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Benefits of Having A Green Roof on Your Home
Posted on 05/26/2019
Benefits of Having A Green Roof on Your Home
Green roofs are roof systems that feature a root repellent layer, waterproof layer, a filter membrane, drainage layer, and several types of vegetation. Installing these unique roofs does not require you to remove your existing roof because it is acceptable to mount the new one on top of it if engineered correctly. The idea of installing a green...
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Struggling with Dinnertime Prep?
Posted on 05/19/2019
Struggling with Dinnertime Prep?
The struggle of what to feed the family is real. You may be that person who has the meal plan written out for two weeks at a time with the grocery list and coupons all aligned. But if you are like most people you are flying by the seat of your pants most evenings and smelling the leftovers...
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Buying a Fixer-Upper?
Posted on 05/12/2019
Buying a Fixer-Upper?
You’ve been binging on HGTV and DIY network every weekend while you save up your money and you’re ready to take the plunge. Your agent tours you through several potentials and there it is … the perfect corner lot, the mediocre house with the awkward layout, chopped up floor plan, aging kitchen, and dated bathrooms. It’s just waiting...
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7 Ways to Care for Your Garden
Posted on 05/05/2019
7 Ways to Care for Your Garden
Gardens can be quite difficult to maintain sometime with so many things that can go wrong. The weather is a primary factor; there will be slugs when it's wet, greenfly when it's dry, frost damage when it's cold and red spider mite when it's hot. So, both expert and novice gardeners can expect problems. The big difference is...
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Move With Less: How To Plan Meals That Use Up Your Pantry
Posted on 04/21/2019
Move With Less: How To Plan Meals That Use Up Your Pantry
Moving groceries is not the most ideal of situations. You’re left worrying about spoilage, spillage and, let’s be honest, having another thing to move. Lighten your moving day load by planning ahead of time so that you have little to nothing left in your fridge and pantry to take with you. To do this well it’s important to start...
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Simplify Your Cleaning Closet By Using Just This One Cleaning Tool
Posted on 04/14/2019
Simplify Your Cleaning Closet By Using Just This One Cleaning Tool
Microfiber cloths have become incredibly popular in recent years. Especially within the “green clean” crowd. And with good reason, while they might look like just another cleaning cloth they are actually in a class of their own.In fact, you could think of them as the heavyweight champions of the cleaning cloth world. Because of the “micro” in microfiber, these...
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Using Shiplap in Your Home
Posted on 04/07/2019
Using Shiplap in Your Home
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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Are You Prepared to Sell a House?
Posted on 03/31/2019
Are You Prepared to Sell a House?
When it comes to selling a house, it is important to prepare as much as you can. That way, you can identify potential home selling hurdles and overcome these issues before they escalate. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you prep for the house selling journey. 1. Analyze All Areas of Your Home You might...
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How to Clean Your Oven
Posted on 03/24/2019
How to Clean Your Oven
Baking sounds like a lot of fun, especially when you see the outcome of your culinary creation. The hard part is when you have to deal with the spills, dirt and other remnants of your gastronomic exercise as you figure out how to clean the oven. The high temperature of the oven doesn't even make the job easier...
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Tips on How to Stage your House for Sale
Posted on 03/22/2019
Tips on How to Stage your House for Sale
Home staging is essential because it makes your house look beautiful to potential buyers. That is, the house will look its absolute best for homebuyers who care to check it out. Home staging helps you to improve the appearance of your home by highlighting the most impressive assets of your home to draw the attention of prospective buyers....
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Tips for Buyers: Plan for a Property Showing
Posted on 03/18/2019
Tips for Buyers: Plan for a Property Showing
A home showing is a key part of the property buying journey. As such, it helps to plan ahead for a house showing as much as possible. Because if you enter a home showing with a plan in place, you can use this event to help you determine whether a residence is right for you. Now, let's take a...
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The Best Grasses for Landscaping
Posted on 03/11/2019
The Best Grasses for Landscaping
Xeriscaping, or dry-scaping, is a method of gardening intended to minimize the need for irrigation and ongoing watering. You can develop a xeriscape in any climate, using the right plants, but it most commonly appears in drought-prevalent areas with more mild winters and hot summers. If you live in a desert or southern climate, this might be the...
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