Ann Hayward's Blog

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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Posted on 08/29/2021
How to Read a Blueprint
Photo by Karolina Grabowska from Pexels If you're building your own home, chances are you'll come across the blueprints at some point early in the process. This can be frustrating for many homeowners as they might not have an architect's background. However, you don't need to be an architect to understand the basics. We'll look at the various...
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Posted on 08/28/2021
GAMBRILLS, MD Real Estate Market Update 8/28/2021
Click here to view GAMBRILLS, MD blog post which has information on the constantly changing market...
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Posted on 08/22/2021
How to Pack Your Dishes for a Move
If you want to pack your kitchen as efficiently as possible during your move, all you need are the right strategies and materials. Packing dishes is a particular part of the process you can make simpler by following some expert guidelines. Here are some tips for the best way to pack your dishes. Use the Right Materials Choosing...
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Posted on 08/15/2021
Outdoor DIY: Entertaining With a Pergola
Photo by marcdenning via Pixabay Adding square footage of living space to your home is always a sound investment. Not only does it give you and your family more space to play, but it adds resale value, too -- even if the square footage you add is outdoors. A well-designed and constructed pergola does both. It provides shade...
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Posted on 08/08/2021
Options for Financing Home Remodeling Projects
When you plan to do a few smaller remodeling projects, you might fit them into your budget easily and over time. However, larger or more complex home remodeling projects might be harder to afford. If you aren’t able to pay for these kinds of upgrades upfront, you can look into financing options. These options allow you to have...
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Posted on 08/01/2021
Here's Why You Should Hire a Contractor to Help With Your Fixer-Upper
When everyday people dive into renovating a fixer-upper, they often regret not enlisting the support of a contractor in advance. The lucrative return on investment of reality shows sometimes oversimplifies the process. As construction professionals sometimes warn, what you don't know can cost money. That's why it's essential to work with a contractor when considering a house-flip or...
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Posted on 07/28/2021
GAMBRILLS, MD Real Estate Market Update 7/28/2021
Click here to view GAMBRILLS, MD blog post which has information on the constantly changing market...
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Posted on 07/25/2021
How to Preserve Leaves for Crafting & Artwork
Preserving leaves can give them new life and give you new creative ideas. There are plenty of crafts you can do with leaves both freshly fallen and preserved, but why not take the best leaves you can find and make them last? Here are several methods for preserving leaves any time of the year so that you can...
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