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Posted on 03/20/2022
How to Add Style & Storage Space to Your Farmhouse Design
Farmhouse decor celebrates the rustic and comfortable aspects of country life. One of the many advantages of embracing this design style in your home is the opportunity to upcycle old items and give them new purpose. Here are some great ideas for DIY projects to make your own farmhouse decor. Upcycled Pallet Headboard Wooden pallets are essential to...
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Posted on 03/13/2022
3 Budget-friendly floor project ideas to DIY
With so many DIY options available, it’s never been easier to tackle your home’s flooring projects. However, there are a few key items to remember, such as material cost and experience required for installation. Here are some ideas for cheap flooring ideas you can DIY: Paint your linoleum or laminate flooring It’s simple to dress up drab linoleum...
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Posted on 03/06/2022
The Basics of AC Routers: A Quick Primer
If you're looking for a new router, chances are that you're wanting to get back online as quickly as possible. Unfortunately, it's not always easy to navigate the sheer quantity of numbers, letters and specs printed on the side of each box. The choices can seem overwhelming. The AC standard in routers has become more the rule than...
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Posted on 02/27/2022
Lighting: Finding and Choosing Your Perfect Light Fixtures
The right type and amount of lighting in each part of your custom home can make a big difference in the way it looks. Having a well-lit home also provides additional safety. When you’re working on your custom home design, plan to go through lighting fixture options. While there are plenty to choose from, it’s important to understand...
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Posted on 02/20/2022
The Modern Home: How to Build for Convenience and Efficiency
Image by StockSnap from Pixabay Designing a home for today’s technologically advanced world requires considering more than just floor layout and wall color. While those aspects certainly remain important, homeowners should also think about how connected and environmentally friendly their home will be. If you’re designing a new home, here are four tips to help you build something...
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Posted on 02/13/2022
Understanding Who Is Eligible for a VA Loan
A loan from the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs can be an excellent choice for financing a home purchase. While VA benefits are generally reserved for veterans, there are a few exceptions with mortgage programs. Here are some other ways you could be eligible for a VA loan: Active Duty Fortunately, you don't have to have served in...
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Posted on 02/06/2022
Want to Invest in Luxury Real Estate? Here Are 3 Ways to Start
Real estate investment opportunities come in many forms. Whether you own and manage a rental property, own shares in an investment trust or anything in between, it's possible to get great returns on investment. High-end or luxury real estate has always been considered a profitable way to go in investing. But how do you get started? Here are...
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Posted on 01/30/2022
What Homebuyers Need to Know About Closing Costs
In a home sale, both the buyer and the seller have to pay what are called closing costs. These final expenses include an entire list of taxes, fees and other miscellaneous costs. While sellers usually pay some of the closing costs, buyers still need to prepare for their share of the bill. Here we’ll go over what the...
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Posted on 01/23/2022
Smart Thermostat Tips for Maximum Efficiency & Comfort
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 01/21/2022
Another Property Sold - 1177 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94108
Must See!! Large 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath condominium with 1 Car parking and extra Storage. Beautifully remodeled, in-unit Laundry. Perfect North/West corner unit with Golden Gate Bridge views, as well as Grace Cathedral, Huntington Park and tip of the Bay Bridge. The apartment creates a perfect urban experience and the Gramercy staff is more than just helpful. Other features include newer stainless steel appliances, an inside/outside swimming pool, spa, sauna and health club facility, 24/7 door personal. The HOA includes everything but your telephone. Earthquake insurance included as...
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Posted on 01/16/2022
Which Type of Game Room is Right for You?
Image by JUNO KWON from Pixabay The most important element in designing a game room is to have fun. However, fun means something different for everybody. Depending on the type of gaming you want to do, there are some specific tips to help you in setting up the best possible playing space. Here we’ll go over some popular...
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Posted on 01/09/2022
How to Choose a Design Theme for Your Bathroom
Renovating a bathroom is a major project. Before you can design and decorate your updated space, you will need to think of a theme. It's important to decide on a theme for your bathroom in advance as this will help you carry out the theme throughout the entire design. These are a few tips that can help you...
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