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4 Small Changes to Give Your Home a New Look

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With a new house, it’s not always easy to make all the changes you might like to with a baby and a husband to take care of. Especially when you take into consideration that the child (and possibly the adults) are likely to smear stickers, paint and who-knows-what all over the place at some point. It stands to reason that ... Read More »

5 Awesome Patio Items You Need This Summer

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It seems like it takes forever for winter to disappear so that you can pull out the patio furniture and dust it off for a long, comfortable summer of entertaining and enjoying the outdoors, but patio weather is rapidly approaching! There is nothing like filling a tall glass with cold iced tea and stepping out the back door to a ... Read More »

How to Grow and Care For an Indoor Herb Garden

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I absolutely love cooking with herbs. It is my favorite way to add new flavors to a dish, but it can get to be expensive buying fresh herbs in the grocery store. Even though I didn’t want to spend an arm and a leg on groceries, I wasn’t willing to sacrifice those wonderful flavors that my favorite herbs provided. So, ... Read More »

Patio Tiles: Tips for Getting Most Effective Results

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Cleaning your tiles is an important part of your overall house maintenance. Whether dealing with bathroom tiles or patio tiles, it is important to give your surface a thorough and effective clean-up as doing so will not only leave the surface clean but also prolong the lifespan of your tiles. Regular cleaning is necessary for the maintenance of your patio ... Read More »

3 Plumbing Issues You Can Fix at Home

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Believe it or not, you don’t need to keep your plumber on speed dial for every minor drain problem you encounter over the course of owning your home. For the run of the mill clog or leak, it may actually be better to fix it yourself – not only will it be cheaper, but you’ll be able to respond immediately ... Read More »

Self-Storage Packing Tips

Self-Storage Packing Tips

If you happen to be in need of proper self-storage, then you must always be aware that your belongings need to be packed right. Depending on the length of stay inside storage, your items will need to be packed in varying ways. You should also keep in mind that there may be all manner of vermin in the area despite ... Read More »

How to Choose the Right Comforter [A Buying Guide]

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The moment you think of a bedroom, the first thing that pop-up in your mind is comfort! Imagine a bedroom with a rough and harsh bed cover! You would never like to sleep on that bed. Hence, a comforter becomes essential linen for your bedding. You come to your bedroom- to sleep or just to relax but on the same ... Read More »

Tips on Landscaping Lights to Match the Roof Paint

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You’ve gone an extra mile to make your house and yard appear world-class. But why let all your hard work and endeavor fade away at dusk. While many of us think this can be avoided by a simple flick of light, try matching the colour of the roof paint and the lights you choose for garden landscaping and see the ... Read More »

Hardwood Flooring Survey [Infographic]

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It’s amazing how changing a certain aspect of a house can make it feel like an entirely new home. Switching out the flooring is a prime example, as the type of flooring you have can drastically change your home’s mood, comfort levels, and ease of upkeep. When deciding which flooring is best for your house (or soon-to-be-house), consider your personal ... Read More »

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