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Posted on 06/26/2022
3 Ways to Stay Safe During a Hurricane
Hurricanes of all sizes can be dangerous. No matter how serious the storm is, there are guidelines you should follow to stay safe at home. Here are some safety tips to remember during a hurricane: Stay Away From Windows If you aren't required to evacuate your home, the best place to be is inside and away from windows....
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Posted on 06/19/2022
Architectural: DIY Details for Your Home
Architectural details can add character and charm to your home. While these details might seem complex because of their decorative nature, they’re fairly easy to build and install. Adding a few of these details can instantly spruce up any room in your home. If you’re searching for ideas for architectural details to enhance your home, consider the following....
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Posted on 06/12/2022
Home insulation: How to re-insulate walls without tearing them down
One primary reason everyday people bear with drafty homes stems from construction costs. Old houses and those with failing exterior wall insulation seem to require costly demolition. The idea that drywall or select wood wall materials require removal and replacement often causes property owners to take a deep breath and think about something else. The good news is...
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Posted on 06/05/2022
Try These Outdoor Design Trends to Refresh Your Space
As people continue to spend more of their time at home, many are looking for new ways to enhance their outdoor spaces. Just like with interior design, garden and outdoor design, trends are always changing and offering new opportunities to express yourself. If you’re looking for some inspiration for outdoor decorating, here are some popular trends to help....
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Posted on 05/29/2022
What to consider when choosing plants for your bathroom
If you're interested in finding the best plants for your bathroom, there are several things to consider. Everything from the size, orientation and features of the room can help you determine which plants will thrive in your indoor environment. Here are some of the key things to consider when choosing plants for your bathroom: Light While many houseplants...
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Posted on 05/22/2022
DIY Guide: Leaf Print Artwork
Making art prints with leaves has long been considered a fall craft project. However, it’s possible and easy to make beautiful and unique DIY wall decor using leaves throughout the entire year. Here’s how to use leaves to make art prints. Materials Paint (acrylic or tempera works best)Paint brushesPalette for mixing colorsWaterPaper, card stock or woodA rolling pin...
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Posted on 05/15/2022
3 Electrical DIY Projects You Don't Need an Electrician For
Loose outlets, overloaded circuits and other problems can raise the risk of fires and electric shock. While you should call an electrician for major electrical issues, you can do simple ones on your own. Here are a few DIY electrical repairs you can handle on your own. Loose Outlets Outlets can become loose over time, resulting in loose...
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Posted on 05/08/2022
DIY Mini Greenhouses: 4 Ideas to Try
If you’re looking for simple and inexpensive ways to grow plants from seedlings, there are plenty of DIY solutions to consider. You can convert everyday household items into seed starter containers and create microclimates with mini-greenhouses. Here are some ideas for DIY seed starter greenhouses to help your seedlings thrive. Plastic Bottles For single seedlings, try making mini...
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Posted on 05/01/2022
The pros and cons of mortgage points
When buying a home, many homebuyers tend to search for the best mortgage interest rates available. While some may find that perfect rate, others may opt to take advantage of lender-provided options, such as mortgage points. Mortgage points are designed to help buyers bring down their interest rates by paying them ahead of time. Sometimes considered “discount points,”...
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Posted on 04/24/2022
3 Important House Hunting Tips
Finding the perfect home takes plenty of strategy and careful thought. However, with so many important factors to consider, the process can be overwhelming. Here are some tips to make your house hunting journey simpler: Prioritize price It's easy to feel discouraged if you don't immediately find options in your price range. Budget is likely at the top...
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Posted on 04/17/2022
Want to buy a house with bad credit? Here are some options to consider
Your credit score matters to mortgage lenders, but that doesn’t mean it’s impossible to buy a house with bad credit. In addition to other loan options, there are other strategies for buying a home if your credit report is less than ideal. Here are some of the ways you can work toward buying a house with bad credit:...
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Posted on 04/10/2022
3 Major Items to Consider When Installing a Well
The thought of private well ownership grows increasingly attractive as the cost of municipal water skyrockets. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), residential homes use upwards of 82 gallons daily at an average annual cost that may exceed $1,000. Installing a private well typically involves an upfront cost that differs significantly from state to state. But after...
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