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Posted on 12/05/2022
4 Simple DIY concrete projects
When you think of DIY, concrete is not likely the first...
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Posted on 11/28/2022
Try These Mini-Greenhouse Ideas to Grow Plants 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 11/21/2022
What veterans should know about homeowners insurance requirements
While VA loans come with numerous benefits, they share many of the same requirements as conventional loans. For veterans seeking a VA loan to purchase a home, it's often required to purchase a homeowners insurance policy. Here is the basic info about homeowners insurance requirements: Is homeowners insurance required for a VA loan? Just like most conventional mortgages,...
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Posted on 11/14/2022
Home safety: How to prevent burns at home
Burns can range from mild injuries to severe and permanent damage. However, there are ways to reduce your burn risk at home. Keep the following burn prevention tips in mind to keep safe from this type of injury. Lower your water heater temperature Your water heater could be producing water that's hot enough to scald or burn. Keep...
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Posted on 11/07/2022
5 Things You Need In Your Walk-In Closet
Walk-in closets are an incredibly popular feature and often featured on homebuyers’ wishlists. If your home does not have a walk-in closet already, there are some clever ways to build one with some remodeling. Whether you have a walk-in closet already or are thinking about adding one, there are some key features you should be sure to include....
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Posted on 10/31/2022
All about the cat: The basic info every pet owner should know
There’s just something about the cat that humans love - and...
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Posted on 10/24/2022
Beautiful living rooms: 3 simple design techniques to get your perfect living room
When it comes to beautiful living rooms, there are no wrong answers. Living room ideas can span from the elegant style of the Victorian era or an amalgam of different styles brought together to create a Boho-chic design that flatters both your style and your space. But what key elements do all of these different designs have in...
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Posted on 10/17/2022
Designing your dream home interior: How to get started
Designing a custom home interior is an amazing opportunity to stretch your creativity and showcase your personal style. However, it's not always clear where to begin. If you're interested in strategies for designing your own dream home interior, here are some tips to help: Budget wisely Budget should be at the top of your priorities list when planning...
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Posted on 10/17/2022
The Top Exterior Design Trends to Know
Whether you’re remodeling or building a brand new home, staying up to date on the latest trends can be an enormous source of inspiration. While not every trend will be perfect for you, knowing what’s popular can help you find the best possible options for your own home. Here are the biggest trends in exterior design to know...
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Posted on 10/10/2022
Game room setup: How to create your ideal home game room
Home entertainment used to refer to large sound systems...
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Posted on 10/03/2022
3 Key Advantages of an Attached Greenhouse
Pergolas and covered patios are wonderful during the warmer parts of the year. While humans can bundle up and build a fire, even a covered outdoor space cannot protect your garden from harsh winter temperatures. If you're interested in finding ways to keep growing your veggies, flowers and other plants all year long, consider building a lean-to greenhouse....
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Posted on 09/26/2022
How to follow building codes during your renovation project
When building a new home, architects need to follow strict building codes to make sure everything is built according to safety standards. It’s important for homeowners to know and understand major building codes before modifying the structure or layout of the home. Unfortunately, code violations are common when remodeling and can result in expensive fines or unreliable construction....
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