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First impressions are everything, which is why it’s crucial that your home have excellent curb appeal. Your outdoor area is like the appetizer to the inside of your home. Below you’ll find some tips that you can use to improve your home’s outdoor area. Upgrade Outdoor Fixtures Fixtures such as lights, door hardware, lampposts and others should be improved upon. This can give a more sophisticated look to your outdoor area. We recommend choosing fixtures that complement your door and porch colors. Pressure Wash Pressure washing is an excellent way to add more appeal to your home. Often times, mold,…

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Every year, homeowners and renters alike look for ways to improve the look and function of their backyards. When it comes to makeovers, some projects are easier than others and can cost you a little or could break the bank. The following suggestions include a variety of items that are relatively easy to acquire and/or build. With a bit of imagination and some elbow grease, you can transform your backyard from a space connected to your backdoor into a part of your home that family and friends will want to enjoy. 1. Add A Deck, Patio, Or Porch A great…

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The summer months are the best time of year for a repaving project. If your driveway is in poor condition, it will only get worse over time as weathering takes a toll on its surface. Here are some reasons to start a project to repave during the summer. Why It’s Best Done in the Summer A hot mix asphalt will arrive at your home inside a heated truck where it is maintained in a liquid form to ensure that the aggregates inside staying evenly mixed and that it is easy to pour. When the weather is warm, this asphalt can…

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With the hot summer weather about to hit, there’s no better time to clean up your house and get it organized. Even if you don’t think you have a lot of things lying around, you might be surprised by the amount of clutter that builds up over time. By pulling everything out of each room, you’ll be able to get rid of what you don’t need so it’s no longer taking over your home. Your Closets It’s easy to put off storing your winter clothes until it’s time to use them again, especially if they’re stored in the back where…

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Summertime is a great part of the year for completing projects around the home. You may take some time off to be with the kids, who can also provide you with some help on the job. The warm weather makes it easier to leave doors and windows open during work as well as to set up work areas in the yard or garage. So with so many reasons to take on a project, you should think about the choices you have for exactly what to get into. Here are four categories of projects that are great for summer home improvements.…

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Paint is any easy way to many any space more attractive and visually appealing. Chalk paint gives furniture and other items an interesting and diverse look. Below are some reasons why chalk paint might be a good choice for your next home project. It’s Forgiving Many people are first attracted to chalk paint because it is very forgiving. A piece does not have to be perfectly sanded and smooth to achieve a good surface for painting with chalk paint. Slight imperfections in the piece and the texture in the paint makes it a great medium for giving an antique, textured…

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The themes that dominate Easter and Passover reveal the beauty of redemption, protection, and the promise of new horizons. While both holidays have some shared symbolism, they also have some that are uniquely their own. Personalize Place Cards for Passover Use some melted chocolate to create name tags on matzos. The procedure is simple. Melt some chocolate and pour it into a piping bag. Write the name of each guest onto the matzos. Allow the chocolate to cool. Once the chocolate has cooled, tuck the matzos into neatly folded napkins. Place this arrangement on each plate. Topiaries for Passover Topiaries…

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Many people choose hardwood floors for their homes because they are easy to care for. However, they do require maintenance in order to keep them looking great. Below are some tips to keep your hardwood floors looking like it is new. Clean up Spills Immediately If something spills on the hardwood floor, you need to clean it up immediately. Even if the spill is small, this can cause long-term damage to your floor. Take a cloth and clean up the spill immediately. Clean the Floor Regularly Even if your hardwood floor appear to be clean, you still need to clean…

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By Lauren Jablonski With Marie Kondo’s Netflix show taking over our lives, it’s impossible to avoid the desire to start “sparking joy” all over our homes. Whether you’re a neat freak or a little on the messy side, you can find a KonMari inspired method that will work for you. Try the following hacks for cleaning up your home. Sort Books by Color If you have a lot of books, you may be at a loss with how to organize them. As Marie Kondo suggests, go through your books and only hold on to the ones that bring you joy.…

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You may not think about how dangerous windowpanes and window openings are in the wrong situations. However, numerous adults, teenagers and children are injured from a variety of window injuries. During national window safety week, consider these tips to protect everyone in your family. Use the Window Stops on the Window Tracks If you have children or family pets, then make sure to use the window stops that are located on the window’s tracks. By popping these items open, you can only open the windows a few inches. This means that a child or a pet cannot fall through an…

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