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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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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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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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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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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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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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