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Idea House 2017 | Chippendale Railing

Chippendalebpanel railing is all the rave right now on homes. The railing consists of beautifully hand crafted wood panels that lay in an asymmetrical pattern. It takes a lot of skill and expertise to perfectly align these panels. Many man hours are put into creating these panels and the end result is absolutely stunning. This video is a step-by-step guide showing how these panels are created. It may be a little tricky if an amateur does this seeing as to how detailed the paneling is.

These 12 Easy, Budget-Friendly Upgrades Can Add Serious Value to Your Home – Reader’s Digest

Giving your whole home a fresh coat of paint takes a lot of time and money, so let’s focus on small tasks. Consider repainting your front door or kitchen cabinets to update the look of your home. Best of all, it’s inexpensive (you’ll only use about a fraction of a gallon of paint) and you can easily squeeze the DIY project during the weekend. When it comes to home improvement, we can’t forget increasing our property’s curb appeal. For a budget-friendly update, install sensor lights, with prices starting at about $15. Not only will it improve your visibility come night time, sensor lights can also lower your electricity bill. Sensor lights also add a security bonus, as miscreants will be discouraged by your motion-detecting lights.

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Don’t Curb Your Home’s Appeal – Kokomo Perspective

A blog about a city in Indiana has published an article with tips on how to keep a home well maintained. The writer urges homeowners to keep their houses in good shape in order to have good curb appeal. She recommends routine maintenance in order to escape emergency repairs that may have to be made when selling the home. She details some DIY (do it yourself) projects, such as sealing windows, replacing gutters, and touching up paint. She recommends professionals for bigger jobs. A photo of a family in front of their home is posted.

Key Takeaways:

  • Home owners need to remember that their property is valuable. Take time to gussy up the exterior of the house itself.
  • Neighbors may take a look and appreciate a great looking house too. Expect positive comments and good feedback for the effort.
  • Try to paint and repair the exterior about one a year. That will prevent damage and maintain the exterior of the house itself.

“More than cosmetics, a spiffy home protects a homeowner’s investment.”

Read more: http://kokomoperspective.com/lifestyles/homes/don-t-curb-your-home-s-appeal/article_7ee0fbf4-43b7-5fd6-851c-6949fca932b4.html

7 Tips for Making and Using Compost in The Garden

Making and using compost all to the exclusion of all chemical fertilizers is not new. Long time gardeners highly recommend using composts and organic matter in the garden.

For thousands of years the Chinese, Japanese, Indians, and the people of many European nations all made and used composts.

Using compost in the garden or on the lawn is not without controversy. Some advocates of organic gardening claim any use of commercial fertilizers will harm the soil.

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Having your wedding at home a chance to make it personal – Reading Eagle

When it comes to weddings, there really is no place like home. Maybe your parents have an amazing lakeside house, or Grandma has that perfect country cottage. But odds are your childhood homestead isn’t quite prepared for 150 wedding guests, 75 cars, 20 waiters, 15 tables, and 1 happy couple. Although it may be more work (and more expensive) than you anticipated, you won’t regret saying your vows in the place that means the most to you. It’s all about being prepared for what it takes to throw a wedding in your very own backyard.

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