Things to Consider When Buying a New Home

Things to Consider When Buying a New Home

Cast a wide net Don't narrow your search down to one small area. Most people only look for a home in the neighborhood that they are already in. If you just increase your search by going out a mile in each direction, you will greatly increase your chances of finding...

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Flipping Homes: A Beginners Guide

Flipping Homes: A Beginners Guide

Are you considering getting into the business of flipping houses? Have you watched the shows on HGTV about flipping, and think it would be a breeze to do? You may want to think again, or at least do a little bit of research before you sink your life savings into a...

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Choosing a Color Scheme for Your Home

Choosing a Color Scheme for Your Home

Creating a coordinating color scheme for your home will result in a more harmonious visual effect than a series of unrelated colors in each room. This is especially true in an open plan home with fewer walls separating the spaces. When choosing colors for your home,...

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The Canning Jar

The Canning Jar

It is believed that Napoleon was responsible for the invention of canning. Twelve thousand francs were offered by the French military for a new means of preserving food. Canning was the idea of Nicolas Appert. Food was first successfully canned in 1806. The first...

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Are Millennials The House-Buying Generation?

Are Millennials The House-Buying Generation?

Much has been pondered about the Millennial Generation.  Are they lazy? Do they just want to live at home forever? What are they waiting for when it comes to investing in a home for themselves? People born between 1981 and 1996 are considered to be the Millennial...

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Principles of Flower Arrangement

Principles of Flower Arrangement

Knowing the principles of floral design will enable you to make beautiful flower arrangements for your home.  A few guidelines will increase your skills in designing flower arrangements. Below are the primary principles of floral design. Use them to guide your...

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Fire Pits

Fire Pits

Families are moving to outdoor living to enjoy the cooler evening weather and to expand their home's usable square footage. Having a fire pit creates a kitchen like gathering place for those that enjoy the approaching fall weather. It also creates enough warmth to...

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Kitchen Coffee, Tea or Hot Chocolate Bar

Kitchen Coffee, Tea or Hot Chocolate Bar

Having a coffee bar allows you to have a cup of your favorite brew any time you please. No more paying for expensive creations in your local coffee shop. If you are a tea lover, set out your collection of teapots, cups, and specialty teas to get you started. In the...

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Home Buyers Seek Green Houses

Home Buyers Seek Green Houses

No one looks forward to their utility bill each month, so when home buyers are in the market for a new home, they are generally looking for energy-efficient homes. "Green homes" are homes that are built with an eye for energy savings and the environment. This includes...

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Fun With Chalk Paint

Fun With Chalk Paint

Never heard of Chalk paint? Read a few DIY home decorating blogs, and you will see it mentioned often.  Annie Sloan was the originator of chalk paint more than 20 years ago. The paint can be diluted for a wash of color or allowed to thicken for an antique-looking...

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Caring For Fine China

Caring For Fine China

Now that you have invested in fine china, received place setting as wedding gifts, or inherited grandma’s heirloom china, it needs to be cared for in such a way that it will last for generations. To preserve its beauty and prevent cracks and chips, it must be handled...

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