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When you own a home, maintenance becomes an inevitability. You may not encounter major issues for quite a while, but at some point, an appliance will give up, or you’ll discover some foundation work that needs immediate attention, or your roof will start to leak. You get ...
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In May, we talked modern kitchen design with Rick Kimmel, owner of Select Kitchen & Bath, a Best Pick remodeling company operating in the Virginia and Washington, DC, areas. We’ve now turned to Select Kitchen & Bath’s Bathroom Consultant Derek Baxter to talk about practical ...
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I remember watching the technician walk around the yard with a backpack fogger spraying every inch of grass. I looked down at my dog begging to go outside and it hit me—this precious pup has been rolling around in unknown synthetic pesticides, herbicides, ...
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Let’s face it, style and technology haven’t always mixed, especially when it comes to home decor. Bright lights. Boxy speakers. Tube TVs. Even in science fiction films—where you can literally make up your own fashion-friendly tech gadgets—it’s all a bunch ...
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For most of the past decade, South Florida rode a wave of unusual luck. Despite being well-known as a regular target of Atlantic and Caribbean tropical storms, not a single hurricane made landfall in Florida for over ten years. That record-breaking stretch came to an ...
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Believe it or not, human beings have been using geothermal energy for thousands of years. Even ancient civilizations, including the Greeks, Romans, Japanese, Chinese, and indigenous peoples of the Americas (just to name a few) used heat from the earth ...
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When I saw the three blueberry bushes in the backyard of our new house, I was both excited and a little wary. I’ve had some success with simple vegetable gardens in the past, but I knew virtually nothing about how to grow blueberries. I’ve always thought that fruit crops are ...
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Whether you love your home and would be happy living there forever, or you plan to sell it eventually, chances are it could use a few updates beyond regular maintenance. Even if you aren’t sure what your plans are, investing responsibly in the place you call home ensures ...
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So you moved (hopefully for the last time for at least a few years). You’ve weathered it through the planning, the packing, the problems, the active problem-solving, and the actual move, and your belongings are now in your new home. Sit down, have a drink, and ...
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You may not be able to see the dirt and grimy buildup on the exterior of your home, but believe me, it’s there. This accumulation of dirt is not a reflection on your cleaning or home maintenance abilities—it’s simply part of your house being exposed to the elements ...
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