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Posted on 08/07/2022
422 Wood Glen Drive, San Pablo, CA 94806 is now new to the market!
Auspicious opportunity, north facing home across from Richmond Country Club. This home has the ideal usability or flexible floor plan for your work at home need(check out the floor plan), just pick a room in your compass direction for your home office. A sitting room area for meeting and greeting your guest live as they come though the double door entry seeing the open loft area above, show and tell kitchen layout to show off your cooking creations to the world, multiple large living spaces are awesome to be socially pleasant and joyful. When it's time to sleep, there is a bedroom on the ground floor, 2 bedrooms on the 2nd floor and 2...
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Posted on 08/07/2022
3 Clever design ideas for small outdoor living spaces
Small outdoor living spaces can present a challenge when it comes to design and decor. With so little square footage, how can you make your tiny yard stylish and functional? Luckily, there are plenty of decorating solutions for even the tiniest of outdoor spaces. To help inspire you, here are some of the best tips and tricks for...
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Posted on 07/31/2022
3 Simple Tips for Customizing Your Flower Pots
You don’t need to spend a fortune on expensive flower pots and planters. Decorating a plain pot and turning it into a custom piece is simple and inexpensive and can really make a difference in your plant collection’s aesthetic. No matter your style, terracotta pots make the perfect starting point for this project. Here are some tips you...
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Posted on 07/24/2022
Is an Open Concept Home Right for You?
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 07/17/2022
Outdoor Games That Keep Personal Space at the Top of Mind
Have you ever gotten together with friends or family only to realize you don’t know what activities to engage in? Maybe you have a great outdoor space that’s primed and ready, but you just don’t know how to incorporate playful activities into it. Fret not. Here are 3 easygoing and low-to-no-contact games for you and your guests. Kickball...
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Posted on 07/10/2022
Key Elements of Cottagecore Design Style
Cottagecore style has grown in popularity recently and is all over social media. The design style includes everything from home decor to fashion. Similar to shabby chic and farmhouse styles, cottagecore celebrates the comfort and charm of country life no matter where you live. If you’re interested in learning more about this fun and popular trend, here are...
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Posted on 06/26/2022
Basics of refinance: Costs and fees to consider
Many homeowners have at least entertained the idea of mortgage refinance. Common questions about refinancing costs, closing costs and how the process might impact a current mortgage loan are just a few of the queries swimming around in the refinancing conversation. Don’t worry. There are a few general topics that can easily answer these questions and a slew...
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Posted on 06/19/2022
How to Grow Areca Palms Indoors
Areca palms are a common sight in outdoor spaces but also make great houseplants. They're easy to care for and can grow in your home in practically any climate as long as they get the proper care. Here are the basics of growing areca palms indoors: Lighting Needs One of the areca palm's most popular characteristics is its...
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Posted on 06/12/2022
Choosing a Real Estate Developer: What to Consider Before Your Next Investment
When you’re looking into starting a residential or commercial property construction or renovation project, having a highly qualified real estate developer at your side is important. Real estate developers handle real estate projects, whether it’s developing land for commercial use or renovating houses that are in poor condition. Hiring a real estate developer means you’ll have an experienced...
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Posted on 06/05/2022
How to incorporate Mid-Mod with these four DIY ideas
Affectionately known as Mid-Mod, this mid-century interior design movement is heavily influenced by the angular, funky style of the middle of the 20th century. It takes the best of what the late 1950s and early 1960s had to offer and gives it a contemporary twist. Here are four DIY Mid-Mod home decor projects to try: DIY hairpin leg...
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Posted on 05/29/2022
Insulation: Spray Foam or Fiberglass, Which is More Cost-Effective?
While upgrading a building’s insulation may not feel as exciting as an expansive new kitchen, the potential energy savings add up. Here are a few things about fiberglass and spray foam insulation property owners may want to consider. What Homeowners Need To Know About Fiberglass Insulation The upfront investment of fiberglass insulation proves attractive to DIY homeowners because...
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Posted on 05/22/2022
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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