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Is a Timber Frame Home Right For You?

timber framed homes

When looking to build your own home there are several factors you must consider in order to complete your perfect home. After choosing a location and determining an overall budget for your project comes the hardest decision of them all. There is an infinite amount of styles one can select from in how they want their home build. One can ... Read More »

2017 Painting & Color Trends

color and paint trends for 2017

What are the color trends for the home in 2017? Trends come and go, and you shouldn’t feel pressure to repaint the interior or exterior of your home each year to match the current palette trends. However, knowing the trends of the year will help you when you really like a particular color because that color will suddenly be very ... Read More »

6 Tips For Approaching Home Upkeep Like A Pro

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For a lot of homeowners there’s something appealing about personally taking care of jobs around the house. While there are definitely times to leave it to the professionals, there’s something satisfying about using your own hands to fix up your home when you can manage it. Of course, much of your ability to take care of home repairs depends on ... Read More »

Common Garage Door Problems and How to Fix Them

common garage door problems

There’s a variety of reasons for why your garage door may not be functioning properly. The causes range from dead transmitter batteries to something blocking the door’s path. Fortunately, the answer is usually something easily resolvable. Some common garage door problems — and how to fix them — are: A Tentative Door When the garage door starts to lower and ... Read More »

4 Must-Know Hacks to Renovate Your Bathroom on a Budget

DIY Home Health Bathroom Remodel on a Budget

Is your bathroom in dire need of a pick-me-up? Bathrooms and kitchens are notorious, money-sucking renovations for a home. However, this post will share a few secrets to redoing a small bathroom on a budget. Alicia from DIY Home & Health recently did a bathroom renovation that only cost around $150 and in the post below she’s going to reveal ... Read More »

What Is the Most Profitable Farm Animal?

Beautiful goat from farmland.

First rule of farming: Don’t name your livestock. You shouldn’t get too friendly with an animal that is going to end up on somebody’s dinner plate. Yes, the most profitable farm animals are often the ones that generate income by being sold for their meat — but not always. It’s important to note, however, that if you’re planning on selling ... Read More »

Easy Treatments for Ear Mites in Rabbits

Little kid with bunny

Ear mites are a pretty common problem for rabbits. Most infections aren’t serious, thankfully, and can be dealt with easily at home. If left untreated, the problem will get worse and can lead to serious infections, including meningitis and eventually death. Even a minor infection is a pain for a rabbit to deal with, so it’s better to get it ... Read More »

5 Innovative Ways to Automate your Home

Home Automation with Amazon Echo

If you’re a new homeowner and tech is your thing, a central vacuum is no longer going to cut it. Personal technology has always been hip, but recently we’ve learned to expect more from our cars and even our homes. Why can’t we enjoy the same level of tech in these big-ticket items that we do every day on a ... Read More »

Recipe for Canning Stewed Tomatoes

canning stewed tomatoes with jar

Chances are, like many gardeners, you have sometimes found yourself with an overabundance of a particular crop. Perhaps your peppers were particularly prolific. Maybe this year’s crop of zucchini grew with unanticipated zeal. Or perhaps you have more tomatoes than you can reasonably add to salads, put on sandwiches or make into salsa. That is where the time-honored art of ... Read More »

How to Clean and Organize your Bedroom Closet

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So you think it’s time for a closet renovation. Master bedroom closet ideas are endless when you consider all the storage and style options you can incorporate. So this is not a simple project. Reserve a large chunk of time to tackle this task — perhaps a long weekend if you are working without a professional closet company. For step-by-step ... Read More »

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