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Posted on 05/22/2022
Here's How a Real Estate Agent Can Help You Find a Home
Should you hire a real estate agent to help you buy a home? While it might seem simpler and more affordable to do it alone, the home buying process can be made much easier and more rewarding by hiring a real estate agent. Here are some of the major benefits of hiring an agent to help you buy...
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Posted on 05/22/2022
3 Key Things to Consider When Buying a Fixer-Upper
If you have a tight budget and love DIY, buying a fixer-upper might seem like a straightforward decision. Fixer-uppers are homes that need repairs and updates rather than being “move-in ready,” and can be affordable options in any kind of market. However, fixer-uppers require significant money, effort and careful planning. If you’re trying to determine whether a fixer-upper...
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Posted on 05/19/2022
1563 Fairfield Beach Road, Fairfield, CT 06824 is now new to the market!
Exceptional L.I. Sound waterfront residence PLUS Creekside guest cottage with private dock & boat access creates your own beach paradise compound! Designed by renowned Architect, Jack Franzen, this 9RM/4BR/4BTH Nantucket Colonial features 9’ ceilings, fieldstone fireplace and custom hdwd floors. Large gourmet EIK w/pantry opens to sunroom w/magnificent water views & expansive 50’ wide beach surrounded by natural sand dunes on one of highest points on LI Sound. MBR Suite w/large sitting room offers a panoramic seascape boasting picturesque views of the Penfield Lighthouse, jetties and amazing sunrises. Three additional BRs w/2...
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Posted on 05/15/2022
What you need to know about non load bearing walls
If you’re planning a major remodel of your home, you’ll need to know about safely removing non load bearing walls. Most interior walls you are likely to remove during a remodeling project are non load bearing, but it’s important to know how to identify them before you begin demolition. As always with significant renovation projects, consult a professional...
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Posted on 05/15/2022
Which Home Boosters Bump Up Your Curb Appeal?
Your home’s curb appeal refers to how attractive it looks from the street. Curb appeal can have a big impact on how quickly a home sells and how much it’s worth. When your home looks its best, this can add value to your property so that you’re able to expect a higher amount from buyers. Whether you’re going...
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Posted on 05/08/2022
The Importance of Incorporating Your Personal Photos into Your Decor
It's easier than ever to capture your favorite moments, as you likely have a camera on you at all times. However, despite the fact that many people today are taking more pictures than ever before, those images rarely make it to picture frames. Those photographs represent some of your most precious moments, and they should be displayed with...
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Posted on 05/08/2022
The Best Small Trees for Your Front Yard
Using trees in your landscaping design is a great way to add dimension and depth to your front yard. However, it’s crucial to consider scale when choosing a tree for your yard so that you don’t completely overwhelm the space—or worse, cause problems for the foundation. Luckily there are lots of trees that work well in small yards,...
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Posted on 05/01/2022
3 Useful Ways to Repurpose Mason Jars
Mason jars are a DIY and crafting mainstay. With so many uses beyond just canning, many homeowners have gotten used to keeping a few extra jars around the house just in case. If you're interested in more useful ways to repurpose your extra jars, here are some fun and easy craft ideas to inspire you. Spice Sprinkler For...
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Posted on 05/01/2022
What to Consider When Designing a Tiny Home
The appeals of tiny homes are many, including the ability to custom design a home in an affordable way. However, even with a small house, it's difficult to know where to begin. If you're designing a custom tiny home, here are some key tips to consider: Window Placement When planning where to place your windows, think about the...
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Posted on 04/24/2022
3 DIYs with wood to try
If you have leftover materials from previous DIY projects, you have a great opportunity to do some unique DIYs with wood. Scrap wood is a valuable resource when it comes to creating your own decor. Here are some ideas for fun and simple DIYs with wood: Rustic wood picture frames Transform scrap wooden planks into a rustic and...
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Posted on 04/24/2022
How to Create Your Ideal Living Room Layout
Your living room serves as one of the key areas where family and friends gather in your home. When you’re planning your custom home, you’ll be able to decide how you want your living room to look in terms of layout. Choosing a layout that works best involves taking certain factors into consideration, so that you’ll have a...
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Posted on 04/17/2022
How to Decorate With the Celestial Design Trend
Celestial imagery has become a popular trend in interior decorating. From social media style influencers to major decor vendors, the celebration of space and stargazing has found its way into every room. If you are interested in incorporating the celestial style into your own interior designs, here are some ideas to inspire you. Create a Celestial Gallery Wall...
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