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Easy Steps for Properly Hanging Your Pictures or Art

Easy Steps for Properly Hanging Your Pictures or Art

If you have just moved into a new house and need to know how high to hang all your pictures, start by holding up an artwork so that the center of it is about 5 feet from the floor. Have a second person … read more

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Outdoor Electrical Outlet

Holiday Decorating Begins when you Build or Remodel

When you are thinking about holiday decorating, it is usually after you have built or remodeled — and you realize that you should have put an outlet here or there, or planned for holiday lights. While those things can be added after the … read more

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No Waste

Waste Less This Holiday Season

According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, Americans dispose of 25 percent more trash than normal in the time frame between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. To put that in perspective, that’s an additional 1 million tons of garbage nationally. The holidays … read more

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Christmas Home Prep

Easy Updates to Make Your Home Sparkle for the Holidays

You’ve invited all the guests, planned menus and then you realize that it might be nice to do some little fix-ups around the house. Don’t fret, there are lots of little things you can do to make your house look fresh and sparkle … read more

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Stuffed Pumpkin

Special Thanksgiving Recipe: Stuffed Pumpkin

It’s that time of year that we all feel it — the urge to go inward, for days at home by the fire with family and friends. It’s that time of year when sunset happens at 4:29. We all tend to eat comfort … read more

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Art Hanging Made Simple

Art Hanging Made Simple

This could be a very complicated subject, but let’s make it easy and take it down to simply hanging a painting on a wall. What painting and in what location? A general rule of thumb is that framed prints and original watercolors should … read more

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How to Fix Loose Cords in Honeycomb Shades

How to Fix Loose Cords in Honeycomb Shades

If you have honeycomb shades, such as Duettes by Hunter Douglas, in some of your windows, try to catch a malfunction before it becomes a major problem. Sometimes one or more of the cords in the pull-tassel will come undone. Stop using that … read more

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When to remodel

Choosing the Best Time of Year for a Remodel

On Jan. 2, the phones start to ring at our office. People are done with the holidays and feeling the pinch of needing more space — so they want to remodel. When do they want to start? Oh yes, what we jokingly refer … read more

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