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The Joys of Buying an Older Home

My dream home was not new construction in a planned community. It was a rambling old structure in a neighborhood that was beginning to recover after years of decline. I got the place for a song and started in on all the tasks associated with restoring it to new glory. I soon found there was a lot to do. While the house was sound, it needed to be fumigated after several years of standing vacant. All the tile needed replacing, and the floors cried out for refinishing. Little by little, I got the place ready for me to move in. Today, I like to think it is the nicest home on the block. If you are thinking of buying a fixer-upper, try my tips. From redoing the wallpaper to choosing the right pest control service, what I learned will save you a lot of time and trouble.

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Tips For Controlling Allergens In Your Home

The symptoms of allergies, such as sneezing, runny, itchy eyes, and generally not feeling well, can be difficult to live with. While some people have specific allergies to foods or animals, a lot of people suffer allergy symptoms when exposed to dust and pollen. It is a lot easier to stay away from a type of food or animal than it is to avoid dust and pollen. If you suffer from moderate to severe dust and pollen allergies, use the following tips to help make your home a place where you can feel better: Read More 

Daily And Yearly Care For A Granite Countertop

One worry with granite countertops is staining. Although granite is durable, it is also porous. This porosity means that granite can absorb foods and liquids, including water, and develop a stain. Proper cleaning and basic care, combined with regular sealing treatments, can prevent any lasting damage to your beautiful counters.  Daily Cleaning Regular daily cleaning is preferable to weekly deep cleaning because this means spills are sure to be caught before they have sat on the granite for a long time. Read More 

Take Your Halloween Décor To The Next Level By Creating A Curtain Covered In Bloody Handprints

Decorating for Halloween can be a lot of fun, but it can also be very expensive. If you want to decorate your home for the holidays, but don't want to spend a fortune on the décor, consider creating your own. The following guide walks you through the process of creating curtains that look like they are covered in bloody handprints. Choose the Curtains The first thing you want to do is choose the curtains that you want to use for the project. Read More 

Why You Need Concrete Flooring In Your Sunroom

When you add a sunroom to your home, you have to think about what kind of flooring you want to install. One great option is installing a concrete floor. Why, you ask? There are a number of reasons that you should go with concrete over carpet, wood or tile. Sun Exposure Obviously, the flooring in a sunroom must be able to withstand extreme sun exposure. Sure, the windows offer some UV protection, but the amount of sun that will shine through all of those windows is more than enough to damage wood, carpeting and even tile. Read More 

What Should Go in Your Bouquet? Romantic Flowers and the Meanings behind Them

With so many flowers and flower combinations to choose from, designing your wedding bouquet can be a daunting task. In addition to selecting flowers you like, you may also want to think about the meaning behind the different types of flowers. Many flowers represent romantic messages that might be perfect for your wedding day. Can't decide which colors to incorporate? The color of your bouquet can have deep meaning as well. Read More