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Posted on 09/19/2021
Outdoor Architecture: How to Fully Utilize Your Outdoor Living Space
Outdoor living spaces help you get more use out of your yard, whether you enjoy grilling or just being able to sit outside and unwind. If you’re planning an outdoor living space, you might be surprised to discover just how many options you have in terms of design and function. Consider going with one of the latest trends...
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Posted on 09/12/2021
3 Ways to Avoid Common Renter Mistakes
Renting a home is a complicated process. Whether you’re a first-time renter or a seasoned pro, navigating the rental market can be overwhelming. Just like with buying a home, it’s easy to make mistakes or miss important details. Here are some tips for avoiding common renter mistakes. Read the Entire Lease When you’re choosing a place to live,...
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Posted on 09/05/2021
3 Inexpensive Hardscape Designs to Improve Your Home
It may come as something of a surprise, but a wide range of relatively inexpensive materials exist on the market. Items such as colorful and textured concrete mirror the natural luster of flagstone and marble slabs. When everyday people add up the cost of concrete, reclaimed wood and metals, their quality of life investment may look affordable. The...
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Posted on 08/29/2021
Choosing a Real Estate Developer: What to Consider Before Your Next Investment
When you’re looking into starting a residential or commercial property construction or renovation project, having a highly qualified real estate developer at your side is important. Real estate developers handle real estate projects, whether it’s developing land for commercial use or renovating houses that are in poor condition. Hiring a real estate developer means you’ll have an experienced...
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Posted on 08/22/2021
DIY Room Divider Ideas for Renters
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 08/15/2021
Kitchen Design Mistakes to Avoid
When you have a custom home, you’re able to set your kitchen up in almost any way you want. While this gives you a lot of freedom during the design process, there are some common mistakes that creep up. These mistakes can make your kitchen less functional overall, which can affect your home’s value and your day-to-day life....
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Posted on 08/08/2021
Time to Remove that Wood Paneling?
Photo by Prawny via Pixabay Circa 1965, having beautiful wood paneling was the envy of the neighborhood. It was like bringing the outdoors in. But 50-60 years later, it usually just makes a room seem dark and dated unless you live in a log cabin. In most cases, you can remove the paneling and paint the drywall underneath....
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Posted on 08/01/2021
3 Shelf Trends You Can DIY
No matter the time or place, storage will always be in style. Finding attractive and efficient ways to use your space is an essential part of interior design and can even serve as its own decorative element. Wall shelving is a time-tested way to clear up floor space and add aesthetic appeal and as small spaces become more...
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Posted on 07/25/2021
Are HOAs Really That Beneficial?
Photo by Andrey_Popov via Shutterstock An HOA — or Homeowners' Association — is an organization in your subdivision or community that creates and enforces regulations and rules for the properties and residents. If a property is part of an HOA's jurisdiction, buying it automatically makes you a member. Therefore, you are required to pay HOA dues that cover...
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Posted on 07/18/2021
Three Tips for Creating a Laundry Oasis
Image by Pixabay from Pexels What do you picture when someone says 'laundry'? Is it piles of dirty clothes, sock singles lost to some undisclosed dimension, a moldy smell and lost hours? Or is it shrugging on a warm shirt straight from the dryer, lemon scent and the zen of folding: a little pocket of peace and quiet...
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Posted on 07/11/2021
Adding Natural Light to Your Home
Image by PlusONE from Shutterstock The presence of natural light inside of your living space can have a tremendous impact on how you feel in your home. If you're interested in introducing more daylight into your space consider installing a skylight or light tube. What are skylights? A traditional skylight is a window set into the roof of...
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