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Posted on 01/16/2022
Your Guide to Stone Siding Alternatives
Photo by eberhard grossgasteiger from Pexels Natural stone siding is not always the best choice. Depending on your budget and the climate where you live it might be wise to choose an alternative. But what if you have your heart set on the look of a stone house? There are lots of material options for home exteriors on...
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Posted on 01/09/2022
DIY Greenhouse Ideas to Use Indoors
Whether you're gardening in the winter or protecting delicate houseplants, indoor greenhouses are an excellent solution. You can find miniature greenhouses meant purely for utility and others meant to provide aesthetic appeal. If you build your own mini-greenhouse, it's up to you. Here are some ideas for simple mini-greenhouses to use indoors. Plastic Bin Greenhouse For a convenient,...
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Posted on 01/02/2022
Don't Forget These 4 Unexpected Home Building Expenses
Photo by Karolina Grabowska from Pexels While many people planning to build rather than buy are well-prepared for the overall expense, there are some important costs that can be easy to forget. Here are some additional costs of building a home to consider: Land Preparation Buying the land for your new build is a key expense in a...
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Posted on 12/26/2021
Backyard: Tips for Safely Building a Treehouse
Treehouses give kids a fun place to play, read books or hang out with friends. With a treehouse, kids can spend more time outside enjoying fresh air. If you’re thinking of building a treehouse in your yard, it’s important to keep a few factors in mind, such as where to put it and how big it should be....
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Posted on 12/19/2021
Improve Your Plumbing With These Projects
It's easy to forget about your plumbing as you are planning your home improvement and maintenance schedule. With pipes tucked away behind your walls and generally functioning as they should be, they are often overlooked. However, it's important to consider home improvement projects that will protect and enhance your plumbing, as this will ensure that everything is always...
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Posted on 12/12/2021
Backyard: Tips for Building a Screened-In Porch
When rain, bugs and other issues have you avoiding your open porch, a screened-in porch might be the answer. Screened-in porches offer shelter from the elements and stop bugs from getting in. These porches can also make it safer for pets to sit outside with you, since they can’t run off. If you’re planning to turn an existing...
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Posted on 12/05/2021
The Key Elements of Environmental Art
Environmental art became popular in the late 20th century because of growing concern and awareness for the environment. Environmental art has several overlapping characteristics as land art or earthworks, but comments or establishes an opinion on environmental issues. As artists continue to think about the environment as a cohesive system rather than a living space, the appeal and...
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Posted on 11/28/2021
Quick Tips for Integrating Your Smart Home Tech and Entertainment Systems
Home theaters are often filled with multiple electronic components, which can lead to a jumble of cords and remote controls. Having to rely on different remote controls for your screen, sound system and other components can become a hassle. Adding smart home features to your home theater allows you to simplify this process and cut down on the...
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Posted on 11/21/2021
House Flipping: How to Choose the Right Property
Photo by Harry Strauss from Pixabay Selecting the right property for a fix-and-flip requires entrepreneurs to account for wide-ranging elements. The real estate market remains chock-full of properties in need of renovations that could make them a valuable commodity. By that same token, a house-flipping professional must purchase a property that delivers a substantial return on investment and...
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Posted on 11/14/2021
Selling With a Land Contract? Here's How to Reduce Your Risk
Land contracts can be an excellent alternative to a traditional mortgage, both for the buyer and seller. The seller assumes the role of the lender and gets regular payments from the buyer while still holding the property title. There are many advantages both for buyer and seller; but from the seller's perspective, land contracts also come with some...
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Posted on 11/07/2021
4 Ways the Right Technology Can Improve Your WFH Routine
Photo by MART PRODUCTION from Pexels In any economic climate, the better you adapt to new technology the more successful you'll be. The good news is that embracing many of the new products and services on the market can also help you improve your productivity. Whether you were thrust into working from home (WFH) or you've always been...
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Posted on 10/31/2021
Laundry Room Organization Tips
If you’re looking for a way to make your laundry days easier and more efficient, organization is the best place to start. Creating storage and organizing your laundry room will help you every step of the process. Here are a few clever ideas for laundry room storage and organization to inspire you. Mounted Drying Racks Clothes that require...
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