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A blog about home remodeling, decorating, painting, and real estate.

PRE MOVING CHECKLIST ENSURE A MESS PROOF RELOCATIONS

PRE MOVING CHECKLIST ENSURE A MESS PROOF RELOCATIONS

Relocating is a tiring process and can be stressful for many people, as it requires extensive planning. People have to pack their belongings and transport them to another location. When they take their stuff out to load, they realize many unnecessary items exist in...

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Best Tips for Decorating Your Rental Property

Best Tips for Decorating Your Rental Property

Decorating a rental home can be a tricky proposition. It’s a decision that will require you to weigh the aesthetic payoff versus the financial risk at every turn. But, if you are going to be living in the rental home for a while, it’s important to make the space as...

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How to Safely Paint a Child’s Room

How to Safely Paint a Child’s Room

Is it time to redo the walls in your child's room, or are you just arranging it for the coming of a new family member? Either way, we think that your kids' well-being should be your priority. Therefore, we will share some practical tips on how to safely paint a...

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Pots And Planters – A Guide To Buy The Best Ones

Pots And Planters – A Guide To Buy The Best Ones

Home decor and decorative pots seem to go hand in hand. Choosing a pot for your plants that blend in well with your home's aesthetic while also keeping them healthy can be hard at times, but it's not impossible. Pots and Planters are widely available in the market in...

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How much do Painting Contractors Charge per Square Foot?

A new coat of paint will not only give your house a fresh look but also protect your house against the ravages of bad weather.  It can also preserve structural integrity and increase its market rates for a resale. With all these important benefits at play, a painting...

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How Much do Painting Contractors Charge Per Hour?

At first, tackling a big paint job may look easy and doable for an amateur, but many people soon realize why painting contractors are called in for the job. Painting a room could take an entire day for an amateur, whereas a contractor can get it done cleanly and...

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5 tips to know before painting your whole house

5 tips to know before painting your whole house

If you plan on painting your whole house, an exciting job is ahead of you! You'll be able to say goodbye to old and boring colors and give a fabulous new look to your home. There are a few crucial things to consider before painting your whole house. Here we will...

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What 9 Kitchen Gadgets You Need to Have in 2020?

What 9 Kitchen Gadgets You Need to Have in 2020?

The right kitchen gadgets bring out the best in your dishes; the correct measurements ensure that your food tastes delicious. They also make food preparation easier, fun, and faster. Although style and durability play a significant role when choosing kitchen...

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Water Damage Restoration Tips Everyone Should Hear

Water Damage Restoration Tips Everyone Should Hear

Water damage can appear from different sources: natural disasters like floods and heavy rains, leaking pipes, or burst sewer lines. What all these causes have in common is that water damage restoration must be done as quickly as possible to prevent numerous further...

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Guide to Choosing Storage Furniture

Guide to Choosing Storage Furniture

No matter how beautiful your home may be, if it looks too cluttered, it will not give you the vibe you are looking for. So, what is there to do? One of the best solutions for keeping your gorgeous home mess-free is by choosing storage furniture that will help you in...

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Home Improvements to make before moving in

Home Improvements to make before moving in

When looking for a new home, it’s difficult to find a place that will tick absolutely all of your boxes. You will often be forced to compromise. Location or size are usually difficult to compromise on as you can’t really influence them and make adjustments. They are...

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4 Things To Keep In Mind When You’re Decorating Your Home

4 Things To Keep In Mind When You’re Decorating Your Home

Credit: PXHere 4 Things To Keep In Mind When You’re Decorating Your Home Decorating your home is a big, important, and exciting project. It’s one of the things that makes a house into the place you call your own, or adds more value to a property you’re going to say...

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5 Creative Ways to Decorate Your Blank and Boring Walls

5 Creative Ways to Decorate Your Blank and Boring Walls

Designing and decorating your home interior is a never-ending process, whether you’ve lived in your home for decades or just moved in. But when it comes to tackling a big, blank and boring white wall, it can get a bit tricky to choose the right creation. It gives you...

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7 IDEAS TO UTILIZE YOUR ROOFTOP

7 IDEAS TO UTILIZE YOUR ROOFTOP

Rooftop is one of the most important locations in your house, yet it is always ignored by the homeowners. It serves the role of the protector or shield for the home from the outer environment. However, it also requires special considerations for the leakage and damage...

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5 Essentials to Rock an Open Floor Plan Layout

5 Essentials to Rock an Open Floor Plan Layout

An open floor plan has been all the rage in the world of interior décor for quite some time now. Tearing down the unnecessary walls and opening the space up as much as possible became quite a popular feature in many modern places. However, the fact is that not many...

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All You Need To Know About Blocked Drains

All You Need To Know About Blocked Drains

One of the worst things to come across your house definitely has to be clogged drains. From its unpleasant approach to a nasty site, a clogged drain can seriously dampen your spirits and make your chores slower. It can cause greater amounts of inconveniences in your...

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11 Ways To Beautify Your Outdoor Space

11 Ways To Beautify Your Outdoor Space

Author: Christine Rudolph Image Source Tired of seeing the same balcony every day? Tired of visiting your garden or parking lot andseeing the same bits and pieces? Say no more! It's time for a change, and this time a fresh and exciting one! We have some fun and...

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Popular Home Architectural Styles to Know

Have you decided to revamp your house, and you’re not really sure what style to adopt? Worry no more, because we have you covered with the most popular home style designs.   When starting from scratch with a new house, you have absolute control over the design....

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Sparks coming out of outlets here’s what you should do

As we use electricity daily, any electrical problem is of major concern, especially sparks. This is because all significant issues start from a spark. It would be best if you didn’t ignore it. It might be a small issue now, but it won’t take long to cause considerable...

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Precast concrete vs traditional concrete – which is better?

Precast concrete vs traditional concrete – which is better?

Well, the construction industry has taken such a big leap towards progress that we are overwhelmed with too many options. For example, if you are considering to invest in the construction of a house, the odds are, architecture would overpower you with designs. Soon,...

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Is Your Microwave Messed Up? Here’s What You Should Do

Is Your Microwave Messed Up? Here’s What You Should Do

Picture Source We all know that high-intensity heat of the microwaves can result in an explosion of food inside them. It might have happened to almost everyone. The important thing is cleaning the microwave after the mess has been made so that it appears clean,...

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Ten Ways to Maintain Recliners

Ten Ways to Maintain Recliners

Image Source Recliners are our favorite pieces of furniture, they are relaxing, comfortable, and durable. We spend hours sleeping, eating, and sitting on them, so it is understandable when they get stained or dirty. They have high chances of getting stained and...

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5 House Painting Trends for 2020

There are all sorts of cool ways you can paint your house and imbue it with your unique sense of style. Here are a few trends that a lot of people are going to be trying this year, and you may want to give them a go as well. Painting brick Brick has a naturally...

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Tips to save your house from the burning sun

Tips to save your house from the burning sun

Almost everyone follows the basic summer guide by keeping themselves hydrated and applying the right amount of sunscreen on their exposed skin. Even after doing the basics, there are still some safety measures that can help you survive the intense summer heat...

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Curtains vs Blinds — which one is better?

Image Source   It is often a tough choice to make when you have to look into different options to purchase the interior items for your house. You have to choose the very best out there for your home, especially when it comes to windows.  Windows are the most...

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How to Prep Your Home for a Fast Sale

How to Prep Your Home for a Fast Sale If you’re listing your home on the market, you’d love to have a fast sale. Once you’ve made the decision to sell, most of us don’t want to get hung up in the process for months (or even longer). If you want to bring in a fast...

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5 Exterior Home Decor Tips for Charlotte

5 Exterior Home Decor Tips for Charlotte

By Becky Moore “Picture-perfect.” It’s one way to describe the sprawling Queen City of Charlotte, N.C.  No matter which of the city’s 199 neighborhoods you live in, it’s only natural, to want your home to look as good as it can. Here are five exterior home decor tips...

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Why It’s a Good Idea to Paint Your Home Before You Move In

Even if you think you've found the perfect home, there's a good chance you'll have a few things you want to change before you're completely happy. When you move into a new property, you've got a lot of different things that you'll need to think about.  Getting the...

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The importance of having a freshly painted house when selling

There are many benefits to painting your house before listing it up for sale. 1. Return on investment Sure, it might cost a bit of money to get your house painted, especially if you don’t do it yourself. However, if it means you end up getting the asking price for...

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DIY Photo Wall Ideas: Wall Hangings

DIY Photo Wall Ideas: Wall Hangings

Photo credit: Aleksandr Sloboianyk   In years gone by, hanging family photographs in your home was very trendy. Then, suddenly family photographs were replaced with arts and crafts. Luckily, there has been a shift again, which has a place for both. Many arts and...

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How to Select a Paint Color for Your Home

How to select a paint color for your home's exterior Is your home ready for a touch-up? If you’ve decided it’s time for a fresh coat of paint to protect the structure of your home and boost your curb appeal, you’ll need to brainstorm exterior home paint ideas....

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How to Prep Windows for Painting

While wooden windows are a beautiful fixture in any building, they do need regular TLC in order to retain their vintage aesthetic and remain energy- efficient, particularly exterior windows which face the elements constantly. Fortunately, a fresh paint job can really...

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Bring Color In Your Apartment, Install Wallpaper

Bring Color In Your Apartment, Install Wallpaper

Photo credit: Pixabay Wallpaper has been used for hundreds of years. It was used as far back as the 1800’s in the homes of royalty and the elite. Used correctly it is timeless and chic. Entering a room that has a perfect balance is breathtaking. When wallpaper seemed...

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Allowing Your Tenants To Paint: Pros and Cons

Allowing Your Tenants To Paint: Pros and Cons

Property maintenance involves a ton of work. But it’s crucial in order to keep the property looking attractive. One way to ensure the property is attractive to tenants is to paint the rental unit prior to them moving in. Majority of landlords choose neutral colors,...

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Best Outdoor Activities To Do Around Lake Wylie

Lake Wylie is a secret gem located in York County, South Carolina, along the shore of Lake Wylie. It's only 15 to 30 minutes away from the Charlotte Airport and 30 minutes away from Bank of America Stadium. Within the vicinity, you can find the Buster Boyd Bridge, a...

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Exploring The Unique Beauty Of Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden

Located in Belmont, North Carolina, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden is a relatively young garden with a variety of different features to show the guests, especially for the families, gardeners and educational institutions. Although they try to offer something for every...

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NASCAR Hall of Fame

Located in Charlotte, NC, The NASCAR Hall of Fame is an entertainment attraction for both race fans and non-fans and the home of race-car legends. It is designed to honor the heritage of NASCAR as well as educate and entertain people with their exhibits, theater,...

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Stellar Ways To Organize Cabinets, Drawers, and More

Stellar Ways To Organize Cabinets, Drawers, and More

Photo credit:  Jarosław Ceborski Kitchen cabinets, pantries, and drawers are some of the most used areas in our homes. We all know we have to have multiple tools, appliances, and gadgets to create meals snacks and various beverages. Over time our kitchens have...

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The Paint Colors That Could Help You Sell Your Home

Thanks to our friends at Bellhops Moving for helping us create this post   When you're thinking of selling your home, paint can seem like just another expense to worry about. However, you might find that a fresh new color is exactly what you need to draw the...

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How to get the grey out of weathered grain (Q&A)

How to get the grey out of weathered grain (Q&A)

Question: I am going to refinish a patio door but noticed that the wood grain has weathered and turned grey. What is the best way to remove the grey out of the grain that is weathered? And how do you get into the nooks and crannies to get it sanded? Answer: We...

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A Brief History of Charlotte, NC

The city of Charlotte has gone from the Old South to the New South to the Newest South over the years and that is a lot of history for the locals and the visitors to remember and keep track of.  While it is all important, a person really only needs to know one thing...

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A Few Tips on Choosing Paint Colors for Your Home Interior

A Few Tips on Choosing Paint Colors for Your Home Interior

  Go through inspirational pieces Use catalogs and magazines to find some inspiration. Alternatively, you could skim through your favorite television shows to look through the color palettes of the homes. Websites and apps like Pinterest and Instagram are...

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