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Posted on 10/24/2021
DIY Decor Tips for Your Home Office
The home office has become one of the most important rooms in any house. Whether you have always been a remote worker or you are new to the idea of working from home, you are going to want to carve out a space that allows you to feel both productive and relaxed. As you set up your home...
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Posted on 10/17/2021
The Pros & Cons of Container Planting Your Victory Garden
For those who wish to plant a victory garden, container planting might be the best option. Many vegetables and other edible plants grow successfully in containers and may give you the flexibility you need. However, there are some disadvantages to consider, especially when deciding between container gardening or planting directly into the ground. Here we’ll go over some...
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Posted on 10/10/2021
The Great Room: Still a Great Idea For Your New Home
Image by Jean van der Meulen from Pixabay Today's home builders are continuing to embrace the idea of the great room and an open floor plan. Here are some of the reasons why the great room remains a popular design choice with today's home builders and owners. 1. Great Rooms Make Good Use of Natural Light When you...
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Posted on 10/03/2021
ADUs: What They Are, Why You Need One and How to Make Use of Them
Image by Manfred Antranias Zimmer from Pixabay Accessory dwelling units, or ADUs, have seen an enormous rise in popularity over the last few years. Increasing demand for dedicated work spaces in the home has been a major factor, as have rising housing costs and environmental consciousness. While ADU used to be a term mostly used by professional architects,...
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Posted on 10/01/2021
Video Tour - 3705 8TH Street S, Arlington, VA 22204
All utilities included: Gas, electric, lawn maintenance, Internet access and security cameras included (value $300/mo.) at this single family home located in central Arlington. Fresh neutral paint with contrasting white trim, hardwood floors, central A/C plus 2 ceiling fans, and warm gas heat. Large, updated kitchen features stainless steel appliances, butcher block counters, good storage and breakfast nook. Good-size living room and separate dining room. Both main level bedrooms well proportioned. Upper level open room could be office, guest quarters or child's room. Washer & dryer and shelved extra storage room in basement....
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Posted on 10/01/2021
3705 8TH Street S, Arlington, VA 22204 is now new to the market!
All utilities included: Gas, electric, lawn maintenance, Internet access and security cameras included (value $300/mo.) at this single family home located in central Arlington. Fresh neutral paint with contrasting white trim, hardwood floors, central A/C plus 2 ceiling fans, and warm gas heat. Large, updated kitchen features stainless steel appliances, butcher block counters, good storage and breakfast nook. Good-size living room and separate dining room. Both main level bedrooms well proportioned. Upper level open room could be office, guest quarters or child's room. Washer & dryer and shelved extra storage room in basement....
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Posted on 09/26/2021
How to Use Eclectic Design Style in Your Bedroom
Eclectic design is all about creativity and combining elements of other styles. This is one reason why it’s an easy design to implement in your own home provided that you follow some basic guidelines. No matter your interpretation of the eclectic style, whatever you come up with will be completely unique to you. This makes it an excellent...
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Posted on 09/19/2021
Outdoor Entertaining: Unique Lighting for Your Perfect Outdoor Oasis
Photo by Ben Thijssen via Pixabay If you're like many modern homeowners, your ideal of an ideal outdoor living space is one that serves as a personal oasis. Perhaps you've cultivated a thriving culinary herb garden complete with classically inspired statuary or maybe you've carved out a serene space in the middle of a flowering thicket. Whatever type...
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Posted on 09/14/2021
1415 S Edgewood Street #457, Arlington, VA 22204 now has a new price of $350,000!
PRICE REDUCED on this lovely home. Nestled in the highly sought after wooded section of Arlington Village, this brick 1BR + Den END TOWNHOUSE has been lovingly maintained and thoughtfully updated. This quality crafted home includes a HVAC system installed this spring with a programmable thermostat. Plus all windows have just been cleaned and painted on the exterior. View a scenic and quiet setting of woods and stream from the living room or bedroom. Experience the serenity of this setting with the knowledge that you have convenience of commute, a vibrant community and are close to shops, many restaurants and good public transportation. ...
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Posted on 09/12/2021
Prepping Your Bathroom for Impromptu Showings
Photo by La Belle Galerie via Pixabay When your home is on the market, you can’t always anticipate when you’ll get a call from your real estate agent that a buyer wants to see it. Trying to keep your home in perfect condition can add stress to an already complex time, but if you practice these tips, your...
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