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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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Posted on 03/07/2022
Tornado Safety Tips for Wherever You Are
Preparing for a disaster at home is key to staying safe in the event of an emergency. However, every home is different, and the likelihood of you being away from home when a disaster occurs means you should prepare for as many possible situations as you can. For tornado safety, the guidelines can vary depending on where you...
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Posted on 02/28/2022
Does home insurance cover water damage? Here are the facts
A common question homeowners have about their insurance is, “does home insurance cover water damage?” Among the myriad natural perils your home can face over the course of its life, water damage is one of the most varied. With all the different causes of water damage, it’s important to know which types require an additional insurance policy. To...
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Posted on 02/21/2022
Advantages and Disadvantages of Buying a Forever Home
For many prospective homebuyers, the thought of waiting for a forever home instead of a starter home can be tempting. After all, there are plenty of advantages to patience and careful saving until you can afford or find the house that’s perfect for you and your future plans. However, there are downsides to consider. Here we’ll go over...
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Posted on 02/14/2022
How to Decorate Your First Home
Purchasing your first home is an exciting milestone. While it may have been overwhelming to search for available properties and submit an offer on the one that fit all of your criteria, the real work begins after you sign the papers and get the keys. Now that you are a homeowner, it's time to decorate the space and...
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Posted on 02/07/2022
Build Your Own Bird Bath With These DIY Ideas
Bird baths are an excellent feature to invite wildlife into your outdoor spaces. You can find bird baths in a variety of shapes, sizes and materials, but they are also very easy to DIY. You can upcycle or repurpose many items you already have, as well as use inexpensive and easily obtainable materials. Here we’ll go over some...
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Posted on 01/31/2022
Electrical Safety Tips for DIY Construction
When you’re doing DIY construction that involves using power tools or working with wiring, it’s important to be aware of electrical safety. Working with electrical tools and equipment can lead to electrical shock, fires and other hazards if you’re not careful. You can avoid these dangers by making sure you follow these electrical safety tips while tackling DIY...
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Posted on 01/24/2022
How to Build a Fairy Garden
Image by normwear from Pixabay Fairy gardens are miniature gardens either planted in containers or in part of an actual garden. They typically feature small plants and decorative materials depicting a tiny scene or living space for “fairies” or other small imagined creatures. Some are purely decorative, while others are interactive and meant to be played with. Setting...
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