August 2018

10 Must-Know Tips for Homeowners Looking to Rent Out Their Property

Posted on Aug 31, 2018 in Home Advice

Renting out your home is a great way to make some money and help pay down your mortgage.
1. Screen Tenants
2. Set a Competitive Price
3. Protect Yourself With a Lease
4. Top Up Your Insurance
5. Make Minor Upgrades
6. Put Away Valuables
7. Prepare the Furniture
8. Clean Up
9. Understand Your Responsibilities
10. Plan for Emergencies

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Yep, You Can Put Shelves There: 5 Inspired Storage Ideas

Posted on Aug 29, 2018 in Home Design Ideas

Here are five unexpected places shelves can boost your home’s storage and personality:

#1 Over the Bathroom Door

#2 On Windows

#3 Underneath Stairs

#4 In-Between Your Walls' Studs

#5 All Over Your Kitchen Walls

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6 Tips That Will Get Your House Fall-Ready

Posted on Aug 26, 2018 in Home Advice

Get your digs just as ready for fall as you are.

Cozy Bedding
Tend to the Fireplace + Chimney
Stock Up on Firewood
Check the Furnace + Boiler
Plant Fall Bulbs for Spring Flowers
Fall + Winter Toolbox
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15 Easy Upgrades for a Teen Girl's Room

Posted on Aug 22, 2018 in Home Design Ideas

When a complete redesign isn't in the cards, try these smart, simple updates to take your girl's bedroom from drab to fab in no time.

Bring the Outdoors In

Illuminate Her Style

Call on Classic Colors

G(l)o Neon

Mix Old + New

Create a Sweet Escape

Go for Gold

Paint It Black

Tailor With Texture

Wield Her Wardrobe

Let Her Light Shine

Swap in a Stylish Bookshelf


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Jump-Start Your Kitchen With These Minimalist Essentials

Posted on Aug 13, 2018 in Home Advice

These 22 Kitchen Tools Will Get You Started On Your Path To Culinary Success Or Delicious Downsizing

1. Stock pot.
2. Saucepan.
3. Wooden spoon.
4. Skillet.
5. Dutch oven.
6. Mixing bowls.
7. Colander.
8. Cutting board.
9. Baking sheet.
10. Baking dish.
11. Measuring cups and spoons. 
12. Whisk.
13. Chef’s knife. 
14. Serrated knife. 
15. Paring knife.
16. Honing...

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The 10 Most Popular New Bathrooms

Posted on Aug 10, 2018 in Home Design Ideas

Furniture turned into vanities and floor tiles resembling rugs are among the highlights of these popular bathrooms.

10. Vintage appeal.
9. Rustic radiance.
8. Wavy wonder.
7. Pebbled perfection.
6. Classic cool.
5. Showcase style.
4. Tantalizing tile.
3. Rock-hard rug. 
2. Sophisticated gray. 
1. Customized champion.
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