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Posted on 06/26/2022
Home theater ideas: Designing for the perfect movie night
The home theater room has recently exploded as an entertainment venue of high interest. For homeowners wishing to bring the cinema experience into the comfort of home, there are few better ways to utilize extra room and invest in the latest technology. Designing and shopping for a home theater might seem daunting, but it doesn’t have to be....
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Posted on 06/19/2022
How to Turn a Cabinet Into an Indoor Greenhouse
While many houseplants are forgiving of indoor environments, some require more specific conditions. For those who love to keep tropical plants this can be an issue as it’s difficult to provide the right amount of light and humidity inside your home. Luckily, greenhouse cabinets have become a popular trend and easier than ever to set up. Here we’ll...
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Posted on 06/12/2022
Sweat Equity & Your Home Improvement: Pros & Cons
If you’re thinking about buying a fixer-upper or are interested in flipping homes, it’s important to understand sweat equity. This concept has to do with the time and effort you put into improving a property. Because it’s not based on dollar amounts, it's difficult to calculate. However, there are major pros and cons to investing your time as...
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Posted on 06/05/2022
Home Improvement: New Projects That May Have Missed Your Radar
Regardless of how long you have lived in your home, you probably have a list of home improvement projects that you want to finish in the near-term and the distant future. This list likely includes all the most common home improvement projects, such as a bathroom remodel, fresh paint or a new patio or deck. However, you won't...
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Posted on 05/29/2022
How to Grow Geraniums in Containers
Geraniums are a favorite among gardeners for their colorful blooms and ease of care. If you live in a region with mild winters, they are excellent options for garden beds and containers outdoors. However, it's still possible to enjoy growing geraniums no matter what climate zone you live in. Here is a basic guide to growing geraniums in...
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Posted on 05/22/2022
Outdoor living spaces: How to make your own personal oasis
With homeowners spending more time at home, it’s more important than ever to focus on outdoor living spaces. If you need an escape from everyday life, creating a personal oasis in your backyard or outdoor space can be the perfect project to prepare for warmer weather. An oasis is meant to be a place of calm and shelter....
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Posted on 05/15/2022
Keep Your Home Fresh With These Summer Maintenance Tips
As the weather heats up outside, you can enjoy the warmth and sunshine while doing summer maintenance tasks. If it's too hot, you can head inside to handle a few indoor maintenance to-dos. These interior and exterior summer maintenance tasks can help your home stay in good condition all season long. Remove debris from your yard Leaves, wood...
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Posted on 05/08/2022
A Beginner's Guide to Fix-and-Flip Homes
Is it possible to flip houses for profit with no experience? Luckily, this is one area of real estate investment that is viable even for beginners. Here is a simple beginner's guide to house flipping to get you started: Step 1: Find a Cash Source Flipping a house requires more cash up front than with a traditional home...
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Posted on 05/01/2022
Make Your Own Garden Pond With This Simple Guide
If you want to add a pond or water feature to your yard, it might surprise you at how simple the process is. With some basic tools and only a few materials, you can make a tranquil custom water feature to add dimension and style to your outdoor space. Here we’ll go through the steps to make your...
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Posted on 04/24/2022
How Working With a Contractor on a Fixer-Upper Can Result in Higher Equity
When everyday people dive into renovating a fixer-upper, they often regret not enlisting the support of a contractor in advance. The lucrative return on investment of reality shows sometimes oversimplifies the process. As construction professionals sometimes warn, what you don't know can cost money. That's why it's essential to work with a contractor when considering a house-flip or...
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Posted on 04/17/2022
Trends in garden & lawn benches for your outdoor space
Outdoor furniture trends are constantly changing, so the same can be said for garden and lawn benches. Whether you want an outdoor bench to serve a purely utilitarian purpose or be the focal point of your outdoor design, there are plenty of trends to try. Here is a quick guide to some of the most popular trends in...
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Posted on 04/10/2022
Tips for Finding the Right Starter Home
First-time buyers looking for a starter home have a wealth of choices available. While a starter home won’t include everything on your dream home wish list, you will find something to suit your short-term needs at an affordable price. However, beyond that it might be hard to know where to start. Here we’ve put together some basic tips...
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