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Posted on 01/23/2022
How To Build A Barn-Style Accent Door
This may sound counterintuitive, but some of the most eye-catching barn-style accent doors rank among the easiest DIY home improvement projects. And a few insider tips might help push the project along. For example, people who do not work in the construction trades rarely realize that many 10-inch wide boards run closer to 9.25 inches. That insider tip...
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Posted on 01/16/2022
Rental-Friendly Room Divider Ideas
Living in a rental property can limit your interior design options. Depending on the terms of your lease, it might prohibit you from renovation of any kind—even putting holes in the wall. For many, this can prove frustrating when wanting to divide up a space. Luckily, we’ve put together some simple and temporary room divider ideas that are...
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Posted on 01/09/2022
5 Causes of Closing Delays
Photo by Alexander Suhorucov from Pexels Real estate transactions have so many steps and moving parts they can feel unending. Your hard work and patience will pay off when you reach your closing day—as long as there are no unforeseen issues. Unfortunately, there are some common reasons that a closing can be delayed. While you cannot predict everything,...
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Posted on 01/02/2022
3 Celebrity Home Trends to Try in Your Own Home
Photo by Taryn Elliott from Pexels Using celebrity homes as a source of design inspiration can require some creative thinking. After all, it’s almost impossible to replicate exactly what some stars have in their homes. Luckily, there are ways to take ideas from extravagant star abodes and make them work in your own home on a smaller scale....
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Posted on 12/26/2021
Pet-Safe Alternatives to Popular Houseplants
Photo by Sam Lion from Pexels Indoor plants have many benefits for humans, but can be dangerous for pets. Some of the most popular house plants can be toxic to cats and dogs. Keeping your pets healthy and safe is important, but it’s disappointing when your ideal houseplant won’t work in your home. Luckily, there are some comparable...
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Posted on 12/19/2021
Consider These Eco-Friendly Countertop Material For Your Home
Photo by Francesca Tosolini on Unsplash Many of today's building materials are eco-friendly as well as attractive. If you're interested in building a green home or upgrading your existing home to include more eco-friendly materials, take a look at these non-conventional choices in countertops. They're planet-friendly options that also function beautifully and can easily last the lifetime of...
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Posted on 12/12/2021
3 First-Time Homebuyer Expenses to Start Saving for Now
Photo by Kaboompics .com from Pexels Buying a home for the first time is often a stressful yet rewarding time. It’s a complicated process involving many variables and many costs. One question that many first-time homebuyers have is about preparation: how much should you save before buying a house? Here we will go over the 3 most important...
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Posted on 12/05/2021
How to Waterproof Your Home
Photo by Martinelle via Pixabay One of the things that people may not think about when buying a house is waterproofing the crawlspace or basement. However, this is one of the biggest home maintenance items to address. You may not think of it because waterproofing is usually done when the house is built. However, it is important to...
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Posted on 11/28/2021
Surviving to Thriving: 5 Tips for Healthy Houseplants
Caring for houseplants involves more than watering them. Even the most “unkillable” plants will benefit from extra care and attention. If your plants are surviving but not thriving, here are some tips to take your plant care to the next level: Aerate the Soil Aerating the soil is a simple way to help your plants get more from...
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Posted on 11/21/2021
All You Need to Know About Brick & Stone Siding
Image by F. Muhammad from Pixabay Both brick and natural stone have been popular building materials throughout history and are still popular today. Both have a classic, traditional look and offer many benefits compared to other home siding materials. If you’re considering going with brick or stone for your home exterior there are several things to consider. Brick...
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Posted on 11/14/2021
The Basics of Eclectic Design
Everyone will have a different perception of what eclectic style means. For such a carefree and “anything goes” type of design style it’s only natural for it to be very subjective. However, there are some specific guidelines that every eclectic design follows. By using these key elements you can create an aesthetic that’s fun and interesting without simply...
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Posted on 11/07/2021
Sustainable Real Estate Benefits
Sustainability in real estate continues to rise in popularity and convenience. With increased awareness for the environment, builders and homeowners alike are prioritizing sustainable practices and materials in the real estate market. Here are some of the most important benefits of sustainable real estate: Environmental Benefits As you might expect, there are many environmental benefits to sustainable practices...
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