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Posted on 01/16/2022
What to Plant in Your Fairy Garden
Image by Angie Bordeaux from Pixabay Fairy gardens are versatile and simple enough to be made for both outdoor and indoor spaces. They can be compact and creative ways to add a personal touch to any room or yard. However, if you’re going to make a fairy garden with real plantlife, it’s important to choose plants that will...
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Posted on 01/09/2022
How to set up a home fire escape plan
House fires can happen at any time, no matter how careful you are with fire prevention. Having a home fire escape plan offers peace of mind and a way to make sure your household can get out of your home safely. Knowing how to create one of these plans should be part of your fire safety and prevention...
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Posted on 01/02/2022
Top 5 Front Yard Flowers for Curb Appeal
If you’re looking to increase curb appeal or even just add some color to the outside of your home, planting flowers in the front yard is the best way to do it. There are countless combinations of plants and flowers that look great in front of your home, but some are easier and more effective than others. Here...
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Posted on 12/26/2021
Stay Healthy & Productive With These Home Office Design Tips
If you're working from home, it's important to establish a suitable workspace. Many homeowners are now in charge of their own workspaces and all of the things that come with it: layout, furniture and other features. While it's important to be productive working at home, it's just as important to be healthy and comfortable at work. Here are...
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Posted on 12/19/2021
What You Need to Know About Terracotta Pots
For plant containers, it doesn’t get more classic than a terracotta pot. This orange-brown clay has been a favorite among plant lovers for ages because of its durability, accessibility and aesthetic. However, because of their widespread popularity and availability some may consider a terracotta pot to be a boring or “basic” choice. While tastes differ from one plant...
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Posted on 12/12/2021
3 Major Items to Consider When Installing a Well
The thought of private well ownership grows increasingly attractive as the cost of municipal water skyrockets. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), residential homes use upwards of 82 gallons daily at an average annual cost that may exceed $1,000. Installing a private well typically involves an upfront cost that differs significantly from state to state. But after...
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Posted on 12/05/2021
Home Theater: Quick DIY Tips to Create Your In-Home Theater
An indoor home theater offers a good way to make sure you’re able to watch your favorite movies on the big screen from the comfort of your own house. With an indoor theater at home, you don’t have to worry about the weather or outdoor noise levels. You don’t have to hire experts to build a home theater...
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Posted on 12/01/2021
Video Tour - 4 Howard Road, Old Lyme, CT 06371
RARE OPPURTUNITY!! Open, .23 Acre Lot in Coveted White Sand Beach Community in Old Lyme CT! Why by a beach home?? Build exactly what you want (Please confirm with Town of Old Lyme what is possible) for Your Beach Home!! Property is at a premium, why buy land with a home that needs to be reconfigured, upgraded or "demoed"??? Start fresh and have what you Really want in your New Beach...
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Posted on 12/01/2021
4 Howard Road, Old Lyme, CT 06371 is now new to the market!
RARE OPPURTUNITY!! Open, .23 Acre Lot in Coveted White Sand Beach Community in Old Lyme CT! Why by a beach home?? Build exactly what you want (Please confirm with Town of Old Lyme what is possible) for Your Beach Home!! Property is at a premium, why buy land with a home that needs to be reconfigured, upgraded or "demoed"??? Start fresh and have what you Really want in your New Beach...
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Posted on 11/28/2021
Laundry Room Organization Tips
If you’re looking for a way to make your laundry days easier and more efficient, organization is the best place to start. Creating storage and organizing your laundry room will help you every step of the process. Here are a few clever ideas for laundry room storage and organization to inspire you. Mounted Drying Racks Clothes that require...
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Posted on 11/21/2021
Avoid Miscommunication With These Renovation Contract Details
Homeowners and contractors sometimes grow frustrated because of miscommunications. Even with what appears to be a well-crafted remodeling agreement, people interpret things differently. That's why it’s essential to include mutually agreeable dispute resolution clauses in your contract. How to Minimize Potential Disputes Understanding how the project rolls out often proves enlightening. It's not uncommon for a construction company...
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Posted on 11/14/2021
Home Inspection: What to Expect When Buying Your First Home
Are you buying your first home? If so, don't skip out on your opportunity to have a home inspection done before you close. By having a better understanding of what home inspections are and what they entail, you can protect yourself as a first-time homebuyer. What Does a Home Inspection Entail? A home inspection involves hiring a professional...
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