Author Archives: James and Alicia

From Drab to Fab: Easy Updates For The Garage

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When someone says , “home improvement,” you probably think of replacing the cabinets in your kitchen, or the carpet in the bedrooms. However, very few people think about investing in improvements for their garage. In fact, the garage may be the most frequently overlooked room in the home, even though it functions as a home for your most expensive item, ... Read More »

QUIZ: What Is Your Backyard Personality?

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These days, a backyard is more that just the outdoor space behind your home. Many people are viewing this space as an extension of their indoor living space, transforming it to fit multiple purposes including living room, kitchen, and even movie space. Now a backyard can be more than just a patio set or a swing set, it can be ... Read More »

10 Key Areas to Check Before You Buy a Home

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Buying a new home can be an exciting – and stressful – time. It seems like there’s so many things to think about when searching for that perfect property that go beyond the basics of location and style. If you are working with an experienced real estate agent, he or she can help point out potential problems that could pop ... Read More »

4 Construction Equipment Management Tips

Regardless of the type of construction, maximum uptime is always the desired goal of a quality crew. When construction crews have ample operating time, they have enough flexibility to optimize their operations, resulting in more impressed clients and sustained contracts. Construction delays can result in unhappy clients and difficulty winning future contracts. As a result, it’s recommended for any crew ... Read More »

45 Subscription Boxes You Need to Discover

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As a homeowner, you understand the struggle for balance. Between work, family activities and the general busyness of life, finding a way to add in a little convenience is always a positive. One way I’ve found to simplify my life while adding some fun surprises to my day is through subscription boxes. Available in multiple forms – from health and beauty items to kids toys to ... Read More »

Free DIY Home Security Guide

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Burglaries continue to be a problem in the United States. According to The Ultimate Guide to DIY Home Security, there were more than 2 million burglaries in the U.S. in both 2012 and 2013, with nearly three percent of homes in the country falling prey. Not everyone has the ability to hire a security guard or have a security system installed. ... Read More »

5 Ways to Make Your Home Cozy

Everybody wants a comfy home. Your ambitions could be to have a big house or a small apartment, a cutting edge design or a rustic sense of style, a place to be alone or a place to entertain, at the end of the day, you want it to be somewhere you, your family and your friends can feel cosy. So ... Read More »

20 Tips to Deep Clean Your Kitchen

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The kitchen is, quite often, the hub of the home. Unfortunately, it also tends to be a hub for dirt, grease, slime, crumbs, particles and germs. Cleaning the kitchen can seem overwhelming at times, especially if the dirt has built up over time and across various surfaces and appliances. Heck, it can seem daunting even if it is a regular, ... Read More »

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