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Better Your Backsplash

By Melody Boggs on 10 June 2014

Atlanta — Backsplashes are a fun and simple way to get started on remodeling the look of your kitchen. They come in a variety of styles, colors, and materials to the point where your only limitation is your own imagination. If you need assistance with developing a design, there are many professional kitchen remodelers available in your area that can assist you. In the meantime, gather some inspiration by checking out these unique, creative, and downright strange backsplash designs. (It should be noted that these are real designs in real homes that people live in everyday.)

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10 Attic Renovation Ideas

By Melody Boggs on 23 May 2014

Your attic space is capable of becoming more than just a storage unit for Christmas lights and insulation. With enough work, you can actually convert this space into another room or story addition while also adding value to your home. Check out some of these successful attic conversions and get some inspiration for your own!

1. A New Sitting Room

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Window Cleaning Made Easy

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By Melody Boggs on 22 May 2014

Atlanta–Though often neglected, window cleaning can instantly restore your home to looking newer and more radiant. Ideally, homeowners should clean the inside and outside of their windows twice a year, but some people can get away with only doing so once a year. Moreover, every person has their own cleaning method to which they prescribe, but only certain solutions provide the most long-lasting results. Here, we’ll walk you through some tips to get your windows—even multi-pane ones—sparkling clean.

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9 Tips to Service Your Lawn Mower

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By Melody Boggs on 11 April 2014

Atlanta–Warmer weather brings with it a myriad of happy things—family picnics, sundresses, a new sports season, beach trips—but it also means homeowners must perform constant yard maintenance. Grass grows slowly at the beginning of spring as it awakens from its dormant winter state, but you’ll be surprised how quickly grass can make your yard appear unruly. What’s more, grass growth speeds up the closer to summer we get, and you’ll need to be prepared. Speaking of which, when was the last time you performed any maintenance on your lawn mower? This expensive tool is crucial to controlling grass growth. Any mower problem you have can set you back days on your lawn maintenance routine and can also cost you some steep prices to repair or replace it. Look to our new list of maintenance tips to help you avoid these potential problems in the future. Read the rest of this entry »

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Edible Landscaping: Grow Your Plants and Eat Them Too!

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Edible Landscaping: Grow Your Plants and Eat Them Too!

By Kimberly Martin on 4 April 2014

Atlanta — Anyone with a large backyard knows that cultivating it into a beautiful, enjoyable space is one of the most fulfilling pursuits of being a homeowner. Compliments on the beautiful trees, lush greenery, and flowering buds make your chest swell with pride. However, have you ever considered utilizing that beautiful space as one that gives back not only beauty, but also food? Many homeowners may not consider growing vegetables or fruits in their backyard because they picture a garden plot that takes away from the overall landscaping, or they think it will be too difficult to maintain. Most edible landscaping arrangements, however, only require a little additional watering and maintenance—and if arranged well, the fruits and vegetables won’t take away from your landscaping at all. In fact, they may add a unique, beautiful flair unlike anything your friends and family have ever seen. We’re here to show you some edible landscaping designs others have created and offer a few tips on how to begin should you find yourself inspired.

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