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Posted on 01/16/2022
Try These DIY Wall Art Ideas to Decorate Your Home
Wall art helps to fill the space on any wall regardless of its size or shape. While it's easy to head to a big box store that sells home decor and other household items in order to find wall art to hang, it's far more interesting to create your wall art yourself. These are DIY wall art ideas...
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Posted on 01/09/2022
Here's How Catnip Can Help Your Vegetable Garden
Catnip is an herb of many talents. Besides being famously loved by cats, it also has many benefits for your home and garden. Catnip can be particularly beneficial when grown in vegetable gardens because of its pest-repelling properties. Here we’ll go into detail about how and why to use catnip in your vegetable garden. Bug Repellent One of...
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Posted on 01/02/2022
Garden Decor to Enhance Your Outdoor Experience
Your outdoor living space is an extension of your home, and as such many people find that they spend a lot of time in their yards. Whether you have acres of property and an expansive kitchen garden or you have a small but charming cement patio outside of your terrace level apartment, you can spruce up your yard...
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Posted on 12/26/2021
Planting Near a Basement or Crawl Space: How to Avoid Damage
It's tempting to plant shrubs and other plants against your house to hide the basement or crawl space area. However, you could be asking for trouble. Before you buy or plant anything new for spring, find out why it's not such a good idea to have plants too close to your basement or crawl space. Roots Trees, shrubs...
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Posted on 12/19/2021
No Demolition Required: 3 Build-In-Place Renovation Projects to Consider
Photo by Pixabay from Pexels Renovation projects might seem like a huge undertaking, but transforming rooms does not necessarily require demolishing the existing infrastructure. Some living spaces simply require additional elements to enhance their usefulness and your peaceful enjoyment. These are build-in-place home renovation ideas that can change the way people experience being at home. 1: Create A...
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Posted on 12/12/2021
How to Plan Your New Home Addition
When you need more room in your house, having an addition built can provide extra space for you and your family. Home additions are complex projects, so it’s important to keep certain factors in mind during the planning process. Whether you need to accommodate a growing family or add a home office for work, the following tips can...
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Posted on 12/05/2021
Refresh Your Home Office With These DIY Decor Ideas
The home office has become one of the most important rooms in any house. Whether you have always been a remote worker or you are new to the idea of working from home, you are going to want to carve out a space that allows you to feel both productive and relaxed. As you set up your home...
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Posted on 11/28/2021
4 Details You Can't Forget When Building a Custom Home
Photo byJean van der Meulen fromPexels From the moment you decide to build a new home, you are going to be inundated with decisions to make. Most of these decisions are large and can be overwhelming at times, but it's important not to lose sight of the small details that will transform your house into a home. These...
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Posted on 11/21/2021
Gorgeous Ideas for Increasing Your Home's Natural Light
Photo by Free-Photos via Pixabay There's a lot of benefit to be had from increasing the amount of natural light that enters your home. Scientists have long linked natural daylight to improved mood and productivity. You just feel better when you regularly work or relax in a room filled with light from the sun. Sunlight helps regulate circadian...
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Posted on 11/14/2021
Kitchen: Which Projects Increase Your Home's Value
Kitchens are among the bigger factors that can affect a home’s value. If you’re going to put your home up for sale soon or if you’re just looking for smart changes to make to your kitchen money-wise, consider remodeling projects that boost your home’s value. Which kinds of kitchen upgrades end up paying off the most in the...
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Posted on 11/07/2021
Buying a Zombie Property
Photo by Daniel Tuttle on Unsplash Buying a home, especially for the first time, might feel a little scary—notably if you've learned the home you’re considering for purchase is a zombie property. Even a pro at buying property may flinch when they initially hear this term. No worries, a zombie property is not as frightening as it sounds....
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Posted on 10/31/2021
The Rise of Sustainable Housing: Understanding the History of Eco-Friendly Homes
Photo by Marce Garal from Pixabay Eco-friendly homes may feel like a modern phenomenon, but the history of sustainable structures stretches further into the past than most people realize. In fact, in ancient times, nearly every residence or building was an environmentally friendly structure. Not because it was the trendy thing to do, but because it was the...
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