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Posted on 08/14/2022
Expert Tips for Moving With Houseplants
When moving with houseplants it’s important to make the process as low-stress as possible, both for you and the plants. While relocating can be complicated and overwhelming, there are ways to make sure your plants will travel safely and happily to your new home. Here are some expert tips for packing and moving your houseplants. Repot to Plastic...
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Posted on 08/07/2022
The best TV stands: 3 Options to consider for your home
Many homeowners prioritize finding the best televisions for their home, but finding the best TV stands is just as important. It might seem like a simple piece of furniture, but the right TV stand can make a huge impact on the aesthetics, storage and overall functionality of your media room. To help you figure out the best TV...
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Posted on 08/05/2022
Video Tour - 1506 22ND Street S, Arlington, VA 22202
Large single family home on lovely lot w/fenced backyard. Open floor plan great for entertaining. Extensive storage. Updated eat-in kitchen has SS appliances, tile floor, lots of counter & storage; eat-in space under bay window. Big LR w/hardwood floors, fireplace & ceiling fan. DR has access to patio. All upstairs BR’s have hardwood floors, ceiling fans and good closet space. MBR walk-in closet & full bath. Lower level features Family Room w/fireplace, recessed lighting & built-in shelving. Additional 24’ x 17’ Rec Rm, play room or storage area. Big Llower level BR is light & bright and would make a great home...
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Posted on 08/05/2022
1506 22ND Street S, Arlington, VA 22202 is now new to the market!
Large single family home on lovely lot w/fenced backyard. Open floor plan great for entertaining. Extensive storage. Updated eat-in kitchen has SS appliances, tile floor, lots of counter & storage; eat-in space under bay window. Big LR w/hardwood floors, fireplace & ceiling fan. DR has access to patio. All upstairs BR’s have hardwood floors, ceiling fans and good closet space. MBR walk-in closet & full bath. Lower level features Family Room w/fireplace, recessed lighting & built-in shelving. Additional 24’ x 17’ Rec Rm, play room or storage area. Big Llower level BR is light & bright and would make a great home...
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Posted on 07/31/2022
How to Grow Night Blooming Jasmine
Night blooming jasmine is a favorite addition to patios, window boxes and trellises for its glossy leaves and sweet-scented flowers. Jasmine can enhance summer nights with its pleasant aroma and grows beautifully in containers or climbing on structures. If you're interested in growing night blooming jasmine yourself, here are some essential care tips to know: Room to Grow...
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Posted on 07/24/2022
Grass seed: Fescue lawns & how to maintain them
Knowing how to care for your lawn means knowing how and when to fill in gaps with grass seed. Fescue grass is a popular variety of perennial lawn grass that, despite being tolerant of many climate zones, is prone to brown patches during hot, humid summer months. Using grass seed effectively is the best way to remedy the...
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Posted on 07/17/2022
3 DIY Home improvements to consider on a budget
Home improvements and upgrades sometimes take a backseat when finances are involved. However, there are alternatives. The good news is DIY property owners do not necessarily need to possess professional-level carpentry skills to make meaningful upgrades. With a little DIY elbow grease, handy property owners can implement cost-effective home improvements. 1: Restore an aging wooden staircase Although kitchens...
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Posted on 07/10/2022
Ideas for Decorating a Small Bedroom
Sometimes decorating a small space can feel just as daunting as decorating a large one. For those with small bedrooms, it can be especially difficult to find a balance between decoration and maximizing available space. Luckily, there are some ways you can make a small bedroom feel bigger while adding style at the same time. Here are some...
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Posted on 06/26/2022
How to Hurricane-Proof Your Windows
Hurricanes bring with them many potential hazards. Between flooding, strong winds and damage from debris, there are lots of things to prepare for. One major way you can prottect yourself and your home during a hurricane is by taking steps to prepare your windows. Here are 3 common ways to hurricane-proof the windows in your home: Hurricane Film...
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Posted on 06/19/2022
DIY basics: Equipment & tool rentals
Having a set of tools and equipment to call your own is great, especially if you're an avid DIYer with ample space. However, there are times when equipment and tool rentals may be a more suitable option for you and your home projects. Maybe your home isn't large enough for a workshop. Perhaps you don't use large equipment...
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Posted on 06/12/2022
5 DIY Patio Upgrade Ideas for Your Backyard
A backyard patio can be much more than a simple concrete slab. Patios are a place to gather, relax and enjoy your outdoor space in a variety of ways. If your backyard doesn’t have a patio or if you’re looking to update the one you have, here are some fresh ideas for DIY patio projects to try. Pavers...
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Posted on 06/05/2022
Important options to know in your new construction home buying process
The new construction home buying process differs significantly from the buying process for an existing home. However, one thing that remains the same in each case is that no two homes are exactly alike. While it’s common for newer developments to have “cookie cutter” homes with similar layouts, many builders have options for customization. Here is a basic...
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