Jan Kennemer's Blog

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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Posted on 05/29/2022
How to lower your property taxes: Options for veterans with disabilities other than exemption
Many state governments offer property tax exemptions to qualified veterans with disabilities. However, since the amount of coverage and rules for eligibility vary from one state to the next, you may still need some extra help. Luckily, there are plenty of ways you can lower your property taxes in the event you have to pay them in full....
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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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