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Posted on 06/27/2022
Homeowner's Insurance Coverage: The Basics
Homeowner's insurance is an important piece of the home ownership puzzle. Because almost all mortgage lenders require proof of insurance, having a policy is more of a necessity than an option. However, many potential homeowners aren't clear about what a homeowner's insurance policy covers. While each policy is customizable and has varying details depending on the insurer, there...
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Posted on 06/20/2022
DIY: 6 Simple Home Repairs
Knowing how to do some home repairs can help you save money and time. Instead of having to wait for professional repairs to be done, you can tackle these on your own. While it's best to leave major repairs to professionals, consider trying the following simple DIY repairs. Torn Screens When your window screens have tears or rips,...
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Posted on 06/13/2022
Add Drama and Contrast With These Dark Foliage Houseplants
Houseplants come in a rainbow of colors beyond the expected green. Growers are discovering new colorful varieties of popular plants, including those with dark foliage. Dark-leafed plants make a bold statement in an indoor space and add a touch of drama to any plant collection. If you’re interested in finding the perfect dark foliage for your space, here...
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Posted on 06/06/2022
How to Make Your Next Buffet Safe & Healthy
Buffets are a convenient way to serve a group of people. They can be especially helpful when there are many food items and a lot of guests. Even for small gatherings, a serve-yourself buffet is usually the easiest setup. Unfortunately, health concerns make buffet-style food service risky. Sharing the same serving utensils and congregating in a small space...
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Posted on 05/30/2022
The biggest trends in exterior house style
House style goes way beyond interior design. When it comes to curb appeal, exterior home design is everything. If you’re trying to sell your home or just want to make a statement in your neighborhood, knowing the hottest trends can help inspire your design ideas. Whether your home is craftsman style, Cape Cod style, ranch style or one...
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Posted on 05/23/2022
The Pros and Cons of Open Concept Homes
Open concept homes, also called open floor plans, have been a mainstay of home design for decades. There are many reasons this style of architecture is so popular, yet there are also some downsides. If you’re considering an open concept home, here are the major pros and cons to consider: Open Concept Pros Better Flow - With a...
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Posted on 05/16/2022
Not Sure What to Expect at Your Home Appraisal? Here's a Quick Walk-Through
In the middle of buying a home? If so, you've probably already realized that there are many steps you'll need to complete before you will officially take ownership. From scheduling inspections to going through the drawn-out closing process, there are many items that need to be checked off your list. And one thing you won't want to overlook...
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Posted on 05/09/2022
Ideas for a DIY Outdoor Home Theater
An outdoor home theater provides you with a way to watch movies under the stars, especially on mild nights. Whether you want to have regular movie nights with the family or entertain a few friends from time to time, you don’t have to rely on professionals to build a home theater outside. These tips can help you create...
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Posted on 05/02/2022
Advantages & disadvantages using slab concrete in foundations
Home builders have used concrete in foundation creation for centuries. While a concrete slab is not your only choice of foundation type, it’s the most commonly used across all climates. While a concrete slab foundation might be the best option for some, there are some downsides. Here is a guide to the main pros & cons of having...
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Posted on 04/25/2022
4 Living Room Renovation Ideas
There are many things to consider when planning a home renovation, from the smallest projects to complete overhauls. In particular, if you’re thinking about renovating your living room it might seem like the possibilities are endless. Depending on whether your priority is adding more space or changing up the style, here are some ideas to get you started....
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Posted on 04/18/2022
Need Free Moving Boxes? Here's Where to Start
Cardboard moving boxes are everywhere. However, when you’re moving, you may feel you never have enough. While major retailers sell moving boxes, the price can add up quickly. If you’re moving a sizable amount of items or just want to recycle a few unused boxes, free moving boxes are the way to go. Luckily, there are many ways...
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Posted on 04/11/2022
How to Set the Party Atmosphere
Atmosphere is everything with just about any home, gathering or party. If the atmosphere is lacking, chances are enjoyment levels will decrease. So what is a host to do when throwing a house party with various atmospheric elements? Here are three major areas that will instantly boost your party’s atmosphere and how to achieve the best fit for...
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