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12 Unique Antique Store Finds and What to Do With Them

See the accessories one decorator always buys when she spots them — as long as she gets there first.
Posted by Brianna Corey on July 18, 2017 in  DIY  Home Decor  Organization
12 Unique Antique Store Finds and What to Do With Them See the accessories one decorator always buys when she spots them — as long as she gets there first. VICTORIA KEICHINGER Houzz Contributor, Charmean Neithart I get asked fairly often where I find the accessories in my projects. More often than not my answer is antique stores. “Antiquing” is my favorite type of hunting — and sometimes my favorite contact sport, as well. Antique stores offer one-of-a-kind objects, rea... read more
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Ditch the Sprinkler with These Water-Efficient Landscaping Ideas

Your lawn can certainly do its part to improve water efficiency
Posted by Brianna Corey on June 11, 2017 in  DIY  Gardening  Home Decor  Outdoors
Ditch the Sprinkler with These Water-Efficient Landscaping Ideas From efficient plants to water-smart landscaping, your lawn can certainly do its part to improve water efficiency. ALEXANDRA FILIACI Ready for a shock? The average US household guzzles down 320 gallons of water a day—that’s about nine full bath tubs’ worth of liquid! And about 30 percent of that gets dumped out straight on the lawn. Conventional water sprinklers are so inefficient that about half of all the water th... read more
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5 Tips for Increasing the Curb Appeal & Value of Your Home

Learn simple improvements you can make to increase the sale price of your home
Posted by Brianna Corey on June 08, 2017 in  Home Decor  Selling Your Home
5 Tips for Increasing the Curb Appeal & Value of Your Home Homes with strong curb appeal can fetch higher prices. Learn simple improvements you can make to increase the sale price of your home. SHARON LEE No matter how low mortgage rates fall or how flush the housing market, selling a home can be a long and often difficult process. That’s why it’s vital that you do whatever you can to make your home more attractive to buyers. The first step: curb appeal. When talking to real estate age... read more
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Camouflage Electronics with This DIY Floating Entertainment Center

Clear Your Calendar! This DIY project will take some time but the end result is gorgeous
Posted by Brianna Corey on May 30, 2017 in  Home Decor  Storage
Camouflage Electronics with This DIY Floating Entertainment Center Clear Your Calendar! This DIY project will take some time but the end result is gorgeous. LINDSAY LISTANSKI Guest Post by Julia Marchand Whether you’re staging your home to be sold or just settling into a new space, curating an inviting living room atmosphere is important. One of the biggest decorating challenges Americans face today is hiding the wires, accessory consoles and harsh silhouettes of electronics. But you can seamles... read more
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11 Smart Upgrades to Consider Before It’s Too Late

Some upgrades are difficult or impossible to do later. Tackle these projects now to save yourself the headache
Posted by Brianna Corey on May 27, 2017 in  Home Decor  Smart Home Technology
11 Smart Upgrades to Consider Before It’s Too Late Some upgrades are difficult or impossible to do later. Tackle these projects now to save yourself the headache. VICTORIA KEICHINGER Houzz Contributor, Nicole Jacobs Building a new home is a pleasure not everyone gets to experience. You get to construct your home exactly to your taste, with the components and finishes you want and can afford. Often you’ll be deciding what is worth the money to do now and what you’d prefer to sa... read more
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