Articles by Laura Firszt


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Appliance Cleaning FAQs - And the Sometimes Surprising Answers

Posted by Laura Firszt | May 28, 2017

“Clean my appliances?” you may ask. “I thought they were supposed to make life easier, not harder!!” Well, yes. But occasionally cleaning appliances will not...


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7 Outdoor Lighting Tips To Keep You Safe This Summer

Posted by Laura Firszt | May 23, 2017

Lively parties on the patio or romantic tete-a-tetes under the trees are a huge part of what makes summer so awesome. And just the right type of lighting will only increase the awesome...


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7 Of The Hottest Outdoor Living Accessories This Summer

Posted by Laura Firszt | May 17, 2017

Believe it or not, summer is indeed on its way. One of the best parts of the season is playing, lounging, eating, and just generally relaxing in the open air. Make sure you’ll...


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Why Redwood is a Natural For Decks, Planters And Lawn Furniture

Posted by Laura Firszt | May 15, 2017

Are you planning to add a deck to your home? Or perhaps you’d like to build a few hardscape features out in your yard – like a built-in bench, an arbor, or planter boxes...


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Answers To 5 Common Questions About Garage Doors

Posted by Laura Firszt | May 08, 2017

Quick, name one of the most neglected parts of today’s house. Did you say “garage door”? If so, you’re right on the money. While we often invest oodles of...


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5 Ways Landscaping Can Save You Money On HVAC

Posted by Laura Firszt | May 04, 2017

It’s a contradiction, all right. We love summer, but we sure don’t love getting too hot. And we like paying big bucks for air conditioning bills even less. Depressing...


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Gorgeous Garden Path Design and Installation: a Homeowner Guide

Posted by Laura Firszt | May 02, 2017

A great garden path is the perfect combination of practical and pretty. It protects your lawn and flowerbeds and provides the perfect accent to attractive landscaping. Here’s...


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Bedroom Upgrades Under $3,000 to Do in an Afternoon

Posted by Laura Firszt | Apr 26, 2017

Why are bedroom upgrades so much fun? Because changing up your boudoir is a quick and simple process … that doesn’t eat up a huge chunk of your hard-earned cash. In fact,...


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Demystify Bedroom Storage Now: The 5 Best Solutions

Posted by Laura Firszt | Apr 26, 2017

Do you ever find yourself overwhelmed by the bedroom “clutter monster”? Feel like you can’t really relax with all those piles of stuff in plain sight? Well, you can...


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10 Bedroom Features You’ll Want For Your Very Own

Posted by Laura Firszt | Apr 26, 2017

Planning a bedroom remodel? If you’ve been searching online for design inspiration, chances are you’re starting to feel overwhelmed … in a good way. Right now, there...