Smart Furniture for Small Spaces

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Smart Furniture for Small Spaces

Tiny houses have captured the imagination of many Americans. Whether it’s the fantasy of living efficiently in 600 square feet or less or just the drive to declutter and tidy up, the idea of jettisoning your possessions and moving into a smaller home is gaining strength. Instead of aspiring to buy a larger house, a.....

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Paint: The Easiest Decorating Tool

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Paint - The Easiest Decorating Tool

Painting your home is necessary, and a good investment. But who to hire? Recommendations are useful, but what your close pal or neighbor deems a good painting job compared to your expectations may be vastly different. And then there’s the challenge of getting the painter to show up on time, to do the necessary prep.....

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The Legalities of Real Estate Contracts

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The Legalities of Real Estate Contracts

Congratulations! You’ve found the house of your dreams, completed negotiations, had the house inspected, put down your deposit, and now it’s time to close the deal. At least, that’s how you hope the story proceeds. And it will, if you’ve done your due diligence. An important step when buying or selling property could involve a.....

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Agrihoods for Farm-to-Table Living and a Healthy Lifestyle

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Farm-to-table eating means more than just asking your waiter where your vegetables were harvested. These days, the local food movement has become a lifestyle choice for families flocking to the approximately 150 "agrihoods" cropping up all over the country, according to the Urban Land Institute. These planned communities combine familiar amenities such as swimming pools.....

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Garden Gurus Share Favorite Trends

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Garden Gurus Share Favorite Trends

Gardens are living breathing objects of beauty and reflect trends through the years, just as other parts of our homes do. In the past we’ve noted an increase in outdoor living space since home owners realize it’s a way to connect with nature, expand their residence, or to get some exercise through planting, swimming, or.....

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Rooms with a View Outdoors

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Rooms with a View Outdoors

Photo courtesy of Marvin Windows and Doors Home owners love seeing and being more connected with nature, from the sheer pleasure of viewing landscapes to the healthful benefits that are said to result from more sunshine and the sight of greenery. Not surprisingly, this trend is a factor influencing the look and size of windows.....

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