Make the Most Of A Small Yard Space

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It's great to have a yard in this day and age, but so many new developments in the city have limited green space for you to let your imagination run wild. If you're wondering what you can do with your patch of green space or small yard, here are a few options for making it aesthetically appealing and still maximize the potential. Pick A Centerpiece In order to stretch the look of your green space, try adding a centerpiece or focal point that will draw the eye and instantly improve your yard's appeal. Whether you decide on a planter, a…
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Bold Wallpaper Makes A Statement In 2019

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From a sophisticated couch to a stunning art print, there are plenty of ways that you can dress up your living room and instantly change its vibe. You may not realize it, but wallpaper is back in fashion and becoming another popular way to instantly revamp a room. If you're contemplating ways that wallpaper can benefit your space, here are some options you may want to try out. Add An Accent A brightly colored accent wall may still be a popular trend, but a way to bring your wall into current fashion can be to add wallpaper. In addition to…
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Going Tankless: Energy-Efficient Tankless Water Heaters

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There are so many ways in which you can green up your home and make it more sustainable these days. Many people are considering tankless water heaters. While this can certainly be the right option depending on the space you have and the type of water you use, here are some things to consider before you decide to invest in the switch. Maximizing Your Space One of the biggest issues with a traditional water heater is the amount of space it takes up, whether it's a side closet or a closed-off area in the basement. Fortunately, one of the benefits…
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The Humble Vegetable Garden: A Fun, Health-conscious Home Project for the Entire Family

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Whether you are hunting for a project that will pry the kids away from their phones or you just want a head start on the spring, few home projects are as rewarding as a vegetable garden. Invest a few hours in planting today, some maintenance throughout the year and soon you'll be enjoying some delicious, home-grown veggies. Ready? Let's get started! Selecting The Right Spot For Your Garden The first decision you will need to make is where your garden will live. If you are new to gardening, you can start with a small patch of land in the corner…
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Tired of Waiting for Summer? 3 DIY Projects That Will Keep You Busy Until the Weather Warms Up

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Do you find yourself staring out the window, longing for an early sunrise, hot days and late evenings? With spring just around the corner, it might feel like summer is a lifetime away. However, the good news is that you can be productive around the home while you wait for summer to arrive. Let's take a quick look at three easy do-it-yourself projects that will keep you busy until the summer sun is shining. Add A Splash Of Spring-y Color As long as you are willing to do the prep work, painting is one of the most straightforward home improvement…
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DIY Home Improvement: A Much Better Bedroom in Just a Few Hours

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Taking on the task of renovating your home can seem like an awful lot of work, but there are ways to do this that require a lot less energy and just a little bit of money. Whether you're looking for an instant home revamp or are readying your home to sell, here are some ideas for how you can improve your bedroom in no time. Make It Clutter Free It might sound too simple, but just clearing away the extraneous stuff that can accrue in your bedroom will instantly improve the look of your space. Instead of doing it over…
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4 Home Improvement Shortcuts That Can Lead to Disaster — and How to Avoid Them

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Are you starting to get the renovation itch? With spring on the way, you might be tempted to launch those home improvement projects that you contemplated over the winter. However, as with any project, you will want to get things right. Let's take a look at four renovation shortcuts that can lead to disaster and the steps you can take to avoid them. Shortcut #1: Not Understanding Your Home's Structure Before you undertake any renovation involving your home's structure, you must be confident that you know exactly what is where. For example, do you know what is inside of your…
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The Mortgage Helper: How to Find the Perfect Tenant for Your Basement Suite

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Do you have an empty basement or separated suite in your home? If you have a suite sitting empty, you are missing out on collecting some extra monthly income in the form of rent. Let's take a look at a quick four-step process that will help you find the perfect tenant to rent out your basement suite. Step 1: Play By The Rules Is this your first time renting out a home or suite to a tenant? If so, you will want to do a bit of research first. Read up on Fair Housing Rules and other regulations as these…
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Spring Is Coming: Get a Jump on Spring Cleaning and Breathe New Life into Your Tired Spaces

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Spring is almost here – and with it, the need to clean out the clutter and freshen up your home. Let's explore a few tips that will help you to get a jump on your spring cleaning so that you can get outside and enjoy the nice weather later. Need It? No? It's Got To Go! Do you consider yourself a bit of a 'hoarder'? Is there furniture, appliances and other items in your home that have been collecting dust since the '90s? If so, it is time to minimalize your lifestyle. A great rule of thumb is the one…
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Going Solar: 3 Reasons Why Solar Panels Should Be Your 2018 Home Improvement Project

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Have you been scratching your head, wondering what your next great home renovation project should be? If you are like most homeowners, you have many areas that could use a little attention. Let's explore three reasons why installing solar panels should be high on your list of home improvement projects for 2018. The ROI On Solar Is Getting Better It might seem counterintuitive to think about spending money to save money, but with solar panels, that's precisely what you are doing. Solar is an up-front investment that returns money to your bank account over time. As you are generating your…
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