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Posted on 05/22/2022
How to Get the Modern Rustic Design Look for Your Home
Modern rustic has become one of the more popular design trends as of late, largely because the effects are simultaneously soothing and luxurious. The clean lines of modern and natural materials of rustic blend to create an interior that’s as welcoming as it is eye-catching. We’ll look at how to pair the elements together to achieve this fashionable...
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Posted on 05/15/2022
Your natural garden pest control guide
Some of the best garden pest control solutions can be found in the garden itself. There are many plants with natural pest control properties, and beneficial insects to keep away the bad bugs. If you’re interested in sustainable and environmentally friendly pest control for your garden, consider these options: Pest-repelling plants By planting the right combination of plants,...
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Posted on 05/08/2022
Ideas for Outdoor Living Spaces
No matter what your local climate is like, you don’t have to stay cooped up in your home throughout the year. If you spend little time in your yard, adding an outdoor living space is a great way to encourage you to get outside more. Outdoor living spaces provide a way for you to enjoy fresh air while...
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Posted on 05/07/2022
6502 N Central Avenue N #C103, Phoenix, AZ 85012 is now new to the market!
Rare opportunity to live in this treasured Mid-century Modern community. Take advantage of all North Central offers, Murphy Bridle Path & Sonoran Bike trail offer outdoor enthusiast the ability to bike or walk to trendy restaurants, Aj's shops, fitness facility & It is located close to light rail. This beautifully renovated condo 2 bed 2 bath with travertine and bamboo floors and beautiful custom bathrooms with poured concrete vanity counter tops will not disappoint. Kitchen has updated cabinetry, & under cabinet lighting. Community amenities include a beautiful pool with outdoor grill area and bar, retro clubhouse and...
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Posted on 05/01/2022
6 Ways to Treat & Prevent Whiteflies
Whiteflies are a common pest affecting both houseplants and outdoor gardens. Like many plant pests, whiteflies can damage and even kill your plants if left untreated. Luckily, there are several ways to treat whitefly infestations in your houseplants. Here are some of the most effective methods: Vacuum Whiteflies can be sucked up with a vacuum and disposed of...
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Posted on 04/24/2022
3 Tips for desiging small outdoor living spaces
Homeowners with small outdoor living spaces are often stumped when it comes to design. With so little square footage, how do you make the most of your outdoor space? The lack of space might seem restrictive at first, but there are plenty of ways to add style and comfort to even the tiniest deck or patio. Here are...
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Posted on 04/17/2022
Try These Deck Design Trends to Enhance Your Outdoor Space
The driving reasons to build a new backyard deck or replace an aging one sometimes differ from other home improvements. One might upgrade a kitchen to take advantage of the latest appliances, flooring materials or to build a convenient center island. Behind every decision to remodel the interior, cost and quality of life considerations tend to win the...
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Posted on 04/10/2022
Working from home: Burnout and ways to avoid it
Working from home can be great for a variety of reasons, such as convenience, higher productivity and possibly increases in work-life balance. However, there is another side to working from home: burnout. Many times working from home means working at home, living at home, being at home and generally staying home much of the time. While that can...
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Posted on 04/03/2022
Emergency Preparedness: Building a Winter Survival Kit
One of the best things you can do to enjoy winter is to prepare for the worst. While it might sound morbid, planning for emergencies will keep you safe and comfortable. Whether you decide to buy a pre-made kit or make one your own, here are the best things to have in your winter emergency survival kit: Water...
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Posted on 03/27/2022
Healthy Plants, Healthy Home: A Guide to Cleaning Your Plants
Few homeowners enjoy the idea of adding another thing to the list of chores. When cleaning and maintaining entire indoor and outdoor spaces, the thought of cleaning your houseplants seems tedious and unnecessary. However, regular cleaning of plant foliage is crucial to keeping them healthy and at their best. Why Clean Your Plants? The reasons for cleaning your...
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Posted on 03/20/2022
5 Common Kitchen Design Mistakes to Avoid
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 03/13/2022
Wooden Crates 3 Ways: How to DIY Your Own Bedside Table
In the DIY world, certain materials and objects prove their usefulness time and time again. For DIY furnishings, one of those objects is a wooden crate. These crates used to transport produce and other cargo every day and are an excellent source of reclaimed wood and DIY inspiration. If you’re looking for a wooden crate DIY project to...
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