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Posted on 11/08/2021
The Benefits of Building With Adobe
Image by Cassie Lozuk from Pixabay Adobe is one of the oldest building materials still currently in use. While it might seem like something you’ll only encounter in historical landmarks, adobe has come back into popularity for new construction, particularly in the American Southwest and other areas with similar climates. It’s also become popular with homeowners and builders...
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Posted on 11/01/2021
4 Must-Haves for Your Outdoor Entertainment Space
With the right accessories, any deck or patio space can be transformed into a true outdoor oasis. Whether you're looking to host lively weekend barbecues or simply want to enjoy a low-key evening on the deck with loved ones, there are a few must-haves to consider adding to your existing deck or patio. Great Furniture The right patio...
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Posted on 10/25/2021
DIY: How to Build a Decorative Barn Door
This may sound counterintuitive, but some of the most eye-catching barn-style accent doors rank among the easiest DIY home improvement projects. And a few insider tips might help push the project along. For example, people who do not work in the construction trades rarely realize that many 10-inch wide boards run closer to 9.25 inches. That insider tip...
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Posted on 10/18/2021
How To Secure, Process & Reclaim Wood For Rustic Interior Designs
Crafty homeowners may enjoy a rare opportunity to transform seemingly old and useless lumber into inspiring rustic interior designs. In recent years, the trend to repurpose home furnishings and products spilled into the construction materials realm. With the aid of a few basic tools and a DIY attitude, you can reclaim wood and enhance the quality of their...
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Posted on 10/11/2021
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 10/07/2021
129 N Main Street, Village Of Clarkston, MI 48346 is now new to the market!
This home could not be more adorable, functional or better located. One look & you will want to call it HOME! The first-floor layout is utterly fantastic! You’ll love that it still has its old-world charter & charm, yet an updated flair that’s been perfectly joined to give you todays modern conveniences. It offers a 1st flr master suit w/ French doors leading to the covered wrap around back porch that’s perfect for relaxing w/a glass of wine while watching the sun set in your back yard on Mill Pond. It offers an open Kitchen, eating area, & family room w/these same specular views to enjoy from the inside in front of a cozy fire....
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Posted on 10/04/2021
How to Add Blue to Your Home's Exterior
The color blue has exploded in popularity among homeowners and exterior designers. Many are choosing to repaint their homes in a wide variety of blue paint colors from pastel to darker dramatic hues. However, there are ways you can join in on the blue paint excitement without repainting your entire house. Here we’ll go over some simple ways...
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Posted on 09/27/2021
The Pros and Cons of Open Concept Homes
Open concept homes, also called open floor plans, have been a mainstay of home design for decades. There are many reasons this style of architecture is so popular, yet there are also some downsides. If you’re considering an open concept home, here are the major pros and cons to consider: Open Concept Pros Better Flow - With a...
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Posted on 09/20/2021
3 Reasons to Rent Instead of Buy
If you’re trying to determine whether it’s better to rent or own a home, it’s crucial to weigh the options regarding your personal situation. Both renting and owning have their advantages and disadvantages, which can even vary from one person to the next. Here are some reasons renting might be the best choice for you: Shorter Contract One...
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Posted on 09/13/2021
Best Practices for Decorating an Open Floor Plan
Decorating a home with an open floor plan can be a challenge. However, designers have learned the best ways to decorate open floor plan homes in ways that both celebrate and downplay the sense of open space. Here are some best practices for decorating for an open floor plan. Repeat Colors & Patterns One of the key elements...
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Posted on 09/06/2021
The Best Green Countertops for a Sustainable Home
Photo by Francesca Tosolini on Unsplash Many of today's building materials are eco-friendly as well as attractive. If you're interested in building a green home or upgrading your existing home to include more eco-friendly materials, take a look at these non-conventional choices in countertops. They're planet-friendly options that also function beautifully and can easily last the lifetime of...
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Posted on 08/30/2021
How to Sell Your Home
Photo by Pexels via Pixabay If you do not know the process for selling a home it can raise your stress level some. It can also be a very unpleasant experience. During the process, you will have to endure a lot of opinions and suggestions that can either help you or end up hurting your efforts when the...
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