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9 Pools That Will Make You Wish Every Week Were Shark Week

We’re all bummed that Michael Phelps didn’t race a real shark. Instead of heading to the beach, we’ll console ourselves during the non-viewing hours of Shark Week by splashing around somewhere we know it’s safe to go in the water:...
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Understanding the Role of the Real Estate Agent

The road to homeownership can be bumpy, and it’s often filled with unexpected turns and detours. That’s why it makes sense to have a real estate pro help guide the way. According to the National Association of Realtors 2013 Profile...
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Small Updates, Big Return: 5 Ways to Increase Your Home's Value

Whether your home improvements are for you or potential buyers, consider their impact on your home’s potential resale price before picking up your toolbox (or the phone to call a contractor). A brand-new kitchen or bathroom will undoubtedly wow potential...
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Designer Lookbook: Jackson Thomas Interiors' Classically Coastal Haven

A dated home on the James River in Williamsburg, VA was in need of a face-lift and a coastal touch to echo its waterside setting. The home, located in Williamsburg’s beautiful Governor’s Land neighborhood, was gutted and updated with timeless...
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DIY Backyard Fire Pit: Build It in Just 7 Easy Steps

Turn your backyard into a cozy camp spot by making your own fire pit. This outdoor DIY project is easy to complete, and you’ll be making s’mores and cuddling up by the fire in no time. Get ready Before you...
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Good to Grow: Creating a Custom Gardening Workspace

A garden shed is more than a place to stash your shovel and lawnmower – it’s a gardening workstation where you can plant and repot to your heart’s content. Of course, if you don’t have a shed, you can always...
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Designer Lookbook: Deidre Oliver's Streamlined Master Bath

Designer Deidre Oliver, with Niwot, CO firm Oliver Designs, transformed her neighbor’s ’90s master bath into a contemporary spa sanctuary with high-end plumbing and beautiful finishes. Oliver reconfigured the 432-square-foot bathroom’s layout to better utilize the center of the room,...
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9 Fire Pit Designs to Fuel Summer Fun (Plus One You Can Build Yourself!)

Summer evenings are made for spending time outdoors, and what better place to gather with friends and family than around your own personal fire pit? Whether your taste runs to s’mores and ghost stories or fine wine and romance, a...
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How to Buy a Shipping Container (for Your Next Home)

You’ve decided to join the shipping container revolution. Your plans are drawn up, your site is prepared and your welding torch is ready to transform a discarded steel box into the durable, stylish and sustainable home of your dreams. Now...
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How to Avoid a Hot Water Heater Nightmare

A hot water heater isn’t typically something homeowners think much about – until, of course, it fails spectacularly. Hot water heaters warm our showers, help disinfect our dishes, and clean our clothes, but they can also cause very costly and...
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