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Things To Avoid In A Real Estate Agent

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When searching for an agent to sell your home or help you buy one, it pays to be picky. Even within a real estate agency there are agents with different talents and focuses, and it helps to seek one that will work best for your needs. Below are some things to avoid when hiring an agent. Part-Timers If you find an agent who only sells real estate part time, it's a good idea to keep looking.

15 March 2016

Three Elements To Consider When Choosing A New Dining Table

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A dining table serves as one of the most functional pieces in a home. It's not just a place to eat. It's often a place for entertaining, doing homework and as much as you hate to admit, it's sometimes a storage area. Choosing a table that can accommodate all these needs, without damage, is key. Make sure you know what to look for when selecting a new table for your home.

12 February 2016

Benefits Of Building And Using Pergolas In Your Yard Spce

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People are spending increasingly more time in their backyard space as they enjoy time out in open spaces. Homeowners spend time entertaining family and friends on their lawn spaces, and pergolas are making a comeback as a favorite feature to install in backyards and even front yards as well. A pergola is an outdoor structure that is built with cross rafters but no walls. It can be built as an attachment to your main residence or constructed as a freestanding structure.

18 January 2016

Achieving The Most Appealing Drapery Look For Your Home With A Simple ABC Guideline

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Draperies are an ideal window treatment choice for a lot of reasons. Not only do these heavier-than-usual curtains offer a stunning and traditional appearance, they help boost the energy efficiency of your home by blocking out UV rays in the summer and cold transferred through the glass in the winter. If you want to make sure that you are using drapes in your home to achieve the most desirable and fashionable look, there is a simple ABC rule set that you should always keep in mind.

22 December 2015

4 Ways To Make Your Bathroom Look Bigger

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A small bathroom can really cramp your style, as well as make your home a bit tougher to sell when it's time to put it on the market. Luckily, there are things you can do to make even a tiny bathroom look and feel more spacious than it is. Here are four tips for doing just that: Add Mirrors Mirrors are the most effective way to give the illusion of a larger space.

28 November 2015

Three Ways Hard Water Is Effecting Your Food

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You followed the recipe exactly. You even added your own flavorful spin. However, the finished product just didn't come out as expected. Don't toss in your chef's hat just yet. You might be surprised to discover that it's not your cooking skills that are the problem, but it's the hard water in your home. Here are just some of the ways hard water can affect your food. Dull Fruits And Vegetables

5 November 2015

Ideas For Adding A Water Feature To Your Yard

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Water features such as ponds and outdoor fountains give your yard a definite finished look. In some landscaping design styles, such as Asian, water features are a central element. However, a well-placed fountain, pond or water garden can elevate any yard. Increase the curb appeal of your yard with a water feature. Koi Pond Koi ponds are one of the most ambitious water features. The pond needs to provide the correct habitat for the fish.

14 October 2015

Facial Skin Looking Older Than It Should? Soften Your Water

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If you suddenly notice fine lines, wrinkles and dry skin on your face, and you're only in your 20s or 30s, soften your home's water. Over time, the minerals in your water can harden and become too harsh on your skin. If you take multiple showers and baths throughout the day, your skin looks even worse. Water softening solves your problem because it reduces the presence of calcium, magnesium and other substances in your water.

20 September 2015

Four Simple Ways to Keep Your Granite Countertops from Developing Mold

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Granite countertops in the kitchen are an ideal choice for those who want an extremely reliable surface to work on in the kitchen. It is a sturdy material that is easy to clean, but it is still susceptible to mold, which can become a problem if you are not too careful. Learning how you can avoid excessive moisture exposure to granite can help you avoid mold issues. Invest in a Grooved Cutting Board

21 August 2015

Seven Cheap Novelty Gift Ideas For Valentine's Day

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Are you looking for some clever, inexpensive gifts that will bring a smile or chuckle to your sweetheart this year? Instead of giving the same hum-drum box of chocolates or an uninspired gift card, why not let your humorous, slightly off-the-wall character shine through? Here are seven cheap novelty gift ideas for Valentine's Day: 1. A Warm Liquid Activated Heart Mug This is not just any ceramic mug embellished with a heart mug.

31 July 2015