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Posted on 08/07/2022
Can You DIY Mid-Mod? Four Ideas to Try Out
Affectionately known as Mid-Mod, this mid-century interior design movement is heavily influenced by the angular, funky style of the middle of the 20th century. It takes the best of what the late 1950s and early 1960s had to offer and gives it a contemporary twist. Here are four DIY Mid-Mod home decor projects to try: DIY hairpin leg...
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Posted on 07/31/2022
Essential Tips for Growing Umbrella Plants
Schefflera, also called umbrella plant, is a popular indoor tree. The plant gets its name from the whorl-like pattern of its leaves resembling the top of an umbrella. The vibrant, glossy foliage creates a dense canopy at heights up to six feet indoors. If you're interested in growing an umbrella plant at home, here are some basic tips:...
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Posted on 07/24/2022
Quick and easy: 3 DIY ideas to revive old vases
Vases are a popular decor item, but they tend to lose their luster after several years or just may not fit with your home decor anymore. But what if there was a new way to revive an old vase, either from your collection or found at your favorite local shop? Given their different shapes and sizes, seemingly outdated...
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Posted on 07/17/2022
Understanding the basics of coastal outdoor decor
If you want to bring the beach home, regardless of where you live, consider creating a coastal outdoor living space. By using the basic elements of coastal design style, you can transform your porch, patio or backyard into the perfect coastal retreat for your household. To help you incorporate coastal design into your outdoor living space, here is...
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Posted on 07/13/2022
1955 Skyland Glen Drive, Snellville, GA 30078 is now new to the market!
Awesome Affordable inspired home in well sought out community. This 4 bedrooms and 2 bathroom gives plenty of space for a large family.This home is ready for its new owner to give it the TLC it needs or remodel for a new look.It has great bones and it is in a great location.This is a great opportunity to own in a gorgeous, peaceful community with no HOA. Spacious home with open kitchen/dining room, center island, and cabinets. This property is sold as...
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Posted on 07/13/2022
1955 Skyland Glen Drive, Snellville, GA 30078 is now new to the market!
Awesome Affordable inspired home in well sought out community.This 4 bedrooms and 2 bathroom gives plenty of space for a large family.This home is ready for its new owner to give it the TLC it needs or remodel for a new look.It has great bones and it is in a great location.This is a great opportunity to own in a gorgeous,peaceful community with no HOA. Spacious home with open kitchen/dining room,center island,and cabinets.This property is sold as...
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Posted on 07/10/2022
Garage Additions: How to Build a Bump-Out Space
When your garage doesn’t have enough space for your car and storage items, you don’t have to start parking in your driveway. A garage bump-out addition can give you the extra space you need. Building one of these additions can be simple or complex depending on how much space you need and other factors, such as adding features...
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Posted on 06/26/2022
Create Your Own Terrarium With These Simple Tips
Terrariums are perfect for plant lovers who want to make their plants look like a work of art. While there are plenty of terrarium containers and kits available to buy, it’s very easy to make one yourself using other items. We’ll go over the steps to create your very own DIY terrarium for displaying plants in your home....
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Posted on 06/19/2022
3 Things Residential Property Owners Need to Consider When Installing A Private Well
The thought of private well ownership grows increasingly attractive as the cost of municipal water skyrockets. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), residential homes use upwards of 82 gallons daily at an average annual cost that may exceed $1,000. Installing a private well typically involves an upfront cost that differs significantly from state to state. But after...
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Posted on 06/12/2022
Getting preapproved for a mortgage: How buyers benefit
Getting preapproved for a mortgage is an important part of the home buying process. While technically not required before you begin your home search, there are some key advantages to getting preapproval from a lender before you get too deep into the process. Here are some of the main reasons why to consider getting preapproved for a mortgage:...
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Posted on 06/05/2022
6 Kitchen Trends Going Out of Style
No trend can remain popular forever. Regarding interior design, this is especially true in kitchens. If you've designed your kitchen based on popular trends—or are looking for inspiration for fresh changes—here are some trends gradually going out of style: Tile Countertops Tile countertops have been a popular trend for a long time. However, one major disadvantage is they...
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Posted on 05/29/2022
4 Reasons to consider bedroom plants
Bedroom plants can improve your space in more ways than one. Not only is adding houseplants a great way to liven up a room and add some natural greenery, it can also have specific benefits for your bedroom. Here are some of the top benefits of bedroom plants: Plants increase humidity Many plants can increase the humidity of...
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