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Posted on 01/17/2022
Come Together & Play: Benefits of Social Gaming
With more time spent at home, many have been looking for new and creative ways to spend time with each other. The need for social distancing and staying home has allowed online social gaming to flourish. Now there are different games for all ages with all types of interests that you can play with others in the safety...
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Posted on 01/10/2022
All About Home Automation Hubs
Home automation can be a combination of different devices, or you can turn it into a central system that controls everything from your security to your lights. The question is, what's the best way to keep all of your technology organized so it can all work together? Minimizing hiccups in your experience starts with having an idea of...
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Posted on 01/03/2022
Your Guide to the Painted Rock Trend
Photo by Jadson Thomas from Pexels Have you been walking through a local park or along the street downtown and stumbled upon a brightly colored painted rock? These painted rocks have been appearing in the most unlikely of places over the last several years and it doesn't seem like the trend is dying down anytime soon. Sometimes referred...
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Posted on 12/27/2021
Construction Loans vs. Traditional Home Mortgages
Image by pasja1000 from Pixabay Most homeowners have a mortgage against their house, and homebuyers who purchase existing homes usually secure a traditional mortgage before closing. When building a new house, however, you’re likely to need a construction loan before getting a home mortgage. Here’s a breakdown of each, including how they’re used in the new home building...
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Posted on 12/20/2021
What's Wrong With My Succulent? Tips & Tricks for Plant Care
Photo by Daria Shevtsova from Pexels Succulents are some of the most popular houseplants because they are easy to care for. However, there are some very common problems that you might encounter when keeping succulents despite their low-maintenance demands. Each variety has slightly different needs, but here we will go over some of the most common issues and...
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Posted on 12/13/2021
Miniature Tabletop Plant Stand DIY Guide
Adding height variation to your plant collection can enhance the entire look of the collection. Even if you have your potted plants on a shelf, table or other surface off of the floor, some plants definitely benefit from sitting up higher. There are plenty of tabletop plant stands available on the market but they’re also easy to build...
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Posted on 12/06/2021
Blueprints & Key Terms: How to Gain a Deeper Understanding of Your Renovation
When dealing with blueprints and contractor jargon, it can feel like you're trying to read another language. Rather than suffer misunderstandings and end up with a newly renovated space that doesn't meet your needs, it's important to close the communication gap. Here are some tips for understanding blueprints and contracting terms so you can get the best results....
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Posted on 11/29/2021
The Accessible Home: 3 Simple Design Elements
Photo by Pixabay via Pexels New construction continues to embrace open floor plans and increased spaciousness in traditionally small rooms. These types of home designs are already on a pathway to making residential properties more accessible to people with mobility limitations. Given that fully accessible homes would only increase the field of potential buyers, making them comply with...
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Posted on 11/22/2021
Your Guide to Recognizing Modern and Contemporary Design
Photo by Expect Best from Pexels Whether you’re buying, selling or simply decorating a home, knowing the differences between architectural styles will put you at an advantage. Some home styles are simple to define and recognize, while others are a bit more complex. Some popular styles, like modern and contemporary, might even sound like the same thing. Despite...
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Posted on 11/15/2021
Design Tips: How to Add Elegance on a Budget
Photo by dillan teagle from Pexels When building and decorating a new home, there are many things you can do to make the space look more elegant and refined. If your home building and decorating budget is tighter, there are some things you can do to elevate the look of your home without spending a large amount of...
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Posted on 11/08/2021
Leave the Dirty Work to Your Robotic Mop
Photo by Pixabay from Pexels Mopping the floors is a thankless job that seems to get undone a second after you finish up – and it doesn’t take much. A small spill while cooking dinner. Kids and dogs running in from outside. You name it. And with that, you’re back to square one, pulling out the mop and...
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Posted on 11/01/2021
Home Decor: 7 Creative and Crafty DIY Decorations for Your Living Room
The living room is one of the most flexible rooms in the home. As you seek to complete your living room design, consider DIY living room decor projects. These are 7 creative DIY living room decor ideas that could be incorporated into any home: Faux Fireplace Not every room is equipped with a natural fireplace, but that doesn’t...
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