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Posted on 10/17/2021
Incorporate a Garden Arbor or Trellis
Photo by Colin Maynard on Unsplash Homeowners love the idea of creating a personal sanctuary in their outdoor living space, but many aren't quite sure of how to proceed when it comes to making the most of their yard and garden area. One of the most common issues faced by homeowners is that they don't really know how...
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Posted on 10/10/2021
Home Entertainment: How Smart Home Tech Can Increase Your Resale Value
Smart home entertainment integrates home technologies with your favorite big entertainment features. It’s also a practical next step with the rise of smart, integrative technology. But what can it do for your resale value? Should you take it with you, instead? Is it worth the cost? Here are a couple things to consider when integrating a smart home...
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Posted on 10/03/2021
How to Brighten Your Eco-Friendly Home Using 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 09/26/2021
Build Your Own Garden Path With Brick Pavers
Creating a great garden path doesn’t have to be a long and difficult process. With the right tools and techniques, DIY enthusiasts of all skill levels can build a classic and functional brick pathway. Here we’ll go over the materials and process for your next garden path DIY project. Materials CobblestonesEdging stakesGranite paversPlastic landscaping edgingSandSpray paint (for marking)...
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Posted on 09/19/2021
How to Reduce Risk When Selling With a Land Contract
Land contracts can be an excellent alternative to a traditional mortgage, both for the buyer and seller. The seller assumes the role of the lender and gets regular payments from the buyer while still holding the property title. There are many advantages both for buyer and seller; but from the seller's perspective, land contracts also come with some...
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Posted on 09/12/2021
Decorating with Natural Elements
Photo by Jordan Whitt on Unsplash The outdoors has a unique and beautiful palette that can inspire and relax you. Whether you are a nature lover, or just enjoy its beauty from afar, you can bring that outdoor feeling into your home to brighten it up and give it a more earthy appeal. Looking for a few ways...
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Posted on 09/05/2021
Budget-Friendly Solar Energy Solutions You Can DIY
Although adding solar energy systems to single-family dwellings can reduce utility bills and improve property values, a large installation's price tag sometimes proves prohibitive. Spending tens of thousands of dollars on state-of-the-art panels, wiring and equipment necessary to convert the sun's rays into lighting can easily exceed one's budget. However, increasing your renewable energy footprint does not necessarily...
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Posted on 08/29/2021
Coastal Style Bedroom Design Tips
As the weather warms up, so do the decorating trends and nothing is hotter than coastal design style. Coastal design lets you bring all the best of the beach home with you no matter where you live. You can create a lush tropical oasis or a casual beach house in any room by following some basic design elements....
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Posted on 08/22/2021
5 Ways to Decorate a Country Style Porch or Patio
If you’re looking for a style to guide your porch or patio decor, consider going country. The country design style is casual, comfortable and celebrates both the beautiful and practical furnishings. A country style porch will encourage you to relax and stay a while to enjoy the ease and pleasure of country life—no matter where you live. Here...
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Posted on 08/21/2021
9203 Potomac Ridge Road, Great Falls, VA 22066 is now new to the market!
Best Deal in Great Falls! One-of-a-kind, Ready to build 2 acre building lot in a luxury home neighborhood. 5 Bedroom perc. Fairfax County approved 4 bedroom conventional septic design, site plan, and grading plan. New well in place. Wonderful quiet and private neighborhood only minutes from Great Falls Center. Enjoy nature with easy access to river front parks and the Potomac Heritage Trail. If you are ready to build your dream home this lot is ready to go. No need to spend months waiting for county approvals. ...
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Posted on 08/15/2021
5 Modern Rustic Bedroom Ideas
Photo by Morgan Lane on Unsplash If you want to add some modern rustic style elements to your bedroom, there are lots of options that won’t require a complete renovation. Unless you want to remodel the entire space from top to bottom, you can achieve the same rugged charm in easier but effective ways. Here are 5 trending...
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Posted on 08/08/2021
5 Smart Home Appliances with High Rates of Return
Image by Angelo Esslinger from Pixabay When we think of smart home appliances, it can be easy to think of virtual assistants like Alexa or Siri. But the truth is that smart home technology is integrated into nearly every appliance you can think of. Some of these gadgets are created primarily for convenience (e.g., starting your coffee maker...
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