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    Your Guide To Designing Your Ideal Outdoor Living Space

    Your Guide To Designing Your Ideal Outdoor Living Space An outdoor living space adds value to your home while providing an oasis where you and your loved ones can relax, entertain, and enjoy the beauty of nature. To get the most out of your outdoor area, careful thinking, planning, and design are essential. Keep reading to learn key tips for designing a functional and comfortable outdoor living space that suits your style and needs. Understanding Outdoor Living Space Requirements Determining your outdoor living space’s requirements is dependent on several factors, including your property’s size, your budget, and your lifestyle needs. Getting a clear understanding of your outdoor space’s purpose will…

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    Tips for Sprucing Up Your Home Without Breaking the Bank

    Home improvement projects often feel intimidating due to perceived high costs or lack of expertise. However, sprucing up your living space does not have to involve hiring professionals or spending a fortune. Small, affordable updates can dramatically change your home’s aesthetic appeal. In this article, we will explore cost-effective ways to revamp your home while staying within your budget. Easy Home Updates You Can Do on A Budget Simplicity is often the key to dramatic home improvements. Start with cleaning and decluttering; a clean, organized space instantly feels more comfortable. Introduce some color or texture by updating your throw pillows, rugs or curtains. Artwork and mirrors can dramatically change a…

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    What Are Window Well Covers?

    Window well covers are an integral addition to any home with a basement or lower living area that features window wells. These covers not only protect your house from external elements like rain, dirt, and pests but also safeguard your family by preventing accidents like falls or injuries around the window wells. In this article, we will explore the various benefits, materials, and types of window well covers available, so you can make an informed decision. Benefits of Window Well Covers Installing window well covers provides numerous advantages to homeowners. For one, they substantially enhance the safety and security of your house. Open window wells can pose a risk to…

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    What To Fix First When Moving Into an Aging Home

    Moving into an aging home can be both exciting and overwhelming. After all, while you may be filled with anticipation at the thought of making a house your own, the reality is that there are likely to be several repairs and upgrades needed to make the home safe and comfortable. In this blog, we’ll discuss one of the most important things to fix first when moving into a new home. Keep reading to learn more. What are the benefits of hiring a professional moving company when moving to a new home? Moving to a new home is an exciting and stressful process. You may be tempted to move all your…

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    5 Tips for a Successful House Remodel

    Remodeling your home gives you the perfect opportunity to transform your space. You can invest in improvements that will change how rooms function by knocking down walls to increase a room’s size. You can also add design features that give you joy, such as skylights or water features or change the look of a room by repainting walls, removing old wallpaper, or installing new fixtures and flooring. Innovative renovations can increase your property value and your satisfaction with your home, but renovating can be a stressful process. Using the tips outlined here will prevent unnecessary stress and ensure your remodel is successful. 1. Have a remodeling plan. List your remodeling…

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    Homeownership for Beginners: 3 Tips and Tricks

    After months of house hunting, you finally found the perfect home, one that fits in your budget and works for your family’s needs. You put down your down payment, waited on closing, then eagerly moved into your new home as a proud homeowner. While becoming a homeowner is a dream come true for most Americans, it is a huge financial investment, and the investment doesn’t stop when you sign on the dotted line to accept the mortgage payments. From home warranties to appliance break downs in dryers, washers, ovens, dishwashers, and even the HVAC system and water heater, there’s always something to renovate or repair as a homeowner. In this…

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    5 Things No Bathroom Design Is Complete Without

    Whether preparing the interior of their first house or planning a remodel of older living space, one of the rooms that often requires the most of a homeowner’s consideration for design is the primary bathroom. Aside from how much usage the faucet, toilet, and shower, and bath will get on a daily basis, this room is also meant to be a comfortable, yet, functional, space for you and your family. With those elements in mind, let’s look at five of the key design elements that no bathroom should be without. 1. The Importance of Your Floor Option For easy clean-up, granite and marble both work very well, but among the…

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    Our Top Picks for the Most Luxurious Bathtubs

    The bathtub is an underappreciated, humble household fixture that has a different use for every homeowner. Bathtubs come in a variety of styles, colors, prices, and functions. Whether it’s time for a bathtub replacement or you are undergoing a new bathroom remodel, it’s important to find a bathtub that has the size, function, and features you need. A great way to breathe new life into your living space and personal style is to try some simple upgrades. New Direction Foundation offers several practical style tips for upgrading your living space. Subscription boxes for home decor and clothing deliver household items and clothes to your door every month. You can easily upgrade…

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    Home Design,  Lifestyle,  Real Estate General

    4 Things You Should Do Before Hosting an Open House

    Now that you’ve decided to put your house on the market, found a real estate agent, and are eagerly waiting for potential buyers to flood your doors, you’re at a loss as to what else you need to do. If you have the right real estate agent, they’ll want to schedule an open house as soon as possible to show your home off in the best light and find the right buyer for you. While no one likes the idea of potential buyers wandering through their house, an open house is a perfect way to let buyers see the home all at once and then make up their minds. It’s…

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    What Is Stucco?

    When you’re trying to buy or sell a home, it’s important to know the benefits of the materials they’re made from. For example, if you’ve never lived in a desert climate before, you’re probably not aware that a lot of times houses in these areas are made a bit differently than houses in milder or colder climates.   According to Hunker Magazine, roughly 80 percent of houses in Arizona are in the major cities Phoenix, Tucson, Yuma, and Kingman—all known for their extremely hot and dry desert climate. The most common exterior material used for these homes is stucco. Stucco is used because it resists the intense and dry desert sunshine.…