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Posted on 09/26/2022
The Key Elements of Japandi Design
Japandi is the name of a contemporary design trend combining elements from several styles. Mostly regarded as a mix of Japanese design and Scandinavian design, the Japandi style is modern and minimalist while staying cozy. If you’re interested in learning more about Japandi style, here are the basic elements to look for: Natural Materials Japandi style favors natural...
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Posted on 09/19/2022
Casual dinner party menu ideas you'll love
Whether you’re hosting or attending, it never hurts to have...
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Posted on 09/12/2022
Tips for growing indoor flowering plants
Indoor flowering plants might seem intimidating even to experienced houseplant owners. However, there are many options for low-maintenance indoor flowers to brighten up your home. It's also simpler to help your indoor flowering plants thrive if you follow some basic best practices. Here are some tips for growing indoor flowering plants: Give them enough sun While most plants...
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Posted on 09/05/2022
How Sellers Can Reduce the Risk of Financing
Seller financing is an excellent option for some property buyers and sellers. However, no matter the type of financing the seller offers, they are taking on a sizable amount of risk. Underwriting and supplementing a mortgage means dealing with the consequences if the buyer defaults on the loan. This is one reason many sellers hesitate to offer financing....
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Posted on 08/29/2022
How long does it take to buy a house? Major factors to consider
If you’re interested in purchasing property, you might be wondering, “how long does it take to buy a house?” Home buying is a lengthy process even when everything goes smoothly, and can easily become longer and more complicated with every potential hiccup. To help you better prepare for the process and save time, here are some key tips...
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Posted on 08/22/2022
Tips for Selling a Home in a Seller's Market
It's easier to sell your home in a seller's market, but that doesn't mean the home will sell itself. Selling your home requires strategy and planning, and in a seller's market there are specific things you can do to get the best offers. Here are some tips for selling in a seller's market: Clean & Stage A hot...
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Posted on 08/15/2022
How to Prevent Fungus Gnats
Fungus gnats are an annoying pest houseplant owners are likely familiar with. These tiny flying insects are mostly a nuisance but can also be damaging to your plants in large numbers. There are many methods for getting rid of fungus gnats, but one of the best defenses is to prevent them entirely. Here are some of the best...
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Posted on 08/08/2022
Contemporary houses: Architectural characteristics
While contemporary architecture can be difficult to define, there are several key characteristics you can use to identify contemporary houses. Everything from the building materials to the interior layouts can help you pinpoint exactly where a home fits in the contemporary style spectrum. If you’re interested in learning more about how to pick a contemporary home out from...
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Posted on 08/01/2022
Comparing Rain Chains to Gutter Spouts: Key Things to Consider
Rain chains are a popular feature of Japanese architecture and landscape design. They’re popular all over the world wherever homeowners want to turn rainfall into a piece of art or provide valuable drainage functions. While rain chains are a popular trend and have some real benefits, they may not be right for everyone. Here we’ll go over the...
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Posted on 07/25/2022
3 Ways to Hurricane-Proof Your Windows
Hurricanes bring with them many potential hazards. Between flooding, strong winds and damage from debris, there are lots of things to prepare for. One major way you can prottect yourself and your home during a hurricane is by taking steps to prepare your windows. Here are 3 common ways to hurricane-proof the windows in your home: Hurricane Film...
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Posted on 07/18/2022
3 Major Items to Consider When Installing a Well
The thought of private well ownership grows increasingly attractive as the cost of municipal water skyrockets. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), residential homes use upwards of 82 gallons daily at an average annual cost that may exceed $1,000. Installing a private well typically involves an upfront cost that differs significantly from state to state. But after...
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Posted on 07/11/2022
Home Entertainment: Ways to Choose Your Perfect Universal Remote
Having a home theater filled with tons of equipment, including a TV or projector, sound system, media player, streaming device and other gadgets means you probably have several remote controls to manage. Keeping track of these remotes and making sure you’re using the right one for each device can end up being an enormous challenge. Switching to a...
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