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Posted on 01/23/2022
Matching Tile & Grout Color: How to Make the Best Choice
If your next remodel involves adding tile, you’ll need to choose grout to go with it. While it might seem like an insignificant detail, grout color can make an enormous difference in the look and overall style of the space. Some grout and tile combinations have become popular trends in the last few years. However, it’s important to...
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Posted on 01/16/2022
Doors: The pros and cons of steel
The primary entrance to any house deserves an attractive aesthetic with reliable security. Property owners often select thick, hardwood materials because they provide curbside appeal and durable strength. Steel doors remain something of an afterthought because they are more closely associated with commercial buildings, which may not appear to have the same design prowess. But the advanced technologies...
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Posted on 01/09/2022
Entryways: Which Material Is Best for You?
Conducting due diligence on the right entryway door material typically leads everyday people down a path filled with online marketing. Manufacturers often prefer to tout the top reasons wood, fiberglass and steel doors provide the “best” option for homeowners. And while much of what door-makers explain about their products may be true, homeowners are tasked with selecting a...
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Posted on 01/02/2022
Custom Floor Plans: Tips for Creating Your New Construction Dream Home
Photo by Tima Miroshnichenko from Pexels New construction gives you a way to start fresh and build the home you’ve always wanted. However, coming up with the perfect custom floor plan might feel intimidating. You don’t have to be an architectural expert to create your ideal floor plan, but it does help to have some knowledge of basic...
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Posted on 12/26/2021
Here Are the Best Outdoor Plants to Grow as Houseplants
If you've dreamt of having a lush and colorful garden but don't have the space or climate to support it, consider keeping houseplants instead. There are many varieties of outdoor plants you can grow inside your home as houseplants if you need or prefer. Here are some of the top garden favorites to grow indoors, no matter where...
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Posted on 12/19/2021
Why You Need Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Image by PublicDomainPictures from Pixabay Much like fire detectors, carbon monoxide detectors are small pieces of equipment that could potentially save your life. These small detectors can easily be plugged into any outlet, and their excessively loud alarm is designed to alert you immediately to danger. Carbon monoxide detectors will sound the alarm if there are high levels...
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Posted on 12/12/2021
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 12/05/2021
Smart Irrigation: Keeping the Green in Your Lawn, Home and Wallet
Photo by Karolina Grabowska from Pexels If you like to keep your lawn green and healthy year-round, then an irrigation system is key. But you don’t want any old irrigation setup, you need a smart system to enjoy green grass without a huge investment. Thankfully, many new home builders are putting weather smart irrigation systems in before they...
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Posted on 11/28/2021
What Is the Best Roofing Material for Hot Climates?
Photo by SUNBEAM PHOTOGRAPHY on Unsplash Your roof plays a major part in the insulation and comfort of your home. If you’re building in a climate that frequently has extremely high temperatures, you have many choices of quality roof material to stand against the heat. However, not every material will work for every situation, so it’s important to...
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Posted on 11/21/2021
Strategies for Managing a Short-Notice PCS Move
In the military, sometimes a Permanent Change of Station, or PCS, move happens quickly and orders to move to a new location can leave you scrambling. When you have to make a fast move, the whirlwind of activity can leave you feeling a little dazed and wondering if you’re forgetting anything. Here are some tips for a short-notice...
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Posted on 11/14/2021
Refresh Your Molding and Revitalize Your Room
Sometimes, the trick to revitalizing an entire room is to focus on the details. You don't need to paint the room a new color or install fresh flooring in order to achieve a stellar look. When you decide to update and upgrade your molding, you will add a sense of timeless elegance to your room in a matter...
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Posted on 11/07/2021
The Benefits & Disadvantages of Owning a Rental Property
Photo by George Becker from Pexels One of the most popular ways to invest in real estate is through owning rental property. Owning an apartment building or other multi-unit property allows you to rent out the space to tenants and collect a regular income. There are advantages to this type of investment but also some downsides to consider....
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