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Posted on 10/24/2021
3 Ways to Make Your Own DIY Houseplant Trellis
Many popular houseplants are climbers in nature. Even when living in containers, many plants benefit from having something to climb or something to support them when they get larger and heavier. While there are lots of options available on the market for supporting your houseplants, you can also make your own trellises from inexpensive materials. Here are some...
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Posted on 10/17/2021
Make Your Porch More Inviting With These 4 Tips
Photo by Ralph (Ravi) Kayden on Unsplash Curb appeal doesn’t have to be all about selling your home. Improving the exterior with landscaping and decor is a way to add your personal touch. While homes with front porches have the added advantage of providing an extension of the home’s entrance, a porch alone is not always welcoming. There...
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Posted on 10/10/2021
Home Security: 3 Pillars of Automation for Every Homeowner
The right security system can go a long way to both deter criminals from breaking in or stop them in their tracks if they do. We'll look at trends in home security automation that you should know. 1. Home Security Is Becoming More Uniform There are plenty of workaround solutions for hiccups these days, but the trend is...
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Posted on 10/03/2021
Transform Your Coat Closet Into a Useful Space
Image by JUNO KWON from Pixabay For years people have mistakenly believed that their coat closets have one purpose and one purpose only: to store coats that were not being used. However, thanks to the ingenuity and creativity of modern homeowners people today are finding that these small spaces have much more practical uses. If you no longer...
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Posted on 09/27/2021
SPRINGFIELD, VA Real Estate Market Update 9/27/2021
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Posted on 09/26/2021
Old Home, New Efficiency: Minimizing the Carbon Footprint of Your Existing Home
Photo by Jessica Bryant from Pexels If you've recently purchased a home that was built long ago, prepare to make a few upgrades in the name of comfort. From upgrading windows and doors to replacing worn-out appliances, these are the improvements that easily pay for themselves over time. Best of all - they'll boost the way your vintage...
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Posted on 09/19/2021
3 DIY End Table Ideas
If you’re looking to get into DIY furniture, end tables are the perfect place to start. End tables are small, versatile and useful in any space. You can even use them as accent pieces to make a bold style statement as well as provide excellent functionality. Here we’ve put together some ideas for DIY end table projects to...
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Posted on 09/12/2021
The 5 Categories of Land Use Explained
Photo by Matthias Zomer from Pexels If you’re planning to invest in land, it’s important to understand land use terminology. Land use is a designation that determines what you can build or develop on a specific piece of land. Another definition of the term from Land.com is “the total of arrangements, activities and inputs that people undertake in...
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Posted on 09/05/2021
Combining the Traditional and the Eclectic: Tips for Making Home Design More Memorable
There's something about mixing two styles together that can add a lot of spice to a room. Unexpected touches and accents add the personality that people remember. Yet there's a danger to this approach because it's relatively easy to go overboard. Finding the right balance will have everything to do with the impression you create. Eclectic and Traditional...
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Posted on 08/29/2021
How to Decorate a Modern Rustic Bedroom
Photo by Morgan Lane on Unsplash If you want to add some modern rustic style elements to your bedroom, there are lots of options that won’t require a complete renovation. Unless you want to remodel the entire space from top to bottom, you can achieve the same rugged charm in easier but effective ways. Here are 5 trending...
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Posted on 08/28/2021
SPRINGFIELD, VA Real Estate Market Update 8/28/2021
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Posted on 08/22/2021
How to Finish Basement Walls: Expert Tips to Help
There are many steps that go into “finishing” an unfinished basement. One of the biggest challenges is renovating the basement walls in order to create a living space. Whether you hire a contractor or do the work yourself, there are some key things to consider in your process. Here are some expert tips for finishing your basement walls....
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