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3 Backyard Boosts Buyers Will Love

3 Backyard Boosts Buyers Will Love

If you’re selling your home in Lakewood or Long Beach, your REALTOR® will most likely talk to you about making the most out of your outdoor living space. Check out these three backyard boosts that can make buyers fall in love with your ...

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7 Outdoor Kitchen Upgrades

7 Outdoor Kitchen Upgrades

Time is running short, but you may still have a chance to surprise the father in your family with an outdoor kitchen upgrade this Father’s Day. You may find some items on our list to be quick upgrades, while others may need to be integrated ...

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3 Upgrades for a Posh Pool

3 Upgrades for a Posh Pool

This summer season you may feel like taking the look of your pool to the next level. Consider these three ways to upgrade your pool area with changes that make a splash.  Level-up the landscaping You can step-up the look of your pool ...

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Is Yellow the New ‘It’ Color?

Is Yellow the New ‘It’ Color?

Bright like the sun, who can look at the color yellow and not smile? It wakes up the eye and it’s sure to brighten your mood and outlook. This month Pantone, a paint firm with huge influence in the design industry, chose a bold, bright yellow ...

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5 Home Upgrades You Should Leave to the Pros

5 Home Upgrades You Should Leave to the Pros

When you’re selling a home in Lakewood or Long Beach, your REALTOR® will most likely do a walk-through with you. During your walk-through, your agent will point out areas that could use a little TLC to make your home more marketable ...

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The New, Post-Pandemic Face of Home Design

The New, Post-Pandemic Face of Home Design

Would you be surprised to learn that purchases of home improvement items spiked by 71 percent in June 2020? During that same month, home renovation site Houzz reported a 58 percent year-over-year increase in home renovation service requests....

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5 Must-Haves for a Coastal Mudroom

5 Must-Haves for a Coastal Mudroom

When you live near the coast time spent out in the ocean means you don’t bring sand to the beach, but the other way around. Here’s to a mudroom that’s equipped to handle the aftermath of a day of fun in the sun, and do it with a ...

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4 Budget-Friendly Home Renovation Ideas

4 Budget-Friendly Home Renovation Ideas

Getting a great look for a great price is always a great thing. Consider these four budget-friendly renovation ideas to enhance the look of your home. Create an Instant Kitchen Island Using a Spare Table If your kitchen doesn’t have an island ...

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4 Furniture Arrangement Mistakes to Avoid

4 Furniture Arrangement Mistakes to Avoid

When you situate furniture in your home you want a layout that enhances the function and look of each space. But what may initially seem to be a clever configuration could actually undermine those efforts. Avoid these furniture arrangement mistakes....

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What Are Engineered Woods? Part 2 of 2

What Are Engineered Woods? Part 2 of 2

Engineered wood floors are planks that have a hardwood veneer and multiple subsequent layers of wood that form a plywood core. They offer certain advantages over solid wood floors when it comes to versatility and economy. Take a look. Advantages to ...

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