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Posted on 11/28/2021
DIY Guide: How to Make a Planter Bird Bath
Bird baths are a staple of garden decor that come with the added benefit of attracting local wildlife to your yard. One of the other great things about bird baths is how easy it is to craft them out of everyday items. While you can purchase pre-made bird baths at home and garden stores, choosing to DIY will...
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Posted on 11/21/2021
Essential Design Tips for Tiny Homes
Living in a small space requires the right habits and mindset. It’s helpful for those in small homes, rooms or apartments, but for those who live in tiny houses it’s essential. If you’re thinking about a tiny house for yourself or already have one you want to decorate, we’ve put together some design tips to help. Wall Shelving...
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Posted on 11/14/2021
Beginner-Friendly Wood Crafts for Your Home
Reclaimed wood is increasingly popular in home decorating across many design styles. There are plenty of ways to get wood in order to upcycle into decorative pieces, but even the simple DIY tasks can require some light woodworking knowledge. Luckily, we’ve put together a couple of beginner-friendly DIY wood projects to create unique and useful decor for your...
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Posted on 11/07/2021
Asset-Backed Security Basics
Image by Gino Crescoli from Pixabay The common understanding of an asset-based debt is a loan meant to be repaid with interest, over time, and backed by a physical asset such as a building or a car. The asset serves as collateral that can be claimed by the lender in case of borrower default. An Asset-Based Security (ABS),...
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Posted on 10/31/2021
3 Flower Garden Styles to Inspire Your Own Design
Designing a beautiful flower garden takes both planning and creativity. Choosing the right combination and arrangement of flowering plants might seem like a lot of work, but it will offer huge returns both in personal enjoyment and home value. With so many design possibilities, it’s hard to know where to begin unless you have a plan in mind....
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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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