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Posted on 06/19/2022
How to Turn an Old Sweatshirt Into a DIY Pet Bed
There are many options for repurposing or donating old clothing. For pet owners, here is one more option: making a custom pet bed. This simple DIY project will help you transform an old sweatshirt into a cozy new bed for your small dog or cat. Here is all of the information you need to get started: Materials &...
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Posted on 06/12/2022
3 Ways to make your home garden sustainable
If you’re interested in ways to live more sustainably, one of the best places to start is your home garden. There are plenty of sustainable gardening methods that are simple, inexpensive and benefit your garden while reducing your environmental impact. No matter what type or size of garden you have, there are ways you can make it more...
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Posted on 06/05/2022
Add Curb Appeal with These Home Improvement Projects
Sometimes it feels like all the top home improvement projects are focused on the inside of the home — but there are a lot of ways that you can improve your curb appeal as well. Whether you are looking to make a good first impression when your guests arrive at your home or you want to generate buzz...
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Posted on 05/29/2022
How to Decorate a Small Room: Design Ideas to Try
There’s no reason you need to feel limited by a small room. While it might seem that less space means less opportunity for creativity, there are still plenty of design tricks you can use to make the room feel bigger while expressing your personal style. Here we’ve put together some tips for decorating your small space so that...
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Posted on 05/22/2022
3 Rental-Friendly Decorating Ideas
Many renters feel stifled by their inability to make interior design decisions about the property. Painting the walls, installing shelves or changing out light fixtures are all things most property managers don’t allow. However, there are still lots of things you can do to decorate your walls when renting without risking noticeable damage. Here are three DIY decoration...
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Posted on 05/15/2022
A Beginner's Guide to Building a Stone 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 05/08/2022
Understanding Contingency Requirements for Buyers & Sellers
When making an offer on a home, a buyer may add contingencies to their contract. There are many types of contingencies that apply to myriad situations and can protect the buyer from unexpected issues in the transaction. Sellers can also add their own contingencies either on their own or in counteroffers to protect their interests in the sale....
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Posted on 05/01/2022
Need to Declutter Your Closet? Here's How to Start
The effort to contain and reduce clutter often begins with the closet. No matter how mindful we are, old clothing items accumulate over time and take up space. A disorganized or overly full closet can seem overwhelming. Luckily, there are some simple things you can do to reduce your closet clutter. Here are some of the best ways...
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Posted on 04/24/2022
The Most Common DIY Home Decor Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
The process of creating your own home decor is exciting, but you are going to want the hard work and effort that you put into these projects to be the worthwhile in the end. The last thing that you want is to make an avoidable mistake during the process that ends up compromising the entire plan. These are...
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Posted on 04/17/2022
Quick Design Tips for Your New Ceiling
The ceiling in a room can have a big impact on the way the entire area looks and feels. In some cases, ceilings can add visual appeal rather than just being a plain covering over a room. Designing ceilings means taking certain factors into careful consideration in order to achieve the effect you want. The following tips can...
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Posted on 04/10/2022
Understanding Sweat Equity
Sweat equity is a term used in real estate and in the business world. For real estate, sweat equity refers to the amount of effort a homeowner or investor puts into improving a property. For those interested in flipping homes, this concept is crucial to determining the home's value. Here is some more info about sweat equity to...
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Posted on 04/03/2022
DIY Furniture projects for the bedroom
Whether you’re a crafting enthusiast or simply want to save some money on home decor, DIY furniture projects are a great place to start. With so many DIY projects on the table, it can be difficult figuring out if you should start with the coffee table or the DIY wooden bench. Don’t fret. Here are a few DIY...
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