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Posted on 09/26/2021
5 Ideas for Decorating Your Home Office
Having a functional and comfortable workspace is essential for those who work from home. Even if you use your office for things other than work, a dedicated place to focus can be much more than purely utilitarian with the right design choices. Here are some ways to make your office a place where you can enjoy your work:...
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Posted on 09/19/2021
Prepare Your Home Exterior for Staging
Image by F. Muhammad from Pixabay Selling your home requires staging your home. Staging means preparing your home for showings, tours or professional photography aimed at advertising and selling your property to potential buyers. While staging the interior of the home is crucial, preparing the exterior is just as important. Your goal is to make the best possible...
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Posted on 09/12/2021
Make Your Vacation House Feel Like Home with These DIY Decor Ideas
Your vacation house is your home away from home and you should decorate accordingly. Whether you have a quaint cottage nestled in the woods or a sprawling beachfront estate, you may want to take some time during the off-season to craft some DIY decor for your vacation home. Here's a few ideas to help you get started: DIY...
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Posted on 09/05/2021
DIY Construction: Tools That Should Be in Your Toolbox
When you plan to tackle DIY projects around the house, it’s important to have the right tools for the job. You’ll find several construction tools designed for these kinds of projects, but which ones do you really need? While some projects might need more complex tools or tools for a specific purpose, such as demolition, other projects just...
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Posted on 09/01/2021
757 Harry Road, San Jose, CA 95120 is now new to the market!
Stunning French Country Home in prestigious Almaden Valley. Situated to provide unbelievable views of the sunset and valley. Manicured front landscape perfectly designed with drought tolerant appeal. This stunning masterpiece has been built with exquisite design for comfort living. Living room with wood burning fireplace and mantel enhancements, spacious downstairs bedroom with French doors to private deck. Oak wood flooring, crown molding, window shutters, beautiful wall textures and paint. Custom built center Island with four gas stove burners and granite counter tops, custom cabinetry. Grand Bonus room perfect for Entertaining, Media or...
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Posted on 08/29/2021
How to Create a Moss Garden Wall
If you want to add some no-maintenance greenery to your home decor, a moss wall garden might be the perfect choice. Unlike garden walls made up of many small plants, moss walls not always alive. This makes them much easier to maintain while still giving you a lush and beautiful art piece to bring nature indoors. Here is...
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Posted on 08/26/2021
6866 Trinidad Drive, San Jose, CA 95120 is now new to the market!
Almaden Valley Single Story Charmer - first time on the market in over fifty years! Sought after home across prestigious Almaden Valley Country School, Bret Harte Middle School and Leland High. This 4 bedroom 2 bath home with 1898 sq ft of living space on a spacious 8,052 lot awaits it's new owner to create their new California ranch style...
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Posted on 08/22/2021
Prepare to Sell: Landscaping Tips
Post Image by Jo Ann Snover from Shutterstock There are many ways you can make your house attractive to prospective buyers. Curb appeal goes a long way when it comes to first impressions. Your yard is one indication of the amount of time you’ve spent caring for your property in general. Buyers are undoubtedly attracted to homes that have...
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Posted on 08/19/2021
569 Paradise Boulevard, Hayward, CA 94541 is now new to the market!
A piece of Paradise! Situated in the Heart of the Bay, this Unique Cherryland District Home features 3 bedroom, 2 bath home completely remodeled no expense spared! Wood floor refinished, new kitchen with cabinets, quartz counter top with beautiful design back splash, stainless steel appliances. Updated bathrooms with new sliding door, modern wall bar shower rain system, quartz counter top, new faucet, mirror medicine cabinet and vanity light. Crown molding and baseboards throughout, new exterior windows and recess lighting. Bedrooms upgraded with mirror closet doors, cordless 2" mini-blinds, new paint and textured finish. Meticulous new...
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Posted on 08/15/2021
Best Types of Flooring for Pet-Friendly Homes
Image by Niek Verlaan from Pixabay From getting a bad case of the zoomies to being less than dainty with their water dish, pets definitely put flooring through its paces. Unfortunately, many flooring materials simply cannot meet the demands of pet-friendly households. You need a durable material known to withstand whatever your pets can throw at it like...
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Posted on 08/15/2021
Another Property Sold - 14400 Monterey Highway, San Martin, CA 95046
Perfect home for the rural life but close to all city amenities. Recently remodeled with new water-resistant flooring, touch less double sink facet, quartz counter tops, and self-closing kitchen cabinets. Master bathroom remodeled with spacious walk-in closet. Property is perfect for first time Home buyers or Entrepreneur looking to run a business from their home- property is zoned light commercial use. Endless opportunities abound. Country living with city conveniences located at this well maintained, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathroom, 1364 square feet home on a spacious 10,071 square ft...
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Posted on 08/08/2021
Rental-Friendly Room Divider Ideas
Living in a rental property can limit your interior design options. Depending on the terms of your lease, it might prohibit you from renovation of any kind—even putting holes in the wall. For many, this can prove frustrating when wanting to divide up a space. Luckily, we’ve put together some simple and temporary room divider ideas that are...
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