Monthly Archives: March 2016

Staging to Sell Your Home

If you’re thinking about selling your home, you can gain a competitive edge by using the techniques of professional home stagers to make your home look more spacious and inviting. Focus first on removing clutter and personal items. “Remove one-third … Continue reading

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Wallpapering Advice from a Pro Paperhanger

Wesley Barras of Total Wallpaper in Richmond, Texas has some advice he’d like to share with homeowners about the fine art of paper hanging. Here’s what he suggests. Ordering Wallpaper: Two sheets of the exact same wallpaper can look slightly … Continue reading

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Stop Squirrels with a Chimney Cap

Sometimes it seems nothing can stop a determined squirrel from crawling down your chimney, but a chimney cap is your best line of defense. The cap has grated sides and a sturdy hood that fits snugly on top of the … Continue reading

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Spruce Up Your Exterior with a New Mailbox

A rural-type mailbox at the end of a driveway makes a positive impression about your home especially if it replaces a weatherworn old metal box. You’ll find an array of these mailboxes sold in home centers, specialty catalogs and online. … Continue reading

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Staying Warm with Heat Upgrades

According to the U. S. Department of Energy, the typical family spends almost $1,300 a year on their home’s utility bill. You can lower your energy bill by 10% to 50% with simple and inexpensive improvements that button up your … Continue reading

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