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Posted on 05/22/2022
DIY Guide: How to Make a Planter Bird Bath
Bird baths are a staple of garden decor that come with the added benefit of attracting local wildlife to your yard. One of the other great things about bird baths is how easy it is to craft them out of everyday items. While you can purchase pre-made bird baths at home and garden stores, choosing to DIY will...
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Posted on 05/15/2022
Multipurpose media room ideas: Something for everyone
In the quest for entertainment optimization, many homeowners are turning to multipurpose media room ideas to add extra functionality. How can you design a perfect media room to fit the individual needs of everyone in the home? While it might seem complicated, there are some simple ways you can set up your media room to give it optimal...
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Posted on 05/08/2022
How to Prevent Flood Damage at Home
Flooding can cause significant damage to your home and even make it uninhabitable in worst-case scenarios. Floods can lead to mold growth, wood rot and other types of water damage that can be costly to repair. Taking steps to prevent floods from occurring can protect your home from this kind of damage. Use these flood prevention tips to...
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Posted on 05/01/2022
Houseplants: 5 Virtually Unkillable Houseplants That Are Easy to Grow
If all it takes is one wrong look for your houseplants to turn brown and die, then you need something a bit more forgiving. Not all indoor plants are built the same, however. Some demand the perfect amount of light and water plus endless attention while others are happy being left alone. Wondering which won’t give you a...
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Posted on 04/24/2022
Which Houseplants Have Medicinal Properties?
Plants have been used to make medicine for centuries, but some stand out above the rest for their many healing properties. Some plants make teas or, with aloe, their leaves broken open and the gooey ooze used as a balm. From aiding in digestion to soothing burns and insect bites, these houseplants are known for their healing properties....
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Posted on 04/17/2022
A Beginner's Guide to homeowner's Insurance
Homeowner's insurance is an important piece of the home ownership puzzle. Because almost all mortgage lenders require proof of insurance, having a policy is more of a necessity than an option. However, many potential homeowners aren't clear about what a homeowner's insurance policy covers. While each policy is customizable and has varying details depending on the insurer, there...
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Posted on 04/10/2022
VA Loans for First-Time Homebuyers: A Basic Guide
If you've served in the U.S. military, a VA loan might be an excellent way to finance your first home. If you're interested in using this benefit, it's important to know the steps involved. Here is a basic guide to buying your first home with a VA loan: Get Your Certificate of Eligibility A certificate of eligibility from...
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Posted on 04/03/2022
Home living while working from home: Tips to work from home without increasing clutter
We’ve all gone over most of the regular work from home tips, such as taking breaks, setting the correct work hours, maintaining a morning routine, etc. But occasionally, we’re left wondering how to keep a work-life balance while staying on top of home life, home maintenance, video call schedules and keeping the mess to a minimum. Here are...
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Posted on 03/27/2022
Try These Rustic Coffee Table DIY Ideas
The humble coffee table is the perfect furniture piece to bring some rustic charm to your living room or porch. If you’re looking to enhance your rustic design style while also stretching your DIY skills, there are many coffee table plans that can help you. Here we’ve put together some ideas for making your own rustic coffee tables,...
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Posted on 03/20/2022
Expert Tips for Moving With Houseplants
When moving with houseplants it’s important to make the process as low-stress as possible, both for you and the plants. While relocating can be complicated and overwhelming, there are ways to make sure your plants will travel safely and happily to your new home. Here are some expert tips for packing and moving your houseplants. Repot to Plastic...
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Posted on 03/15/2022
Another Property Sold - 333 E Sigler Road, Carleton, MI 48117
Beautiful 4.5 acres with lots of mature trees and outbuildings. Historic farm house with tons of potential. There is one bedroom on main floor and another main floor room that could also serve as a bedroom. Full bath is on main floor. 3 spacious bedrooms upstairs with a bonus room that would be a great craft/hobby room. Several outbuildings. Right around the corner from the Airport...
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Posted on 03/13/2022
How to Build a Simple Screen Divider
There are a plethora of creative ways to divide a room. There are also many room dividers you can DIY to save money while building something completely custom. One simple and convenient way to divide a room is with a folding screen. Here is all of the info you'll need to make your own screen room divider. Materials...
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