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Posted on 09/12/2021
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 09/05/2021
Maximize the Potential of a Small Space With These Tips
From cozy nooks inside your home to bedrooms that are quaint and quiet, small spaces may feel difficult to decorate — but they don't have to be. In fact, there are endless possibilities for adding decor to these tiny spots in your home. Here are a few tips to help you get started decorating those smaller areas: Use...
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Posted on 08/29/2021
Boho Chic Design Style Guide
Boho chic is a design style that takes its inspiration from past generations. Today, it’s a popular style with a very bold yet relaxed attitude. While design aesthetics can be difficult to define, boho chic has several specific elements to define the style. Here we will go into those key design elements so you can better understand the...
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Posted on 08/22/2021
New Construction in Context: Infill Lots and Planned Communities
Photo by sergio souza from Pexels Where you build your home will have a major impact on how you interact with your environment. If you're getting ready to pick a site for your new construction, you might be wondering whether to go for an infill lot or opt for a planned community. We'll look at the pros and...
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Posted on 08/15/2021
Try These Garden Mirror Ideas for Your Outdoor Space
Garden mirrors might seem like a new trend, but they’ve been popular among outdoor designers and gardeners for decades. With the wide variety of mirrors and mirrored surfaces available to add to your garden decor, you can incorporate this fun idea into your outdoor space. Here are the basics about garden mirrors and some ideas to inspire you....
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Posted on 08/08/2021
Tips for Creating a Custom Floor Plan for New Construction
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 08/01/2021
Budget Basics: Planning Your Next Home Remodeling Project
Photo by Skylar Kang from Pexels Your social feed is likely filled with plenty of inspiration for your next home improvement project. It's easy to scroll past images of sparkling kitchens and sleek basements and decide that now is the best time to take on your next renovation project. The next step is figuring out how to pay...
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Posted on 07/25/2021
New Home: What Should You Ask Your Builder?
Photo by Burst from Pexels Buying a new construction home can be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life. But it's important that you feel comfortable with the builder that is making your dream come true. Here are six questions you can ask your builder to be confident in your choice. 1. How Long Does It...
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Posted on 07/18/2021
Protect Your Home's Value With Regular Home Maintenance
Photo by Mohamed Hassan via Pixabay Even if you love your home and never plan to leave it, there may come a point when you need to put it on the market. The home maintenance tasks you tackle today have a direct impact on your home’s value tomorrow. If you want to protect the value of your home,...
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Posted on 07/11/2021
Making Sense of Water Leaks
Photo by Andrey_Popov via Shutterstock Is your house leaky? According to the EPA (US Environmental Protection Agency), household water leaks account for up to a trillion gallons of water wasted each year. According to their calculations, the average home leaks about ten thousand gallons annually or more than 90 gallons every single day. So how do you tell...
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Posted on 07/04/2021
The Simpler Life
Image by Chinnapong from Shutterstock The “simple life” is a common phrase but is there such a thing? When defining the words, it’s easy to understand the challenge that comes with pairing them together. Simple (easily understood and presenting no difficulty) + life (existence, being, living). Let's rephrase the quote to say, "The simpler life." Creating a simpler...
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Posted on 06/27/2021
Small Porch? Save Space With These Hanging Plants
Image by Foto_und_Pinsel from Pixabay If you have a small porch but still want to decorate with plants, hanging baskets are your answer. They are easy to set up, easy to care for and are a great way to add color without taking up precious square footage. Here we will go over the 5 best plants for hanging...
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