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May 25, 2018

DIY Backyard Projects That Will Make Your Parties a Hit With Guests

Turn your backyard into an entertainment hub to enjoy all summer long with these DIY projects that will inspire you to host parties with friends and family.
 
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May 24, 2018

Six Things to Check for the Safety of Your Deck

Now that spring has sprung and the weather is getting warmer, it’s the perfect time to spend outdoors with your family and friends. What better place to enjoy good times and good weather than on your deck? It’s a great option for weekend barbecues, birthday parties, catching up with friends, and more!

However, before using your deck this season, it is important to ensure that it is safe for use. Just like any other part of your home, your deck requires attention and maintenance. Here are six things to check to help ensure the safety of your deck.

Decaying Wood

If you have a wooden deck, one of the most common (and dangerous) hazards is decay. This [...]

 
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May 23, 2018

In-Home Consultation vs. Interior Designer: How to Get the Design Guidance You Need

Professional design guidance comes in various hues – from the in-home consultation to the interior designer, decorator and of course, the classic DIY. Any option could be a great way to turn the space you have into one you have always dreamed of.

Whether you have a vision or prefer to let someone else take the reins, the digital age has transformed the interior design world into a competitive landscape. With a significant choice for the consumer, it’s helpful to learn about the different options, then make an informed decision about your ‘inside job.’

In-Home Consultation

Many of today’s retailers are rolling out in-home consultation [...]

 
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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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