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Posted on 01/16/2022
Allotments & Community Gardens: What You Should Know
Photo by Zen Chung from Pexels Despite the more recent interest in sustainable lifestyles, the practice and concept of urban agriculture has been around for centuries. Two of the most common forms of urban agriculture are allotments and community gardens. The term allotment is a term originating in Britain that refers to a piece of land cultivated by...
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Posted on 01/09/2022
Is It Cost-Effective to Add Solar Panels to Your Home?
For many years, homeowners have wanted to transition to sustainable energy, but found the upfront costs were not necessarily offset by the return on investment. Although many feel it's wise to convert to sustainable energy sources to protect the environment, homeowners dealing with sometimes tight budgets need to make cost-effective home improvement decisions. That's why checking in periodically...
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Posted on 01/02/2022
Prefab Homes: Efficient & Eco-Friendly
"vipp's prefab shelter" by Nicolás Boullosa licensed under CC BY 2.0 Prefabricated homes come with many advantages. They require less time and less labor than traditional building process and still allow you to own your own home with a much smaller budget. Sustainability is another key factor discussed among builders and buyers alike. Builders promote prefabricated homes as...
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Posted on 12/26/2021
Here's What's Trending In Exterior Design Right Now
Whether you’re remodeling or building a brand new home, staying up to date on the latest trends can be an enormous source of inspiration. While not every trend will be perfect for you, knowing what’s popular can help you find the best possible options for your own home. Here are the biggest trends in exterior design to know...
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Posted on 12/19/2021
3 Pieces of Farmhouse Decor You Can DIY
Farmhouse decor celebrates the rustic and comfortable aspects of country life. One of the many advantages of embracing this design style in your home is the opportunity to upcycle old items and give them new purpose. Here are some great ideas for DIY projects to make your own farmhouse decor. Upcycled Pallet Headboard Wooden pallets are essential to...
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Posted on 12/12/2021
Protect Your Vegetable Garden With Catnip
Catnip is an herb of many talents. Besides being famously loved by cats, it also has many benefits for your home and garden. Catnip can be particularly beneficial when grown in vegetable gardens because of its pest-repelling properties. Here we’ll go into detail about how and why to use catnip in your vegetable garden. Bug Repellent One of...
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Posted on 12/10/2021
252 E 17th Street, Huntington Sta, NY 11746 is now new to the market!
One Of A Kind! This Classic Expanded Cape Is Much Larger Than it Appears - All the Charm Of Yesteryear Combined With Modern Comforts - Features Open Floor Plan, Updated Kitchen w/Granite Counter tops & Island, Wood Burning stove, HW Floors, CAC, MSBR En Suite, Vintage Vanity & Claw Tub- Heated In Ground Pool 20x40, Outdoor Kitchen w/BBQ & Granite Counter tops & Much More. Designed For Entertaining In All Seasons! Convenient Location Minutes to Parkways, LIRR, Shopping, Village & Dining "A Must See To...
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Posted on 12/05/2021
Modified Open Floor Plans Increase Accessibility and Quality of Life
Photo by Pixabay from Pexels It may come as something of a surprise to prospective home buyers and contractors, but the open floor plan was popularized as far back as the 1950s. The open floor plan boom took off during the 1990s, and that’s when it evolved into a new construction norm. By its very nature, the open...
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Posted on 11/28/2021
FF&E Interior Design Projects
Furniture, fixtures and equipment (FF&E) interior design projects might seem as though they only involve choosing new items based on their style, color and other aesthetic elements. However, FF&E projects go beyond aesthetics in scope. In fact, interior designers working on FF&E projects should do significant research on textiles, materials and other components to ensure safety standards. Items...
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Posted on 11/21/2021
What Is Decoupage?
If you’re wanting a fun and inexpensive way to create custom home decor, search no further than decoupage. Decoupage is the art of gluing layers of paper to other surfaces to achieve unique designs and textures. All you need to get into decoupage is a good paint brush and a jar of Mod Podge or other decoupage glue....
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Posted on 11/14/2021
The Importance of Conducting a Title Search Prior to Purchase
Photo by Gerd Altmann via Pixabay There are many title companies available to complete a title search for you. However, if you’re trying to reduce some of the costs associated with buying a property, you can complete a title search on your own and potentially save hundreds of dollars. 1. Identify the Property Start by gathering as much...
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Posted on 11/07/2021
Plumbing: Improve Your Home's Sustainability With These Projects
It's easy to forget about your plumbing as you are planning your home improvement and maintenance schedule. With pipes tucked away behind your walls and generally functioning as they should be, they are often overlooked. However, it's important to consider home improvement projects that will protect and enhance your plumbing, as this will ensure that everything is always...
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