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The birds are chirping, the days are long, and the weather is only getting warmer. This all points to one thing, that summer is finally here. The arrival of summer means that it’s also time to get your patio spaces clean and stylish, since you know you’ll want to be outside and chances are that you’ll be inviting friends or family over too. Before you go out and buy patio decor, consider making your own! It’s less expensive and shows a personal touch. Here are our four favorite DIY patio decor ideas for your apartment or home that are guaranteed to make your summer social scene.
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The 4th of July – Independence Day, America’s Birthday, or whatever you like to call it – is almost here. Time to take a day off, enjoy grilling in the sun, and watch fireworks when the sun goes down (of course, when you live in San Diego, you can do that pretty much every day of the Summer thanks to the weather and SeaWorld’s daily fireworks). Still, thanks to its military history San Diego remains one of the best places to celebrate the 4th of July in the entire country because there are so many great things to do. So how to decide? Enter: our guide to the best places to celebrate the 4th of July in San Diego.
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If you’re thinking about staging your home, you’re probably doing it because you’ve heard that it has been proven to help your home sell quickly and for a higher asking price. For the most part that’s true, but you have to make sure not to make one of the common staging mistakes that can counteract all the good effects of home staging and wind up keeping your home from selling. That’s why we’ve created a guide to the most common staging mistakes and what you can do to avoid them.
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You’re place is perfect. Exactly how you want it. Everything in its right place.
Well, except for one annoying detail. It’s loud. At first you thought it wasn’t that big a deal that the upstairs neighbors are professional tap dancers, the next door neighbor is an aspiring drummer, and that really busy intersection is right outside your window. But now the noise is getting on your nerves, and you don’t know what to do to make it better.
Noise pollution is a big problem in that affects a huge amount of apartments and homes around the country. That’s why we came up with these simple ways to minimize noise in your apartment or home:
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So your home is fully upgraded, recently remodeled, and exactly how you would like it. Does that mean you should ditch home staging and just go it alone? Home staging is an extra cost when selling your home, so it’s definitely tempting just to say forget it. But despite the costs, home staging still might bring some added value to your home. It’s a hard decision to make. We’ve tried to make that decision just a little bit easier by asking the question, is home staging worth it? Read on to find out some of the factors that influence home stagings’ return on investment:
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As anybody who has tried it can attest, getting work done at home isn’t as easy as you think it would be. Endless distractions, household clutter, and sub-optimal workspaces all contribute to stress and anxiety in your home office. Luckily it doesn’t have to be this way and having a relaxing home office is within reach if you take the right steps. Read on to see our easy tips for how to create a calm office environment in your home:
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It’s common knowledge that giving your house an upgrade (whether it be a leaky faucet or a full bathroom remodel) is guaranteed way to increase the value of your house before you sell it. Another way to increase the value of your house (and be nice to the Earth!) is to make sure that your home is eco-friendly. That’s why making eco-friendly upgrades to your home is a double whammy for increasing your home’s value, and why we came up with these helpful earth friendly home improvement tips for selling your house.
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If you work from home, chances are pretty good that you have a home office. Chances are also pretty good that it might be a bit messy. No need to worry, you can quickly get organized and become much more efficient with these home office organizational tips. If you don’t have a home office, we can help with that, too!
It’s no secret that teenagers can be a testy crowd, especially when it comes to their bedrooms. It’s their personal domain, and it can be tough to find something you can both agree on – after all, it’s a part of your house. But take a deep breath and know that there are some quick and easy ways to make sure their personal space is one they’ll enjoy and will want to hang out in. Follow these tips on how to decorate a teen’s bedroom, and you’ll be well on your way.
In order to make the home more appealing to buyers, some folks often hire a professional home stager but you can also D-I-Y if you’re not a home stager. Either way, here are five tools every home stager needs to get that ‘For Sale’ posted sooner rather than later: