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Posted on 10/17/2021
What is Modern Rustic Interior Design?
Image by StockSnap from Pixabay Modern rustic interior design has taken over social media and captivated the attention of designers and homeowners alike. With such enduring popularity you might wonder: what exactly is modern rustic? Here we’ll go over the basic elements of the style for interior design in order to help you recognize it and use it...
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Posted on 10/10/2021
Natural Without Hassle: How to Decorate With Air Plants
For anybody who wants to add a natural element to their home decor without routine maintenance, air plants are the answer. Named for being unattached to soil or other surfaces, these types of plants can exist on their own. They absorb moisture from the air in their surroundings, which makes them some of the easiest plants to care...
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Posted on 10/03/2021
Top Kitchen Design Trends to Try Now
The kitchen is one of the most heavily used rooms in the home. While the functionality of the kitchen is crucial, the design and style elements are just as important. If you’re thinking of making some updates to your kitchen, here are some of the top trends to try: Mix & Match Metal Mixing up different colors and...
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Posted on 09/26/2021
DIY: Multifaceted Potting Bench
Photo by Neslihan Gunaydin on Unsplash If you're like most homeowners who enjoy cultivating an attractive yard and garden space and perhaps even providing some tasty treats for the family table, you probably appreciate tools and amenities designed to make your gardening chores easier and more enjoyable. Many home gardeners make do with whatever available surfaces that happen...
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Posted on 09/19/2021
Unique Ways to Disguise your AC
Image by triosolution1 from Pixabay When it comes to hiding an AC, it's vital to maintain proper airflow. But you don't have to block airflow to remove an air conditioner from your line of sight. Check out these five creative ways to hide your AC. A Hanging Garden To make this project easy, pre-made lattice works just fine...
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Posted on 09/12/2021
Save Energy & Stay Warm With These Simple Cold Weather Tips
For most homeowners, lower temperatures outside mean a spike in utility bill costs. Gas and electric bills can skyrocket with extra use from HVAC systems and hot water consumption in order to stay comfortable. This can be especially problematic for homes with subpar insulation. Whether you live in a drafty house or you just want to save some...
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Posted on 09/05/2021
5 DIY Patio Upgrade Ideas for Your Backyard
A backyard patio can be much more than a simple concrete slab. Patios are a place to gather, relax and enjoy your outdoor space in a variety of ways. If your backyard doesn’t have a patio or if you’re looking to update the one you have, here are some fresh ideas for DIY patio projects to try. Pavers...
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Posted on 09/03/2021
6 NE 74TH Ave, Portland, OR 97213 is now new to the market!
Darling FIXER BUNGALOW with original styling, built-in, darling kitchen and nook, nice hardwoods, wood burning FP in LR, beautiful crown molding in LR and original lighting. Roomy unfinished attic, full basement with good ceiling height, storage and laundry. Roof/gutters need immed replacing-some water penetration. Furnace/water heater in working condition. Garage removed-parking pad and driveway remain. Lovely Montevilla/Mt Tabor Villa area with Walking score of 83/Bike Score of 99. On bus...
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Posted on 08/29/2021
Find a Type of Glamping Perfect for You
Photo by Anastasia Shuraeva from Pexels Glamping is one of the best ways to escape to the great outdoors without leaving too much of home behind. While traditional camping encourages utility and packing light, glamping is all about modern luxuries. So how do you go glamping? There are several options that go beyond your basic tent and campfire....
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Posted on 08/22/2021
Prepare Your Home for Seasonal Storms
Image by sandid from Pixabay Our homes are special from the first time we enter. That's why we spend our precious time and money caring for our dwellings when bad weather threatens damage. Spring Windstorms For homeowners, windstorms are often unassuming. We all know to watch for snow or rain, but high winds can cause significant home damage....
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Posted on 08/15/2021
Stay Green With These Lawn Alternatives
Image by Zdeněk Chalupský from Pixabay If you’re considering replacing your lawn with something more sustainable and low-maintenance, there are many options to choose from. Many homeowners hesitate to get rid of their lawn because they will miss the softness and lush green color of grass. Luckily, there are lots of alternatives that can satisfy that same aesthetic...
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Posted on 08/08/2021
Selling Agent: Cost Breakdown and Benefits
Photo by Arka38 via Shutterstock At first glance, you may wonder what the point is of paying a real estate agent for work you may just as easily do yourself. The curse of the Internet is that many consumers have just enough knowledge to be dangerous. That means that while you could sell your home directly, you may...
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