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Posted on 12/06/2021
3 Space-Saving Plant Ideas for Your Bedroom
Photo by Max Vakhtbovych from Pexels Keeping plants in your bedroom can have positive effects on your mental and physical health. It can also transform the entire look of a room and enhance a relaxing aesthetic. However, if you have a small bedroom, it’s hard to factor in house plants while avoiding unnecessary clutter. Here we will go...
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Posted on 11/29/2021
What is an ADU and What Are the Benefits?
Photo by Elle Hughes from Pexels Accessory dwelling units (ADUs) are structures built on the same property as an existing home. These typically have a bathroom, bedroom, kitchen and other common living spaces. These units can either be attached to the existing home or built as their own standalone dwelling. ADUs are a great alternative housing solution. Keep...
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Posted on 11/22/2021
Home Improvement: 3 Projects That Know What's Best for Your Home's ROI
When planning renovations and upgrades around your home, knowing what kind of projects produce a decent return on investment (ROI) can be helpful. This is especially true if you plan on selling your home down the road. So, what are the home improvements with the greatest returns on investment? There are a few to consider! Exterior Landscaping Curb...
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Posted on 11/15/2021
During Your Flip: Nail these Crucial Project Management Skills
Photo by TeroVesalainen via Pixabay Flipping a house successfully means keeping your ducks in a row during the rehab process--and that typically means communicating with several vendors to coordinate work, making sure everyone is on the same page, and dealing with delays when they (inevitably) occur. It's worth your while to build a project management strategy and skill...
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Posted on 11/08/2021
Magical and Miniature: The Best Plants For a Fairy Garden
Image by Angie Bordeaux from Pixabay Fairy gardens are versatile and simple enough to be made for both outdoor and indoor spaces. They can be compact and creative ways to add a personal touch to any room or yard. However, if you’re going to make a fairy garden with real plantlife, it’s important to choose plants that will...
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Posted on 11/01/2021
Houseplants: How to Start Growing Indoor Bamboo
Despite its sheer beauty, bamboo has a bad rap as an outdoor plant because of its rapid growth and tendency to spread across the property. But those reasons are exactly why it makes for such an excellent indoor potted plant. Beyond that, it’s a low maintenance plant that is elegant and brightens up the room in an instant....
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Posted on 10/25/2021
Fireplaces: Ideas for Your New Mantel
A fireplace mantel can enhance the appearance of your living room or den while also giving you a place to decorate and display items. While some fireplaces come with mantels, others don’t have one. If your fireplace doesn’t have a mantel, you’re not out of luck. With a few tools and materials, you can build your own fireplace...
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Posted on 10/18/2021
It's Worth It: 3 Ways to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient & Benefit You
Photo by Tirachard Kumtanom from Pexels Homeowners typically want to tackle renovation projects that will benefit them in multiple ways. Ideally there should be a healthy mix of aesthetically pleasing upgrades that also help reduce utility costs. The following rank among the energy efficient home renovation projects that can save you money while still improving aesthetic and quality...
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Posted on 10/11/2021
3 Bathroom Renovation Details to Remember
If you’re planning a bathroom renovation, you likely already have certain design elements in mind. Many bathroom renovations can solve a problem like lack of space, old fixtures or outdated decor. Some renovations can simply beautify the space to give it a fresh face and feel. No matter the reason or inspiration for your project, there are some...
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Posted on 10/04/2021
Tips for De-Cluttering Your Closet
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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Posted on 09/27/2021
Design: Tips for Creating Your Ideal Timeless Style
Image by Pixabay via Pexels Although there are plenty of interior design styles to choose from, going with a timeless look is always an excellent choice. Timeless designs mean you don’t have to worry about keeping up with the latest interior design trends or having your home look dated. With a classic or timeless style, you don’t need...
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Posted on 09/20/2021
Want to Go Eco-Friendly? Check Out These New Technologies for Your New Home
Photo by Vivint Solar from Pexels Home automation is not only convenient for you, but it’s also one of the most eco-friendly things you can do. Putting things in your home on autopilot can help you stop wasting energy on heating or cooling the home when you’re not actually in it or forgetting to turn off lights when...
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