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Posted on 05/22/2022
Landscape for beginners: Learning the basics
There are many factors that go into designing a landscape - for beginners, the number of options can be overwhelming. How do you choose the best plants and where to plant them? How do you arrange your yard in an aesthetically pleasing but functional way? Luckily, there are some basics you can follow to get started in beginner...
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Posted on 05/15/2022
Long-Distance Moving Ideas to Save Money
Moving is exciting and complicated, no matter how far away you’re going. It can also be an expensive process, even with careful budgeting. If you’re moving across the country, transportation, shipping and other aspects of your move can add up quickly. Luckily, there are inexpensive ways to move long distances. Here are some budget-friendly ideas for moving cross-country:...
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Posted on 05/08/2022
The 3 best indoor flowering plants for your home
If you're interested in adding some color to your home, consider indoor flowering plants. There are a wide variety of flowering plants to choose from, all of which can adapt comfortably to life inside your home. Unlike cut flowers that fade within days, you can keep your flowering houseplants blooming again and again. Here are some suggestions for...
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Posted on 05/01/2022
Household Budget Tips: Where to Begin
The financial aspects of buying a home don't end with the purchase. Home ownership comes with its own ongoing fees and future expenses you'll need to prepare for. The best way to do so is to establish a balanced household budget. Here are some tips for how to get started: Set Your Goals Once you have a clear...
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Posted on 04/24/2022
Boho Chic DIY Projects to Decorate Your Home
Boho Chic began as a fashion movement influenced by the free-flowing lifestyle of the 1960s, but it has transformed from a clothing style into a home decor theme. If you have created a natural-inspired space that includes funky pops of color and interesting accents, then you may be interested in creating some DIY home decor projects that coordinate...
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Posted on 04/17/2022
Quick annual tasks to keep your home running
Your home goes through a fair amount of wear and tear throughout the year, which can result in needing to repair or replace certain elements. However, performing annual maintenance tasks can help your home stay in excellent condition year after year. Here are a few tasks to complete throughout your year to keep your home fresh and rejuvenated:...
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Posted on 04/10/2022
Here's Why You Should Hire a Real Estate Agent to Help Fill Your Vacancy
If you have rental property you’re struggling to fill, a real estate agent can help. Finding the right tenants can be stressful, time-consuming and complicated, especially if you manage several properties. A real estate agent will take over most of the hard work and use their expertise to find the best possible fit for your property. Here are...
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Posted on 04/03/2022
Pressure-Treated Wood: What You Need to Know About This Popular Building Material
Many homeowners choose pressure-treated pine to build decks based on its price and longevity. While the material ranks as the undisputed go-to lumber for decks and patios, it may not be a perfect fit for every homeowner. That's largely because pressure-treated pine brings a few negatives to the table. About Pressure-Treated Lumber Originally, pressure-treated lumber used to contain...
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Posted on 03/27/2022
Contemporary interior design explained: 4 major elements
While the term "modern design" might evoke a sense of cold minimalism, the contemporary interior design can offer warmth and comfort alongside a modern edge. If you're interested in learning more about contemporary interior design and how you might use it in your own home décor, there are some key concepts to know. Here are four major elements...
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Posted on 03/20/2022
5 Modern Design Trends for Your Home
Design trends are endless. Some stick around while others fade to the wayside — at least away from the public eye. But that doesn't mean you can't enjoy your favorite, personal and timeless trend throughout the years in your home. You may even want to switch it up a bit and incorporate other trends from different eras. Either...
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Posted on 03/13/2022
Home insulation: How to re-insulate walls without tearing them down
One primary reason everyday people bear with drafty homes stems from construction costs. Old houses and those with failing exterior wall insulation seem to require costly demolition. The idea that drywall or select wood wall materials require removal and replacement often causes property owners to take a deep breath and think about something else. The good news is...
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Posted on 03/06/2022
Basics of building a deck: Wood options
If you’re interested in the basics of building a deck, it’s important to familiarize yourself with the decking materials available. There are multiple options including vinyl, composite and natural wood. However, if you’re going with natural wood for your deck, you also have different options to choose from. Here are the main types of wood used for deck...
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