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Posted on 10/17/2021
Your Guide to Coastal Design Style
If you’re looking for a comfortable, casual way to bring the beach home with you any time of year, coastal design style might be for you. This airy and approachable interior design style celebrates all the best the coast offers: sun, surf, sand and a relaxing yet invigorating atmosphere. While coastal design varies depending on region and preference,...
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Posted on 10/10/2021
Upgrade Your Backyard With a DIY Fire Pit
Evenings in the backyard are always more cozy with a fire pit. If you’ve been wanting to upgrade your yard with a fire pit of your own, the good news is that there are plenty of ways to build one. One of the easiest ways is by building a ring out of retaining wall blocks. We’ll go over...
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Posted on 10/03/2021
Brighten Your Home Office with Upcycled File Cabinets
Image by TeroVesalainen from Pixabay Is your workspace feeling a little blah lately? The new year is just the right time to make a change! Make it part of your New Year's resolution to create a cheery, bright, and welcoming workspace by upcycling your old, dingy file cabinet into this blackboard-sided, pretty yet utilitarian piece of office furniture!...
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Posted on 09/26/2021
Is a Rain Chain Right for Your Home?
Rain chains are a popular feature of Japanese architecture and landscape design. They’re popular all over the world wherever homeowners want to turn rainfall into a piece of art or provide valuable drainage functions. While rain chains are a popular trend and have some real benefits, they may not be right for everyone. Here we’ll go over the...
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Posted on 09/19/2021
Tips for Choosing the Ideal Screen Size for Home Theaters
When you’re setting up a home theater, choosing the right screen size is important. With a screen that’s not too big or too small, you and your family can look forward to having an enjoyable time watching movies at home. Keep the following tips in mind to make sure you end up with the perfect screen size in...
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Posted on 09/12/2021
Buying Your First Home: What to Expect on Closing Day
You've gotten an offer accepted on your first home. The appraisal and inspection came back fine. Now, all that's left to do is eagerly await your closing date. This is the day when you will sign all the paperwork that makes your first home purchase official! So, what should you expect as you prepare for this big day?...
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Posted on 09/05/2021
How to Design a Kitchen with Increased Accessibility
Photo by Marcus Aurelius from Pexels Contractors and land developers may want to consider the growing demographics of people with some form of physical limitation when they design kitchens. According to recent reports, upwards of 15% of households have at least one family member with a physical limitation. Yet only 6% of available homes are considered accessible. Over...
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Posted on 08/29/2021
Top Five Tips for Room Layout in your Home
Photo by Daniel Mielcarski via Pixabay So you just bought that beautiful space, the one with the soaring ceilings and tall windows -- or is it the one with a lot of clever nooks and crannies? Decorating smaller and larger spaces hold unique challenges, and facing the decoration of an entire house -- either from scratch, or by...
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Posted on 08/22/2021
Moving in a Hurry
Photo by DenisProduction.com via Shutterstock Ever had to move in a hurry? The job offer is great, but the training starts in a week … three states away. Time to pack up the house—quick! Here are some tips to make the process of relocating all your possessions easier and faster. Buy Your Boxes If possible, buy your moving...
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Posted on 08/15/2021
Surprise Showing! What to Do
Photo by Sussi Hj via Shutterstock Your home is on the market, but you still live there. Now your agent called to see if a potential buyer can look at it in an hour. What do you do? You Don’t Need to Panic Instead of holding your head in despair, grab some tools, and clean the most visible...
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Posted on 08/08/2021
Outdoor Get Away Place in Your Own Backyard
Photo by Tod Franklin via Pixabay What makes you happy? Do you love to sit and read? Or are you more of a hang-out-with-friends kind of homeowner? Regardless of what moves you, there's a way to create space for it in your own backyard. Even better -- you can increase your home's resale value in the process. Use...
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Posted on 08/01/2021
3 Ways to Design a Home that Encourages Connection
Photo by August de Richelieu from Pexels When you're designing a home, it's easy to get caught up in the fray. Cabinet colors, flooring options and bathroom designs often take center stage. But sometimes you just need to zoom out a little and consider your big-picture goals for your home. What kind of culture do you want to...
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