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Posted on 09/22/2021
Design Trends for Your Home in 2021
Photo by Skylar Kang from Pexels Whether you’re settling into a new home or getting your house ready to sell, making some changes to its interior design can give it a fresh look for spring. Using the latest interior design trends for inspiration can help you decide how you want your home to look. The following are some...
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Posted on 09/15/2021
Selecting a Fireplace
Image by Breadmaker from Shutterstock A fireplace is a cozy addition for a home that can add aesthetic value as well as warmth to your space. Whether you’re building new, retrofitting, or shopping for the perfect home there are options for most situations. You’ll find many design options as you start to shop but the initial consideration should...
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Posted on 09/08/2021
Try These DIY Wood Projects That Won't Break Your Budget
Wood crafting can be expensive but it doesn’t have to be. With some basic tools and a little know-how you can make dozens of unique decorative and functional furnishings for your home on a budget. If you’re looking for wood craft ideas that won’t cost a fortune, we’ve put together some tips to help. Blanket Ladder Ladders have...
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Posted on 09/01/2021
5 Home Renovation Contract Clauses That Can Resolve Miscommunications
Homeowners and contractors sometimes grow frustrated because of miscommunications. Even with what appears to be a well-crafted remodeling agreement, people interpret things differently. That's why it’s essential to include mutually agreeable dispute resolution clauses in your contract. How to Minimize Potential Disputes Understanding how the project rolls out often proves enlightening. It's not uncommon for a construction company...
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Posted on 08/25/2021
4 Colorful Trees for Your Front Yard
Using trees in your landscaping design is a great way to add dimension and depth to your front yard. However, it’s crucial to consider scale when choosing a tree for your yard so that you don’t completely overwhelm the space—or worse, cause problems for the foundation. Luckily there are lots of trees that work well in small yards,...
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Posted on 08/18/2021
Tips for Painting a Wall After Removing Wood Paneling
Photo by Prawny via Pixabay Circa 1965, having beautiful wood paneling was the envy of the neighborhood. It was like bringing the outdoors in. But 50-60 years later, it usually just makes a room seem dark and dated unless you live in a log cabin. In most cases, you can remove the paneling and paint the drywall underneath....
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Posted on 08/13/2021
Another Property Sold - 72 Veranda Blvd #72, Fairhope, AL 36532
It's not just a neighborhood...it's a lifestyle! With its fruit tree orchards, stocked ponds, bike paths and sidewalks, tree lined streets, and resort style pool you get the solitude and peacefulness of the country, with the convenience of being close to everything... schools (adjacent to St. Michael's Catholic High School and next door to 3 Circles Church), shopping and physicians. The Verandas offers fiber optics to the home with AT&T U-verse and internet up to 1 GB. This CUSTOM HOME ONLY neighborhood will be Fairhope's most sought after new...
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Posted on 08/11/2021
Strategies for Saving
Image by Monster Ztudio from Shutterstock It's time to find the perfect place of your own but becoming a property investor has one significant roadblock: a down payment. It’s something that can stop potential home buyers in their tracks. While winning the lottery or inheriting a windfall would be fabulous, you don’t need those luxuries before you can...
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Posted on 08/04/2021
How to Get the Most Out of Your Indoor Plant Setup
Whether you’re growing microgreens or an herb garden, having an indoor grow light setup can take your efforts to the next level. With that move, your plants can get all they need to thrive and provide bountiful harvests. There are a few requirements for this type of project, however. You need the right bulbs, placement and runtimes to...
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Posted on 07/28/2021
4 Reasons to DIY Home Decor
It's true that it's probably easier to head to the store and purchase a piece of decor that will finish a room in your house. However, it's not nearly as satisfying as creating something yourself and displaying it. DIY home decor projects are more popular than ever before. Here are just a few reasons you should take your...
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Posted on 07/21/2021
Turning Vintage Tinware Into Unique Planters
Photo by Sabine van Erp via Pixabay There's a certain nostalgia associated with genuine vintage tins -- not the replicas you find at today's one-dollar stores. Genuine vintage tins had real purpose, usually multiple ones, in fact. They did double duty as tubs to wash both children and laundry. Or, sometimes, they held both lunch food and school...
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Posted on 07/14/2021
Green Features: What Buyers Are Looking For
Photo by Sumanley xulx via Pixabay Homeowners looking to get top dollar for their house often invest in improvements to make their home more appealing to prospective buyers. Sure, they can slap up a coat of paint and make other minor cosmetic improvements, but these won’t necessarily increase their home’s value. In a survey conducted by the National...
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