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Posted on 10/02/2022
How to Build a Radiator Cover Shelf
Radiator covers can be expensive and difficult to make. One of the major reasons decorating or hiding a radiator presents a problem for homeowners is not all radiators are the same dimensions. Luckily, creating a simple floating shelf is a great way to make your radiator attractive and functional no matter the size. Here's all the info you'll...
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Posted on 09/25/2022
Fire Pit: DIY Ideas to Light Up Your Outdoor Space
Having a backyard fire pit gives you a great place to sit around with family and friends on summer nights or cooler nights. Although fire pits are sold in many stores, building your own gives you more control over how it looks. You can design your own fire pit, construct it yourself, and set it up to use...
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Posted on 09/24/2022
Another Property Sold - 4307 Via Piedra Circle 6-102, Sarasota, FL 34233
Move in Ready, conveniently located to highly-rated schools, beaches, downtown Sarasota, restaurants, medical, shopping. This 3 Bed, 2.5 Bath, with 1 car garage, in a gated, maintenance free community is minutes to all the best amenities Sarasota has to offer. Manicured HOA maintained landscaping, peaceful surroundings and spacious living make this affordable property highly desirable. New carpet installed upstairs in unit. This property is perfect for your home, a "Snow-Bird" retreat, or as an investment property, and it has great rental...
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Posted on 09/18/2022
Dark room ideas: How to brighten a dark room
Light can bring depth, ambience and comfort to any room. Brighter rooms can lend to a plethora of innovative design ideas and tend to liven the mood among house members. However, many homeowners worry that they’ll need to add windows, light fixtures or other intrusive methods of light to their dark rooms to get an ounce of extra...
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Posted on 09/17/2022
Video Tour - 42 Inlets Boulevard 42, Nokomis, FL 34275
Rarely available and highly desirable, 2 Bedroom/2 Bath single family home, west of US 41, in gated, waterfront community with resort amenities. This beautiful home sits on a quiet cul-de-sac. It has been updated and renovated offering an open floor plan, expansive kitchen, wood cabinets, granite countertops, lots of natural light, luxury hand-scraped hardwood flooring, new carpet in both bedrooms, new roof (2 years), new HVAC (1 year), new hot water heater with recirculation pump (2 years), new dishwater. Enjoy your morning coffee inside your screened lanai overlooking a shared community pond attracting beautiful birds and waterfowl...
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Posted on 09/17/2022
42 Inlets Boulevard 42, Nokomis, FL 34275 is now new to the market!
Rarely available and highly desirable, 2 Bedroom/2 Bath single family home, west of US 41, in gated, waterfront community with resort amenities. This beautiful home sits on a quiet cul-de-sac. It has been updated and renovated offering an open floor plan, expansive kitchen, wood cabinets, granite countertops, lots of natural light, luxury hand-scraped hardwood flooring, new carpet in both bedrooms, new roof (2 years), new HVAC (1 year), new hot water heater with recirculation pump (2 years), new dishwater. Enjoy your morning coffee inside your screened lanai overlooking a shared community pond attracting beautiful birds and waterfowl...
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Posted on 09/11/2022
Conserve water with these gardening ideas
If you’re trying to find eco-friendly gardening ideas, the best place to start is with water conservation. Recycling and reducing your water use in the garden is simpler than you might think, too. Here are some ideas for DIY garden projects to help you save water: Go with ground covers Grass lawns are a major source of water...
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Posted on 09/04/2022
Small Dining Room Design Ideas
Dining room decor can make a significant difference in your experience of the space. Whether you have an open floor plan dining room extending into the general living space or a formal, secluded room, choosing how to decorate is important. As with any room in the home, it's difficult to work with an especially small space. If you...
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Posted on 08/28/2022
Small backyard ideas: 3 Stylish tips to try
Finding inspiration for small spaces can be difficult, especially when searching for backyard ideas. Whether you want to completely renovate your yard or give it a simple style makeover, it’s easy to feel constrained by a lack of square footage. However, just like when designing interior spaces, there are some great tricks to make the space feel larger...
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Posted on 08/21/2022
Easy Ways to Incorporate Feng Shui Into 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 08/16/2022
Another Property Sold - 7439 Dickens Drive, Sarasota, FL 34231
Highly Desirable Gulf Gate Woods 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, 2 Car Garage home is ready for you to move in and make it your own!! There is new interior paint, new base molding, new luxury vinyl flooring throughout home, new granite tops in kitchen, new dishwasher, stove, disposal & the plumbing re-piped in 2018. Large, bright living/dining space provides ideal space for entertaining in additional to bonus area for family room or office set-up. Enjoy your coffee at the beautiful breakfast bar while looking through the bonus room to the oversized back yard. There is plenty of room to add a pool if desired!! Master bedroom with ensuite bath and...
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Posted on 08/14/2022
The basics of obtaining a build permit
Most major construction or renovation projects require obtaining a building permit. However, because not every project requires a permit, it can be difficult to know if your particular plans require one. Here is a simple guide to help you determine if you need a permit: You will likely need a building permit for: Demolishing any walls or structures....
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