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Posted on 10/24/2021
Want to Improve Your Workspace? Add LEDs Under Your Cabinets
Image by StockSnap from Pixabay Your kitchen is the ultimate workspace, but only if it has the lighting needed to properly illuminate your work area. Without the right lighting, you could end up fumbling through your tasks, failing to complete them to the best of your ability. Thankfully, resolving that problem is as easy as installing LEDs under...
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Posted on 10/18/2021
Another Property Sold - 518 77Th Avenue, St Pete Beach, FL 33706
Live the Florida Lifestyle in this Perfectly located St Pete Beach Pool Home! You will LOVE this 3 bedroom, 2 bath Home that is light, bright and Beachy! Features include a split bedroom Floorplan with a Spacious Master Suite that has a private patio, Walk in Closet, updated large Master Bath with a Walk in Shower. Second and 3rd bedrooms are also roomy and share an Updated Bath. The large updated kitchen has Solid Wood Cabinetry, Granite Countertops, Stainless Steel Appliances (dishwasher and garbage disposal replaced 2020) lots of storage and dining space. Indoor laundry/Utility room has a newer Hot Water Heater and new Washer &...
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Posted on 10/17/2021
What You Need to Know About Granite Countertops
Your kitchen counter is one of the most heavily used surfaces in the home. Everything from food preparation to working from home can happen in the kitchen, and the countertop material plays a major role in those activities and the overall look and feel of the kitchen. Granite has been a popular choice for decades. However, there are...
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Posted on 10/10/2021
6 Hidden Costs of Owning a Home
Photo by Gabby K from Pexels The cost of owning a home is much more than just your mortgage. There is a sizable list of additional costs prospective homeowners should plan for when thinking about buying a home. Here we will go over the primary additional costs of home ownership you might not have thought of. Property Taxes...
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Posted on 10/03/2021
What Are the Best Alternatives to Pressure Treated Wood For Decks & Patios?
Many homeowners choose pressure-treated pine to build decks based on its price and longevity. While the material ranks as the undisputed go-to lumber for decks and patios, it may not be a perfect fit for every homeowner. That's largely because pressure-treated pine brings a few negatives to the table. About Pressure-Treated Lumber Originally, pressure-treated lumber used to contain...
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Posted on 09/26/2021
3 Ways Homeowners Can Reduce Reliance on Municipal Resources
According to data generated by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), the average monthly electric bill increased from to $115 monthly even though usage has steadily declined during the last 10 years. The hard data compiled in 2019 shows that some states enjoy monthly utility bills as low as $76 while others suffer costs as high as $168....
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Posted on 09/19/2021
Tips for Setting Up a Retro Arcade for Your Home
If you have fond memories of playing video games at a local arcade, you can recreate that experience in your home. While it might sound complicated, creating a retro arcade in your home can be a simple project. Gather the Games You Want Think about the games you want to include in your retro arcade. If you still...
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Posted on 09/12/2021
New Homes: The "Before" Checklist You'll Want to Consider
Photo by PhotoMIX Company from Pexels Sometimes getting ready to buy a home feels stressful. But it doesn't have to be when you take clear steps to get financially ready for the exciting world of homeownership. Here are a few quick items to consider before stepping into your new home. Do You Have a Down Payment? Depending on...
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Posted on 09/05/2021
How the Paint In Your Home Can Increase Your Risk for Lead Poisoning
Image by Lisa Redfern from Pixabay Perhaps you have invested in a charming, turn-of-the-century home that is full of unique details and authentic touches. Many homeowners are drawn to historic homes because of their architectural designs and cozy atmospheres. However, some of these homes may come with an unexpected risk - the risk of lead-based paint. Decades ago,...
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Posted on 08/29/2021
The Most Common DIY Home Decor Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
The process of creating your own home decor is exciting, but you are going to want the hard work and effort that you put into these projects to be the worthwhile in the end. The last thing that you want is to make an avoidable mistake during the process that ends up compromising the entire plan. These are...
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Posted on 08/22/2021
Your First Kitchen Garden: A Getting Started Guide
Planting a kitchen garden will teach you valuable gardening skills while helping you produce your own fresh foods. However, for beginners it might seem intimidating. If you're interested in planting your first kitchen garden, here are some tips to get you started. Start Out Small You may have seen many elaborate gardens trending online, but it's important that...
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Posted on 08/19/2021
Video Tour - 518 77Th Avenue, St Pete Beach, FL 33706
Live the Florida Lifestyle in this Perfectly located St Pete Beach Pool Home! You will LOVE this 3 bedroom, 2 bath Home that is light, bright and Beachy! Features include a split bedroom Floorplan with a Spacious Master Suite that has a private patio, Walk in Closet, updated large Master Bath with a Walk in Shower. Second and 3rd bedrooms are also roomy and share an Updated Bath. The large updated kitchen has Solid Wood Cabinetry, Granite Countertops, Stainless Steel Appliances (dishwasher and garbage disposal replaced 2020) lots of storage and dining space. Indoor laundry/Utility room has a newer Hot Water Heater and new Washer &...
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