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Posted on 01/16/2022
Lighting: How Smart Lights Can Give Your Home Ambience a Boost
Smart lighting is available in many shades, colors, shapes and fixture sizes, which makes it easier to blend them into your day-to-day. With this technology, you can control multiple lights in a single room with bluetooth-enabled bulbs and experiment with various combinations. What Is Ambient Lighting? Ambient lighting refers to the first layer of light in the room,...
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Posted on 01/09/2022
Ways Homeowners Can Reduce the Risk of a Chimney Fire
Homeowners sometimes visualize a chimney fire as an event that involves flames shooting out of the top like a flare. While that type certainly happens too often, slow-burning chimney fires tend to go undetected and place unsuspecting household members in harm's way. The good news for homeowners with fireplaces is reducing the risk of a chimney fire ranks...
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Posted on 01/02/2022
Organize Your Office With These Cable Management Tips
One of the best things you can do to keep your office organized is to invest some time in proper cable management. Tangles of cables and cords for different devices can be chaotic, unsightly and potentially hazardous. While there are plenty of cable management options you can purchase, there are also common items you can repurpose to save...
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Posted on 12/26/2021
Finding the Right Neighborhood: 3 Things to Look For
Photo by Samson Katt from Pexels When buying a new home, the house itself is only part of the purchase. The surrounding area is just as important and there are many factors to consider when choosing not only the property but the neighborhood. However, it can be very difficult to evaluate a neighborhood you don’t already live in....
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Posted on 12/19/2021
7 Crafty DIY Decor Ideas for Your Home
The living room is one of the most flexible rooms in the home. As you seek to complete your living room design, consider DIY living room decor projects. These are 7 creative DIY living room decor ideas that could be incorporated into any home: Faux Fireplace Not every room is equipped with a natural fireplace, but that doesn’t...
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Posted on 12/12/2021
DIY Cement Planter Guide
If you’re looking for a DIY project to make something you can use both indoors and outdoors, try making a cement planter. The process for creating your own is simple and only needs a few basic tools and materials. With your finished planter you can enjoy the benefits of container planting either in the yard or inside the...
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Posted on 12/05/2021
Relaxing & Eco-Friendly Ideas for Your Bathroom Renovation
Renovating your bathroom is a big undertaking. Not only can this be one of the most costly home improvement projects to take on, but it also can provide you with one of the biggest returns on your investment. Your bathroom is a high-frequency room, and therefore it is a drain on your energy resources. It also is one...
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Posted on 11/28/2021
The Basics of Eclectic Design
Everyone will have a different perception of what eclectic style means. For such a carefree and “anything goes” type of design style it’s only natural for it to be very subjective. However, there are some specific guidelines that every eclectic design follows. By using these key elements you can create an aesthetic that’s fun and interesting without simply...
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Posted on 11/21/2021
Try These Deck Design Trends to Enhance Your Outdoor Space
The driving reasons to build a new backyard deck or replace an aging one sometimes differ from other home improvements. One might upgrade a kitchen to take advantage of the latest appliances, flooring materials or to build a convenient center island. Behind every decision to remodel the interior, cost and quality of life considerations tend to win the...
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Posted on 11/14/2021
Tips on Reducing the Cost of Moving
Photo by Nina Garman via Pixabay Moving into a new home can be a very exciting experience. From getting to know new people to starting a new job, it can all be a very enjoyable transition. However, there are some aspects of moving that many people don’t really enjoy. And the biggest factor of all is the money...
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Posted on 11/07/2021
How a Land Contract Differs from a Mortgage
Image by mohamed Hassan from Pixabay A land contract and a mortgage have a number of similarities. For example, you can use either option to purchase a home Both loans must be repaid on a monthly basis. Understanding the Differences A land contract is a legal agreement between a buyer and a seller. Rather than a traditional mortgage...
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Posted on 10/31/2021
What are the Benefits of Pre-Approval for a Mortgage ?
Photo by Clker-Free-Vector-Images via Pixabay A mortgage pre-approval can be a valuable tool for understanding how much you can afford to spend on purchasing a home. It can also make you seem much more attractive to sellers and help to identify any potential problems that may make it difficult to get a loan. In fact, many lenders claim...
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