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Posted on 05/22/2022
Home Theater: Ways to Bring Big Theater Snacks Home
Part of the fun of having a home theater is trying to create the atmosphere of an actual movie theater in your house. Setting up a projector screen and surround sound system, along with reclining seats, can help you achieve this, but you can take it a step further with a concession stand. These stands provide a convenient...
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Posted on 05/15/2022
Eco-Friendly Building: Sustainable Materials for Your Home Projects
When you’re planning some DIY projects, use these opportunities to make your home a more environmentally friendly place. You don’t have to go to the trouble of installing solar panels or taking on other major eco-friendly upgrades. Even if your next DIY project is building a small desk or shelves, choosing sustainable building materials automatically makes your home...
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Posted on 05/08/2022
Moss Graffiti: How to Make Your Own Living Art
Moss graffiti, also called green graffiti or eco-graffiti, has become a popular trend both with artists and environmentally conscious individuals. Many graffiti artists are choosing to create living art instead of using spray paint and other materials with VOCs and other substances that can harm the local environment. While you might see moss graffiti in urban public spaces,...
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Posted on 05/01/2022
Weekend projects for a shorter to-do list
Instead of feeling overwhelmed by a lengthy to-do list, try breaking it into manageable weekend projects for your home. It’s easy to put off some tasks because they seem difficult, but many are simpler and quicker to accomplish than you might expect. Here are some examples of weekend projects to mark off your to-do list this weekend: Deep...
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Posted on 04/29/2022
BURKE, VA Real Estate Market Update 4/29/2022
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Posted on 04/24/2022
Moss Wall Gardens: DIY Guide
If you want to add some no-maintenance greenery to your home decor, a moss wall garden might be the perfect choice. Unlike garden walls made up of many small plants, moss walls not always alive. This makes them much easier to maintain while still giving you a lush and beautiful art piece to bring nature indoors. Here is...
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Posted on 04/17/2022
Loans: When should you take out a home equity loan?
Home equity loans are term loans that are taken out against the value of your home already paid or the amount of the home owned. For example, homeowners who have paid 25% of their full outstanding loan balance, say $50,000 of a $200,000 mortgage, have that much equity in their home or how much of their home they...
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Posted on 04/10/2022
No Pots, No Problem: 3 Ways to Make Your Own Planters From Everyday Items
For plant lovers, there never seem to be enough pots and planters to go around. There are countless options available to buy, but buying a new one every time you need it becomes costly and inconvenient. The good news is that there are plenty of items you might already have around the house you can use for your...
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Posted on 04/03/2022
Try These Fun Virtual Game Night Ideas
If you’re looking for inspiration for your next virtual game night, try picking a specific theme. With the right preparation and details, a virtual theme party can be just as fun as an in-person one. Here are some ideas for throwing a fun party all while staying at home: Casino Night A virtual casino night with friends or...
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Posted on 03/30/2022
BURKE, VA Real Estate Market Update 3/30/2022
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Posted on 03/27/2022
3 Fun-Sized Shareable Desserts
Dessert is often a favorite part of any meal. But what if you could bring a little more fun and a lot more smiles after a family dinner or friendly get-together? Here are a few of the best miniature grab-and-go desserts for any occasion. Cake Pops Cake has been a favorite dessert for centuries. The ancient Greeks used...
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Posted on 03/20/2022
How to Grow Solomon's Seal
Solomon's seal is a North American native plant popular in shady gardens. The elegant stems and small flowers spread out to cover the ground to create a lush, woodland setting in any yard. If you're interested in growing Solomon's seal in your own garden, here are some essential care tips to know: Light Solomon's seal plants natural environment...
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