotherapy System A chromotherapy shower system adds a relaxing light show to your shower...
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Posted on 08/08/2021
Best Ways to Wear Out Your Pets Before Showing Your Home
Image by Katrin B. from Pixabay As you get ready to show your home, you likely already set up a place for your pets to go during that time. But did you remember to set aside some time to wear out all their excess energy before they go? If not, then this is a good time to figure...
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Posted on 08/01/2021
The Perks of an HOA Community
Photo by Robert Arthur Designs via Shutterstock If you’re moving to a new city, particularly an area with new development, you may discover that most homes are part of a homeowner’s association. If you’ve never been part of one before, you might not understand their function and why they are useful within a neighborhood. When an association functions...
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Posted on 07/25/2021
Curb Appeal the Easy Way: Landscaping Tips & Tricks
If you’re trying to improve your home’s curb appeal, landscaping is usually the best place to start. Even with tiny outdoor spaces, there are some simple improvements that will make a big difference. Here are some simple DIY landscaping tips for curb appeal: Refresh or Add Mulch Mulch might seem like something only needed in elaborate gardens, but...
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Posted on 07/18/2021
Relaxing & Eco-Friendly Ideas for Your Bathroom Renovation
Renovating your bathroom is a big undertaking. Not only can this be one of the most costly home improvement projects to take on, but it also can provide you with one of the biggest returns on your investment. Your bathroom is a high-frequency room, and therefore it is a drain on your energy resources. It also is one...
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Posted on 07/11/2021
Building a Home? Check Out These Tips for Saving Money
Image by Michal Jarmoluk from Pixabay Building a home is no inexpensive task, but it doesn’t have to cost more than buying a home. In building a home you have many opportunities to save money mainly because you have control over every part of the process, from design to finishing touches. With proper planning and a practical budget,...
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Posted on 07/04/2021
House-Flipping: Can You Get a Loan?
Image by Kevin Schneider from Pixabay Some people just have an entrepreneurial spirit and a willingness to roll up their sleeves and get things done. But more than a few people feel restrained from maximizing their business potential because they don’t seem to have enough cash on hand. The good news is that you don’t necessarily need deep...
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