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Your Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

Prep your house and yard for cold weather with this list of things to do in an hour or over a weekend
Posted by Alisa Bonelli on September 16, 2019 in No Category
Laura Gaskill September 14, 2019 Houzz Contributor Fall is a good time to take care of big home repair projects before shorter days (and in many areas, ice and snow) make outdoor work too difficult. And if you do live in an area with cold winters, take some time this fall to boost energy efficiency throughout your home and prevent damage from winter storms with proper tree care. (We spoke with an expert to find out what you need to do.) Tick these items off your list this season, and you can rest easy knowin... read more
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Why Fall Is the Best Time for Planting

Spring is overrated for planting. Starting plants in autumn has advantages for both garden and gardener
Posted by Alisa Bonelli on September 09, 2019 in No Category
Benjamin Vogt - Houzz Contributor September 2, 2019 Fall is the best time to garden, and it’s about time we realized this. Not only is cooler weather easier on new plants and tired bones, but planting in a spent garden with rain on the horizon also has advantages. Here’s more on why planting in fall can make spring gardens more robust than we might have imagined. Bethesda Garden Design llc EmailSave Cooler Weather Helps Plants and PeopleI confess from the get-go that I’m an autumn j... read more
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How to Organize Kitchen Cabinets and Drawers for Good

First, empty your cabinets and lose what you don’t use. Then follow these steps to keep your kitchen organized
Posted by Alisa Bonelli on August 26, 2019 in No Category
Annie Thornton August 24, 2019 Houzz Editorial Staff Getting your kitchen storage organized and working well is very satisfying, but it can be hard to know where to begin — especially if you’ve been using your kitchen for awhile and are used to its quirks. To help, here’s a quick guide to the best ways to organize your kitchen cabinets and drawers by grouping items by type, storing them near where you use them and getting rid of what you’re not using. Heidi Caillier D... read more
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Pros and Cons: Painted vs. Stained Kitchen Cabinets

Wondering whether to go for natural wood or a painted finish for your cabinets? These observations can help
Posted by Alisa Bonelli on August 12, 2019 in No Category
Sam Ferris August 10, 2019Kitchen cabinets are largely about the finish. Whether you’re buying cabinets for the first time or you’re a seasoned kitchen remodeler, it probably didn’t take you long to realize that stain and paint are two totally different slices of pie. Not sure which one you prefer? Here’s the scoop on the perks and pitfalls of both finishes. Painted CabinetsPro: Paint Offers a Clean Aesthetic Not all roads lead to a crisp kitchen design, but painted cabinet... read more
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How to Create a Friendly Front Porch

Follow these 4 steps to make your porch a comfortable, welcoming space
Posted by Alisa Bonelli on July 30, 2019 in No Category
Anne Colby July 21, 2019 Houzz U.S. Editor Your front porch can be a place where you greet guests, relax outside when the weather is good and connect with life on your street. You can make your porch a more comfortable and inviting entry area with just a few key elements, or you can turn it into a fully furnished outdoor room. Either way, you don’t need a huge space or budget to create a friendly ambiance. Here are ideas to get you started. Stono Construction LLC EmailSave 1. Make Your Porch... read more
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