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How to Increase Your Home’s Curb Appeal on a Budget

How to Increase Your Home’s Curb Appeal on a Budget

Whether you’re looking to sell your home or simply want to increase its appeal for your own enjoyment, updating your home’s interior is only half the battle; we can’t forget about your home’s exterior now, can we? The exterior is like the cover of a book in that it’s what everyone is going to see…

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By Sarah, 05/14/2018 Sarah is a content writer and social media assistant with a BA in literature/creative writing from Wilkes University. When she’s not spending her days at work writing, reading, and drinking coffee, she’s usually at home reading, writing, and drinking coffee. She also devotes a fair amount of time to HGTV, drawing, and doting on her dog. As a creator, Sarah believes in emphasizing personality through design and DIY projects.
How to Plant a Window Box

How to Plant a Window Box

Window boxes are tiny landscapes bursting with color and aesthetic. The bright flowers easily add more color to the outside of your home near windows, on decks, and porch rails. Plus, it’s a fairly simple installation and is fun to design. Combine cheerful spring colors with lush greenery for a beautiful window box increasing your home’s…

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By Kendra, 04/09/2018 Kendra is a content writer with a BA in literature from Wilkes University. When she’s not reading up on the latest home decorating trends, Kendra is busy designing her future home, library included.
How to Bring an Old Deck Back to Life

How to Bring an Old Deck Back to Life

Revitalize your deck with a power washer and some sealant! Spring has finally sprung! And as we get closer to the prospects of Summer and warm weather, the more time we want to spend outside (you know, as long as there’s no snow on the ground). As you grow impatient, you might be looking for…

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By Sarah, 03/26/2018 Sarah is a content writer and social media assistant with a BA in literature/creative writing from Wilkes University. When she’s not spending her days at work writing, reading, and drinking coffee, she’s usually at home reading, writing, and drinking coffee. She also devotes a fair amount of time to HGTV, drawing, and doting on her dog. As a creator, Sarah believes in emphasizing personality through design and DIY projects.
Getting your home ready for the spring

Getting your home ready for the spring

I might be getting a little ahead of myself here, but I’m looking ahead to spring. Recently, we’ve been dealing with tracking in a lot of snow and rock salt. Personally, I can’t wait for shorts and flip-flop weather. But, we have a little while before we get to that point. In the meantime, here…

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By Kayleigh, 02/21/2018 Kayleigh is a content writer with a BA in technical writing/literature and an MA in creative writing. When she’s not at work writing, she’s at home writing, reading, or binge-watching television shows… for research, of course. A big do-it-yourselfer and crafter, Kayleigh loves testing out projects and gifting them to friends and family—all in preparation for when she owns her own home one day and decorates with her own personal creations. Her work has appeared on The Writing Cooperative and as an Honorable Mention in East Meets West American Writers Review.
Characteristics of a Log Home

Characteristics of a Log Home

You might be wondering what the difference is between a log cabin and a log home, or you might even already know. They seem to be getting more and more popular as a home style for not just the outdoorsy type anymore, and with reason. Log homes are often breathtaking in their design. Today, we’re…

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By Kayleigh, 01/15/2018 Kayleigh is a content writer with a BA in technical writing/literature and an MA in creative writing. When she’s not at work writing, she’s at home writing, reading, or binge-watching television shows… for research, of course. A big do-it-yourselfer and crafter, Kayleigh loves testing out projects and gifting them to friends and family—all in preparation for when she owns her own home one day and decorates with her own personal creations. Her work has appeared on The Writing Cooperative and as an Honorable Mention in East Meets West American Writers Review.
Why You Should Design with Natural Stone

Why You Should Design with Natural Stone

Advancement in manufacturing and technology gives people building a home over 15 types of exterior siding to choose from. You also have more than ten choices for interior flooring, walls, counter-tops, and backyard patios. Homeowners should consider several factors when building these parts of a home ranging from a material’s resilience over time to how…

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By Kendra, 09/29/2017 Kendra is a content writer with a BA in literature from Wilkes University. When she’s not reading up on the latest home decorating trends, Kendra is busy designing her future home, library included.
Fall 2017 Decorating Trends

Fall 2017 Decorating Trends

Welcome the arrival of autumn with these fall decoration trends! Here are some tips on how to bring bright fall colors and fun designs to both the inside and outside of your home. Warm-Colored Walls A few major paint companies deemed black as their 2018 color of the year! Black invigorates a room and makes…

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By Kendra, 09/06/2017 Kendra is a content writer with a BA in literature from Wilkes University. When she’s not reading up on the latest home decorating trends, Kendra is busy designing her future home, library included.
The History of the American Lawn

The History of the American Lawn

For the average American homeowner, one aspect of routine exterior maintenance is lawn care. Nothing helps improve a home’s curb appeal quite like a well-maintained lawn. Perhaps with the exception of drought-prone areas with strict water conservation, nothing seems quite as American as seeding, watering, mowing, and edging that lush green space. But while growing…

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By Sarah, 08/28/2017 Sarah is a content writer and social media assistant with a BA in literature/creative writing from Wilkes University. When she’s not spending her days at work writing, reading, and drinking coffee, she’s usually at home reading, writing, and drinking coffee. She also devotes a fair amount of time to HGTV, drawing, and doting on her dog. As a creator, Sarah believes in emphasizing personality through design and DIY projects.
Characteristics of an American Craftsman Home

Characteristics of an American Craftsman Home

If you’re looking for a traditional home that just screams 20th-century American values, you can’t go wrong with a Craftsman style home. These homes often appear on home renovation shows, particularly those in the southern United States. They’re often found needing a lot of love–but just bursting with charm. They’re an ideal home style for…

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By Sarah, 08/11/2017 Sarah is a content writer and social media assistant with a BA in literature/creative writing from Wilkes University. When she’s not spending her days at work writing, reading, and drinking coffee, she’s usually at home reading, writing, and drinking coffee. She also devotes a fair amount of time to HGTV, drawing, and doting on her dog. As a creator, Sarah believes in emphasizing personality through design and DIY projects.
Buying a Home With a Swimming Pool? Here’s What to Know

Buying a Home With a Swimming Pool? Here’s What to Know

If you’re in the market to buy a home, you may have considered buying one with a swimming pool. Owning a pool requires maintenance, but is also a great place for friends and family to gather. I mean, who doesn’t love the idea of lounging poolside on a hot summer day? Here’s exactly what you need to…

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By Kendra, 07/21/2017 Kendra is a content writer with a BA in literature from Wilkes University. When she’s not reading up on the latest home decorating trends, Kendra is busy designing her future home, library included.