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Posted on 10/28/2020
How to Maintain an Energy-Efficient Bathroom
Photo by 영훈 박 via Pixabay Your bathroom can be a considerable source of energy use in your home. The Department of Energy states that water heating accounts for up to 18 percent of energy bills, which is the second largest expense in your home after heating and cooling. Showers and baths aren’t the only reasons for high...
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Posted on 10/21/2020
Create Outdoor Living Spaces
Photo by Sonnie Hiles on Unsplash You can extend your living area by activating your outdoor spaces. Whether your yard is large or small, you can create a spot to entertain, read, or just relax with these tips: Seating Most outdoor spaces can accommodate some type of seating option. If you’re working with a smaller porch space, try...
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Posted on 10/16/2020
Another Property Sold - 165 Stoney Creek Way, Chapel Hill, NC 27517
Perfect for the Quarantine life this home offers a large backyard with a custom built stone fireplace, extended screened in porch, large deck and pretty water fountain. Enjoy the views from your private home office or tuck away for projects in the craftsman workshop! First floor bedroom with full bath on the first floor offers convenient access to the chef's kitchen and open floor plan. Very short drive to Jordan Lake and just minutes from UNC Chapel Hill! Don't miss out on this...
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Posted on 10/14/2020
4 Easy DIY Projects for Your Bathroom
Photo by Bonnie Kittle on Unsplash Tired of looking at a dated bathroom day after day but dread updating it knowing the average remodeled bathroom will set you back thousands of dollars? Even if you don’t have the budget for a complete makeover, there are several DIY ways you can update your bathroom. 1. Paint Tub & Tile...
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Posted on 10/07/2020
Kitchen Flooring: Cover or Resurface
Photo by Andrew Neel on Unsplash As homeowners, we can get fairly strategic about hiding the flaws in our home. We might move the sofa over a water stain on the hardwood or put a rug over a crack, tear or discoloration. While you'd never try to hide this stuff from potential homebuyers, it does keep it out...
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Posted on 09/30/2020
Tips to Build an Outdoor Kitchen Over Several Seasons
Photo by Allison Gillett via Pixabay You can create a stunning outdoor kitchen using basic components and pulling things together over time. Entertaining outdoors has become so popular that supplies and materials for cooking are easy to come by in a variety of price points. Follow the steps below to make the most of the process. Foolproof Steps...
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Posted on 09/23/2020
How to Build an Outdoor Fire Pit in Your Backyard
Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay A fire pit adds a cozy and fun element to any backyard. Think of the roasting of marshmallows or just enjoying a toasty fire on a chilly fall night. Building a fire pit is a relatively straightforward DIY project. To get started, you’ll need the right materials, tools, location and confirmation you will...
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Posted on 09/16/2020
Wood Countertops for Your Kitchen
Image by Photographee.eu from Shutterstock Having a beautiful home is wonderful, but having a beautiful home with an elegant and functional kitchen is fantastic. Updated kitchen décor and finishes are an on-trend way to create a warm gathering place for friends and family. A real wood countertop is a top option for perfecting the natural kitchen décor motif....
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Posted on 09/09/2020
Avoid a Complicated Home Selling Experience
Selling a house sometimes can be complicated. But if you understand the home selling journey, you may be better equipped than other sellers to avoid potential pitfalls. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you simplify the home selling journey. 1. Analyze the Local Housing Market The age and condition of your home may have far-flung...
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Posted on 09/02/2020
Putting Finance First: Saving Tips For a New Home Purchase
Image by Nattanan Kanchanaprat from Pixabay Preparing to purchase a home? It’s time to get your finances in order. Although this is an exciting time, you’d be surprised to learn how much a new home purchase can leave you strapped for cash. Saving for your home can get you prepared to have money for your down payment and...
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Posted on 08/26/2020
Aromatherapy for a Mood-Lifting Home Environment
Photo by Seksak Kerdkanno via Pixabay Diffusing aromas in your home is a great way to settle in, relax and enjoy a fresh, clean scent that calms the nerves. How Do We Know Aromatherapy Works? Research gives us the scoop. Take lavender, for example. Research shows lavender: Eases nervousness much better than a placebo. Raises people's scientifically measured...
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Posted on 08/19/2020
How to Make Daily Cleaning Easier
Photo by New Africa via Shutterstock As a homeowner you know there is a lot of upkeep that goes into maintaining a nice home. From weekly cleaning to monthly home maintenance, you put in time, money and effort to give yourself the home life experience you desire. The best living environment to come home to is one that...
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