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Posted on 09/19/2021
Wheelchair Accessibility: Designing a Spacious and Stress-Free Shower
Photo by Marcus Aurelius via Pexels Approximately 61 million adult Americans have some form of a disability, according to the CDC. That figure equals one out of every four of our community members. Add the fact that the U.S. Census indicates the country is headed for a “gray tsunami” with upwards of 73 million people entering retirement age....
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Posted on 09/12/2021
Outdoors: How to Spruce Up Your Exterior Living Space
No matter what your local climate is like, you don’t have to stay cooped up in your home throughout the year. If you spend little time in your yard, adding an outdoor living space is a great way to encourage you to get outside more. Outdoor living spaces provide a way for you to enjoy fresh air while...
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Posted on 09/05/2021
Don’t Skip the Home Inspection – Here’s Why
Life of Pix via Pexels If your lender does not demand it, skipping the home inspection might be fairly tempting as you move toward closing on the house of your dreams. Although moving full steam ahead might provide what you need in the moment, that decision could end up causing problems in the future. So, even though it...
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Posted on 08/29/2021
Average Costs for Remodeling a Home with Minor Upgrades
When you want to upgrade your home, you don’t have to do a bunch of big, costly changes. Minor upgrades allow you to give your home an updated appearance and improve its functionality while spending less money and time overall. Even though minor upgrades cost less than major ones, it’s still important to determine a budget. This can...
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Posted on 08/22/2021
How to Fully Utilize Your Digital Assistants at Home
Digital assistants have become very intuitive, so much that they’re being integrated into a variety of people’s daily lives. From directions in the car to timers in the kitchen to dictation in the living room, technology, such as voice assistants, has become more reliable by the day, which leads to interesting trends in home entertainment. Let’s look at...
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Posted on 08/21/2021
245 Comanche Trail, Cibolo, TX 78108 is now new to the market!
Beautiful 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath home with 2 living areas, fireplace, covered patio and backs up to a greenbelt. From the patio you will be able to see the beautiful Texas sunsets. It is located just a few blocks from Schiather Park and the HOA pool. The property has been well maintained over the years replaced carpet 1 year ago, wood flooring and blinds 2 years ago, microwave and A/C 3 years ago, dishwasher 4 years ago, painted within the last 3...
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Posted on 08/15/2021
How to Make Artwork With Pressed Leaves
Some might be familiar with the old practice of pressing leaves or flowers inside books to keep them preserved. While this is a fun way to keep and dry plants, you miss out on the opportunity to display those plants as art in your home. If you have fallen leaves from your houseplants or from the outside world...
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Posted on 08/08/2021
Vertical Gardening Indoor & Out: How to Build Your Own Plant Wall
Vertical gardening is an excellent way to conserve space while still enjoying the benefits of lush, living greenery. The best thing about it is that you can create vertical gardens indoors and outdoors. There are many different plans for vertical gardens, also sometimes called green walls or living walls, as well as companies that specialize in their installation....
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Posted on 08/01/2021
Ultra-Efficient Homes: Costs and Benefits to Consider
Image by Nattanan Kanchanaprat from Pixabay An ultra-efficient home is one that's designed and constructed not only to save you energy but provide its own. This means it uses no more renewable energy that it generates. To the novice homeowner, this may sound impossible. However, to the architects and engineers who specialize in designing this type of abode,...
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Posted on 07/25/2021
Bring the Outside in to Decorate Your Home
Photo by Jordan Whitt on Unsplash The outdoors has a unique and beautiful palette that can inspire and relax you. Whether you are a nature lover, or just enjoy its beauty from afar, you can bring that outdoor feeling into your home to brighten it up and give it a more earthy appeal. Looking for a few ways...
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Posted on 07/18/2021
A Seller's Guide to Closing Costs
In a home purchase, both the buyer and seller need to pay closing costs. These costs are made up of several individual expenses from different sources and the list can look staggering at first glance. While the buyer typically has the longest list of fees to pay, sellers are still responsible for part of the bill. Here we’ll...
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Posted on 07/11/2021
Easy Tips for Making Your Pet Feel Welcome in Their New Home
Photo by Zen Chung from Pexels As true creatures of habit, dogs and cats are not particularly fond of moving to a new home. There’s no good way to explain it to them either, leaving them feeling a bit shaken up until everyone gets settled in. Thankfully, you can ease their distress and help them feel cozy in...
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