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Posted on 09/25/2022
Do You Need an Interior Architect or Designer? Here are a Few Tips to Keep in Mind
When you’re having a home built, you’ll be working with a team of design professionals and builders. While you might already have builders lined up, who handles the design side of your project? Interior architects and interior designers are two different types of professionals you might end up hiring to help you design your dream home. While they...
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Posted on 09/18/2022
What You Should Know About Flood Insurance
Whether your home is on the coastline or in a landlocked neighborhood, floods can be catastrophic and costly. Because of this risk and homeowners insurance not including coverage for flood damage, flood insurance is an essential commodity for many homeowners. But how can you know if a flood policy is right for you? To help you decide, here...
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Posted on 09/11/2022
3 Low maintenance garden tips you should know
Whether you’re a gardening beginner or just want more weekends free from plant chores, there are plenty of ways to create a low maintenance garden. By choosing the right plants and using the right tools, you can have a lush and beautiful garden with less effort. Try these tips for creating a low maintenance garden of your own:...
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Posted on 09/04/2022
Boost Your Kitchen's Appeal With These 3 DIY Projects
An outdated kitchen can really drag down the look and feel of your home. Unfortunately, a complete kitchen remodel can easily cost tens of thousands of dollars. If a totally new kitchen isn't quite in your budget, the good news is that you can still update and refresh your space with a few simple (and inexpensive) DIY projects....
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Posted on 08/28/2022
When to Call a Professional for Plumbing Repairs
It may be simple enough to unclog your toilet with a plunger or do other simple plumbing repairs. However, a plumber should handle more serious plumbing issues. Without prompt plumbing repairs, in some cases, your home could end up with major water damage. But when should you have professional plumbers make repairs? If you have any of the...
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Posted on 08/21/2022
A beginner's guide to traditional home decor
In interior design, traditional home decor is considered a timeless staple. By emulating traditions of the past without pinpointing any specific era, traditional decor creates warm and welcoming atmospheres in any room. If you're interested in trying traditional style in your home, here is a guide to the basics. Characteristics of traditional interior design To make the best...
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Posted on 08/14/2022
Planning a party: Clean, prep & impress your guests
Post party clean up is one major downside of...
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Posted on 08/07/2022
Kitchen: How to Budget for Your Next Remodel
The kitchen is the heart of the home, and transforming your kitchen into the one that you have always wanted is likely a dream come true. While you will surely enjoy the hours you spend selecting new cabinets or choosing a stone for your countertop, you also will need to keep in mind your budget. These tips will...
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Posted on 07/31/2022
A Basic Guide to Growing Polka Dot Plants
If you want a pet-safe houseplant to add color to your indoor space, consider the polka dot plant. As the name suggests, the polka dot plant has delicately speckled leaves in high-contrast combinations of colors. You can find them in pink, red and white, and their compact growth habit makes them easy to plant several colors together in...
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Posted on 07/24/2022
Designing your dream home interior & exterior: How to get started
If you're designing a custom home interior and exterior, there are countless options available to you. Sometimes the amount of options and freedom can be more overwhelming than working within a strict template. Luckily, there are some simple ways to approach the process to make it easier to design your perfect living space. Here are some tips for...
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Posted on 07/17/2022
Before you remodel: Contractor selection tips
If you’re planning a major home remodel, contractor selection should be at the top of your to-do list. Home remodeling contractors are specialists in working with your existing home to help you achieve your goals. They can also help you navigate logistics like obtaining all the necessary permits and selecting building materials. But how do you choose the...
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Posted on 07/10/2022
DIY Guide: Making Your Own Cement Planter
If you’re looking for a DIY project to make something you can use both indoors and outdoors, try making a cement planter. The process for creating your own is simple and only needs a few basic tools and materials. With your finished planter you can enjoy the benefits of container planting either in the yard or inside the...
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