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Posted on 01/23/2022
4 Creative Ways to Store Your Shoes
No matter how many shoes you have, you can never have enough storage options. Storing and organizing shoes can be a hassle, but it can also be fun if you think outside the box. Here are some clever and creative ways to store your shoes. Combine Storage and Seating Whenever possible, opt for seating with built-in storage. This...
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Posted on 01/16/2022
Gardening to Prevent Erosion & Landslides
Landslides are caused by soil erosion and heavy rainfall. If your property has any slopes, it's important to check for signs of erosion so you can avoid the risk of causing a landslide. Here are three ways you can prevent erosion damage and landslides in your own yard: Plant Densely An abundance of deep-rooted vegetation is the best...
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Posted on 01/15/2022
Another Property Rented - 110 Reed Court, St. Helena, CA 94574
Lovely west side end-unit townhome in desirable St. Helena Park! Close to shopping and world-class restaurants, it features custom shutters, newer carpet and paint with gleaming hardwood flooring. Spacious first floor primary bedroom offers multiple closets and lots of storage. Sliding doors open onto the exterior decks, perfect for entertaining in Napa Valley style! Convenient to everything - ideal for a full-time residence or weekend...
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Posted on 01/09/2022
Maintain & Improve Property Value With These Home Maintenance Apps
Photo by Andrea Piacquadio from Pexels Preserving your resale value starts with spending time and money on small repairs rather than waiting until you need a major renovation. Luckily, there are home maintenance apps built for busy owners who have a lot of other responsibilities on their plate. Far more than just a glorified notes section on your...
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Posted on 01/02/2022
Bring Nature Indoors With a Living Green Wall
Photo by Magda Ehlers from Pexels Living walls have become increasingly popular in buildings in cities and urban areas. Also called vertical gardens or green walls, these installations can provide several benefits to the area besides just aesthetic appeal. While you’ll most often encounter living walls outdoors, they’re also common inside commercial spaces and homes. Here we’ll go...
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Posted on 12/26/2021
How to Decide Between an Infill Lot and a Planned Community
Photo by sergio souza from Pexels Where you build your home will have a major impact on how you interact with your environment. If you're getting ready to pick a site for your new construction, you might be wondering whether to go for an infill lot or opt for a planned community. We'll look at the pros and...
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Posted on 12/19/2021
5 Great Ways to Show Off Your Air Plants
Since air plants do not need any soil to grow and thrive, the sky is the limit in how you can display them. You just have to fire up your imagination to find fun ways to put them on display around your household. Running low on ideas? Here’s five options to help get you dreaming of all the...
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Posted on 12/12/2021
Consider These Low-Maintenance Groundcover Plants for Your Yard
If you’re searching to replace your lawn or simply fill in an empty space in your garden, there are many groundcover plants you can choose from. Some produce flowers while others have attractive foliage, but regardless of expressions you can benefit from planting something in the space to keep out opportunistic weeds. However, it’s important to consider how...
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Posted on 12/05/2021
5 DIY Patio Upgrade Ideas for Your Backyard
A backyard patio can be much more than a simple concrete slab. Patios are a place to gather, relax and enjoy your outdoor space in a variety of ways. If your backyard doesn’t have a patio or if you’re looking to update the one you have, here are some fresh ideas for DIY patio projects to try. Pavers...
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Posted on 11/28/2021
Why Catnip Is an Excellent Companion Plant for Vegetables
Catnip is an herb of many talents. Besides being famously loved by cats, it also has many benefits for your home and garden. Catnip can be particularly beneficial when grown in vegetable gardens because of its pest-repelling properties. Here we’ll go into detail about how and why to use catnip in your vegetable garden. Bug Repellent One of...
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Posted on 11/21/2021
Good Faith Deposits
Photo by Clker-Free-Vector-Images via Pixabay When you purchase real estate, you must put down a good faith deposit. Several factors determine how much you will need to put down, but it could be as little as $100. In order to have a valid contract, the contract must have “consideration,” or something of value exchanged for the contract. The...
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Posted on 11/14/2021
3 Simple Tips for Customizing Your Flower Pots
You don’t need to spend a fortune on expensive flower pots and planters. Decorating a plain pot and turning it into a custom piece is simple and inexpensive and can really make a difference in your plant collection’s aesthetic. No matter your style, terracotta pots make the perfect starting point for this project. Here are some tips you...
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