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Posted on 10/25/2021
A Brief History of Sustainable Housing
Photo by Marce Garal from Pixabay Eco-friendly homes may feel like a modern phenomenon, but the history of sustainable structures stretches further into the past than most people realize. In fact, in ancient times, nearly every residence or building was an environmentally friendly structure. Not because it was the trendy thing to do, but because it was the...
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Posted on 10/18/2021
Tableware Trends to Upgrade Your Dining Experience
Whether you’re having family dinner or hosting a larger gathering, a stylish dining table is key. No matter what interior design style you like or use in your dining room now, there are ways you can add new trends to refresh the look of your dining setup. Here are some of the top trends in tableware and flatware...
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Posted on 10/11/2021
3 Signs Your Home Needs New Paint
Repainting your home’s exterior is no small task. Despite the potential cost and challenges, a fresh coat of paint is one of the most important upgrades you can make. Not only will new paint make your home look better, it will help prevent other long-term issues caused by aging paint. But how do you know when it’s time...
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Posted on 10/04/2021
4 Key Elements of a Home Renovation Contract
Professionals bring the commercial-grade tools and years of experience to deliver the quality upgrades people desire. Although you and your contractor may work in different industries, written agreements help clarify the duties and expectations. One of the pitfalls of enlisting a contractor comes from miscommunication. This can lead to disagreements about the scope, details, and costs. By including...
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Posted on 09/27/2021
Budget-Friendly Solar Energy Solutions You Can DIY
Although adding solar energy systems to single-family dwellings can reduce utility bills and improve property values, a large installation's price tag sometimes proves prohibitive. Spending tens of thousands of dollars on state-of-the-art panels, wiring and equipment necessary to convert the sun's rays into lighting can easily exceed one's budget. However, increasing your renewable energy footprint does not necessarily...
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Posted on 09/20/2021
Low Light, No Problem: 5 Houseplants That Love the Shade
Keeping houseplants isn’t just for those with sunny homes. While the perfect south-facing window is many plant owners’ dream, lower light environments are just fine for many types of plants to thrive. Here we will go over some of the best low-light houseplants for your home. Snake Plant Snake plants are striking in appearance and extremely hardy. They...
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Posted on 09/13/2021
Incorporating Antique Doorknobs into your Decor
Image by savannaholson0 from Pixabay There are many people who are looking for new and inventive ways to decorate their home. In order to get the most out of this process, it is important to pay attention to detail. The doorknobs are a commonly overlooked source of decoration. One of the ways to add a little bit of...
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Posted on 09/06/2021
Sustainable Construction: Green Features to Include in Your New Build
Photo by Maria Orlova from Pexels With a greater focus on energy efficiency in recent years, new construction has been using green features. These features are designed to reduce negative impacts on the environment and help homeowners reduce their energy usage. If you’re planning to have a green home built, the following are some of the more common...
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Posted on 09/01/2021
278 Meadow Circle North, Big Bear, CA now has a new price of $299,000!
Have you ever dreamt of building a custom home with unobstructed views of ski slopes in the mountains of Southern California? This prime lot in Big Bear's Eagles Knoll Estates, a gated lakefront community with private marina, parks, playground, tennis court, RV parking, and more may be for you. Level and rectangular and backing up to Rathbun Creek, your dream home with views design can readily take form. The location of the property is ideally situated on the quiet eastern side of Big Bear Lake and located within walking distance to the Starbucks, grocery markets, restaurants, gym and shops of the local plaza. Build now or hold the land as...
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Posted on 08/30/2021
Adding Cacti to your Landscape Design
Cacti gardens can be a gorgeous addition to your home’s landscape. Much of the southwest United States’ climate is well-suited for growing them. If you’re interested in adding a cacti garden, these design tips will help you create one that’s stunning and complementary to the landscaping around your home. Intersperse Low-Growing Cacti With Other Plants Cacti complement more...
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Posted on 08/26/2021
Another Property Sold - 1621 Cerro Gordo Street, Los Angeles, CA
Full of charm and character, this 1910 craftsman bungalow is a home not to be missed. With coffered ceilings, leaded glass, built-in storage, and many other original details, this property is both beautiful and move-in ready. Situated at the front of the 7,500 square foot lot the home offers an abundance of outside space. From the moment you walk onto the front porch and through the original solid wood door, you are instantly welcomed into the oversized formal entry with the main living room bathed in light to your right. From the window seat you may read a book while looking through the garden and trees by day and towards the twinkling...
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Posted on 08/23/2021
How to Press Leaves: DIY Art Guide
Some might be familiar with the old practice of pressing leaves or flowers inside books to keep them preserved. While this is a fun way to keep and dry plants, you miss out on the opportunity to display those plants as art in your home. If you have fallen leaves from your houseplants or from the outside world...
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