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Posted on 01/23/2022
Try These Trending DIY Rustic Decor Projects
When you opt for a rustic decor theme throughout your house, you have the ability to create a living space that feels welcoming, comfortable, earthy and inviting. The rustic theme has increased in popularity in recent years and style experts predict that this interior design scheme will remain relevant for years to come. These rustic DIY decor projects...
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Posted on 01/16/2022
Home Entertainment: Quick Tips to Set Up Your Home Streaming Devices
When you put a home theater in your house, you don’t have to worry about stocking up on Blu-Rays and DVDs or subscribing to cable movie channels, which can be costly. Streaming devices make it easy and cost-effective to cut the cord while still being able to enjoy watching plenty of movies in your home theater. These devices...
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Posted on 01/13/2022
Another Property Sold - 1431 Heritage, St Charles, MO 63303
This is the way to start your New Year 2022. This is an affordable condo located conveniently near highways (364,94,70,141). This 2-bedroom 1.5 bath condo with 9" ceilings, clean and neat too. This has a garage that not all units have. This unit is located on the 3rd floor. No need to be considered, it has an elevator too. Steps are available for those looking for that little exercise. Home is equipped with its own washer, dryer and refrigerator. Home is freshly painted. Kitchen counter tops have been updated. Seller has also installed a backsplash. There is a covered deck that is 25' long. Overlooks the additional parking and...
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Posted on 01/09/2022
3 Ways to Save Money on Your Long-Distance Move
Moving is expensive no matter how far you have to travel to your new home. If you’re moving across state lines or further, the expense can become overwhelming. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to save money on your move no matter the distance. Here are some budget-friendly moving ideas: Have a Yard Sale The less you have...
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Posted on 01/02/2022
New Construction Basement Benefits
Photo by Curtis Adams from Pexels When you start designing a new home, you need to decide which type of foundation you want: crawlspace, basement or a slab foundation. All three have pros and cons that you need to consider. Basements in particular have many advantages, but some important disadvantages to consider. Here we will go over both...
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Posted on 12/26/2021
Hurricane Safety For Your Pets
Preparing for a hurricane requires knowing how to keep everyone in your home safe--including your pets. Having an emergency plan for your pets as well as the people in your household will help you stay calm and safe if a hurricane happens in your area. Here are some tips for keeping your pets safe during a hurricane: Set...
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Posted on 12/19/2021
Simple DIY Garden Balls to Decorate Your Yard
You can find colorful, shiny or subtly decorated orb sculptures in gardens everywhere. Sometimes called garden balls, gazing balls or spheres, these globes have been a popular outdoor decoration for decades. They come in myriad designs, styles and sizes and are very simple to make yourself. Here we’ll go over a few ways to decorate your own garden...
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Posted on 12/14/2021
1431 Heritage, St Charles, MO 63303 is now new to the market!
This is the way to start your New Year 2022. This is an affordable condo located conveniently near highways (364,94,70,141). This 2-bedroom 1.5 bath condo with 9" ceilings, clean and neat too. This has a garage that not all units have. This unit is located on the 3rd floor. No need to be considered, it has an elevator too. Steps are available for those looking for that little exercise. Home is equipped with its own washer, dryer and refrigerator. Home is freshly painted. Kitchen counter tops have been updated. Seller has also installed a backsplash. There is a covered deck that is 25' long. Overlooks the additional parking and...
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Posted on 12/12/2021
3 Ways Your Driveway Can Boost Your Curb Appeal
Image by mschiffm from Pixabay If you’re looking to improve curb appeal, don’t forget your driveway. The driveway is the entrance to your home long before you step inside—the first first impression you can make. While many see their driveways as purely utilitarian features used to get in and out of the garage or parking area, the driveway...
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Posted on 12/05/2021
3 Types of Living Exteriors That Can Reduce Homeowner Costs
Many of us have heard of a living or green wall. They’re excellent choices for reducing bills, counterbalancing emissions from basic home living and adding a beautiful touch of nature to your home’s exterior. But what are some of their other perks? Are there other external living features that can be applied to a home to further reduce...
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Posted on 11/28/2021
Home Building Contracts: What You Should Know
When you decide to have a new home built, you’ll need to find a builder and sign a contract with them. Since home construction is a complex process, it’s important to make sure you understand your home building contract before signing it. What should you expect to see on one of these contracts? You should make sure your...
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Posted on 11/21/2021
3 Tips for Better Home Office Design
Working from home is the new norm and the home office won’t be ignored. From setting up efficient areas to store your working documents and tools to opening the space so you don’t feel cramped during a tight deadline, here are a few home office design ideas to keep your mind and body limber. Keep Furniture Simple Many...
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