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Posted on 01/23/2022
DIY Guide: Miniature Trellis Ideas
Many popular houseplants are climbers in nature. Even when living in containers, many plants benefit from having something to climb or something to support them when they get larger and heavier. While there are lots of options available on the market for supporting your houseplants, you can also make your own trellises from inexpensive materials. Here are some...
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Posted on 01/16/2022
Starting a Windowsill Herb Garden: What You Need to Know
Have you always dreamed of being able to cut fresh herbs from your very own garden? If so, why not turn that dream into a reality? You don't even need to have a dedicated outdoor space for gardening; with a small planter box and some space on (or near) a sunny windowsill, you can grow your favorite herbs...
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Posted on 01/09/2022
Sheltering Without Power: How to Prepare
A power outage can happen anywhere. Even if you don't live in an area prone to extreme weather or natural disasters, it's crucial to know what to do if you lose power for an extended period. Here are some of the best ways to prepare for sheltering at home without power: Get an Emergency Weather Radio Emergency weather...
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Posted on 01/02/2022
Outdoors: How to Spruce Up Your Exterior Living Space
No matter what your local climate is like, you don’t have to stay cooped up in your home throughout the year. If you spend little time in your yard, adding an outdoor living space is a great way to encourage you to get outside more. Outdoor living spaces provide a way for you to enjoy fresh air while...
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Posted on 12/26/2021
How to Market Your Home for Sale as Pet-Friendly
Image by Ángel Garcia from Pixabay Many homebuyers are putting their pets first while looking for a place to live. They want a space that will work well for everyone in their household, all their pets included. If you have a truly pet-friendly property, then you can capture the attention of those individuals by marketing it as such....
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Posted on 12/19/2021
4 Things to Do Before You Shop for Your First Home
Excited to shop for your first home? Before you schedule showings and attending open houses, there are a few steps you should take to prepare. 1. Check Your Credit Score If you're like most first-time homebuyers, you'll need to take out a mortgage in order to pay for your home. Before you apply for any kind of home...
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Posted on 12/17/2021
Another Property Sold - 804 Riversedge Drive #29, Saline, MI 48176
Feel right at home in this gorgeous, move-in-ready, Austin Commons II Condominium filled with natural light, vaulted ceilings, and a warm fireplace. You'll find recent updates throughout this well-maintained two-bed, two-bath carriage unit. The combined kitchen & dining area looks out over a balcony & features hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, a double oven, new microwave, new sink and faucet, and updated chandelier. Down the hallway, you'll find a spacious Guest Bedroom with large closet and custom blinds, and the Guest Bath with ample counter space and tub. The Master Bedroom boasts a dramatic new accent wall, crown...
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Posted on 12/17/2021
Another Property Sold - 3757 Dogwood Court, Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Do you want to live in the country and still be close to the city of Ann Arbor... This spacious 2 story colonial home sits on a very large country lot (.74acre). Pride of ownership shows throughout this lovely 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath, 1952 sf home. Features include: New furnace, sump pump w/battery back up, updated exterior door, newer windows, hardwood floors throughout most of the entry level, including the Foyer, laundry rm., kitchen & dining room. Upstairs has a large master bedroom suite, with walk in closet and bathroom, as well as two more bedrooms and another full bathroom. Close to 23 and 94 with Milan Schools and located in...
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Posted on 12/12/2021
Marble in High-Moisture Areas: What You Should Know
Marble is a popular material for many home furnishings and decorative accents. You usually find marble included in kitchen and bathroom designs where it can add luxury and beauty to the space. If you’re thinking about using marble in your bathroom renovation, there are some important things to consider. Here’s everything you need to know about using marble...
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Posted on 12/05/2021
Stay Productive & Comfortable With These Home Office Design Tips
If you’re working from home, it’s crucial to have the proper workspace. While one benefit of working from home is the option to work anywhere in your home, setting up a dedicated home workspace can increase productivity and focus. Here we’ll go over some tips for setting up your perfect home office. Invest in Quality Furniture If you...
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Posted on 11/28/2021
4 Ways to Renovate Your Living Room
There are many things to consider when planning a home renovation, from the smallest projects to complete overhauls. In particular, if you’re thinking about renovating your living room it might seem like the possibilities are endless. Depending on whether your priority is adding more space or changing up the style, here are some ideas to get you started....
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Posted on 11/21/2021
DIY Garden Pond Guide
If you want to add a pond or water feature to your yard, it might surprise you at how simple the process is. With some basic tools and only a few materials, you can make a tranquil custom water feature to add dimension and style to your outdoor space. Here we’ll go through the steps to make your...
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