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Homeowner How-To's: 3 Inexpensive Ways to Transform a Room

It’s often unnecessary to work with a professional designer or stager to revamp your home. Here are three ideas on how to effectively transform a room (and how to do it on the cheap!). 

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Homeowner How-To's: Staying on Top of Household Chores

Have you ever been horrified by what you found behind your stove or refrigerator? If so, you've probably also looked at home magazines and wondered how real people live in the clean, tidy homes you see on the pages. Keep reading to learn how to stay on top of household chores!

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How to Choose the Perfect Artwork for Your Space

Staring at a blank wall, wondering how to decorate it? Simply going with the kind of art you like seems intuitive enough, but making art and decor complement each other never seems as easy as decorating magazines make it out to be. The shape of the room also plays a part. Here are some tips for finding the right artwork for your dream home.

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Homeowner How-To's: Landscaping for Your Zone

Thinking about landscaping? A plush, green lawn adorned with the right plants and greenery can really take your home's curb appeal to the next level—which is especially beneficial if you're thinking about selling in the near future. Still, maintaining a healthy and beautiful lawn can be challenging, especially in a climate like Florida's. Fortunately, we've got some easy-to-follow, budget-friendly tips on how to landscape for your zone in Florida!

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Homeowner How-To's: Basic Plumbing Fixes

As a homeowner, it's always good to know how to fix common issues. Even if you aren't very handy, there are some basic plumbing issues you can troubleshoot without having to call a plumber. From a leaky faucet to a toilet that won't stop running, here are some homeowner tips that will help you fix basic plumbing problems.

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Homeowner How-To's: 5 Building Code Requirements You Probably Don't Know

With a bit of imagination and elbow grease, there are lots of small improvements you can do around the house. But, if you're contemplating a renovation that goes beyond cosmetic work, you need to pay attention to municipal regulations and building codes that are in place to assure your health and safety. Here are five compliance issues you might not know about: 

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Homeowner How-Tos: California Landscaping Advice

Whether you’re looking to beautify your yard for your own enjoyment or you're doing some pre-sale renovations, landscaping is one of the easiest ways to accomplish your goal. Nothing makes a house more charming than a blooming, thriving yard. And while gardening can be mysterious, you really just have to follow one simple rule; landscape for your zone. Here's how to do it...

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Homeowner How-To's: Picking Patio Furniture

There are lots of options when it comes to picking patio furniture that perfectly compliments your outdoor space - but how do you decide what to buy? This post will take a look at a variety of popular patio furniture materials and will explain the pros and cons of each.

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Homeowner How-To's: Low Maintenance Landscaping

Low maintenance doesn't have to mean colorless and boring. In fact, with a little research, it can mean quite the opposite. When planning a low maintenance landscape for your own home, take a cue from nature and plant the same easy-care greenery and bloomers that have deep roots in your local environment. Keep reading for tips on how to do just that!

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Homeowner How-To's: Basic Pool Maintenance

Maintaining a pool can be a bit intimidating for first-time pool owners. If you're selling a property with a pool, it can be a good idea to write down your weekly maintenance routine to pass along to your buyers. If you just purchased a home with a pool and you're looking for guidance, read on to learn the basics of pool maintenance.

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