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How to Live AND Work in a Tiny Home

Posted by Laura Firszt | Oct 20, 2014

Tiny homes are the wave of the future. After the housing bubble burst in the early 21st century, Americans became cautious about taking out mega-mortgages and committing themselves...


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Transform Your Patio with Paint

Posted by Laura Firszt | Sep 04, 2014

Is your patio looking tired and dull? Why not give it a lift? Painting an outdoor floor a color you love ... or even adding a DIY brightly patterned “rug” right onto your...


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13 Awesome Advantages of Aluminum Decks

Posted by Laura Firszt | Aug 25, 2014

Strong, weather resistant, lightweight, and surprisingly eco-friendly, aluminum has been widely utilized in both commercial and residential construction projects for many years. A relatively...


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Beautiful Built-In Benches for Your Deck

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jul 09, 2014

Whether your home already features an exterior deck or you are planning to build one, a built-in bench or two will add immensely to its beauty and usefulness. A built-in bench is a...


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Get the Facts on Wicker Furniture

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jun 26, 2014

Wow! Wicker furniture has long been known as a versatile, relatively inexpensive design option. But today’s wicker is taking a giant step further with gorgeous, contemporary and...


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Dad Teaches Kids How to Build Their Own Home

Posted by Katie Marks | Oct 29, 2013

Our parents teach us lots of things throughout life, including, we hope, some useful life skills. One father in Oregon decided to take that to what some might view as an extreme, and...


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6 Home Improvement Tasks You Might Leave to Pros

Posted by Katie Marks | Sep 10, 2013

Some home improvement tasks are best left to the pros, unless you're very confident, very skilled, and very ready to get them done right. If you fail, you'll find yourself with problems...


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Three Really Good Reasons to Build a Deck

Posted by Chaya Kurtz | Apr 30, 2013

Maybe you are on the fence (or the deck railing) about building a deck. You'd like to have one, but you're just not sure if you want to go for it. Between finding the right contractor,...