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The Lazy Guide to Spring Cleaning at Home

No one likes spring cleaning (except maybe Danny Tanner) but here are some easy ways to get the job done quickly
Posted by Natalie Arnold on April 16, 2018 in  Home Ownership
Guest post by Andrea Davis After a long winter, nothing feels better than having a clean and sparkling home. But, actually jumping into a deep clean is another story. Here are some simple tips to whip your home into shape without breaking a sweat: #1 Wall Cleaning A Magic Eraser is your best bet for tackling walls — it can spot clean anything from splatters to crayon marks. It’s tough enough to reach the cobwebs that collect in the corners of your walls and ceiling.... read more
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Selling? Low-Cost Home Improvement Fixes that Make Your Home Shine

When selling a home, even tiny fixes can have a big impact. Fortunately many fixes can be done quickly and with a small budget.
Posted by Natalie Arnold on April 16, 2018 in  home enhancement  Home Ownership  seller  tips
When selling a home, even tiny fixes can have a big impact. Here are 10 of the best low- (or no-) cost home improvement fixes to make your house stand above the competition: 1. Address the Heart of the Home In real estate, the kitchen is a main selling feature and can be a make or break deal for potential home buyers. If a new kitchen just isn’t in the cards, consider replacing smaller ticket items and de-cluttering. Low- and no-cost fixes for the kitchen include: New cabinet hardware... read more
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Ambient Lighting Tricks to Warm Up the Whole House

They say setting the mood is like flipping a switch and we couldn’t agree more. Lighting can make a house feel like home.
Posted by Natalie Arnold on April 16, 2018 in  decor  design  home enhancement  Home Ownership  tips
Guest post by Kelsey Roadruck, Houzz They say setting the mood is like flipping a switch and we couldn’t agree more. Lighting plays a lead role in making your house feel like home. Here are 10 lighting tricks to enhance your home’s aura. Photo by Geoff Chick & Associates – More sunroom photos 1. Control natural lighting. If you thought only stormy weather could make a breezy beach house look dark and moody, take a second look at the photo above. The lucky homeowner can dr... read more
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How to Make Space for a New Pet at Home

Getting a furry friend is always an exciting time, however, it’s definitely a good idea to make your home pet friendly.
Posted by Natalie Arnold on April 16, 2018 in  Adopt A Dog  Pets  tips
Guest post by Michelle Lee, Houzz At Coldwell Banker Apex, we believe that everyone deserves a loving home (including our four-legged furry friends!) With our multi-office Adopt-A-Dog Event coming up on Saturday, April 28th, we think it's definitely a good idea to make a few tweaks to your home and take some precautions to ensure a happy, healthy life for the newest member of your family. Here are a few starter tips whether you’re getting a cat or dog. Visit our website at www.cbdallas.com/homes-for-dog... read more
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An Expert’s Guide to Choosing and Styling Throw Pillows

Everything You Need To Know To Pick the Perfect Pillow
Posted by Josh Arnold on February 08, 2018 in No Category
Guest post by Georgia Madden, Houzz Brightly colored and patterned pillows are a fabulous way to jazz up your sofa or bed, but getting the combination just right can be harder than it looks. Mixing patterns, hues and sizes in a cohesive way is an art in itself, whether you’re decorating a casual living room or a more formal space. Sarah Muir, interior designer at Coco Republic, reveals the secrets to getting it right. And if you’re seeking throw pillow inspiration, look no further. We&rsqu... read more
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