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Posted on 06/20/2022
Pros & cons of centipede grass: What home gardeners should know
Centipede grass is a variety of bright-green grass commonly grown in warm, wet climates. It tolerates high temperatures and most soil types, which make it a superb lawn choice for homes in warmer regions. But even if your home meets the climate requirements, how do you know if centipede grass is the right choice for your lawn or...
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Posted on 06/13/2022
DIY Furniture guide: How to make your own coffee table
To stretch your crafting skills while saving money on home decor, consider DIY furniture for your living room. From benches to shelving to accent tables, there are many projects for DIY enthusiasts of all experience levels. Here’s a guide for a new DIY hairpin leg coffee table to get you started: DIY Furniture materials you’ll need Scrap wood...
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Posted on 06/10/2022
Another Property Sold - 88 Northbridge Rd., Mendon, MA 01756
Stunning 4BR 2.5BA Colonial centrally located near schools and the Upton & Northbridge town lines. Recently renovated, this home features a newly added great room with recessed lighting, gas fireplace, custom shelves, & t.v. built-in all framed by beautiful shiplap. Spacious eat-in kitchen boasts oversized center island with granite countertops & pendant lighting, SS appliances, and 2 ranges. Formal dining & sitting rooms enhanced w/board & batten. Laundry room conveniently located on 1st floor. 2nd floor offers 4 spacious bdrms, 2 new bathrooms w/tiled showers & dble vanities w/granite & quartz countertops, and...
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Posted on 06/06/2022
Upcycled Dog Beds: 3 Ways to DIY
A comfortable pet is a happy pet. But sometimes, pet furniture is not comfortable for your budget. Instead of overspending on a dog bed, consider the DIY approach. If you're interested in some clever ways to upcycle items into budget-friendly dog beds, here are some ideas to inspire you. Wine Barrel Bed Wine barrels are a favorite among...
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Posted on 05/30/2022
Tips for Choosing Lighting Fixtures
The right type and amount of lighting in each part of your custom home can make a big difference in the way it looks. Having a well-lit home also provides additional safety. When you’re working on your custom home design, plan to go through lighting fixture options. While there are plenty to choose from, it’s important to understand...
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Posted on 05/23/2022
4 Home renovations to avoid
Renovations can increase the value of your home. However, not every renovation project is a good investment. Unfortunately, many renovations can actually lower your home’s resale value and cost more than you bargained for. If you’re interested in renovating your home, make a note of these projects to avoid: Too much texture While texture on walls and ceilings...
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Posted on 05/16/2022
3 Reasons and Ways to Entertain in Your Backyard
Hosting a get-together or event is an often rewarding experience. You get to spend time with your loved ones, show off the nuances of your home and enjoy the atmosphere of having everyone around. But what if there was a way to enhance that atmosphere while minimizing cleanup? Here are a few ways entertaining outdoors can improve your...
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Posted on 05/09/2022
5 Alternatives to Carpeted Stairs
Carpet has been a popular cover for stairs for decades and continues to endure in modern trends. There are many benefits to carpet on stairs, including noise reduction and extra cushioning. However, carpet on stairs is not for everyone. If you’re considering an alternative to carpet on the stairs in your home, here are the best options to...
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Posted on 05/02/2022
Feng Shui: Basic Design Principles for the Bedroom
Feng Shui holds the concept of moving and arranging stationary pieces of furniture, art or other home elements to achieve a more peaceful and harmonic living space. Unfortunately, a vast population of folks find it difficult. But it doesn’t have to be. Here are a few easy tips to get you started on your perfect Feng Shui bedroom...
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Posted on 04/25/2022
Will Your Home Insurance Cover Your Next Renovation Project? What You Need to Know
Your home insurance policy includes a specific type of coverage called "dwelling coverage." The amount of dwelling coverage that you have is based on your overall home value and the approximate cost to rebuild your home in the event of a total loss. When you renovate your home, you may increase its value — and if you don't...
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Posted on 04/21/2022
88 Northbridge Rd., Mendon, MA 01756 is now new to the market!
Stunning 4BR 2.5BA Colonial centrally located near schools and the Upton & Northbridge town lines. Recently renovated, this home features a newly added great room with recessed lighting, gas fireplace, custom shelves, & t.v. built-in all framed by beautiful shiplap. Spacious eat-in kitchen boasts oversized center island with granite countertops & pendant lighting, SS appliances, and 2 ranges. Formal dining & sitting rooms enhanced w/board & batten. Laundry room conveniently located on 1st floor. 2nd floor offers 4 spacious bdrms, 2 new bathrooms w/tiled showers & dble vanities w/granite & quartz countertops, and...
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Posted on 04/18/2022
Updating Door Hardware Can Be a Décor Game-Changer
Sometimes the little things add up to major differences, and that idea holds true when updating door hardware. It’s not uncommon for relatively inexpensive doorknobs, locking systems and hinges to lose their luster prematurely. Repetitive use and age result in those once shiny finishes looking dull and worn out. Unattractive door hardware elements are like tiny blemishes in...
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