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Property Selection for Your Home

Property Selection for Your Home

You’ve found your perfect property to be your forever home viewscape – And, what’s more, it’s yours! Now it’s really time to figure out the details of your forever dream home!     Before you meet with a design team, it’s time to sort through all the clippings and...

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Making Your Idea into a Plan

Making Your Idea into a Plan

So, in your head and in drawers around your current home you have stashes of ideas for your forever home. But you’re getting a little itchy to get your show on the road. It’s time to start narrowing down all the ideas and it’s time to find land. There is a big debate...

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Envisioning Your Dream Home

Envisioning Your Dream Home

Probably the hardest part of deciding to build your forever dream house someday is deciding what all you want to make sure it has inside of it. The first step is to look at what you have now. Make a list and take pictures of the things about your current home that you...

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Use Every Foot of Space Wisely

Use Every Foot of Space Wisely

For most people retirement and downsizing means a real change in approaches to daily activities. The things that were “must haves” when children were still at home are not only less important but may not be needed at all in a downsized home. That makes the design of...

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Take Charge of Your Water with a Raingarden

Take Charge of Your Water with a Raingarden

A Rain Garden is a landscape depression that can be filled with moisture-loving plants. Hidden beneath the pretty plants is a natural storm water treatment system that allows 30% more water to infiltrate into the ground. This reduces the amount of water from flowing...

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Dealing with Nuisance Insects

Dealing with Nuisance Insects

If any opening leads to the inside of the home, beetles and other insects can become a real nuisance, especially if they enter in large numbers. An effective method to handle them inside is with a vacuum cleaner. Spraying them with pesticides is unnecessary and...

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Expanding Living Space

Expanding Living Space

How to gain more square footage with what you already have When the weather is mild and we can finally get out of the house, it's nice to enjoy the crisp air that the new season brings. Enjoying time outdoors, relaxing or entertaining, is one of our favorite things,...

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Fireplaces…the must haves and have to haves

Fireplaces…the must haves and have to haves

Fireplaces are increasingly becoming a must-have for home buyers. Whether your home already has a fireplace or you’re looking to have one added into your space, it’s vital to know that there are different types to choose from. Whether you love an indoor fireplace over...

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What if your property has a wetland?

What if your property has a wetland?

A wetland is an area of land saturated with water, either permanently or seasonally. Some homeowners are apprehensive when they discover that this type of natural feature is located on the land where they’re planning to build their home. “The concern about wetlands...

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Pinterest Perfect Pantries

Pinterest Perfect Pantries

How do you start in pantry planning? There are so many things to help us when planning the “Pinterest Perfect” pantry. What do you want your pantry to do? How does it need to work? What are the must haves for you and your home and family? Does it have to be a separate...

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Rain Barrel: Inexpensive, Yet Valuable to Homeowners

Rain Barrel: Inexpensive, Yet Valuable to Homeowners

"Hey, hey, little  playmate, come out and play with me And bring your dollies three. Climb up my apple tree, holler down my rain barrel, Slide down my cellar door, and we’ll be jolly friends forever more." Most of us sang the nursery song without giving a thought to...

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