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Posted on 05/22/2022
Home Gaming: How to Choose the Best Seating and Décor
When you have a gaming room in your home, you can enjoy playing video games in comfort. Having high-quality video and audio equipment is an essential part of any gaming room, but you can also add some style with the seating and decor you choose. If you’re exploring options for gaming room decor and seats, the following tips...
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Posted on 05/15/2022
Plants that repel bugs: Natural pest control for your garden
There are few greater pest control solutions than a garden full of plants that repel bugs - naturally. Many plants like mosquito-warding citronella grass have scents or other features that bugs can’t stand, encouraging them to give your garden a wide berth. Not only can these plants keep you more comfortable, they can help protect your other plants...
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Posted on 05/08/2022
How to Build a Storage Bench for Your Outdoor Space
No matter if it’s indoors or outdoors, any space can benefit from more storage. Some might shy away from adding more storage to a space because they’re afraid of creating clutter. For situations like this, the best thing you can do is find storage that also serves another function. For outdoor furniture, benches are an excellent option for...
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Posted on 05/01/2022
Fence materials: How to choose the right one for your property
Property owners install fences for a wide range of reasons, including privacy, aesthetic enhancement and designating a secure space for loved one to enjoy. Choosing the right fence to achieve the desired effect requires some due diligence, however . By understanding a few basics about fencing materials and how they play into your goals, homeowners can choose their...
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Posted on 04/24/2022
Dining Room: Tips for Designing Your Layout
Your dining room should provide a comfortable and pleasant place to enjoy meals and spend time with family and friends. When you’re building a custom home, it’s important to know how to choose the best layout for this room. A poorly designed dining room could cause you to get much less use out of this room over the...
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Posted on 04/17/2022
Understanding Contingency Requirements for Buyers & Sellers
When making an offer on a home, a buyer may add contingencies to their contract. There are many types of contingencies that apply to myriad situations and can protect the buyer from unexpected issues in the transaction. Sellers can also add their own contingencies either on their own or in counteroffers to protect their interests in the sale....
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Posted on 04/10/2022
Tile Tabletop DIY Guide
If wooden tables aren’t your style, consider creating a DIY tabletop with an alternate material. There are many great options available depending on the type of table you want to build or if you simply want to replace the top of an existing table. One creative way to build your own tabletop is to use ceramic tile. If...
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Posted on 04/03/2022
How to Build a Household Budget
The financial aspects of buying a home don't end with the purchase. Home ownership comes with its own ongoing fees and future expenses you'll need to prepare for. The best way to do so is to establish a balanced household budget. Here are some tips for how to get started: Set Your Goals Once you have a clear...
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Posted on 03/27/2022
How to decorate your house room-by-room
When decorating your house, it's best to go room by room. While having a general design style for the entire home is an excellent way to begin, highlighting each room's specific features and design can take your decor to the next level. Here are some room-by-room tips for decorating your house: Living room Living rooms are multi-functional spaces...
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Posted on 03/20/2022
How to Move by Plane
If you’re moving somewhere far away, you’ve likely chosen to downsize your belongings before you leave. However, even the bare essentials can be significantly more than you can carry in a suitcase. While airlines allow you to check multiple pieces of luggage, including storage boxes and containers, this option can be expensive and risky. If you need to...
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