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Manageable Housekeeping
Posted on 07/21/2019
Manageable Housekeeping
You recently moved to a new house so, good for you! You upgraded to a larger living space. The kids each have a room, and the house has a living room and a den along with a kitchen nook and a formal dining room, office and plenty of bathrooms. You're all set to start your new life of...
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Get control of your clutter
Posted on 07/14/2019
Get control of your clutter
So, the home is gorgeous, the yard is perfect but inside, your things cover every surface. Whether you’re setting up for an open house, or trying to get the packing done, the last thing you want is clutter complicating the process. Seems easy, right? But getting control of the mess can be harder than it sounds. You have...
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Dealing with Clogged Drains in The Bathroom
Posted on 07/07/2019
Dealing with Clogged Drains in The Bathroom
Having a clogged drain in the bathroom is not one of the prettiest sights. First, it starts with water that doesn't drain as fast as it should from the tub. Then the odors begin to rise from the drains and then one day, it is completely blocked. Cleaning out any clogged sink isn't rocket science, you merely need...
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Xeriscaping With Succulents in Your Yard
Posted on 06/30/2019
Xeriscaping With Succulents in Your Yard
Succulents, succulents, succulents. Probably the most commonly thought of plant when considering xeriscaping. Succulents retain water in their leaves, stems, and roots, so they require little watering. Though you do have to be careful in your selection, or employ a bit more care, if your climate area experiences frost, most succulents grow very well in areas with hot...
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Need to Replace That Faucet?
Posted on 06/23/2019
Need to Replace That Faucet?
That kitchen sink faucet needed replacing for a while, but between the cost of the new faucet and the cost of paying the hourly rate of the plumber and his helper, it is still the same old faucet. It works—sort-of—at least water comes out. Then, while watching one of those shows (that is either remodeling a house to...
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Tips for Buying a Luxury Home
Posted on 06/16/2019
Tips for Buying a Luxury Home
Buying a luxury home isn't merely about buying an expensive house, it's about buying the most elegant home in the most exclusive and expensive neighborhoods. In addition to that, you are purchasing the architecture, landscaping, finishing, and fittings that come with the house. That’s why you have to do it the right way to avoid regrets in the...
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What's so Great About Tankless Hot Water Heaters?
Posted on 06/09/2019
What's so Great About Tankless Hot Water Heaters?
In recent times, tankless water heaters have grown in popularity with homeowners across the United States. Many homeowners are enjoying the benefits of tankless water heaters over regular tank units. If you intend to buy a water heater, it is vital that you understand why a tankless water heater may be the best thing since sliced bread. No...
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Helping Your Pup Live Longer
Posted on 06/02/2019
Helping Your Pup Live Longer
Your dog doesn’t know how to tell you when he doesn’t feel well. In fact, although he’s your greatest companion, and knows when to snuggle up to make you feel better, you may not see when he was a serious health issue. A growing epidemic among dogs is the risk of cancer. In fact, more than half the...
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Climate Friendly Landscaping
Posted on 05/26/2019
Climate Friendly Landscaping
No matter where you live, smart planning means landscaping for your climate. While magazines, websites and home and garden television shows display verdant English gardens dripping with wisteria and spritely fountains, responsible landscaping means ecologically sustainable plants and watering systems is the way to go. If you’re in a newly built home, designing a low-maintenance yard from scratch...
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Where Should You Buy a Second Residence?
Posted on 05/19/2019
Where Should You Buy a Second Residence?
Purchasing a second home should be a fun, exciting experience. Yet homebuyers who fail to consider where they want to pursue a second residence may struggle to achieve their desired results. If you know you want to buy a second home, it often helps to narrow your house search to residences in a select group of cities and towns....
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