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Posted on 11/28/2021
Tips on Choosing Between a Single Family Home and a Townhouse
Photo by Ricarda Molck via Pixabay More and more communities are creating spaces for both individual homes and multifamily townhomes. Both styles offer lots of space, comfortable living and access to a neighborhood's amenities -- but there are some key differences that might make one style more suitable for you than another. Learning more about the differences between...
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Posted on 11/21/2021
Home Office: Quick Tips to Stay Comfy While Working
Working from home is the new norm and the home office won’t be ignored. From setting up efficient areas to store your working documents and tools to opening the space so you don’t feel cramped during a tight deadline, here are a few home office design ideas to keep your mind and body limber. Keep Furniture Simple Many...
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Posted on 11/17/2021
333 E Sigler Road, Carleton, MI 48117 now has a new price of $180,000!
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 11/14/2021
Moss Wall Gardens: DIY Guide
If you want to add some no-maintenance greenery to your home decor, a moss wall garden might be the perfect choice. Unlike garden walls made up of many small plants, moss walls not always alive. This makes them much easier to maintain while still giving you a lush and beautiful art piece to bring nature indoors. Here is...
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Posted on 11/07/2021
Refresh Your Pedestal Sink With a Colorful Skirt
Photo by Hédi Benyounes on Unsplash Dressing up your bathroom can not only make your house have more sales appeal but also can make your morning routine a little more cheerful. One way to dress up a pedestal sink and even add a pop of color to your bathroom pallet is by adding a colorful skirt. 1. Take...
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Posted on 10/31/2021
Open Shelving for Your Small Kitchen: A Smart Remodeling Idea
Photo by Pixabay from Pexels Small kitchen remodeling projects can deliver big quality of life and return on investment benefits. The kitchen also ranks as the number one room people want to change, especially when the cabinets have passed their prime. Homeowners on tight budgets may find that open shelving improves space efficiency and transforms the cooking and...
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Posted on 10/30/2021
Another Property Sold - 1289 Meadowbrook Boulevard, Milan, MI 48160
Come see this beautiful 2-story home in Meadowbrook. Updated kitchen with ample cabinets, granite counters, stone island, stainless steel appliances and pantry leads into the dining area with doors to the backyard. Step down into the family room with gas fireplace or move towards the front to the living room. Upstairs has a large primary suite, with huge walk-in closet and bath. The loft area is great for study, game room, additional sitting area, etc. 3 other sizable bedrooms, 2 with walk in closets. Laundry is conveniently located on the second floor. Basement has egress window and is plumbed for bath. Corner lot with trees between home...
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Posted on 10/28/2021
333 E Sigler Road, Carleton, MI 48117 now has a new price of $194,900!
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 10/24/2021
Victory Gardens: This Sustainable Tradition Can Still Improve Modern Life
Victory gardens have been a tradition ever since the first World War. Growing your own vegetables, fruits and other edible crops at home can have major benefits, no matter the size and complexity of your garden. Here are some of the top reasons victory gardens are still beneficial in a modern world: Know Exactly What’s In Your Food...
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Posted on 10/17/2021
Home Office: Quick Tips for Designing Your Work-From-Home Space
Do you work remotely? Do you spend a lot of time in your home office? Whether you’re designing a home office from scratch or making some updates, you may need a little guidance when starting. Keep reading to learn 4 simple tips for creating a home office you’ll love. Choose the Right Location Do you want a home...
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Posted on 10/12/2021
4703 W Jacobs Road, Perry, MI 48872 now has a new price of $389,900!
Immaculately maintained and updated ranch on 20 acres of woods! So many recent updates include primary bedroom and bathroom, new porch, new siding, new roof, new windows, Sunsetter awning, and whole house generator with 11K watt automatic transfer. 2 car attached garage has 10ft ceiling. Family room has beautiful cherry hardwood flooring, wood stove, and sliding door overlooking the fenced in garden that has running water and electric. Wood fireplace in living room with custom wood carved mantle. Spacious kitchen with island, pantry, stainless steel appliances including built-in dual temp wine fridge. Formal dining room, first floor laundry....
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