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Posted on 12/05/2021
Two Ways to Make Caring for Houseplants Easier
Even for experienced gardeners, keeping multiple houseplants happy and thriving can be overwhelming. With all the watering, fertilizing, checking for pests and adequate sunlight, it might seem like you’re spending all of your time on the minute tasks. Luckily, there are lots of ways to make your plant care easier. Here are three simple hacks for taking better...
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Posted on 12/05/2021
The Best Front Door Plants for a Good First Impression
Plants can be the key to curb appeal. In particular, plants arranged around the front door can have an enormous impact on first impressions and can not only help sell your home but impress your guests. With all the details of landscaping design and varieties of plants, it’s difficult to know what will make the biggest difference. To...
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Posted on 11/28/2021
How to Decorate With a Neutral Color Palette
Neutral colors are always in style. However, if you have never decorated with a neutral color palette, you might wonder how to go about it. With so many colors that are so close to each other, how can you still create a dynamic and interesting aesthetic? Luckily, there is a lot more room for creativity when using neutrals...
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Posted on 11/28/2021
Vacation: How to keep your home safe while on vacation
When you go away on vacation, the last thing you want to do is worry about dealing with a break-in or property damage when you come back. Fortunately, there are several ways you can protect your home from break-ins, fires, floods and other dangers when you're away. The following tips can help you keep your home as safe...
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Posted on 11/28/2021
Another Property Sold - 45 Olson Drive, Southington, CT 06489
Outstanding spacious pristine home of 2866 sq. ft. - 5 bedrms, 2 1/2 baths! In a very desirable Southington neighborhood, close to stores & highway! Covered porch entry to the front door. Inside is the large open & bright Living Rm and leads to the inviting Dining Rm! Then into the updated eatin Kitchen w/newer stainless appliances, Martin cabinets, newer Dalene luxury vinyl floor, large eating area. A huge pantry closet! Next is the open spacious and bright 1st flr Family Rm w/gas fireplace & a new Andersen slider onto the pressure treated 12' x 15' deck w/Eclipse motorized awning overlooking the private level back yard. ...
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Posted on 11/21/2021
Would An Attached Garage with Increased Accessibility Make Your New Home Safer?
Photo by Pixabay via Pexels For most people, inclement weather is an inconvenience when getting out of a vehicle and entering a home. When it rains, you use an umbrella or get wet. When it snows or sleets, you have to watch every step or suffer a slip and fall. But for people with a disability or mobility...
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Posted on 11/21/2021
Real Estate Investment Made Simple
Photo by Startup Stock Photos from Pexels Property is an increasingly valuable asset no matter where you live, making real estate investment more popular than ever. While it can be a big commitment, investing in real estate is quite accessible and affordable depending on the level of involvement you are interested in. It doesn’t require being an expert...
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Posted on 11/14/2021
Upgrade Your Kitchen with a Windowsill Herb Garden
Fresh herbs can take all your meals to the next level, but they are often hard to find and quite pricey when you do. So, if you want to have all your favorite herbs nearby whenever you need them, you’ll need to take matters into your own hands. Thankfully, that’s easy to do by upgrading your kitchen with...
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Posted on 11/14/2021
Thinking of Buying a Fixer-Upper? Here Are 3 Things to Think About
If you have a tight budget and love DIY, buying a fixer-upper might seem like a straightforward decision. Fixer-uppers are homes that need repairs and updates rather than being “move-in ready,” and can be affordable options in any kind of market. However, fixer-uppers require significant money, effort and careful planning. If you’re trying to determine whether a fixer-upper...
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Posted on 11/07/2021
Patios, Porches and More: Your Guide to Identifying Outdoor Living Spaces
Image by Mark Thomas from Pixabay There are many terms in the design world that we use interchangeably. Those without specific knowledge of these terms might not know how they differentiate, but boosting your home vocabulary can be helpful with buying, selling or improving your home. One common example is the terms we use for private outdoor living...
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Posted on 11/07/2021
4 Ways to Make Your Porch More Inviting
Photo by Ralph (Ravi) Kayden on Unsplash Curb appeal doesn’t have to be all about selling your home. Improving the exterior with landscaping and decor is a way to add your personal touch. While homes with front porches have the added advantage of providing an extension of the home’s entrance, a porch alone is not always welcoming. There...
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Posted on 10/31/2021
2021 Kitchen Remodeling Trends
Image by Mike Gattorna from Pixabay When everyday people consider home remodeling ideas, kitchens often top the list for a wide range of reasons. Home chefs often want to integrate kitchen remodeling ideas to improve space efficiency. Some want to better accommodate friends and family members who enjoy the most-used space in the household. No matter your reasons...
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