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Posted on 10/17/2021
Design a Bedroom With These 6 Simple Tips
Image by Burst via Pexels Bedrooms offer a great opportunity to create cozy and relaxing sleep environments while incorporating different style elements. The bedrooms in your home don’t need to have the same style overall, so feel free to use different designs in each one. Whether you want an airy, mostly white bedroom or a bedroom with some...
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Posted on 10/10/2021
How to Negotiate a Land Contract Vs. a Mortgage
Image by Shutterbug75 from Pixabay With a mortgage, a buyer is applying for financing to purchase the property in its entirety. They're relying on their credit and assets for approval before assuming responsibility of the full property. In a land contract, you're cutting out the need for a formal lender and relying on the seller to approve or...
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Posted on 10/08/2021
125 Reflection Boulevard, Auburndale, FL 33823 is now new to the market!
A highly desirable "The Reflections of Juliana" home! One of the original gated communities in Auburndale, this very well maintained home is owned by the original owner that built it, new roof (1 month old), huge family room with a wood burning fireplace, formal living room (would make a fantastic 12 x 10 office conversion), formal dining room, 4 bedroom split plan with inside laundry and a great kitchen. Almost 1/2 acre lot (.46 acre) at the end of a Cul-de-Sac, has a highly sought after extra parking pad for boat/RV storage, etc... Vinyl fenced back yard. Most all of the homes in The Reflections of Juliana have large lots and are not...
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Posted on 10/03/2021
Ceiling Styling Ideas for Your Home
When putting together a room’s design, there’s one area that often gets overlooked above all others, and that’s the ceiling. There are a variety of interesting things you can do with a ceiling to bring life to a room. Some ideas will give the space an elegant look while other things will even help enhance the room’s lighting—without...
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Posted on 09/26/2021
How to Use Reclaimed Wood for Rustic Wall Masterpieces
Wood seemingly past its prime is being reclaimed to create awe-inspiring walls and other interior design elements. Part of the reclaimed popularity revolves around the language we use to describe it. Although tidying up lumber and using it for a second purpose is nothing new, it became trendy under monikers such as vintage, upcycled and refurbished. These days,...
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Posted on 09/19/2021
Refresh or Replace Your Kitchen Cabinets
Photo by Jafar Mansuri on Unsplash To resurface or replace? That's the question. Consider replacing if: They have significant water or humidity damage. They're poorly constructed and/or falling apart. The design frustrates. You could do better starting over. The style can't be easily updated, for example, floral moldings. The cost to refinish is more than new cabinets. It...
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Posted on 09/12/2021
Try These 5 Smart Home Upgrades
Photo by Porapak Apichodilok from Pexels You don't have to be a digital genius to implement smart technology into your home. In fact, the majority of devices on the market are designed to be installation-friendly. Making these additions to your home can make daily tasks easier, and can actually net you monetary returns. We'll look at five that...
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Posted on 09/09/2021
Another Property Sold - 1550 11Th Street NE G3, Winter Haven, FL 33881
The property you are inquiring about is located in Winter Haven, FL in the Buckeye area of Polk County. Newly renovated 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom ground floor unit overlooking beautiful lawn slope from sun deck and enclosed lanai, galley kitchen, large gathering area and dining area - large bedrooms - updated baths - outside storage and all the amenities of pool, clubhouse, fishing, kayaking and all within minutes to PSC! Ready to move in. Call to get in immediately. AGENTS – please read Realtor Only...
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Posted on 09/05/2021
Is a Wind Spinner Right for Your Garden?
Wind spinners, also called whirligigs, have been a popular outdoor decoration for a long time. They come in many colors, sizes and levels of detail and are also simple to make on your own. With all the choices available it’s difficult to know which will fit your yard. Here are some things to consider when looking for the...
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Posted on 09/03/2021
Another Property Sold - 5875 Tupelo Terrace, The Villages, FL 32163
One or more photo(s) has been virtually staged. Spacious 3/2 1680 SF, with 2 car garage, Melrose Model, Courtyard Cabana Villa located in The Village of DeSoto. The Great room opens with sliding glass doors out to the screened lanai - great for morning coffee, and to the low maintenance courtyard! This beautiful Courtyard Villa has Volume Ceilings and an inside laundry room. The Master Bedroom has dual sinks and a Tiled Roman Shower with separate toilet. This is a great home conveniently located close to Brownwood Paddock Square offering Shopping, Restaurants, and nightly Entertainment and to Fenney Regional Rec Center, Fenney Putt and Play,...
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Posted on 08/29/2021
How to: Rustic Chic
Photo by Photographee.eu via Shutterstock Rustic décor style has been around and around some more. Today homeowners and designers alike still love this style, but it has evolved to meet some of their more modern design preferences. What is rustic décor? It’s a design style that focuses on natural fibers and textures with a heavy emphasis on wood....
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Posted on 08/27/2021
Another Property Sold - 2823 Hickory Ridge Drive, Lakeland, FL 33813
3 Bedroom - 2 Full Bathrooms - 2 Car Garage- The home comprises over 1854 SQ. FT of living area. BLOCK construction- The open concept is accentuated by high vaulted ceilings creating an airy open feeling. The kitchen area has lots of cabinet space with great counter area for food prep. A large nook area that can accommodate the whole family for meals. A large family room just adjacent to the kitchen area is great for entertaining. The sliding backdoor opens to an enclosed lanai. A large-sized backyard that would be perfect for outdoor barbecues with friends or family. The split bedroom layout adds privacy for the master bedroom quarters....
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