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Posted on 12/05/2021
Glamorous Camping On a Budget
Photo by Rachel Claire from Pexels The term glamping comes from merging camping with glamor. However, glamor doesn’t have to be expensive. There are lots of ways to keep your costs down while still enjoying the most luxurious of outdoor getaways. Here are some of the top ways to have an affordable glamping trip: Don’t Go Too Far...
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Posted on 11/28/2021
Contemporary Design Ideas for Kitchens
Photo by August de Richelieu from Pexels If you’re moving into a home with an older kitchen or if your current home has a more dated style, consider bringing it up-to-date with contemporary design. This style can freshen up your kitchen while giving it a more inviting atmosphere. Contemporary design includes a mix of minimalist, modern and classic...
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Posted on 11/21/2021
The Pros and Cons of Open Concept Homes
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 11/14/2021
What Is an Environmental Printer?
Image by tookapic from Pixabay We might trend closer to paper-free on a daily basis, but it would be difficult to rid your home entirely of it. From tax documents to scanned duplicates, there always seems to be something popping up that requires your signature or needs to be shown in-person. In this case, you might be looking...
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Posted on 11/07/2021
Why You Should Always Use a Property Manager for Your Rentals
There are a lot of responsibilities, commitments and labor involved with being a landlord. Hiring a property manager to oversee and maintain your investment property for you provides you with more freedom and time. Plus, this shows an attentiveness to your tenants, which can appeal to prospective renters. Here are a few reasons to consider hiring a property...
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Posted on 10/31/2021
Move-In Ready Homes: What to Expect
If you’re searching for a new home, it’s important to be aware of the different terminology used for property conditions. Knowing the details of a property can help you avoid extra costs and frustration after purchase. “Move-in ready” is one term you will probably encounter in the housing market. Here is an explanation of what “move-in ready” actually...
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Posted on 10/24/2021
Tips for Understanding Blueprints & Common Construction Terms
When dealing with blueprints and contractor jargon, it can feel like you're trying to read another language. Rather than suffer misunderstandings and end up with a newly renovated space that doesn't meet your needs, it's important to close the communication gap. Here are some tips for understanding blueprints and contracting terms so you can get the best results....
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Posted on 10/17/2021
5 Forgiving Houseplants Perfect for New Gardeners
If all it takes is one wrong look for your houseplants to turn brown and die, then you need something a bit more forgiving. Not all indoor plants are built the same, however. Some demand the perfect amount of light and water plus endless attention while others are happy being left alone. Wondering which won’t give you a...
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Posted on 10/10/2021
New Construction: 5 Tips for a Seamless New Home Build
Photo by Tima Miroshnichenko from Pexels When you're buying a new construction home, you might feel like there are too many choices and things to consider. But choosing a new construction company and watching them build your new home from the dirt up can be a very enjoyable experience. These five tips can help you get the most...
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Posted on 10/03/2021
What You Should Look For in an Exterior Door
Getting new exterior doors is a wise investment for your home. These new doors can provide more safety and security compared to older doors while also boosting your home’s curb appeal. Keep in mind that you’re also likely to have a high return on investment (ROI) from this type of project. For example, getting a new entry door...
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Posted on 09/26/2021
Thinking of Buying a Home? Here Are 3 Benefits to Building Your Own
Photo by Ketut Subiyanto from Pexels When it comes to your new home, you have quite a few heavy options to consider. One such option for consideration is, "do you buy a pre-existing home or build your perfect house from scratch?" While finding your perfect pre-existing home is possible, building one from the ground up can offer certain...
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Posted on 09/19/2021
Need to De-Clutter Your Closet? Here's How to Start
The effort to contain and reduce clutter often begins with the closet. No matter how mindful we are, old clothing items accumulate over time and take up space. A disorganized or overly full closet can seem overwhelming. Luckily, there are some simple things you can do to reduce your closet clutter. Here are some of the best ways...
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