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Posted on 09/12/2021
4 Ways to Keep an Old House Cool During the Summer
Vintage homes are full of charm and character. Unfortunately, if they haven’t had extensive updates, old houses might have poor insulation and other structural issues. While these things may not hinder your ability to live happily in an old house, they can lead to higher utility bills. If you live in an old house without air conditioning, hot...
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Posted on 09/05/2021
DIY Guide: Outdoor Storage Bench
No matter if it’s indoors or outdoors, any space can benefit from more storage. Some might shy away from adding more storage to a space because they’re afraid of creating clutter. For situations like this, the best thing you can do is find storage that also serves another function. For outdoor furniture, benches are an excellent option for...
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Posted on 08/29/2021
Should You Buy a Fixer-Upper?
Photo by Anete Lusina from Pexels The concept of buying a fixer-upper can tempt brand new homebuyers. For those on a budget who enjoy DIY projects, it might make perfect sense to spend less up front on a home you can fix up yourself. However, there are some disadvantages to consider before making this important choice. Here we...
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Posted on 08/22/2021
How to Choose a New Exterior Door
Getting new exterior doors is a wise investment for your home. These new doors can provide more safety and security compared to older doors while also boosting your home’s curb appeal. Keep in mind that you’re also likely to have a high return on investment (ROI) from this type of project. For example, getting a new entry door...
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Posted on 08/15/2021
How to Improve Your Home's Efficiency
Photo by SpeedKingz via Shutterstock Living green is the goal of many young homebuyers. Once in their new home, they want to take steps toward improving their home’s efficiency. The first step to improving your home’s energy efficiency is to choose the right house. Solar panels and LED light fixtures aside, the most efficient form of housing is...
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Posted on 08/08/2021
3 Ways to Make Your Own Wall Art
Decorative wall art doesn’t need to cost a fortune. It also doesn’t require any formal artistic training. There are several simple ways you can create beautiful wall art inexpensively and easily using basic materials you buy at the craft store. Here are some of the best ideas for making your own decorative wall art: Paint With Masking Tape...
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Posted on 08/01/2021
5 Easy DIY Projects you can Tackle Yourself
Photo by RawPixel via Pixabay It may be tempting to call an expert (and sometimes, you can't avoid doing so) to fix something or to enhance the decor of your home, but some projects are surprisingly easy to do. Tackling DIY projects at home has never been easier, thanks to the availability of tools and products designed just...
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Posted on 07/25/2021
Consider Cost of Living Differences when Relocating
Image by Wellnhofer Designs from Shutterstock When you’re relocating you search for a property and learn the real estate market in your new area. Are you also looking at what the general cost of living is in your new city? The cost of living can be very different from state to state and city to city. Here are...
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Posted on 07/18/2021
The Most Important Improvements to Make Before Selling Your Home
Photo by Tima Miroshnichenko from Pexels Initially, it may seem like backwards logic to complete a few home improvement projects before selling your home. Most people want to renovate their home in order to enjoy it for themselves. However, there are several low-cost projects that you may want to consider before your listing your home, as these improvements...
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Posted on 07/11/2021
How to Make Your Own DIY Rain Chain
Some of the best decor serves a helpful function in addition to providing aesthetic improvement. One example of this is the increasingly popular rain chain. Rain chains hang outdoors to replace a gutter spout. They disperse collected rainwater away from the house while also serving as an eye-catching decorative piece. You can buy rain chains wherever garden decor...
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Posted on 07/05/2021
8 Woodside Circle, Okatie, SC 29909 is now new to the market!
A beautiful over half acre treed lot in a very private neighborhood. A perfect property for a custom home in a great...
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Posted on 07/04/2021
5 Tips for a Colorful Front Door
Photo by cassidy muir from Pexels Painting your front door is one of the quickest and easiest ways to give your home a fresh look. New paint can refresh the entire facade and a vibrant color will further boost your curb appeal and add a personal touch to your home exterior. Colorful front doors have proven to be...
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