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Posted on 10/24/2021
Budget-Friendly Wood Working Craft Ideas to Try
Wood crafting can be expensive but it doesn’t have to be. With some basic tools and a little know-how you can make dozens of unique decorative and functional furnishings for your home on a budget. If you’re looking for wood craft ideas that won’t cost a fortune, we’ve put together some tips to help. Blanket Ladder Ladders have...
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Posted on 10/17/2021
3 Things to Know About Moving With Plants
If you love your plants and want to take them with you when you move, there are some ways to make the journey safer and easier. You can even take samples from an outdoor garden to plant in your new yard. However, there are some important things to consider when moving with plants. Here’s what you should know:...
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Posted on 10/11/2021
Video Tour - 864 Burns Street Se, Washington, DC 20019
Basically two houses in one! Occupy four (4) bedrooms with two (2) full baths and two full kitchens, family room, and/or office/classroom; or… “invite” the family, friends and others to occupy the separate entrance two (2) bedroom unit on the lower level while you live on the upper level; or… Invest and rent out two units…. The choice is yours! Thoroughly remodeled: carpets, flooring, fixtures and appliances. Both levels also have their own washer/dryers. The huge back yard has a large flagstone patio, other separate areas for seating and playing; and direct access to off-street parking for up to three (3) cars! Very close to parks,...
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Posted on 10/11/2021
864 Burns Street Se, Washington, DC 20019 is now new to the market!
Basically two houses in one! Occupy four (4) bedrooms with two (2) full baths and two full kitchens, family room, and/or office/classroom; or… “invite” the family, friends and others to occupy the separate entrance two (2) bedroom unit on the lower level while you live on the upper level; or… Invest and rent out two units…. The choice is yours! Thoroughly remodeled: carpets, flooring, fixtures and appliances. Both levels also have their own washer/dryers. The huge back yard has a large flagstone patio, other separate areas for seating and playing; and direct access to off-street parking for up to three (3) cars! Very close to parks,...
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Posted on 10/10/2021
4 Easy Ways to Make Your Holiday Gatherings Safe & Healthy
For those with family and friends at close distance, holiday gatherings are much simpler. Without the need to travel, you can save time, money and avoid the risk of exposure to contagious germs and illnesses. However, even keeping a small, local gathering can be safer with some simple logistics. Here are some ideas for how to plan and...
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Posted on 10/03/2021
How to Build Your Own Backyard Fire Pit
Evenings in the backyard are always more cozy with a fire pit. If you’ve been wanting to upgrade your yard with a fire pit of your own, the good news is that there are plenty of ways to build one. One of the easiest ways is by building a ring out of retaining wall blocks. We’ll go over...
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Posted on 09/27/2021
GAMBRILLS, MD Real Estate Market Update 9/27/2021
Click here to view GAMBRILLS, MD blog post which has information on the constantly changing market...
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Posted on 09/26/2021
Updating Door Hardware Can Be a Décor Game-Changer
Sometimes the little things add up to major differences, and that idea holds true when updating door hardware. It’s not uncommon for relatively inexpensive doorknobs, locking systems and hinges to lose their luster prematurely. Repetitive use and age result in those once shiny finishes looking dull and worn out. Unattractive door hardware elements are like tiny blemishes in...
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Posted on 09/19/2021
Incorporating Nature into Your Decor
Photo by Jordan Whitt on Unsplash The outdoors has a unique and beautiful palette that can inspire and relax you. Whether you are a nature lover, or just enjoy its beauty from afar, you can bring that outdoor feeling into your home to brighten it up and give it a more earthy appeal. Looking for a few ways...
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Posted on 09/12/2021
Travel Tips: Staying Safe & Healthy This Summer
Photo by Djordje Petrovic from Pexels With summer upon us, many are feeling the heat of pandemic life. Working from home, social distancing and other health precautions have meant canceled plans for millions of families and individuals. Even for those without trips planned, staying at home might get old. Luckily, you have options for getting away. Local travel...
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Posted on 09/05/2021
Time to Remove that Wood Paneling?
Photo by Prawny via Pixabay Circa 1965, having beautiful wood paneling was the envy of the neighborhood. It was like bringing the outdoors in. But 50-60 years later, it usually just makes a room seem dark and dated unless you live in a log cabin. In most cases, you can remove the paneling and paint the drywall underneath....
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