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Posted on 08/01/2021
Thinking About Solar Panels? Here's What You Need to Know
Image by Jukka Niittymaa from Pixabay When it comes to renewable resources, there is nothing quite as powerful as the sun. Solar energy is the one resource that we have on our planet that will never run out, and people are discovering that there are many innovative ways to harness the sun's energy in order to power our...
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Posted on 07/25/2021
Cabinet Greenhouses: The Indoor Plant Trend You Need to Try
Photo by Karolina Grabowska from Pexels For every low-maintenance houseplant there are multiple plants with strict climate and lighting needs. Many houseplant enthusiasts use portable humidifiers and grow lights in order to help their favorite plants grow indoors. One trend that is becoming more popular both in the plant and design world is creating mini-greenhouses out of display...
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Posted on 07/21/2021
5000 Durant Avenue, St Louis, MO 63115 is now new to the market!
Brick bungalow. Two bedroom, separate dining room with eat-in kitchen. Fully covered front porch and enclosed rear porch. Home is being sold AS-IS. Seller will not do any repairs or...
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Posted on 07/19/2021
Another Property Sold - 2625 South Kingshighway Blvd, St Louis, MO 63139
Comfortable family home for an active, growing family. Centrally located, park-side residence bordering Tower Grove Park, your "front yard" and playground. Within walking distance South Grand Avenue shopping and restaurants or for dinner "date nights" on The Hill. Easy access to I-40 and I-44 for a quick trip to sports venues and the Saint Louis Zoo, or points west. Library and Missouri Botanical Garden are...
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Posted on 07/18/2021
Design Ideas for Luxurious Indoor Pools
Photo by Michelle Maria via Pixabay Having an indoor pool provides a convenient place to unwind and have fun throughout the year. Depending on the layout of your home and other factors, you can design a visually striking indoor pool that offers plenty of space for swimming. Consider the following design ideas for your luxurious indoor pool. Outdoor...
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Posted on 07/11/2021
Bringing Your Hobbies Home: How to Incorporate Your Passion into Your Home’s Design
Photo by Burst from Pexels Designing your own home is such a delight! Finally, an opportunity to squeeze everything you've ever wanted into your own custom space. However, it may not be as simple as it sounds. Incorporating everything you want into your own home's design can feel like an impossible feat. But it is possible to incorporate...
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Posted on 07/04/2021
Try These Simple Backyard Oasis Ideas
Image by Narcisse Navarre from Pixabay As the weather warms and the days become longer, many homeowners spend more time in their outdoor spaces. No matter the size, a backyard can be an escape from the stress of the work day and a relaxing place to socialize with friends and family. Creating a sense of calm and beauty...
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Posted on 06/27/2021
Top 5 Front Yard Flowers for Curb Appeal
If you’re looking to increase curb appeal or even just add some color to the outside of your home, planting flowers in the front yard is the best way to do it. There are countless combinations of plants and flowers that look great in front of your home, but some are easier and more effective than others. Here...
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Posted on 06/20/2021
Is VR Technology Right for You? Here's What to Consider
Photo by Sound On from Pexels Virtual reality, or VR, has increased in popularity and accessibility over the last few years. With multiple comparable devices and platforms available, what might have seemed like science fiction is now part of some peoples’ regular gaming routines. VR is something you can have in your own home and use anytime, but...
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Posted on 06/13/2021
Vacation Homes and 1031 Exchange: How They Fit Together
Photo by Quang Nguyen Vinh from Pexels Owning a vacation home is a popular goal among homeowners. Whether the intent is to rent it out for additional income or to use it as your own private getaway, there are financial aspects of owning a vacation home that are important to consider. Vacation home purchases are expensive up front...
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Posted on 06/06/2021
How to Help Your Pets Adjust to the Move
When you move to a new home, your pets will need some time to get used to their new surroundings. Some pets adjust easily, while others might be more stressed about being in an unfamiliar environment. Whether you have easygoing or anxious pets, you can help them adjust to your new home with the following tips. Set Up...
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Posted on 06/04/2021
2625 South Kingshighway Blvd, St Louis, MO 63139 is now new to the market!
First showings 6/4/2021. Comfortable family home for an active, growing family. Centrally located, park side residence bordering Tower Grove Park, your "front yard" and playground. Grand Avenue shopping and restaurants are within walking distance for dinner "date nights" on The Hill. Easy access to I-40 and I-44 for a quick trip to sports venues and the Saint Louis Zoo, or points west. Library and Missouri Botanical Garden are...
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