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Posted on 07/31/2022
Beginner's guide: DIYs with wood
If you’re getting started with crafting projects, DIY projects with wood are an excellent place to start. Many woodworking projects only need basic tools and inexpensive materials, like scrap or reclaimed wood, to make unique decorative pieces and more. Here are some tips and ideas for your next DIY woodworking project to help you get inspired: Before you...
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Posted on 07/24/2022
3 Home renovations for maximum ROI
Home renovations can do more than improve the aesthetics and functionality of your space. The right renovation can also improve property resale value, making it an excellent investment of your time and money. But which renovation projects are worth the work? Here are some home renovation ideas with the highest return on investment: Garage door upgrade When it...
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Posted on 07/17/2022
Basic tips for removing & preventing lawn moss
For homeowners with grass lawns, moss can be a problematic weed. Lawn moss appears in shady, damp areas and spreads quickly because it doesn’t need seeds to reproduce. Luckily, there are options for cleaning up a mess of moss. Here is a basic guide to removing existing moss and preventing future moss growth in your lawn: Raking &...
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Posted on 07/10/2022
Bring Nature Inside With DIY Leaf Print Art
Making art prints with leaves has long been considered a fall craft project. However, it’s possible and easy to make beautiful and unique DIY wall decor using leaves throughout the entire year. Here’s how to use leaves to make art prints. Materials Paint (acrylic or tempera works best)Paint brushesPalette for mixing colorsWaterPaper, card stock or woodA rolling pin...
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Posted on 07/09/2022
43362 Livery Square, Ashburn, VA 20147 is now new to the market!
Beautiful 3 BR 2 BA one car garage townhome in Ashburn Farm available for rent. Backs to open space parkland adjacent to the community center, pavilion and pool. Main level has hardwood floors, powder room and large kitchen with plenty of space to eat, ample cabinet and counter space, and sliding glass doors to rear deck overlooking the wide open green space. Upper level with primary bedroom suite with updated bathroom, hall bathroom, and two additional bedrooms. Lower level recreation room, powder room, laundry, and walk-out to lower patio with custom hardscape. Partially fenced rear yard. New refrigerator is on order delivery...
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Posted on 06/26/2022
Keep Your Pets Safe and Pollinators Happy With Pentas & These Other Flowering Plants
When planning an outdoor garden, many want to prioritize plants that attract and support local pollinators. Bees, butterflies and hummingbirds can add an enjoyable presence to your yard and help your plants and local ecosystem thrive. However, it's also important to protect and support your own animal friends. While many popular flowers and plants are toxic to dogs...
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Posted on 06/19/2022
A Beginner's Guide to Fair Market Value
Fair market value is an important real estate metric for investors, buyers and sellers. It can help you determine the best possible asking price for a home sale or whether a home you want to buy is a good deal. However, unlike many other pieces of the real estate puzzle, fair market value can be complicated to find....
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Posted on 06/12/2022
How to Hurricane-Proof Your Windows
Hurricanes bring with them many potential hazards. Between flooding, strong winds and damage from debris, there are lots of things to prepare for. One major way you can prottect yourself and your home during a hurricane is by taking steps to prepare your windows. Here are 3 common ways to hurricane-proof the windows in your home: Hurricane Film...
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Posted on 06/05/2022
Wood Crafting DIY Ideas for Your Workspace
No matter where you work, it’s important to love the look of your workspace. Being in an aesthetically pleasing and refreshing environment can help with productivity and focus. If you’re looking for ways to add some organization and flair to your office environment, there are plenty of wood crafts you can DIY. Here are some ideas for crafting...
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Posted on 05/29/2022
A beginner's guide to designing an eclectic living room
If you have trouble choosing a living room design style, you might consider an eclectic living room. The eclectic style mixes many styles, embracing patterns and hues from a variety of sources. Rather than cluttered or chaotic, eclectic spaces find the perfect balance of all the pieces to achieve a sophisticated and dramatic aesthetic. This concept of controlled...
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Posted on 05/22/2022
Real estate terms first-time homebuyers should know
For many first-time homebuyers, knowing common real estate terms can help prevent the feeling of information overload. Once you learn the language real estate agents use, you may feel much more comfortable in your quest to find your dream home. Here are some helpful real estate terms to know: Contingent You’re likely to encounter the term “contingent” when...
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