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Posted on 01/16/2022
5 Key Elements to Mid-Century Modern Design
Photo by Expect Best from Pexels Mid-century modern is a style of architectural design that first became popular in post-World War II America. It’s a style that remains popular to this day for homebuyers, designers and home builders. The key features of mid-century modern design can apply to both interior and exterior design. You can also find these...
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Posted on 01/16/2022
Home Upgrades That Can Transform Your Property
Photo by Blue Bird from Pexels If you own a home, chances are you’ll make improvements at some point. Whether you’re looking to increase your property value or make your space better suited for your needs, there are many reasons you should follow through with these updates. However, knowing where to start can be challenging. What renovation has...
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Posted on 01/09/2022
Add Light to Your Home With Eco-Friendly Solar Tubes
Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay Does your home have a dark space that could use a little natural light? A solar tube could be the answer. Solar tubes provide a source of natural light in areas where extra windows and skylights aren't options. Solar tubes are typically less expensive to install than skylights, too. This makes them a...
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Posted on 01/09/2022
Ideas for Dressing Up an Outdoor Party
Avid entertainers know the value of a good atmosphere when setting up for their gathering. But even they have difficulty when dressing up their outdoor space for a gathering or full-fledged party. Here are three quick and easy ways to dress your outdoor area for a successful get-together. Table Linens If you’re throwing a party in your outdoor...
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Posted on 01/02/2022
What Types of Minor Upgrades Improve Your Home's Value
When you want to upgrade your home, you don’t have to do a bunch of big, costly changes. Minor upgrades allow you to give your home an updated appearance and improve its functionality while spending less money and time overall. Even though minor upgrades cost less than major ones, it’s still important to determine a budget. This can...
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Posted on 01/02/2022
7 More Ways to Save Energy in Your Home
For years now, homeowners have been working to create energy-efficient living spaces. While there are many obvious ways to use less energy in your home — such as investing in energy-efficient appliances or replace your incandescent light bulbs with LED light bulbs - there are still some lesser-known ways that you may not know about. Here are 7...
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Posted on 12/26/2021
Build Your Own Bird Bath With These DIY Ideas
Bird baths are an excellent feature to invite wildlife into your outdoor spaces. You can find bird baths in a variety of shapes, sizes and materials, but they are also very easy to DIY. You can upcycle or repurpose many items you already have, as well as use inexpensive and easily obtainable materials. Here we’ll go over some...
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Posted on 12/26/2021
Is a Wind Spinner Right for Your Garden?
Wind spinners, also called whirligigs, have been a popular outdoor decoration for a long time. They come in many colors, sizes and levels of detail and are also simple to make on your own. With all the choices available it’s difficult to know which will fit your yard. Here are some things to consider when looking for the...
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Posted on 12/19/2021
The Importance of Incorporating Your Personal Photos into Your Decor
It's easier than ever to capture your favorite moments, as you likely have a camera on you at all times. However, despite the fact that many people today are taking more pictures than ever before, those images rarely make it to picture frames. Those photographs represent some of your most precious moments, and they should be displayed with...
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Posted on 12/19/2021
3 Important Tips for Packing & Moving Books
For many homeowners, a book collection is a point of pride and an important element in their interior decor. Books can hold emotional as well as functional significance and their presence in any room adds an important personal touch. However, when it comes time to move, an extensive book collection can be difficult to work with. Books are...
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Posted on 12/12/2021
Patio and Garden Design Trends to Watch
As people continue to spend more of their time at home, many are looking for new ways to enhance their outdoor spaces. Just like with interior design, garden and outdoor design, trends are always changing and offering new opportunities to express yourself. If you’re looking for some inspiration for outdoor decorating, here are some popular trends to help....
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Posted on 12/12/2021
How to Pack Your Kitchen for a Move
The kitchen is one of the most important parts of your home and also one of the hardest to pack for a move. The wide range of sizes, shapes and delicacy of items in your kitchen makes packing tricky and time-consuming. Luckily, there are some strategies you can use to make the process more efficient and also help...
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