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Posted on 05/22/2022
How to start a beautiful community garden
Community gardening offers a slew of benefits such as creating green space, growing fresh food and maintaining native species, to name a few. They also bring communities together and help build strong relationships with your neighbors, all while helping to keep your neighborhood looking fantastic. But how do you get started beautifying the neighborhood with a community garden?...
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Posted on 05/15/2022
3 Ways to Organize Your Laundry Room
If you’re looking for a way to make your laundry days easier and more efficient, organization is the best place to start. Creating storage and organizing your laundry room will help you every step of the process. Here are a few clever ideas for laundry room storage and organization to inspire you. Mounted Drying Racks Clothes that require...
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Posted on 05/08/2022
How to Turn Empty Wine Bottles Into Unique Decor
Empty wine bottles are an excellent source of DIY project potential. With some basic tools and a bit of creativity, you can make a long list of fun and functional decor by upcycling them. If you’re looking for a way to use old wine bottles or just want some fresh new DIY ideas, here is a list of...
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Posted on 05/01/2022
Home decor trends: Grandmillennial style
Sometimes called “granny chic,” the grandmillennial style of decorating has come to the forefront of accessible design trends. Grandmillennial style is a perfect balance of new and vintage, mixing beloved heirloom pieces with contemporary essentials. To help you understand the basics of this chic yet comfortable decorating scheme, here are some of the key elements of the style:...
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Posted on 04/24/2022
Try this functional & beautiful DIY office decor project
For simple and stylish DIY office decor, consider repurposing a radiator screen. Metal radiator screens come in a variety of metals, finishes and designs, making them a great option for a wall organizer. Here is a quick guide to making your own office wall organizer out of a radiator screen: What you'll need Radiator screen (either thrifted or...
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Posted on 04/17/2022
How to tell if you have a gas leak
Gas leaks are a dangerous problem for homeowners. These leaks, which can occur from gas stoves, fireplaces and other gas-powered appliances, cause natural gas to build up inside your house, which can lead to serious and potentially deadly health problems. So it's important to know when you might have a gas leak. Here are a few of the...
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Posted on 04/10/2022
Choosing a Siding Material for Your Tiny House
When designing a custom tiny home, you will need to select your building materials. One key decision is what to use for siding. There are different options for siding and cladding suitable for tiny homes. Here are some of the best options when choosing materials for the exterior of your tiny home: Real Wood Siding Wood siding made...
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Posted on 04/03/2022
Seasons: Maintaining Your Home's Exterior After Summer
As the relaxing days of backyard barbecues turn to thoughts of school and work mentality, your home needs to prepare for the change of seasons. Summer fun, sun and nature have a significant effect on a home’s exterior. Although end-of-summer maintenance items are not necessarily as labor intensive as many spring tasks, these are strategies that can reduce...
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Posted on 03/27/2022
A Beginner's Guide to Decoupage
If you’re wanting a fun and inexpensive way to create custom home decor, search no further than decoupage. Decoupage is the art of gluing layers of paper to other surfaces to achieve unique designs and textures. All you need to get into decoupage is a good paint brush and a jar of Mod Podge or other decoupage glue....
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Posted on 03/20/2022
How to Stay Safe During a Hailstorm
Hail is a common weather phenomenon in areas prone to thunderstorms. Even if it never snows, you may experience the falling balls of frozen water pelting everything below. No matter where you are when a hailstorm occurs, it can be stressful and dangerous. Here are some safety tips for what to do if you're caught in a severe...
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Posted on 03/13/2022
4 Reasons to build a greenhouse
If you want to get the most out of their gardening regardless of climate, one of the best ways is to build a greenhouse. Greenhouses come in many styles and can be built to fit your specific needs. Whether you own a few plants or maintain an entire garden, here are some of the biggest reasons to consider...
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Posted on 03/06/2022
Improve Your Home on a Budget With These 3 Project Ideas
Updating the look of your home doesn’t have to cost a fortune. With some effort and the right tools, you can change your home while staying on budget. If you’re interested in some easy home improvement projects that won’t break the bank, here are some suggestions to inspire you: Limewash Your Walls Limewash is an ancient technique for...
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