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Posted on 09/19/2021
Calm the Noise: Ways Smart Speakers and Intercoms Can Bring You Peace
Photo by Athena from Pexels Although smartphones make it easier than ever to relay a message across the household, listen to videos and blast your tunes, they simply don’t compare to a fully integrated speaker and intercom system. Although home intercoms might seem like a blast from the past, they are back and better than ever. And as...
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Posted on 09/12/2021
Wood DIY Ideas to Make Your Own Home Decor
Woodworking is the perfect way to combine DIY and home decor. You can make countless beautiful and functional pieces to enhance your personal style and improve your quality of life. Using reclaimed wood is especially beneficial because you can recycle materials that would otherwise go to waste. Here are some simple DIY ideas to add homemade reclaimed wood...
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Posted on 09/05/2021
Try These Trending DIY Rustic Decor Projects
When you opt for a rustic decor theme throughout your house, you have the ability to create a living space that feels welcoming, comfortable, earthy and inviting. The rustic theme has increased in popularity in recent years and style experts predict that this interior design scheme will remain relevant for years to come. These rustic DIY decor projects...
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Posted on 08/29/2021
Tips for Getting More from Your Home Assistant
Virtual home assistants can be versatile, even if they're still somewhat seen as a novelty to some homeowners. To really get the most out of them, though, you need to first understand what it can do. We'll look at how your home assistant works and how you can add more efficiency to your routine by adjusting how you...
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Posted on 08/22/2021
Design: Tips for Creating Your Ideal Timeless Style
Image by Pixabay via Pexels Although there are plenty of interior design styles to choose from, going with a timeless look is always an excellent choice. Timeless designs mean you don’t have to worry about keeping up with the latest interior design trends or having your home look dated. With a classic or timeless style, you don’t need...
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Posted on 08/15/2021
How to Brighten Your Eco-Friendly Home Using Solar Tubes
Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay Does your home have a dark space that could use a little natural light? A solar tube could be the answer. Solar tubes provide a source of natural light in areas where extra windows and skylights aren't options. Solar tubes are typically less expensive to install than skylights, too. This makes them a...
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Posted on 08/08/2021
Common Succulent Problems & How to Fix Them
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 08/01/2021
New Build: 4 Simple Ways to Keep Your Budget Above Ground
Image by Paul Brennan from Pixabay Building a new home is more affordable than many people realize, and it’s sometimes even cheaper to build new than to buy previously owned. Some tactics can make what’s already an affordable home solution even more affordable. If you’re looking to build but are on a budget, here are four ways to...
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Posted on 07/25/2021
The Benefits of Adding an Outdoor Kitchen
Photo by Askar Abayev from Pexels Taking out loans for remodeling is an reinvestment into the largest purchase of a lifetime for many - your home. That's why everyday people are tasked with making informed decisions about the most beneficial way to put hard-earned money to work in their homes. These are questions worth considering before hiring a...
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Posted on 07/18/2021
Condo Questions - How is the Property Managed?
Image by Peggy und Marco Lachmann-Anke from Pixabay When inquiring about renting a home or condominium, you may not immediately be aware if the property is being self-managed by the owner or by a property manager or management firm that the owner has hired. There are some benefits and downsides to each. You should first ask who and...
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Posted on 07/11/2021
Flat vs. Pitched Roofs: 3 Things to Consider
Photo by Pixabay from Pexels Flat roofs are common on large industrial or commercial buildings. Thanks largely to modern design movements, flat roofs are a popular choice for residential buildings as well. There are several other advantages as well besides the aesthetic appeal. However, a flat roof might not be the right choice for every home design. Here...
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Posted on 07/04/2021
Sellers Should Budget for These Closing Costs
Photo by Burst from Pexels In real estate, closing cost refers to the total amount of money due at time of purchase. This cost is usually equal to a small percentage of the total purchase price but can vary based on state, county and other factors. Sellers handle a portion of the closing costs which can sometimes be...
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