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Posted on 06/29/2022
Rain gardens: Design your own
When it comes to rain gardens, design matters for more than just aesthetics. Rain gardens are meant to serve an important purpose in capturing rainwater runoff, and both the plants and structure of the garden determine its effectiveness. To help you learn more about rain gardens, here are some key benefits and design elements to know: Why are...
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Posted on 06/23/2022
Chicago, IL Real Estate Market Update 6/23/2022
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Posted on 06/22/2022
The 3 best indoor flowering plants for your home
If you're interested in adding some color to your home, consider indoor flowering plants. There are a wide variety of flowering plants to choose from, all of which can adapt comfortably to life inside your home. Unlike cut flowers that fade within days, you can keep your flowering houseplants blooming again and again. Here are some suggestions for...
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Posted on 06/15/2022
6 Ways to Treat & Prevent Whiteflies
Whiteflies are a common pest affecting both houseplants and outdoor gardens. Like many plant pests, whiteflies can damage and even kill your plants if left untreated. Luckily, there are several ways to treat whitefly infestations in your houseplants. Here are some of the most effective methods: Vacuum Whiteflies can be sucked up with a vacuum and disposed of...
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Posted on 06/08/2022
Restoration: When and How to DIY Your Windows
If you are among the many people who fell in love with the ambiance of an old house, there are DIY ways to restore the original windows. Consider the following reasons restoration might further the peaceful enjoyment of your home. Handy DIY Homeowners Can Restore Old Windows If you possess some carpentry skills and a good set of...
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Posted on 06/01/2022
Trends: Great Paint Colors for Home Improvement Projects
Much the same as architectural styles and interior design themes, color trends have a tendency to rise and fall with each passing season. However, there are a few that seem to persist throughout the years. If you're planning to paint your home this year, here are a few colors that have withstood the test of time and keep...
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Posted on 05/25/2022
Working From Home: Should You Refresh Your Home Office?
A good home office considers everything from lighting to air quality to layout, but even the best of the best home offices should be reimagined from time to time. So what happens when you switch up your office layout? The results may surprise you. Here are a few quick tips for redesigning your home office space. Rework Assessment...
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Posted on 05/23/2022
Chicago, IL Real Estate Market Update 5/23/2022
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Posted on 05/18/2022
Your Guide to Seller Financing Options
In real estate transactions, homebuyers have to obtain some kind of financing. Typically, this additional monetary support comes from a third party institution like a bank or mortgage lender. However, sometimes the seller may also offer financing directly. There are many options available depending on the specific need and situation. Here is a basic overview of seller financing...
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Posted on 05/11/2022
How to incorporate Mid-Mod with these four DIY ideas
Affectionately known as Mid-Mod, this mid-century interior design movement is heavily influenced by the angular, funky style of the middle of the 20th century. It takes the best of what the late 1950s and early 1960s had to offer and gives it a contemporary twist. Here are four DIY Mid-Mod home decor projects to try: DIY hairpin leg...
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Posted on 05/04/2022
5 Common Kitchen Design Mistakes to Avoid
When you have a custom home, you’re able to set your kitchen up in almost any way you want. While this gives you a lot of freedom during the design process, there are some common mistakes that creep up. These mistakes can make your kitchen less functional overall, which can affect your home’s value and your day-to-day life....
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Posted on 04/27/2022
Tornado Safety: Where to Shelter at Home
Even small tornadoes can be dangerous. That's why it's important to have a plan for staying safe if one should appear in your area. If you're at home, there are several places you can take shelter from the strong winds and flying debris. Here are the best places at home to be during a tornado: Head for the...
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