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Posted on 03/13/2022
5 Common Kitchen Design Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
When you have a custom home, you’re able to set your kitchen up in almost any way you want. While this gives you a lot of freedom during the design process, there are some common mistakes that creep up. These mistakes can make your kitchen less functional overall, which can affect your home’s value and your day-to-day life....
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Posted on 03/06/2022
Design: 5 Lasting Trends for Your Home
Design trends are endless. Some stick around while others fade to the wayside — at least away from the public eye. But that doesn't mean you can't enjoy your favorite, personal and timeless trend throughout the years in your home. You may even want to switch it up a bit and incorporate other trends from different eras. Either...
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Posted on 02/27/2022
4 Home plumbing issues you can solve
Plumbing problems can happen from time to time, but you don't always have to call a plumber for repairs. You can fix minor plumbing issues on your own, which is a great way to save money and prevent more serious problems from happening, such as major water leaks. The following are some easy DIY plumbing repairs for your...
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Posted on 02/20/2022
What Are Shipping Container Homes?
For several years now, tiny homes have been popping up on Pinterest and across social media as unique and inviting living spaces. However, most recently, the tiny home trend has evolved into an even more eco-friendly option - shipping container homes. Shipping container homes are residential dwellings that are created out of empty shipping containers that are no...
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Posted on 02/13/2022
Benefits of eliminating basement moisture
Water penetrations can significantly damage your house and create unhealthy living conditions. When water seeps into basements, the sometimes dark and humid conditions can create a perfect storm of health hazards. Even lower levels that have been converted into brightly illuminated living spaces are not immune to structural damage and potential mold growth. Here are a few extra...
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Posted on 02/06/2022
DIY Succulent Planter Ideas
For houseplant enthusiasts, there never seem to be enough plant pots. While lots of household items can work as planters for houseplants, finding items that work as well for succulents can be difficult. This holds true especially for succulent arrangements with multiple plants in the bunch. To help inspire you here are some tips for items you can...
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Posted on 01/30/2022
What Is an Essentials Box & Why Should You Have One When Moving?
Unpacking after a move can be almost as overwhelming as packing. Once all of your belongings have been safely delivered to your new home, the challenge becomes opening up all the boxes and putting things back in their place. Unfortunately, this can make important items difficult to access. To avoid this issue, pack an essentials box to keep...
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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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