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Posted on 01/03/2022
How to Combine Mismatched Furniture & Decor
If you’ve moved a lot, regardless of homeowner status, there’s a good chance you have a few mismatched pieces that have followed you from place to place. The biggest hurdle most residents seem to run into is how to match the pieces with their current furniture or vice versa. Here are a few ways to merge your mismatched...
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Posted on 12/27/2021
Beginner's Guide to Indoor Flowering Plants
Image by bernswaelz from Pixabay When you hear “easy house plants” you might not immediately think to include flowers. You might have even heard tragic and frustrating tales about orchids or other extremely particular flowering plants that require meticulous maintenance and a green thumb. However, there are a wide variety of flowering plants you can successfully grow indoors...
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Posted on 12/20/2021
How a Smart Thermostat Can Increase Your Comfort & Reduce Energy Costs
Photo by Andrea Piacquadio from Pexels Your smart thermostat is designed to save you money without your having to think about it. Of course, that doesn't mean that you don't have any say over how it works and how much money you save. We'll look at tips you can use to keep your energy bills as low as...
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Posted on 12/15/2021
Another Property Sold - 129 N Main Street, Village Of Clarkston, MI 48346
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 12/13/2021
Tips for Outdoor Entertaining in Bad Weather
With the right preparation, you can host a comfortable outdoor gathering any time of year. Whether you live somewhere that gets a lot of rain or just cold temperatures, there are many ways you can adjust your porch and patio to accommodate guests. Here are some simple tips for weather-proofing your next outdoor gathering: Invest in Heat Lamps...
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Posted on 12/06/2021
Create Your Own Jungle With These Indoor Trees
Just like with smaller plants, there are indoor trees for rooms of all shapes and sizes. Adding larger plants can make a statement in your interior design and provide other benefits like filtering the air and providing fresh oxygen. If you’re thinking about getting an indoor tree for your home, here are some suggestions to help your search....
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Posted on 11/29/2021
Bring the Beach Home With These Coastal Style Bedroom Ideas
As the weather warms up, so do the decorating trends and nothing is hotter than coastal design style. Coastal design lets you bring all the best of the beach home with you no matter where you live. You can create a lush tropical oasis or a casual beach house in any room by following some basic design elements....
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Posted on 11/22/2021
What is Rustic Style Interior Design?
Photo by Cassandra Ortiz on Unsplash Rustic design is one of many styles that can be difficult to define. Elements of interior design styles are shared and combined so frequently that you might not know what is rustic and what might be something else. Luckily, there are a few specific characteristics unique to rustic design you can use...
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Posted on 11/15/2021
Relax in Luxury With These Four Easy Bathroom Upgrades
Photo by Armin Rimoldi from Pexels When you upgrade your bath to create a soothing spa environment at home, you may never want to leave the house again. Here's what we suggest for turning your ordinary bath into a relaxing home spa. Add a Chromotherapy System A chromotherapy shower system adds a relaxing light show to your shower...
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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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