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Posted on 03/27/2022
DIYs with wood: How to get started
If you’re getting started with crafting projects, DIY projects with wood are an excellent place to start. Many woodworking projects only need basic tools and inexpensive materials, like scrap or reclaimed wood, to make unique decorative pieces and more. Here are some tips and ideas for your next DIY woodworking project to help you get inspired: Before you...
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Posted on 03/20/2022
Projects: Eclectic Home Improvement Ideas
Regardless of how long you have lived in your home, you probably have a list of home improvement projects that you want to finish in the near-term and the distant future. This list likely includes all the most common home improvement projects, such as a bathroom remodel, fresh paint or a new patio or deck. However, you won't...
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Posted on 03/13/2022
Start From the Ground Up: Choosing a Foundation
Designing a dream home involves making a lot of decisions. One of the earliest and most important decisions is the type of foundation. So what is the best type of foundation for your home? Finding the answer involves gaining a working knowledge about concrete slabs, crawl spaces and basements. Why Choose a Slab Foundation? Concrete slab foundations are...
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Posted on 03/06/2022
How to Make Your Bedroom Extra Cozy
In the design world, the term cozy is often mistaken for small. While the two characteristics certainly overlap in many cases, it’s still entirely possible for larger, open spaces to be cozy. The key to coziness is a sense of closeness and tactile comfort. By utilizing these two concepts you can make virtually any room in your home...
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Posted on 02/27/2022
Home upgrades that can bring your household together
Regardless of your household structure, there's a good chance some quality time is bound to happen. Perhaps you fancy a few board games, potluck dinners or simply relaxing on the couch, but what if you could get a little more productive with your household's quality time? Here are a few popular projects for any household: The breakfast nook...
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Posted on 02/20/2022
Privacy: Plant These Shrubs to Increase Your Home's Privacy
Property owners and abutters often want to escape into the backyard to take a break. When landscapes are wide open, even the courtesy of saying hello and briefly chatting with neighbors reduces the peaceful enjoyment of the property. Homeowners who do not want to invest thousands of dollars to stare at blank wooden fences can plant shrub rows...
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Posted on 02/13/2022
3 Expert Tips for Moving With Houseplants
Houseplants add another level of complexity and stress to a move. After all, you want to make sure they survive the trip and thrive in your new space. Even hardy plants get damaged easily when moving from one place to another. However, there are some ways you can pack and prepare your plants for moving to make sure...
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Posted on 02/06/2022
Consider Open Shelving for Your Next Kitchen Remodel
Photo by Pixabay from Pexels Small kitchen remodeling projects can deliver big quality of life and return on investment benefits. The kitchen also ranks as the number one room people want to change, especially when the cabinets have passed their prime. Homeowners on tight budgets may find that open shelving improves space efficiency and transforms the cooking and...
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Posted on 01/30/2022
What Kind of Curtains Should You Use in Your Living Room?
The right window treatments can add personality and depth to any room. No matter the size or amount of windows in a space, curtains are a key part of your interior design and personal style. If you’re wanting to refresh the look of your living room with new curtains, here are some great ideas to inspire you: Matching...
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Posted on 01/23/2022
The 5 Hottest Trends in Deck Design Right Now
The driving reasons to build a new backyard deck or replace an aging one sometimes differ from other home improvements. One might upgrade a kitchen to take advantage of the latest appliances, flooring materials or to build a convenient center island. Behind every decision to remodel the interior, cost and quality of life considerations tend to win the...
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Posted on 01/22/2022
4182 Dutchess Park Rd, Fort Myers, FL 33916 is now new to the market!
This fabulous 2 bedroom plus den / 2 bath Attached Villa in the Lindsford community boasts a large extended caged lanai (17 ft X 27 ft) with outdoor lighting, providing expansive opportunity for outdoor living in the beautiful Southwest Florida environment. This home was originally a DR Horton Model and the owner added several upgrades, including the noted extended lighted lanai, crown molding throughout the home, replacement of carpeting with wide plank laminate flooring, cabinets and sink added in laundry room, kitchen tile backsplash, storage shelving and ceiling lights in the garage, screened-in entrance area, and built-in bookcases in...
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Posted on 01/16/2022
Quick Storage Solutions That Don't Take Up Floor Space
Photo by Max Vakhtbovych from Pexels Whether you’re a minimalist or a maximalist, you need storage. Designing your home with spectacular, well-designed storage nooks in mind can make your life so much easier. Consider building these storage solutions into your new home. 1. In-Wall Storage Solutions Utilizing the space between studs to create built-in shelves or storage nooks...
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