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May 23, 2018

7 Flooring Trends to Try This Spring

Flooring materials and application techniques fall in and out of fashion; here are the hottest new trends for Spring 2018 for you to test out in your home.
 
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May 18, 2018

5 Paint Shades to Help You Freshen a Dull Space This Spring

Give your home a springtime makeover with these trendy paint color shades that will help you feel energized and revitalized as you shake off the winter blues.
 
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May 10, 2018

Keeping Up With Termite and Pest Inspection: Here’s What You Need to Know

If you live in an area where termites are an issue, keeping up with your termite inspections and treatments are a must. Here's what you need to know, from Homes.com.
 
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May 9, 2018

YellowBrickHome: How to Install a Stair Runner Using Only 9 Tools

Scott and I always joke that our favorite room in the house is our entryway. Although it’s not your typical ‘room,’ it has been our biggest labor of love! Our home is 130-years-old, and at one point in that history, the stairs in our entryway had been painted brown and red. At another point, they were covered up in maroon carpet (I’m guessing it was the ’70s on that one!). And when we bought the home and started the next chapter, we spent years restoring those stairs! The carpet was ripped up, the treads were smoothed over, sanded and finally painted black and white. They ultimately received several thin coats of floor grade polyurethane to prevent the [...]

 
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May 9, 2018

Hiding in Plain Sight? 6 Household Hazards to Watch For

What you don't know is lurking in your home might kill you; here are 7 household hazards worth taking measures to guard against and protect yourself from.
 
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May 7, 2018

Tired of Cliched Gifts? Here Are Gift Ideas That the Moms in Your Life Will Actually Love

This mother's day, skip the overused gift ideas and pick out something unique and personal that mom will be able to appreciate for years to come, from Homes.com.
 
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May 4, 2018

Spring Cleaning Checklist

At last, spring has sprung! Flowers are blooming, temperatures are rising, and most importantly, people are suiting up for an annual deep cleaning. Though the words “spring cleaning” may seem daunting, there are many simple ways to make your cleaning run smoothly and effortlessly – and not immediately be forgotten a week later. From clearing clutter and old files to reorganizing your kitchen and having a functional living room, you can get the most out of your spring cleaning efforts with these tips and checklist!

Clear the clutter: the easiest way to alleviate space woes is to calm the chaos. Shred old files you no longer need. Go through old clothes [...]
 
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May 4, 2018

Tips on Hosting a Cinco De Mayo Fiesta in Your Backyard!

Sombreros optional, attendance mandatory. Here's how to host a knock-out Cinco de Mayo fiesta filled with authentic Mexican treats in your backyard.
 
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May 2, 2018

Environmentally Sound Landscaping With Goats

Using Goats to Maintain the Grounds

It’s a cliché, almost: goats will eat anything and everything. While reality may not extend that cliché all the way to the proverbial tin can, goats are hearty eaters and will take care of just about any type of vegetation they get access to. In this way, they are superior to other grazers in that they eat everything they come in contact with.

Goats will eat ivy, blackberry bushes, and they’ll take down kudzu, too. In fact, they’ll eat trees if they have nothing else available to them. Goats are nature’s lawn mowers, and though they may be more discriminating eaters than cliché would dictate, they make great [...]

 
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May 1, 2018

The Pros and Cons of Different Types of Home Flooring

Flooring is an important part of any home. When looking to purchase a home, you will see varieties of flooring options ranging in cost and quality. It’s a good idea to understand the different types of flooring so you can decide whether to keep the current floor or change to another one. Knowing the ends and outs of the materials below will help you after you purchase your home and throughout the lifespan of your abode. Here is a rundown.

1. Ceramic Tile

Ceramic tiles are made of natural materials like clay, sand and water. The elements are molded into a tile shape and baked at a high temperature in a kiln. Ceramic tiles come in both glossy and matte finishes and are [...]

 
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May 1, 2018

5 Easy Vegetables to Grow In Your Garden

Growing a vegetable garden is a great way to use your outdoor space as well as provide healthy and nutritious food for your family. Vegetable gardens are also a great way to teach children about plants and responsibility in caring for a growing garden. Here are some easy vegetables to grow in your garden this year that will not disappoint!

1. Lettuce

If you want close to instant gratification in gardening, consider planting lettuce. This is a great vegetable that is easy to grow and will give you plenty of lettuce for salads and summer recipes. Lettuce grows and can go from seed to table fairly quickly. Consider planting lettuce at different intervals to make sure that you [...]

 
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April 30, 2018

Tips for Finding the Right Contractor for Your Home Improvement Projects

Light on experience with managing remodeling or new home construction? Here's a few tips for finding the right contractor at an affordable price.

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