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Posted on 05/16/2022
Fresh DIY Kitchen Island Ideas
Islands are a common feature in homes, but not all kitchens have them. Kitchen islands offer extra counter space for preparing food, eating meals and doing other tasks. Some islands also have cabinets or shelves for added storage. If your kitchen doesn’t have an island, you can build your own. Whether you’re interested in constructing a large island...
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Posted on 05/09/2022
A Beginner's Guide to Sweat Equity in Real Estate
Sweat equity is a term used in real estate and in the business world. For real estate, sweat equity refers to the amount of effort a homeowner or investor puts into improving a property. For those interested in flipping homes, this concept is crucial to determining the home's value. Here is some more info about sweat equity to...
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Posted on 05/02/2022
How to Make a Flower Frame for Your Walls
If you love the look of vertical gardens but don’t want the hassle of living plants, a silk or dried flower frame is the perfect project for you. Using either artificial or dried flowers (or a combination) you can create a lush, colorful piece of unique artwork for your home—no maintenance required. Here are the materials and steps...
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Posted on 04/25/2022
Hazard insurance: Understanding the basics
Hazard insurance and homeowners insurance are often mistaken for the same thing due to the similarities they share. While standard homeowners insurance policies include hazard coverage, standalone hazard insurance serves a different purpose. How do you know if you need hazard insurance? Here is a guide to help you understand the basics: Hazard insurance vs. homeowners insurance Hazard...
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Posted on 04/18/2022
3 Ways to DIY a Garden Wall
There are many reasons a garden wall can be beneficial to your outdoor space. Garden walls can help define and separate areas of the yard, add privacy and improve the view. You can even combine other features like outdoor fireplaces, lighting or water features to efficiently use the space while adding functionality. If you’re thinking about building a...
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Posted on 04/11/2022
90s Home decor: Greatest hits
The fashion world has seen a resurgence in trends from the 1990s, and interior designers have noticed the same with 90s home decor. While it might be easy to recall decorating trends from other decades, some aspects of the 90s can be more difficult to grasp. Luckily, this guide will help inspire you - either with design ideas...
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Posted on 04/04/2022
The basics of obtaining a build permit
Most major construction or renovation projects require obtaining a building permit. However, because not every project requires a permit, it can be difficult to know if your particular plans require one. Here is a simple guide to help you determine if you need a permit: You will likely need a building permit for: Demolishing any walls or structures....
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Posted on 03/28/2022
Try These Keto Dip Recipes for Your Party or Potluck
The key to the increasingly popular keto diet is the correct amount of “macronutrients.” While this can make some popular foods off-limits, there are plenty of fun party foods and appetizers that even the most strict keto-followers can eat without guilt. Here are some ideas for some keto-friendly dips to make for your next gathering: Buffalo Chicken Dip...
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Posted on 03/21/2022
The Importance of Incorporating Your Personal Photos into Your Decor
It's easier than ever to capture your favorite moments, as you likely have a camera on you at all times. However, despite the fact that many people today are taking more pictures than ever before, those images rarely make it to picture frames. Those photographs represent some of your most precious moments, and they should be displayed with...
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Posted on 03/14/2022
The Advantages & Disadvantages of Rain Chains
Rain chains are a popular feature of Japanese architecture and landscape design. They’re popular all over the world wherever homeowners want to turn rainfall into a piece of art or provide valuable drainage functions. While rain chains are a popular trend and have some real benefits, they may not be right for everyone. Here we’ll go over the...
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Posted on 03/10/2022
Another Property Sold - 1506 Royal Oak Drive, Petaluma, CA 94954
Big, BIGger, BIGgest! IS this the biggest lot in Royal Oaks Senior Mobile Home Park? You be the judge! Fantastic, private, spacious yard allows for your largest imagination designs for gardening, entertaining, relaxing, workshopping, pets and more all at the same time. Ample off street covered parking and close-in central location for all lifestyles. Newer paint on the inside and outside of this almost 1,100sf, two-bedroom manufactured home built in 1984. Laminate flooring and newer carpeting in bedrooms. Recessed lighting in kitchen and SolaTube skylight in living room too. All appliances stay which include air conditioning, upgraded...
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Posted on 03/07/2022
Flood Safety 101
Floods are among the most common natural disasters homeowners contend with. Since flooding can be caused by many things--hurricanes, heavy rain, thawing snow and more--your home may be at risk no matter where you live. Luckily, there are plenty of simple measures you can take to prepare for a possible flood and stay safe during one. Here are...
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