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Posted on 05/23/2022
Home Office: Tips for Built-In Desks
Built-in desks provide an ideal place to work from home, do schoolwork or work on hobbies or crafts. These kinds of desks can be attached right to the walls in your home. Built-in desks have several advantages over standalone desks, such as blending in with the surrounding décor better and taking up less space overall. A built-in desk...
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Posted on 05/16/2022
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 05/09/2022
What Are the Best Alternatives to Pressure Treated Wood For Decks & Patios?
Many homeowners choose pressure-treated pine to build decks based on its price and longevity. While the material ranks as the undisputed go-to lumber for decks and patios, it may not be a perfect fit for every homeowner. That's largely because pressure-treated pine brings a few negatives to the table. About Pressure-Treated Lumber Originally, pressure-treated lumber used to contain...
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Posted on 05/02/2022
Here's What You Should Know About Marble & Moisture
Marble is a popular material for many home furnishings and decorative accents. You usually find marble included in kitchen and bathroom designs where it can add luxury and beauty to the space. If you’re thinking about using marble in your bathroom renovation, there are some important things to consider. Here’s everything you need to know about using marble...
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Posted on 04/25/2022
Favorite weird features found in old houses
While trends and necessities change, some so-called weird features of old houses can still delight the modern homeowner. What some might consider useless and old-fashioned might be the perfect opportunity for timeless style and vintage charm. But which of these unusual features are the most-loved? From strange to whimsical, here are some of the best outdated and odd...
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Posted on 04/20/2022
Another Property Sold - 2026 Sequoia Crest, Vista, CA
Here it is - large, elegant Chateau Del Norte home on a quiet elevated lot with a full bedroom and a full bathroom on the first floor. Offering a luminous atmosphere with abundance of space and light, featuring vaulted ceilings, gorgeous new floorings, new high end appliances and three car garage. Light and airy with westerly breezes coming through all year round, inviting lushly landscaped backyard and a balcony with a view. Super sized family room adjacent to the kitchen complements this fantastic interior. Beautiful area with wide streets, surrounded by natural preserves and close to everything you want, schools, shopping, restaurants...
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Posted on 04/18/2022
Flipping Land vs Flipping Houses: 3 Key Comparisons
Flipping a house is a common practice among DIY enthusiasts and those wanting to make a quick profit in a hot housing market. Flipping land is also another way to improve and sell an existing property by investing your own time and money. While both options share similar benefits, they are better for some situations than others. Here...
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Posted on 04/11/2022
Is an Open Concept Kitchen Right for You?
Open concept kitchens have been a popular aspect of open floor plans for decades. Open kitchens do not have walls to separate prep, cooking and dining spaces, which can have some key advantages for some homeowners. However, an open concept kitchen might not be right for everyone. Here are some of the major pros and cons to consider:...
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Posted on 04/04/2022
How to Make Vegan-Friendly Buffalo Wings
Buffalo chicken wings are a classic party snack for any occasion. However, if you prefer a meatless alternative, cauliflower floret “wings” are the perfect option. This spicy and savory snack is simple to make and a vegan and vegetarian favorite. Here’s everything you need to know for making your own cauliflower wings: Ingredients 1 head of cauliflower 3/4...
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Posted on 03/28/2022
5 Countertop Materials You Can Afford
If you’re remodeling your kitchen, you might need to choose new countertops. There are many choices, all with distinct advantages and disadvantages. Unfortunately, many of the popular options are expensive, which can make it difficult for homeowners on a strict budget. Luckily, there are plenty of affordable materials for countertops. Here are some of the best options: Paint...
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Posted on 03/21/2022
Laundry Room Organization Basics
Laundry is a never-ending cycle, but there are ways to make it less of a hassle. A great way to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of your laundry day is to organize your laundry room. But where do you start? Here are some tips for ways to add order to the chaos of your laundry room. Drying Bars...
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Posted on 03/14/2022
3 Tips for Picking the Perfect Area Rug
An area rug can make a significant difference in the aesthetic and feel of a room. You can add style, affect the sense of space and tie together all of your furnishings in one step. But how do you choose the right rug for the room? Everybody's taste is different, but here are the main things to consider...
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