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Posted on 08/10/2022
3 Secrets to starting an organic garden
Starting your own organic garden is simpler than you might expect. Organic gardening is no more expensive nor labor-intensive than other gardening methods, and it’s a great way to live sustainably. So, how do you get started with organic gardening? Mulch Mulch is the foundation of any successful organic garden. A layer of natural mulch provides many benefits,...
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Posted on 08/03/2022
3 No-Impact Games to Entertain Your Guests Outdoors
Have you ever gotten together with friends or family only to realize you don’t know what activities to engage in? Maybe you have a great outdoor space that’s primed and ready, but you just don’t know how to incorporate playful activities into it. Fret not. Here are 3 easygoing and low-to-no-contact games for you and your guests. Kickball...
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Posted on 07/27/2022
Lawn benches: Top trends to try in your outdoor space
Outdoor furniture trends are constantly changing, so the same can be said for garden and lawn benches. Whether you want an outdoor bench to serve a purely utilitarian purpose or be the focal point of your outdoor design, there are plenty of trends to try. Here is a quick guide to some of the most popular trends in...
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Posted on 07/20/2022
Escrow accounts: 3 Quick basics to consider
Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer or an experienced homeowner who’s been both the buyer and the seller, escrow accounts are things you need to be familiar with. Here are a few brief need-to-knows and reminders about escrow accounts to help you maneuver the home transaction process: What is an escrow account? An escrow account refers to an account,...
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Posted on 07/13/2022
5 Ways to use herringbone pattern in your home decor
Herringbone pattern is everywhere, both in exterior and interior design. Whether made with stone, brick, tile, wood or vinyl, it’s a pattern you can incorporate into a wide variety of styles and spaces. If you’re interested in finding ways to decorate your home using the herringbone pattern, here are a few ideas to inspire you: Wallpaper Wallpaper has...
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Posted on 06/29/2022
The basics of getting preapproved for a mortgage
Getting preapproved for a mortgage is an essential part of the home-buying process. While it’s possible to wait before securing your financing, there are major benefits to getting preapproval early. For more information about preapproval, here are the basics to consider: When to get preapproval It’s recommended that would-be homebuyers obtain a preapproval letter from a mortgage lender...
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Posted on 06/22/2022
How to Hide Your Radiator: 3 Simple Design Ideas
Does your home have a wall radiator you wish you could hide? While immobile, radiators can be hidden or disguised in plenty of creative ways. If you're looking for smart and safe ways to make your radiator less of an eyesore, here are some ideas to try. Upcycled Iron A clever way to hide your radiator while also...
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Posted on 06/15/2022
Saws 101: Quick basics for the most prominent types of power saws
When it comes to cutting, saws are among the first tools many folks think of. Most think of a household hack saw or common rip-cut saw, both needing only a little elbow grease to cut through whatever medium you may be using. But what about power saws? While hand saws are very common in the home, some power...
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Posted on 06/08/2022
Home Maintenance for Every Season
Maintaining your home should be a priority, but it can be overwhelming to fit in all of those routine maintenance projects along with the rest of your commitments. Fortunately, it's very easy to come up with a maintenance schedule based on the seasons. If you follow this schedule, you will always stay on track with your preventative maintenance,...
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Posted on 06/01/2022
Growing Beyond the Norm: 3 Unexpected Climbing Plants for Your Garden Trellis
Growing climbing plants on a trellis is a perfect way to use a small space efficiently. Trellises with vines can be purely decorative or provide valuable functionality like shade and privacy. There are many popular climbing plants to choose from if you’re looking for something to cover a trellis, but even if you’re looking for something different from...
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Posted on 05/29/2022
1567 Rebel Way, San Jose, CA is now new to the market!
Pristine Family home situated in highly sought-after Cambrian Park with Union schools, Campbell Union High school District, Prime commute location near all major freeway arteries! Library, Mall & shopping- Whole foods, Costco, Trader Joe's, Farmers Market, OSH & much more! Upgrades include kitchen & bath remodels, Hardwood floors thru out, dual pane windows, recessed lighting, copper plumbing & waste line replacement, new gutters, insulation, large backyard with deck, water feature, fruit trees & garden area. Auto & drip irrigation. Fresh paint inside & out. Don't miss this great value. Make THIS house YOUR home!...
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Posted on 05/25/2022
Try These Decorative Lighting Projects for Your Outdoor Space
Proper lighting is essential to enjoying any outside space. Unfortunately, outdoor lighting can get complicated due to lack of access to electricity. Lack of electrical outlets and built-in light sources can make even the simplest ideas a hassle. Luckily, there are some excellent DIY options for decorative outdoor lighting that don’t require electricity. Here are some ideas to...
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