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Posted on 10/17/2021
How to Create a Cubby Bookshelf the Easy Way
Photo by SuperJHS via Pixabay In the modern home, nothing combines practicality and style like a cubby bookshelf. Children can keep books or toys organized. They set the perfect backdrop for a display of photos, figurines, delicate dishes or other collectibles. And if you size them right, just add some baskets to turn some of your shelves into...
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Posted on 10/10/2021
Tips for Making a Small Kitchen Seem Bigger
If you’re looking for ways to make a small kitchen seem bigger, it’s as simple as making strategic decoration decisions. Knowing how best to use the space and avoid clutter in a small room of any kind is a challenge. For a kitchen it can be especially difficult because of high traffic, the number of appliances and more....
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Posted on 10/03/2021
How to Build a Plant Wall for Your Home
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 09/26/2021
5 Tips for Avoiding New Home Construction Mistakes
Photo by Pixabay from Pexels New construction mistakes can be difficult for homeowners to avoid. After all, just what exactly do you know about fiberglass batts or blower tests? These are common industry terms, but not exactly everyday topics of conversation. Without overwhelming you with jargon or asking you to study up, we'll look at our top five...
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Posted on 09/19/2021
Give an Old Tradition New Life: Why You Should Take Up Cross-Stitch
Image by tookapic from Pixabay When you think of cross-stitching, you may imagine someone from centuries ago intently focused on their needlework. However, the traditional art of needlework and embroidery is still trendy today. Now may be the best time for you to consider taking up cross-stitch as your next hobby. Is Cross-Stitch Making a Comeback? In recent...
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Posted on 09/12/2021
Best and Most Cost-Effective Ways to Pay for Home Improvements
While qualified borrowers often like to have choices, having too many funding options can get confusing. If you are considering borrowing money to upgrade your home, here are a few things to consider. How Do Home Improvement Loans Work? It’s essential to understand that the term “home improvement loan” is not precise. This type of borrowing typically involves...
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Posted on 09/05/2021
Building Your Dream Home: Tips for Age-in-Place New Construction
Photo by Tima Miroshnichenko from Pexels New construction is typically a long-term investment, so it’s important to think ahead. You’ll want to make sure your new home will still offer a suitable place to live as you get older. Aging-in-place features can help ensure that your home remains a safe and comfortable environment well into the future. You...
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Posted on 08/29/2021
How to Make Your Vintage Home More Efficient
Photo by Jessica Bryant from Pexels If you've recently purchased a home that was built long ago, prepare to make a few upgrades in the name of comfort. From upgrading windows and doors to replacing worn-out appliances, these are the improvements that easily pay for themselves over time. Best of all - they'll boost the way your vintage...
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Posted on 08/22/2021
Documents You Need When Building a Home
Image by Pexels from Pixabay Building a new home requires pouring a foundation, framing the walls, running wires and pipes and (eventually) finishing the interior trim. Throughout the process, there’s also a decent amount of paperwork to take care of. Here’s a guide to the documents you’ll need when building a home. Blueprints Blueprints are the documents that...
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Posted on 08/15/2021
Another Property Sold - 715 Mesa Ridge, San Antonio, TX 78258-4816
Gorgeous custom built one story - Gary inground swimming pool with waterfall - Beautifully landscaped front & back- Covered patio plus another patio slab just off the pool - Side entry Garage - Brick & stone exterior - Wood and tile floors no carpet - High ceilings & open floor plan - Split bedrooms with beautiful ceilings - Study with French doors - DR currently being used as a LR -Built in appliances, double oven & downdraft cooktop - Fireplace, crown molding - Air conditioning/heating replaced 7/21 - Gated, community center w pool & sports...
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Posted on 08/15/2021
3 Ways to Make Your Own DIY Houseplant Trellis
Many popular houseplants are climbers in nature. Even when living in containers, many plants benefit from having something to climb or something to support them when they get larger and heavier. While there are lots of options available on the market for supporting your houseplants, you can also make your own trellises from inexpensive materials. Here are some...
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Posted on 08/08/2021
Buying a Home Remotely: Finding the Right REALTOR® for the Job
Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay So, you're buying a home remotely. Because you probably don't want to invest hundreds of thousands of dollars in a house that smells like cats or that features weekly invasions by the SWAT team of the building next door, it's important to find a long-distance realtor you can trust. You need someone who...
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