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Upgrade Your Residence's Curb Appeal Without Breaking Your Budget
Posted on 05/26/2019
Upgrade Your Residence's Curb Appeal Without Breaking Your Budget
Believe it or not, upgrading your residence's curb appeal won't necessarily force you to break your budget. Now, let's take a look at three cost-effective ways to improve your house's curb appeal. 1. Mow the Lawn Tall grass and weeds are unlikely to do you any favors, particularly if you want to reap the benefits of a fast, profitable...
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Your Culinary Adventure Awaits!
Posted on 05/19/2019
Your Culinary Adventure Awaits!
Have you ever wondered how to locate the best place to eat? Whether you are new to an area or just looking for more choices to refresh your repertoire a time of culinary exploration may be the answer to your search. New to an area Being new to an area comes with many of its own challenges and...
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Convenience Matters When Choosing Your Next Home
Posted on 05/12/2019
Convenience Matters When Choosing Your Next Home
If you're in the process of searching for the ideal home for you and your family, there are many things to think about and evaluate. While factors like the quality of neighborhoods and school districts may top your list, another important feature worth prioritizing is convenience. Since life is already complicated enough, it makes sense to simplify your...
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Classy Feature Ideas for Your Kitchen
Posted on 05/05/2019
Classy Feature Ideas for Your Kitchen
One of the ways to make your kitchen look great is to furnish it with high-quality and luxury features. Apart from giving your kitchen a classy look, it also reflects your personality as someone who is trendy and organized. Add a classic touch to your kitchen with these top tips that are meant to bring elegance: Crown Molding...
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Tips for Writing A Compelling Home Offer Letter
Posted on 04/21/2019
Tips for Writing A Compelling Home Offer Letter
When you're looking to buy a house, one of the most important steps is making an offer to the seller. Because sellers receive a lot of purchase requests for their property, it is sometimes useful to write a personal letter to accompany your official paperwork. Your message to the seller will explain why you want to buy the...
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So What, Exactly, is Shiplap?
Posted on 04/14/2019
So What, Exactly, is Shiplap?
If you’ve spent any time watching home shows over the last few seasons, you’ll have heard the term “shiplap” to describe a wall feature. But what is shiplap, and why is it a coveted wallcovering? Historic shiplap By definition, “shiplap” is lumber planking milled with a rabbeted joint along the length of the top and bottom horizontal-edges designed...
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Changes You'll Notice From Owning a Home
Posted on 04/07/2019
Changes You'll Notice From Owning a Home
Buying a home is a huge deal. First-time buyers transform from renters to owners in a single transaction, a change that has far-reaching implications about how you see yourself. Being an owner grounds you in your community.When you buy a home, you create deep community connections in a way renting never can. After all, when you’re a renter,...
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’Tis the Season - for Your Skillet
Posted on 03/31/2019
’Tis the Season - for Your Skillet
If you cook in a cast iron skillet or use other cast iron cookware, you’ll know that periodically, they need what is called “seasoning.” But just what does that mean? The way that cast iron works, oil baked into the service prevents the iron from forming rust and keeps food from sticking too much. As long as the...
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Cleaning Your House in One Hour
Posted on 03/24/2019
Cleaning Your House in One Hour
Everyone will agree that cleaning the house is a big task. No one has time every week to the heavy cleaning. From the living room to the bedrooms and the garage without forgetting the front yard. So much cleaning to do.However, this piece highlights that you don't have to spend the whole day cleaning the house. You can...
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4 Effective Tips for Using Natural Lighting to Enhance Your New Home Construction
Posted on 03/18/2019
4 Effective Tips for Using Natural Lighting to Enhance Your New Home Construction
Many studies show that incorporating natural light into your architecture has a lot of benefits. Apart from the beauty of an airy and a well-illuminated space, it boosts productivity and comfort. Incorporating natural light in the house is a smart way of saving a substantial amount of energy. According to research, 15 percent of energy usage in the...
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Why do I Need an Engineer?
Posted on 03/04/2019
Why do I Need an Engineer?
If you’ve spent any time watching popular fixer-upper or remodeling shows lately, you've experienced the drama of suddenly discovering that the most critical aspect of your open floor plan is actually a load-bearing wall. Stop the cameras! Hold everything! Call the engineer! The engineer? Why do you need to call an engineer? To you, and most homeowners (and...
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