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Posted on 03/06/2022
Growing Night Blooming Jasmine: Basic Tips for Success
Night blooming jasmine is a favorite addition to patios, window boxes and trellises for its glossy leaves and sweet-scented flowers. Jasmine can enhance summer nights with its pleasant aroma and grows beautifully in containers or climbing on structures. If you're interested in growing night blooming jasmine yourself, here are some essential care tips to know: Room to Grow...
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Posted on 02/27/2022
Improve Your Indoor Air Quality With These 5 Houseplants
Houseplants can add color and natural beauty to our living spaces, but can also improve our health. By converting carbon dioxide into oxygen, plants provide us with fresh air to breathe purely by living alongside us. Some plants can even filter harmful chemical compounds and pollutants from the air. Here we will go over some of the best...
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Posted on 02/20/2022
Homebuyers: Quick and Efficient Ways to Deal With Home Buying Stress
Photo by Andrea Piacquadio from Pexels Home buying can feel like a daunting task and usually encompasses more than just the financial and logical aspects. There are stressors surrounding the processes, possible rejections, the waiting game and a host of other personal factors that can influence your sentiments toward the whole ordeal. Fret not. Here are a few...
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Posted on 02/13/2022
Basic Loan Types to Help With Your New Construction
Image by 3D Animation Production Company from Pixabay When you're dreaming of moving into a new home, you envision every detail. But before you can make this dream home a reality, you need to consider the best way to finance it. Here are a few basic home loan types to consider. FHA Loans Homeownership can be the gateway...
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Posted on 02/06/2022
How to Turn an Old Sweatshirt Into a DIY Pet Bed
There are many options for repurposing or donating old clothing. For pet owners, here is one more option: making a custom pet bed. This simple DIY project will help you transform an old sweatshirt into a cozy new bed for your small dog or cat. Here is all of the information you need to get started: Materials &...
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Posted on 01/30/2022
3 Important Things to Look for in a Neighborhood
Photo by Samson Katt from Pexels When buying a new home, the house itself is only part of the purchase. The surrounding area is just as important and there are many factors to consider when choosing not only the property but the neighborhood. However, it can be very difficult to evaluate a neighborhood you don’t already live in....
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Posted on 01/23/2022
Rec room: 3 Tips for remodeling your basement
When growing households experience household congestion, expanding their usable living space footprint by remodeling the basement ranks among the best solutions, especially when extra recreational and lounging space is needed. Along with the increased quality-of-life benefits, a remodeled basement reportedly delivers upwards of a 7% return on investment. If you are considering transforming a basement into a rec...
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Posted on 01/16/2022
Bleach vs. Alcohol: Which is Best Used When
Disinfectants are an integral part of every home’s arsenal. Whether you opt for more traditional disinfectants or prefer less abrasive versions, there are a few key points to remember. Here are the basic dos and don’ts of two of the most common disinfectants. Chlorine Bleach Most homeowners, renters and residents know that bleach has a plethora of uses....
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Posted on 01/09/2022
5 Ways to Design Your Perfect Home Office
Having a functional and comfortable workspace is essential for those who work from home. Even if you use your office for things other than work, a dedicated place to focus can be much more than purely utilitarian with the right design choices. Here are some ways to make your office a place where you can enjoy your work:...
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Posted on 01/02/2022
Buying a New Construction Home. Your Questions Answered
Photo by Tima Miroshnichenko from Pexels As you're shopping for a home, you may be drawn to new construction homes. The idea of moving into a completely new place ready for you to make your own definitely has its appeal. But you may have some questions about going this route since it can be different from buying an...
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Posted on 12/26/2021
Backyard: Ideas for Your New DIY Gazebo
Backyard gazebos provide shade, shelter from rain and a place to enjoy fresh air with family and friends. Gazebos can also serve as a focal point for your yard and add a decorative touch to it. Building a backyard gazebo is a fairly simple project, although you can make it more complex by adding certain features or designs....
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Posted on 12/19/2021
How to Use Eclectic Design Style in Your Bedroom
Eclectic design is all about creativity and combining elements of other styles. This is one reason why it’s an easy design to implement in your own home provided that you follow some basic guidelines. No matter your interpretation of the eclectic style, whatever you come up with will be completely unique to you. This makes it an excellent...
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