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Posted on 07/07/2020
Indoor Water Features
Water features aren’t just limited to the outdoors, anymore. You can bring the calming serenity of a soft stream into your home to give a more relaxing atmosphere. They can also be used as room dividers, conversation pieces, or as a simple decoration. Wall Fountains One of the most common ideas for indoor water features is the wall...
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Posted on 06/28/2020
Plants to Brighten Your Porch Flowerpots
Image by Bruno /Germany from Pixabay To dress up your front porch, all you need are two tall flowerpots filled with gorgeous plants. Choosing an ideal combination of flowers, grasses and other plants is the key to creating the right aesthetic. To help you find the best mix, use this guide on the top six plants for front...
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Posted on 06/21/2020
Decor Ideas that Conserve Energy
Photo by Taylor Simpson on Unsplash Saving money with your décor can mean more than just finding a good deal on new couches. If you invest in decorative options that increase the efficiency of your home, you extend your savings. Proper insulation goes a long way but still, much of the energy loss in homes happens through the...
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Posted on 06/14/2020
Minor Remodeling Projects for Your Kitchen
Image by Cristina Mantovani from Pixabay Whether you’re moving into a new home or getting yours ready for the market, remodeling your kitchen can help boost your home’s value. You don’t have to invest in major remodeling projects to spruce up your kitchen. The following minor remodeling options are cost-effective ones that can give your kitchen a brand...
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Posted on 06/07/2020
How Big Business Can Impact Neighborhoods
Image by F. Muhammad from Pixabay Several years ago in an upscale comedy club located in a relatively downscale Los Angeles neighborhood, the owner gave an impassioned speech about how gentrification was affecting the Hispanic culture that once thrived there. The overlying, tear-filled message was that nothing could be done to preserve the integrity of her home and...
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Posted on 05/31/2020
Unique Ways to Disguise your AC
Image by triosolution1 from Pixabay When it comes to hiding an AC, it's vital to maintain proper airflow. But you don't have to block airflow to remove an air conditioner from your line of sight. Check out these five creative ways to hide your AC. A Hanging Garden To make this project easy, pre-made lattice works just fine...
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Posted on 05/30/2020
7313 Mallory Lane, Alexandria, VA 22315 is now new to the market!
An unbelievable retreat of peace & luxury in the heart of Kingstowne in Alexandria, a spacious and completely updated 3/2.2 garage-townhouse. Warm cherry hardwood floors, crown moldings, chair rails, case molding and custom paint complete a breathtakingly elegant setting in the main level~s formal living and dining rooms. The inviting warmth of the hardwood flooring extends into a spacious eating gourmet kitchen finished with white cabinets, granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances and a fabulous deck backing to a private wall of woods. Skylights, vaulted ceiling, and a spacious loft with fireplace tower over the expansive...
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Posted on 05/24/2020
Update to a Transitional Bathroom
Photo by Андрей Постовой on Unsplash A transitional bathroom is a popular design trend that is a cross between modern and traditional. What are the key features of a transitional bathroom? A combination of two styles: A transitional bathroom can have different meanings to different people. Usually, it is a mixture of a recent era with the current...
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Posted on 05/17/2020
Tips for Quickly Clearing Clogged Pipes
Photo by Kaboompics .com from Pexels When the toilet's stopped up, you grab the plunger. If it's the sink, you might run some unclogging solution down with hot water. But some clogged piped won't clear. They get stopped up with gunk and debris that, over time, may work its way deep in the pipes. How do you power...
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Posted on 05/10/2020
Security for Your New Investment
Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay When it comes to protecting your high-value home in your absence, few things beat an actual living, breathing caretaker who lives on the grounds. And you'll score bonus points for hiring someone who's trained in fighting fires or apprehending invaders. Your second line of defense should be a local monitoring service that...
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Posted on 05/03/2020
Are Smart House Devices Must-Haves?
Smart home devices are becoming increasingly popular among U.S. property owners. Yet deciding which smart house gadgets – if any – are right for you may prove to be difficult. Fortunately, there are several things that you can do to determine if a smart home device is a must-have, such as: 1. Consider a Smart Home Device's Purpose A...
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Posted on 04/26/2020
First-Time Homebuyer Tips
Photo by KML from Pexels Buying your first home is exciting and you will spend a lot of time working with your real estate agent. However, before you begin searching for the right agent, here are some helpful hints to help you get started off on the right foot and make sure you are ready to purchase a...
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