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Posted on 01/23/2022
Tips for Planning a Home Addition
When you need more room in your house, having an addition built can provide extra space for you and your family. Home additions are complex projects, so it’s important to keep certain factors in mind during the planning process. Whether you need to accommodate a growing family or add a home office for work, the following tips can...
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Posted on 01/16/2022
How to Make Leaf Print Art
Making art prints with leaves has long been considered a fall craft project. However, it’s possible and easy to make beautiful and unique DIY wall decor using leaves throughout the entire year. Here’s how to use leaves to make art prints. Materials Paint (acrylic or tempera works best)Paint brushesPalette for mixing colorsWaterPaper, card stock or woodA rolling pin...
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Posted on 01/09/2022
The 5 Best Types of Cactus to Grow as Houseplants
If you’re interested in growing a cactus inside as a houseplant, there are many varieties that do well indoors. Similarly to their succulent relatives, most cacti do not need constant attention to thrive. Here are some of the best varieties of cactus to grow indoors as houseplants. Bunny Ear Cactus Also called the angel wing cactus, bunny ear...
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Posted on 01/02/2022
How to Combine Plants for Your Container Garden
Mixed planters are an excellent way to add color and visual interest to your porch, patio or even indoors. Choosing and arranging which plants to add together in a container is a creative endeavor all on its own and the reward is always stunning and unique. However, if you don’t have any specific ideas for a container garden...
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Posted on 12/26/2021
Party at Home: 3 Tips and Pillars for Throwing a Successful House Party
Atmosphere is everything with just about any home, gathering or party. If the atmosphere is lacking, chances are enjoyment levels will decrease. So what is a host to do when throwing a house party with various atmospheric elements? Here are three major areas that will instantly boost your party’s atmosphere and how to achieve the best fit for...
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Posted on 12/19/2021
3 Ways to Make Your New Construction Home More Energy Efficient
Photo by Andreas Gücklhorn on Unsplash Many prospective homeowners choose new construction over an existing home because they're able to customize the design. While there's no argument that It's fun to choose countertop options and bonus rooms, this is a good time to consider adding green solutions as well. Homes with green, or eco-friendly features, have a higher...
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Posted on 12/15/2021
Another Property Sold - 8 Westfield Drive, Norfolk, MA 02056
Stunning Young Four Bedroom Home Located on Cul-de-sac with .93 Acres Features Eat-In Kitchen with Granite, Center Island, Stainless Steel Appliances, Gas Range, Recessed Lighting and Subway Tiled Backsplash Which Opens to Gas Fireplaced Family Room with High Ceilings, First Floor Office/Living Room with French Doors, Formal Dining Room, Hardwoods Throughout First Floor, Second Floor Laundry, Spacious Master Suite with Walk-in Closet and Full Bath with Double Vanity and Tiled Shower, Good Sized Bedrooms, Large Backyard with Composite Deck Great for Entertaining or Relaxing, Central Air, Town Water, Vinyl Siding, Two Car Garage, Great...
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Posted on 12/12/2021
4 Tips for Enhancing Your WFH Productivity
Photo by MART PRODUCTION from Pexels In any economic climate, the better you adapt to new technology the more successful you'll be. The good news is that embracing many of the new products and services on the market can also help you improve your productivity. Whether you were thrust into working from home (WFH) or you've always been...
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Posted on 12/05/2021
Finding the Perfect Bird Bath Location
Whether you buy one or make it yourself, bird baths make an excellent addition to any yard or garden. While the decorative aspect of a bird bath is important, it’s also important to consider the ease of use. Whether birds visit and use your bird bath will depend on several factors concerning its location. Here we’ll go over...
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Posted on 11/28/2021
The Pros and Cons of Home Warranties
Today, the home buying process usually includes purchasing a home warranty. Home warranties can provide additional financial protection for major home appliances such as plumbing fixtures and electrical systems. While very popular among many homeowners, home warranties are not perfect for everyone. Here we’ll go through the main pros and cons of home warranties for better understanding of...
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Posted on 11/21/2021
Searching for an Eco-Friendly Home? Set Your Sights on These Features
If you are in the market for a new home, you probably have a lot on your mind. You might be dreaming about how many bedrooms you will need and how you could decorate those spaces. You might be spending your days imagining what your new backyard will look like and thinking about how you could enhance your...
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Posted on 11/14/2021
Adding New Efficiency to Old Homes
Photo by Jessica Bryant from Pexels If you've recently purchased a home that was built long ago, prepare to make a few upgrades in the name of comfort. From upgrading windows and doors to replacing worn-out appliances, these are the improvements that easily pay for themselves over time. Best of all - they'll boost the way your vintage...
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